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Planted 125 Gallon

I'll be posting some progress pics here as I get them.

MTS dirted bottom, with a sand cap and river rocks.

The middle section of the tank has to remain vieawable from both the front and back side of the tank.

The tank this week. (about 2.5 months in)



Here it is today, about 3 weeks in.



Here it was a week ago. (2 weeks in)



Initial fill


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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-22-2015, 05:44 PM
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Nice.
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Nice! I love the setup and that its viewable from both sides. What fauna do you have stocked in there?


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I love seeing 125's, it's the optimal tank size.

Give your tank about a month and it'll be a jungle!
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The tank is sitting up against a wall with a 3' window to a conference room. People were always bored waiting for the attorney to show up to talk to them, now they sit and watch the fish swim.

The kids that come in are suckers for the fish tank as well, which was kind of the point.

Right now there's not much stock in there. Some neon and black tetras, and a group of panda corries.

4 bristle nose and the one otto the store had.

For the plants:

Didiplis diandra
Sagittaria platyphylla, Chilensis
Java fern
echinodorus parviflorus (small sword)
micro sword
a "pinwheel' sword. (pinwheel echinodorus)
ludwigia repens
rotala wallishii (red)
green cabomba (grown about 5" already)
Golden lloydiella (creeping jenny)
indian red sword
dwarf hair grass
mix of short and broad leaf annubias (6)
subwassertang monoselenium tenerum (moss, only thing that's not going nuts with new growth)
a bunch of c. Wendtii "green" and c. Undulata "red"

I'm really impressed with how quickly the plants are growing.
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Just wanted to post an update.







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Update on the tank.



Have added 3 yoyo loaches and two dwarf puffers to the tank to enjoy the snail population.

4 more Ottos someone local was selling, along with dozens of ghost and cherry shrimp.

A pair of GBR's, and some endlers.
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I just don't think all that river rock is such a great idea. It looks nice but there are too many crevices that can harbor uneaten food and/or dead plant leaves that will be trapped, begin to decay and cause some major problems. It already looks like some of the substrate might be darkening in spots. I would take most of them out, only leaving a few small piles here and there as accent points
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Figured I'd post an update. Tank this month.
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Looks great man, i love the rocks and the fish. The upside down driftwood is sweet too!

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Looks great. Nice to see it cleared back up.

If I may ask, how well do the pea puffers get along in the community?
How are the shrimp doing in there?
Do the GBRs and Gourami fight anyone?

By the way, where'd you get your river rocks?
I bought some from Home Depot and mine weren't inert (they raised pH).
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If I may ask, how well do the pea puffers get along in the community?
So far I haven't seen any nipped fins, or chasing going on. The larger fish seem to leave the puffer alone, and the puffer seems to spend all his/her time hunting snails between the rocks.

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How are the shrimp doing in there?
The ones in the sump are still OK, the upper tank ones are all gone. Someone figured out they were food and every single one disappeared over night from the main tank. I may try to establish them again, I may not.

It's possible some of the tiny ones in the sump will get redistributed to the upper tank, but now that the fish think of them as food I don't think I'll get a colony back up top any more.

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Do the GBRs and Gourami fight anyone?
They've both been very docile. The Gourami likes to just sit below the floating plants and chill most of the time. One of the more mellow Gourami's I've seen.

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By the way, where'd you get your river rocks?
I bought some from Home Depot and mine weren't inert (they raised pH).
I also got mine from home depot. Both sets didn't react to the acid drop test, and the PH in the tank has been pretty consistent at ~ 6.8 - 7.2.
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You got discus!

What else did you add?

I love this tank. Very clean and simple. I can't resist adding "just one more plant" to my tanks, they end up looking like jungles.
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