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hello everyone I am fairly new to the world of aquariums, i got my first tank in September of last year and started my first twenty gallon planted tank not to long ago. My dad had done saltwater aquariums when he was younger and just recently decided to take up his old hobby. so he asked me to help him design a 125g tank for his office. at first i was like "holy crap thats awesome i get to set up an amazing tank!" and then reality hit i didn't know that much about planted tanks. i mean sure i have my 20 gallon but it isn't really high tech. so i spent the past month learning everything i can about planted aquariums. once i had enough information i ordered the equipment and its finally starting to arrive!x

so heres what i got

1x 125g all glass tank
1x 29g all glass tank (for water changes and quarantine)
2x eheim 2217 classic canister filters
2x 36" current USA sundial lights (4 10000k and 4 freshwater bulbs)
1x 18w coralife UV sterilizer
1x Milwaukee regulator 5lbs Co2 tank
1x diy co2 diffuser
150lbs charcoal soil master select
2x 250 watt heaters

the tank heaters lights and stand arrived today so hopefully i can start plumbing the tank tomorrow. Updates soon!
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can't wait for the pics.

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heres a couple of pics. sorry about the quality its from my phone.





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i really like the black stand. are you going to make the backround black or just leave it with the wall colour?

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its going to be black i think.
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You think? jj. so do you know what your going to do about stocking or for plants (assuming your putting plants in there)?

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What size/type sump are you going to be using?
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dang thats a good camera for a phone
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the tank that i am using for a sump is 29 gallons but it is only used for holding water for water for auto water change. its kinda hard to explain how it works (my dad came up with the idea) i now about the water change part is that it uses sprinkler values. all have to ask my dad about how the auto water changer works. (i let him deal with that part because i am terrible at plumbing)

yeah i am almost positive the tank will be painted black. my dad wanted the theme to be "the edge of the amazon" probably lots of drift wood and rocks. for plants im going to put some fast growing things in so that the tank doesn't look to bare. for fish not really sure yet either. suggestions are always welcome though.
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Painting the back black would look great, especially with that stand. I'd like to get some more info on the auto-water-change system you are talking about, and how it would work with the built in overflows.
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so is this your office or your dads? or is your dad just helping you?

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yeah I'll ask him how the water changer works, we'll be plumbing it pretty soon so i should have some pics of how it works in the near future.
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my dads office im just helping him (i wish it was my office though it freaking rocks!)
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I guess your a big help because you know how it works and an idea of what it needs. i think it will look great once everythings in!

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Looking great!

What other decisions have you made so far regarding equipment?

I just did tons of research on S.Am plants and livestock for my current project, so here's just a few sites you might want to check out:

www.PlantGeek.com has a pretty good plantfinder you can select by region

http://www.freshwateraquariumplants....pe/amazon.html

http://www.aquaticplantresources.net...ic.php?t=18975

www.FishBase.org great site for very reliable fish info





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