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shuks's 75 gallon, Arowana tank

hay people... these are the pictures of my tank before It's been planted. I'll update with pictures after I plant it. I'm going to buy a bunch of plants the day after tomorow. I'm thinking it will look quite diffrent..lol.




I really like the Mopani wood... what about you?

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updated plant pics

OK folks, I just put in my first plants today, only 2 of them, but tomorow I will get some more. I have an Amazon Sword in the middle and Java fern in the back. Im goiun to start ferts tommorow, when I get more plants..

my gh is just under 4, and my kh is about 1..

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and 1 more withthe flash on...

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Ok, I just got a bunch more plants. here is how it looks now...

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Coming along. But you need quite a bit more to fill that 75.
How stable are those rocks in the left corner. I hate to see your Aro injured because the rock fell over.
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ya, It's not really aquascaped yeat. I'm just trying to gow the plant first. This is my first planted tank. The only plant that will stay where it is, is the amazon sword in the middle of my wood. This will be my center piece. I'm not going to plant too heavaly because my aro needs room to swim. I do plan on making a carpet of glosso, or dwarf grass. The plants have only been in my tank for about 24 hours, they don't even have roots yeat. I will add a bunch more plants soon, and I'm going to put anubis nanna sticking out of the rock pile. The rocks are very stable, leaning against the back glass to support them.

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I agree. I'd watch out for the rocks; It might be best to silicone them together just to be safe. I'd also hate to see that aro injured; it's a beautiful fish!

One thing though- You really should get a bigger tank for the future, because aro's get massive and they need 4-5 times their body length worth of tank to be comfortable.

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Thanks for your consern Thanks...lol. I would be devistated if anything happend to my aro. I will get him a bigger tank eventually, probably not for another year or so. I will also invest in some silicon glue like you mentioned. He's about 1 foot long right now, and he's kept his beautifull orange and red collour. I try and feed him a mixed diet of veggies, bugs, and commets so that he keeps his collours.

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He really is beautiful. Is the tank going to be for him alone?

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Right now my aro is the only fish in my tank, but I'm raising 2 gold severums in a 30 gallon. When the gold serverums get a little bigger I'll put them in with the aro, to keep him company. Mabey eventually I'll try replacing the 2 severums with a few discuss... I would have to do ALOT more research on keeping discus before I attempted it though..

I'll update the pics when I start making more progress. I'm going to get some more plants real soon.

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Ok, I just bought a new plant that was pretty expensive. It coast me 10$ for it at big als. I think it's called Cardamine lyrata, unleast thats what the tag said on the plant. Here is a photo of it... It came with it's roots wrapped in a sponge with a small plastic bucket with holes in it. The roots look fairly well established in this sponge thing, so I left them in it. Should I remove the sponge and plastic, or should I leave it the way it came??? I really don't want this plant to die. It is my faverot.. Someone please let me know what to do about the roots...

http://www.msnusers.com/aropics/75ga...oto&PhotoID=13

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OK, it;s been 1 week now and my plants are starting to look really healthy. Here is a pics of the whole tank... It's grown it quite a bit in just 1 week. I;m pretty happie with the results..

full tank

here is another with the flash on. it's a bit clearer, but doesnt look as good.
flash on

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