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Hey fellow aquarium addicts. I've been wanting to set up a 125 gallon peaceful high tech community tank since I got into this hobby over 15 years ago. I finally bought a house and have the room and funds to fully dive into this project so here we go...

This 125 gallon hardscape took me roughly 4 months and at least five different layouts until I came up with this. Definitely spent over $300 on spider wood but it was well worth it. Going for a mini city like set up with tons of crevices and bridges and lots of different small fishes and inverts. Will be using a variety of ferns, Anubias, mosses, as well as a few tiger lotus, hydrocotyle tripartita, some wisteria and some kind of red stems in the back.

Filtration will be a fluval fx4 and a fluval 407. Lighting is 2 fluval 3.0’s. I will also be using co2 pumped through the fluval 407 and a NilocG Reactor. I'll be light dosing thrive all in one fertilizer. Will post photos when planted!

So I’d love to hear your thoughts on this hardscape. I’ve tweaked it a lot and I’m happy with it but always willing to improve it.



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I think that looks good. If those are two different type of stones, I would cover the lighter ones near the substrate with moss. They would look against the sand. Two different stone types usually don't work well together.


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I think that looks good. If those are two different type of stones, I would cover the lighter ones near the substrate with moss. They would look against the sand. Two different stone types usually don't work well together.
They are all just river rocks I got from a landscaping store. I do plan to cover some in moss and ferns and Anubias though.

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Update! Added plants last night. Would love some feedback!

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Very nice.

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That will be very interesting once it grows in a bit. looks good now but will enjoy seeing how it comes along after all those plants take off.

Have a feeling the critters are going to like that tank.


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Update! Added plants last night. Would love some feedback!


Looks good you can watch the fish swim between each island like birds


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