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300 gallon odyssey

i finally made the dive. iam moving up from 46 to 300.

i am fairly low-tech but not a purist. This will be a photo journal of the process of getting things set up and running.
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day two

after cleaning years (decades?) of scum
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day three

hardscape is on its way

note the ciggarette pack in the lower right. i had to get a pic of this to realize scale of te beast
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Wow big tank. What's the dimension?


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Pretty impressive!

What are the plans for this tank?

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8' X 2' and 30" tall.

I think that i will be going grass crazy with this tank. a couple of types of vallis, dwarf and giant hair grass, and a sag or two. I think iwill also do a large cluster of red foxtail for some color.

Populated by primarily threadfin rainbows,glowlights and cardinal tetras.

All of my equip is on its way and i hope to start cycling within a week or two. In the meantime, i have some cabinetry to work on. I am going to try to replicate a great credenza from the 1960's that i have in the diningroom.
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Nice one. How did you clean it without scratching up the acrylic?

Gigantic braces... what will you use to light this TANK? What substrate have you planned. Sounds like nice fish choices, you can probably fit quite a number of them in there!

I can see this work out nicely with grasses. [/drool]


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lighting 4X150 MH and 4X130 PC.
I chose to go with the AquariumPlants.com black substrate. I used more expensive stuff for smaller tanks but for a 300.......

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too bad the 2' width of this tank is not much. grassy field is always nice but the width will limit your open swimming area.

i have seen a tank with 3' width which really impress me. the depth effect is stunning.


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[quote=Wasserpest;517773]... probably fit quite a number of them in there!


i am thinking that i can get to about 200 total eventually
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you'll probably get the fish to breed with such large schools and space. as long as you feed well of course.

i highly reccomend adding some kind of algae eaters too.

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Of course there will also be an algae attack squadron. i actually have a pretty good breeding tank of snowball shrimp. i am crossing my fingers that the Iriatherina werneri (rainbows) have mouths that are too small to make munchies of them. I have heard that they leave adult cherry's alone.
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where are you planning to place the tank in your house? a picture would be nice.
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it will be in the dining room. embarassing mess but, everything goes to hell when i am in "project mode"
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Wow, I am jealous! Cant wait to see this progress!
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