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125gal - major rescape, new pics 3/4/11

I have been contemplating upgrading my current 75 gal tank to a 125 gal. I found a great deal on Craigslist and decided to go for it. So here is a sneak peak at my new pride and joy. Tank size is 60"x18.5"x26"


It's currently on my back porch while I clean it up and prep it for use. I can't move it in the house until I find time to take down my 40 breeders also.

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Can't wait to see it set up!

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You're not the only one. This gives me extra incentive to get the 40 breeders down so I can start working on this one.
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Nice find! I wish i had room for a 125g, so many options. Good luck and congrats.

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Are the 60' versions harder to come by? All the 125's I see are 72" long. I would like a 60" when I move this year.


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I'm not real sure how common the 60" tanks are. All the 125 gal tanks at the LFS are 72". My lights are very intense so I like having the extra height rather than length.
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wow nice tank size, what are ur plans for it? high tech? fish? the biggest ive gone is 55 and thats empty right now. i hope to set up a 125 when i get my own place or maybe wen i get a home.family.

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I sooo jealous. I've been eying several here on craigslist, but can't get the OK from the wife. They seem to be going for ~$500 for the whole setup.

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nicee man! this is gonna look great. whats the light gonna be?
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I'm in the process of tearing down my 40 breeders and I combined all the fish into my 75 gal. It just seems a little crowded to me and I have a few more fish I want to buy, so instead of getting rid of a some fish I decided to buy a bigger tank. I plan on staying in the high tech arena with this tank. I'm going to transfer everything in the 75 gal over to this tank. I'll need a few more bags of Aquasoil, bigger filters and a larger light. For now, I plan on using the same filters and light from the 75 gal, but I'll start the upgrades as soon as I start working in May. I have a few powerheads that will help with the flow in the tank until the new filters arrive. I'm thinking of using 2 XP4's. For lights, I'm going with Catalina 60" Black Solar T5HO - 4 X 80W.

Here's the list of fish, the count may not be exact as they move too fast
dwarf precox rainbows x4
leopard danios x2
silver tip tetras x7
threadfin rainbows x5
white cloud minnows (fancy, regular, and gold) x10
banded kuhlii loaches x7
otos x10
snowball shrimp
whisker shrimp
assassin snails
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the loaches, minnows, and threadfin rainbows are some of my fav. fish. cant wait to see the tank running!

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So far I managed to get two of the four 40 breeders down today. I might get ambitious and get the other 2 down tonight as well. Once they are out of the way, I plan on painting the wall and hopefully next weekend I bring the tank in.
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Update:

The 40 breeders have come down...


The wall has been painted (carpet cleaners are coming tomorrow )...


The back of the tank is being painted...


Random shot of all my stuff on the back porch, soon to be sold or moved into storage (there's much more than this, trust me)


Extra Aquasoil is en route from Aqua Forest Aquarium (should arrive Monday), Ehiem 2062 and media was ordered tonight (should arrive by next weekend). I need to wait till mid May to order the light from Catalina, but I plan on using my existing light for now. I'll just plant the edges sparingly or with low light plants. Hopefully I can have this up and running in about 3 weeks.
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