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Blade's 125gallon ***updated pics 4/15/05**

I've had the empty tank for quite some time now and decided to get going on it last night.

Here is what it looked like as of last night




I am painting it today and after that I want to get some sand in from a couple of tanks I am taking down, get it filled, and start the filters.


I have decided on featuring some Altum (wild caught) Angels

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Good luck with the new tank. Can you share a source for the P. Altums? I'll be in the market for some in a couple months. I keep seeing that confused look whenever I ask locally in Phoenix.
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Good luck with the new tank. Can you share a source for the P. Altums? I'll be in the market for some in a couple months. I keep seeing that confused look whenever I ask locally in Phoenix.

I found them at a local LFS in Portland. I'll ask if they ship the next time I am in. I know liveaquaria.com says they are coming soon. Although the site said that last July as well.
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I got the tank cleaned and painted.





Next up, sand, get the design foundations (rock & wood) put in, fill it and get the equipment running.
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http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/p...fm?pCatId=1178


Here is a link to the Altum Angels for sale at Liveaquaria. I've ordered from other fish from them twice and had a good experience.
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Wow, what an improvement a bit of elbow grease has made!

I envy you "big tank" guys. ...so many more options when you make the jump to 100+ gallons.

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I added sand, the center piece, and some rocks














My next goal is to get the water clear and add some additional moss. I decided to do not like the size of the rocks in proportion to the root so I will be replacing them with larger rocks.

I think I want to add 50 more pounds of sand.


I put two female dwarf cockatoo cichlids in for cycling. This will work out nicely as I wanted to get a M/F pair which I will add as well making for a nice 1M:3F ratio.
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Nice looking tank!

If you want to make a trip north or pay for shipping I have a few tank buster (jungle val) and SA plants.

Moved to Tucson.
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Nice looking tank!

If you want to make a trip north or pay for shipping I have a few tank buster (jungle val) and SA plants.
Thanks. I haven't decided what type of plants I want to use yet. I have decided that I will either be sticking with one family + jave moss & fern or using like 5 different plant types.

I placed an order today for 9 more portions of jave moss once I get that added I will be looking to attack Java fern.
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I put a bid on for some dwarf cichlids on Aquabid. The seller is out of Oregon as well which was nice. I bid on a pair of Red Cockatoo's which will go nicely with the two females I have in there for cycling and a pair of Apistogramma bittaeniata. The auctions don't end for a week which + shipping time will be a good time to add a few more fish.
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I changed the rocks and added some additional java moss. The water is more clear except for the tanis as a result of the roots. I thought it would bother me but I actually like the way it looks.

For some reason I can't seem to figure out they are loading at like 3x normal size. I will just do links instead










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I am sure you know your LFS but I would like to recommend one in Beaverton. I had good experience on two occasions and the fish are doing great. The have healthy rams and apistos on both visits. With any wild fish (Altums, discus, rams) I would politely recommend a quarientine tank. They can pick up and distribute a number of unsavory things which are easier to catch and treat in a small tank.

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I put a bid on for some dwarf cichlids on Aquabid. The seller is out of Oregon as well which was nice. I bid on a pair of Red Cockatoo's which will go nicely with the two females I have in there for cycling and a pair of Apistogramma bittaeniata. The auctions don't end for a week which + shipping time will be a good time to add a few more fish.

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I don't think I have been to any in Beaverton, do you happen to remember the name?

was it this one?

WESTERN PET SERVICE
6908 SW BEAVERTON HLSDL
PORTLAND, OR9722
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The store is very small and named Thriving Discus. http://www.thrivediscus.com/

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Ok I'm an idiot. I just now realized that aquabotonic is all for 30 minutes from me, this after placing an order 3 days ago.

I moved a boesemani rainbow from a 55 gallon to the 125 giving in it's third inhabitant. It's been up almost a week now and I used already cycled sand so I 'm sure the tank is ready.

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