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my tank 125 ukg's

Here it is 6 months ago...at the beginning


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I'm going to remove the large amazon swords on the right of the tank, as they take up too much room and make the tank look small. Replace with more wood and smaller leaved plants.
Hopefully in 6 months it will be complete and look better(I'm lazy so my tanks take time to look good) :good:
I want to add 7 wild Discus(Heckles or greens) or possibly Altum Angels to complete the stocking.

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The Tank, Fish, and Plants look great. I seem to agree with the idea of replacing the amazons with something else. However, even if you don't it still looks good.
Wondering if the 125 ukg mean 125 Gallons ?
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I think ukg is UK gallons

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I think ukg is UK gallons
Yes, forgot of the international flavor. maybe the picture does not really show the size, seems 125 uk gallons = about 150 us gallons?

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very nice! do you mind sharing specs?

tank size?
lighting?
co2 and fert dosing?
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i love the pathway, tha branched wood, the axe-fish (whatever the name is). how do you keep the sand clear white?


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Is it my imagination or is most of your light in the center??


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The Tank, Fish, and Plants look great. I seem to agree with the idea of replacing the amazons with something else. However, even if you don't it still looks good.
Wondering if the 125 ukg mean 125 Gallons ?
Thanks. Yup I will take out the swords-they take up close to 2 square foot of space. The ukg stands for uk gallons.

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very nice! do you mind sharing specs?

tank size?
lighting?
co2 and fert dosing?
substrate?
filtration?
Thanks. Its 5x2x2.
254 watts t5
co2 4-5 bps 30-35 ppm, E.I
Substrate is Tropica plant substrate- not sure if you have this over in the US? Its good for deep rooting plants but you have to cover it with gravel/sand.
Filtration is an Eheim pro 3 2080, Ive got a Hydor powerhead in there for co2 diffusion and for the added flow.

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i love the pathway, tha branched wood, the axe-fish (whatever the name is). how do you keep the sand clear white?
Cheers, I think you mean the(Marbled) Hatchet fish? I really like these guys too, they are always at the surface. The Amano shrimp help to keep the sand clean as do the Corys.

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Ty. You are right, there is a bit more light in the center. I have just added a 36 watt light and moved the tubes a bit-Hopefully they are spread better now.

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Great looking tank.

I agree about the swords, or at lest feel the space in front of them could be filled in a bit with some low/medium growers. My only other gripe is that you have such graceful flowing lines in the tank, from the wood and vals(?), yet the path is so straight and narrow, to me it contrasts too much and it seems like it would flow better if it were curved (I know that's asking a lot of a dual substrate tank that's already setup). But still a great looking tank.


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Great looking tank.

I agree about the swords, or at lest feel the space in front of them could be filled in a bit with some low/medium growers. My only other gripe is that you have such graceful flowing lines in the tank, from the wood and vals(?), yet the path is so straight and narrow, to me it contrasts too much and it seems like it would flow better if it were curved (I know that's asking a lot of a dual substrate tank that's already setup). But still a great looking tank.
Thankyou for your comments and recommendation Jaidexl.I agree with you about the path, I will try to add more of a curve to it. I have been considering just letting the pogostemon helferi grow over the path. Any thoughts on this?
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that would ruin the whole idea of a path
plant it on the sides IMO.


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that would ruin the whole idea of a path
plant it on the sides IMO.
Haha yeah I know there wouldn't be a path but I've been looking at it and thinking that just a nice green lawn could look good there. I will try curving it first, I will give it quite a major curve to the right.
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