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380g Planted Tank Project

I've been asked a few times to post pictures of this mighty 380g project.

The tank is still rather new...although been setup for nearly a year it's only been fully planted for about a month. So these pictures are the plants still quite new.

Please give me any input you have on the tank and what you would do to make it better. I am in no way a professional aquascaper so your input is greatly appreciated. Also, what species would look good and where.

I didn't get any pictures of the filtration...yet, but here is the tank to start:



















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WOW! Your tank makes the discus look like neons and the neons look like dust motes.

Very nice.
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Awesome tank!!! Your Discus are amazing and so is your Baryancistrus and cardnial tetras!!!!!How much lighting do you have for that tank????
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WOW big tank! It must take work to get in there and trim. Talk about getting your sleeves wet.


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WOW big tank! It must take work to get in there and trim. Talk about getting your sleeves wet.

I hear he has a team of 5 south-american-midget-acrobat-divers to get in and trim the plants. They are illegals, so he doesn't mention it. He pays them well though.
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Now why are there more and more large displacement tanks these days? Is diving into one's tank druing maintenance is a popular hobby nowadays? That dang tank is even taller than my two 260 gallon tanks and will require some scuba gears to tend the bottom parts. It is better to think twice when planning to plant. Look only for easy maintainable plants that wont require you to dive in once a week

Ok... time for intterogation here. Please review all the hardwares, lighting, filtration, etc.

Waiting towards more of your stories


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Lemme get my Scuba Gear...

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Already looks very awesome, but when those java ferns grown into big bushes, i think it will look even more so.

I was wondering what bulbs you were using.

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*jaw drops*

Wow. Awesome setup, but I'm also curious about hardware and any dosing/water maintenance as I'm sure there's plenty to tell.

Also, that looks like one HUGE FREAKIN piece of driftwood in the center. What is that thing?
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Now why are there more and more large displacement tanks these days?
I thought it was because we all like to wash our armpits in tank water.

Now how do I get one of these into the house without anyone noticing.

BTW, beautiful tank.


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Do you own the shop? Cause it looks like it's in a shop. It's a pretty sick tank man. If it's in a shop, is it the main tank or are there others?
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It is in a shop I'm a manager of...so sadly I do not personally own the tank. Just the person that designs, plants, and maintains it. It has become my baby! We also have a 380g African Cichlid tank, a 450g arrowana and stingray tank, a 680g salt tank and a 450g fish only tank. It's quite the store! I'll get you all pictures of the specs today. So hold on!
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I hear he has a team of 5 south-american-midget-acrobat-divers to get in and trim the plants. They are illegals, so he doesn't mention it. He pays them well though.
I think they call them Umpalumpas.


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Can you post pics of the arro and sting ray tank?


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Do you own the shop? Cause it looks like it's in a shop. It's a pretty sick tank man. If it's in a shop, is it the main tank or are there others?
what kind of shop is it?
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