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150 gallon fish tank! Just purchased

150 gallon aquarium. Not so sure what to do with it though...

Suggestions!?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 07:47 AM
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What dimensions? Looks like 48"x24"x29".

There's only one obvious answer: PLANT IT! But seriously, what kind of suggestions are you looking for (ie. equipment, aquascape, fish selection)?
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Nice tank!

First thing I would do is get some better filtration.....
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Agreed, and fill it with Geos (personal favorite).

A SA biotype would be nice. A nice woody hardscape and long Vals stretching across the top of the tank.

Reminds me, there's a 125g FS nearby.
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I had one of those. A real PITA to work in unless you have long arms.

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What dimensions? Looks like 48"x24"x29".

There's only one obvious answer: PLANT IT! But seriously, what kind of suggestions are you looking for (ie. equipment, aquascape, fish selection)?
Bingo! Dimensions spot on!
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Agreed, and fill it with Geos (personal favorite).

A SA biotype would be nice. A nice woody hardscape and long Vals stretching across the top of the tank.

Reminds me, there's a 125g FS nearby.
We are going to the delta today to get some driftwood. We are going to boil this stuff tho.
Is this not smart?
Shouldn't boiling it kill whatever is in the wood?
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nice tank... the UG filtration is a thing of the past... I'd replace it with a large canister.


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If you are going with live plants, you don't want the UG filter. That is one deep tank. Good luck not getting wet! Nice tank though.

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Get canister filters, and new lights, 5ft - T5HO's for this tank - easy to get.


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We got a canister filter yesterday and a t12 light yesterday too!
The light lights the whole house up!!
Yes, we are probably going to take out the undergravel filter.
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I say a fern, moss, and anubias tank...with some rotallas in the back.
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