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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 02:30 AM Thread Starter
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New 5ft setup

Since i moved i had to redo the tank, quite a few changes

Stats (for those interested)

Capacity: Approx 85Gal

Substrate: Black gravel mixed with Richgro, now topped with a reddish brown plain gravel

Lighting: 1 double 4ft T8 Dalbarb reflector (1x 40W & 1x 36W tube) + 2x 2ft T5 (25W tubes i think).

Ferts: None as yet.

Filtration: Aqua One 103F Internal (on it absolute lowest setting).

Plants: Java Fern, Java Moss, Crypts, Chain Swords, Wisteria, Elodea, Val, Anubias & Large swords.

Driftwood: 4 pieces, 1x large (124cm) & 3 smaller, 1 of the smaller pieces store bought, the rest found

Occupents: Gold gourami, Platys, Bristlenose Cats, Cory Cats, Yoyo Loaches, Neons & some Shrimp

Wishlist (when money permits *L*)

The 4ft T8's will be replaced by T5's.
The Aqua One filter will be replaced by a Fluval 404 cannister
Definately more plants to be added
Seachem Excel addtion
More livestock: Some 'rarer' platys, 2 clown loaches, More neons, and the cories may be removed to another tank


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The tank looks great! I would love a long tank like that some day.




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that tank looks like a bigger version of ours.. we have all of those fish you mentioned as well, except the shrimp. =[ I WANT SHRIMP!!!

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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-28-2008, 05:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks

I want another large sized tank (min 3ft) myself now *L* I'd like to try some cichlids

The shrimp are cool, the loaches will kill & eat them, if they can catch them unawares. Though the shrimp that are still going in there have learn to stay out of their way *L* They are excellent to watch, facinating little critters actually

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Oooo me so jealous!!


Hehe! Great tank just beautiful!! I wish I had a spot for such a big one like that. Great job
Yours is beautiful..very peaceful looking.

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Thats a beautiful looking tank!




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Nice tank! where did you get it? is it acrylic? I have one that is 5ft by 18" by 18", also an 85gal...and I love it..I have 2x86w T5 that are 5ft long...low wattage, but works very well in a tank that size.


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I got it from my lfs. Its made from glass. And i got a measurement wrong, the tank is approx 94Gal capacity.

Its 5ft length x 18" height x 20" width

We cant get 5ft T5 tubes here.

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you can order online like me, although its a retro fit and so you have to wire it yourself if you dont mind that, you can pm me if you re interested in the site


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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-29-2008, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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I am not at all handy with things like that *L* I dunno if it would pass Oz standards either, you may not run the same plugs and such as us, hmmmmm, but i'll let you know, thank you for the offer. A friend may be able to help me out with the wiring.

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wow that's one impressive tank! i could definitely stare at that all day

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Since i moved i had to redo the tank, quite a few changes

Stats (for those interested)

Capacity: Approx 95Gal

Substrate: Black gravel mixed with Richgro, now topped with a reddish brown plain gravel

Lighting: 1 double 4ft T8 Dalbarb reflector (1x 40W & 1x 36W tube) + 2x 2ft T5 (25W tubes i think).

Ferts: None as yet.

Filtration: Aqua One 103F Internal (on it absolute lowest setting).

Occupents: 1x Gold gourami, Platys, 2x Bristlenose Cats, 3x Cory Cats, 5x Yoyo Loaches, 2x Neon Tetras & some Shrimp

Wishlist (when money permits *L*)

The 4ft T8's will be replaced by T5's.
Fluval 404 cannister
Definately more plants to be added
Seachem Excel addtion
More livestock: Some 'rarer' platys, 2 clown loaches, More neons, and the cories may be removed to another tank
New additions

Filtration: Fluval 405 Cannister

Occupents: 2x Angels & 2x Clown Loaches

Dog~ Nika (f)
Cats~Scamp (m) & Simvar (m)
Fish~Tropicals & Goldies

RIP Scooby doo & Louise
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Updated pic, taken yesterday


Dog~ Nika (f)
Cats~Scamp (m) & Simvar (m)
Fish~Tropicals & Goldies

RIP Scooby doo & Louise
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ooooooh, that is soooo beautiful. I am so envious. I have always loved aquariums. I'm just not very good at keeping them for some reason. Just don't have the "touch" for them! So, I went to "terrariums". My froggies love them. Hee hee. Still have a desire for an aquarium though, especially after seeing yours! *** drooling! ****


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Stats (for those interested)

Capacity: Approx 92Gal

Ferts: None as yet.

Filtration: Fluval 405 Cannister filter

Plants: Java Fern, Java Moss, Crypts, Chain Swords, Wisteria, Elodea, Val, Anubias, Rotala Wallichii & Large swords.

Driftwood: 5 pieces, 1x large (124cm) & 4 smaller, 2 of the smaller pieces store bought, the rest found

Occupents: 4 Angel (1 breeding pair), 2 Bristlenose, 3 Cory Cats, 5 Yoyo Loaches, 2 Clown Loaches & some Shrimp
Newer pic ~ taken just prior to the platys, neons & gourami being removed and the new angels going in.



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