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125g layout tips

The tank is the exact same layout as the 55g except its 6' long. Anyone know how many gallons that would be? I currently have a 55g set up and the 120/125g waiting for around 3 months. The basement still wont be done for another 2-4 months but i can still plan. Once the basement has been organized, drywalled, sheetrocked, the flooring put down I can start setting this tank up otherwise it amkes no sense to set it up then take it down so the 55g stays till then. I will have a bathroom built down there too seeing as the pipes already stick up from the cement. It will be nice having my own "apartment" but still living at home and not having to pay someone elses morage, an im aloud to keep my tanks. Who said you need to move out when your 19 .

Any way this is what I was thinking.

The tank will be viewed from 3 sides, one of the 1.5' sides will be against the wall. I will have a little "meadow" on the left side. I will use dwarf sags to creat this. To break it up a little I will add a nice sized round rock in the "meadow" covered with F. fontanus. This will ake up around a 1/4 of the tank or less.

As you go further left you will have a piece of bogwood covered in ferns and anubias. On the right side of the bogwood I will have a few vals just to create a weedy area on one side of the bogwood. I will cover the rest of the tank [except the meadow] in 1-2 plant species that will help give a woody/forest look. I was thinking crypts but I don't Know, any imputs. I will have another piece of bogwood on the right side with more anubias and ferns.
Spread out through out the tank I will have 3-4 rock caves that i bought on aquabid. Tehse look like rocks except they are hollow so it will be a more natural look rather then cones. i will also take some small pieces of bogwood that look like logs and spread them through out the woody area covered in various moss's. I will also use this tank to grow moss on wood to sell.

the top of the tank will have a nice mixture of frogbit, Salvinia minima, Salvinia oblongifolia and maybe some red rooters if I find a nice price on them.

The tank will be a low/med light tank, so that I can have the shrimp tanks a higher light. Be sides we already have 2-75g SW, 20g sw coral, 15g shrimp, 30g shrimp and then a 125g fw community tank. I think we use enough electricity already. All the freshwater tanks are mine the slatwater tanks are my moms and her BF's. So saltwater upstairs and freshwater downdstairs.
Im debateing weather to have a lid or not, but im thinking so as I have pearls.

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