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Gareth's 90 Gallon Pleco Tank

This is the tank for my Pleco's that have gotten too large for anything else. Not many plants.. just a simple hardscape for the caves, with a few accent plants (they will get huge though)



And the larger pic...

http://aquafiend.plantedtank.net/ima.../90g07_big.jpg


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Very roomy looking tank Gareth. That looks to have more of a squarish footprint than rectangular - what are the dimensions? When I saw the pic I thought, "Hmmmm . . . that aspect ratio would be perfect for a Dutch tank . . . " Any worries that the clumsy plecos will knock over the slate and trap themselves beneath it?

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that slate isnt moving.. I was pushing on it from every directionand could not get it to budge... elvis may be big and clumsy... but he can't move that around (yet)

The tank dimensions are 36" x 24" x 24". this temporary untill I get the 120 in (48 x 24 x 24). I promised this tank to my parents for my turtle.


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Are those tanks custom? I've never really seen those diminsions before.
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IBN has one too
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hmmm....well I do live in the sticks so i'm not a bit surprized! lol
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While its not a commonly available tank, its not "custom" in the usual sense.

All of my tanks are manufactured 20 minutes from my house by a company called "Seastar Aquarium". This company provides tanks to western Canada, and has been credited with creating the tanks used at the Vancouver Aquarium and the facilities in the West Edmonton Mall.


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Well no wonder!! Very nice!
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very cool. you could even name it:

"Gareth's Home for Ederly and Enlarged Plecos"

are there type restrictions? are these only yours or are you taking contributions from friends?

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Oh my my own I'm afraid.. I have 3 large ones to house and they will take up most of the space to keep them comfortable.. any more and they'll be extremely overcrowded... Its not easy filtering even 3 pleco's at this size.. they have become monster poop factories


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Interesting and a well thought out home for your plecos. How long until they start chewing holes in your swords though?

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heh.. if I keep them well fed... hopefully not too soon..


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Nice looking tank. A bit sparse on the vegetation, but that's understandable w/the inhabitants. Man, that's one humongous pleco you have there, and that rockwork makes it look like you're interested in breeding them.

The 36x24x24 tanks are just "breeder tanks" and aren't usually shipped/ordered. Got mine for a great price since someone backed out of the deal.

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ok.. so I redid the 90 gallon in the garage.. looks like crap at the moment.. no background yet.. plants were "just" put in.... I have some more cuttings I am growing out.. mostly all swords...




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Looking good, the snails look like they really love it

What is the white stuff underneath the gravel?
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