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post #1 of 81 (permalink) Old 06-21-2009, 03:27 AM Thread Starter
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84 Gallon Fluval Osaka - (56K warning, ton of pics)

I just scored a huge deal on a brand new Fluval 84 gallon Osaka 320 Bent Glass Aquarium. It came with everything including a 404 and 4 bags of flourite (dont worry I have more).

Here is a pic of her in my garage right now. She's perfect for planted with wide open top, shoulder high and a narrow center brace.

I need to figure out the best way to transition my 40 gallon planted tank into this one. My biggest decision is lighting. Right now I have a 144w PC on my 40 gallon and an extra 54W T5 just hanging around the house. The Osaka came with 108 W of T5HO in a reflector that matches the tank, but thats pretty weak for planted, so I can either just add the 54W as a kicker, (162W total), or even use the 144wPC with the T5 kicker for 198W....hmmm decisions. Astheticlly I think the 162W with the T5 might be the best bet. Is that going to be too low, just under 3wpg?

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that's a sweet tank. i think you will be fine with the 2x54 fixture + the 1x54 for the noon burst. you won't need the pc's.

can't wait to see it planted!

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Awesome! I agree with the 2 x 54 + the 1 x 54.


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yeah, wow man, kick a** tank!! good luck!!!
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ni9ce tank, where u got the deal? if u dont mind
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i got it at ocean blue on katella in orange, right off the 55 freeway.

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I've always wanted one of those!! GAHHHHHHHHHHH. >_>
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Nice setup!! How much was it?


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retail is $1199, the store had it for months and it went through markdowns of $999 an was listed at $799. I got him to sell it to me for $550! Including 4 bags of flourite at $23 and tax, I was out the door at $700.

I cant deal with 84,75,40 and 20 gallon tanks so I have to take down the 40. That leaves all the equiptment for the 75 gallon tank. I can replace my 7 year old eclipse filters with the old 404 and the 144w PC. That tank had java moss, java lace fern and Amazon swords to go along with the prehistoric fish theme so I think I will add a bunch of annubis also and make that tank completely planted.

Next question...to black or not to black out the background.....Im thinking Black!!! I also need to hit the LFS and start prepping some driftwood.

Its so hard not to just throw the tank together already, but I really want to plan this one out, show a little patience and make it SICK!

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guess i better change my "needs bigger tank" sig comment too.

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So I blacked out the back yesterday
prepared to paint


Krylon Fusion Black

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I wanted to test out the paint job so i broke out the light fixture and bulbs to see what light would shine through. Well considering the bulbs and fixture dont work at all, absolutly no light came through! Damnit, back to the shop today. Why didnt I think to test the light before i walked out the store with it? Too excited to bring it home I guess. Oh well. Post more later tonight.

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Looks like you're on the right track. This is going to be a spectacular tank!

I hope you get the light issue fixed.
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Turns out both light bulbs were bad. Got them both replaced and picked up the 300W heater that was supposed to be included with the set for no charge. Here is a pic of the blacked out back with the lights running. Looks like a decent job.


I also cleaned up the stand and moved it to the staging area. I am planning on replacing the smaller tank and stand in the picture below with the Osaka. (my wife cant stand I have the tank on a piece of Ethan Allen furniture ) I will need to use the big tank to soak the driftwood (which I have yet to obtain) so it will be a while before I get substrate in there and start the official switch. Still have to plan out exactally how that will work.


I will probablly get the tank on the stand this weekend. Stay tuned.

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Nice tank. I'm looking forward to the updates I didn't know that they made osakas that big.

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Nice tank. I'm looking forward to the updates I didn't know that they made osakas that big.
Me too, I never knew they made them that big either.


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