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Twe3k
09-09-2009, 07:08 AM
hey guys, first I just want to thank everyone for urging me on getting a bigger tank for my GSP. So i buckle down yesterday and bought a 64Gal tank. I havent set it up yet, because i need to go get the media, sand, and a new heater. I dont know the spec. of any of the equipment since it was purchase as a whole kit here in Japanland. But it looks pretty decent.. hope yall can help me stock this bad boy:)

here's a picture of it.

bushwhacker
09-09-2009, 05:24 PM
looks good tweak

rich311k
09-09-2009, 05:27 PM
Looks like a nice setup!

PostalPenguin
09-09-2009, 11:19 PM
If thats the filter in that little box to the left of center then it looks very, very small for your tank.

Other than that, the dimensions on that tank look really nice. I like the depth. Are you going to plant it?

Twe3k
09-09-2009, 11:27 PM
If thats the filter in that little box to the left of center then it looks very, very small for your tank.

Other than that, the dimensions on that tank look really nice. I like the depth. Are you going to plant it?


no that is just the power head for the filter, i posted some more pics on the bottom. I am going to experiment on the 20Gal first with the planting, if all goes well i will try my luck with this set up.

DrNic
09-10-2009, 01:46 AM
Cool setup! Can't wait to see how it turns out!
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Red
09-10-2009, 01:46 AM
GL with the setup, and nice tank!

Northernguy
09-10-2009, 01:51 AM
Thats a nice tank!
Can't wait to see it set up!

Twe3k
09-10-2009, 01:55 AM
thanks guys, hopefully i can atleast pick up some sand today before workthumbs2:

bushwhacker
09-10-2009, 01:57 AM
thats a nice dresser bud,, but i doubt its made to support over 700 lbs which is what that tanks gonna weigh when filled with water and substrate

Twe3k
09-10-2009, 02:01 AM
yeah im worried about that too.. man.. look like sand isnt the only thing i'll be looking for today then..

jcarr71
09-10-2009, 03:05 AM
If you want easy, fool proof plants, just go to Wal-Mart and buy whatever seed interests you by the fish food. It is sort of hard to find, but they probably stock two or three choices in dry, plastic wraps. They don't have much of a selection and it is basically weeds, but all those things need are fluroscent lights and they will sprout, grow, grow, and grow some more. That is how I started with plants.

MCHRKiller
09-10-2009, 05:55 AM
Great looking tank! Is that an overhead wet/dry filter?

My dresser is supporting my 100G tank, it is only re-inforced with a piece of 3/4" plywood and that was only due to the fact the tank was an 1/2" wider than the dresser. Solid wood dressers are better than most aquarium stands on the market these days.

Twe3k
09-10-2009, 06:06 AM
Great looking tank! Is that an overhead wet/dry filter?

My dresser is supporting my 100G tank, it is only re-inforced with a piece of 3/4" plywood and that was only due to the fact the tank was an 1/2" wider than the dresser. Solid wood dressers are better than most aquarium stands on the market these days.

thanks Killer, yes it is a wet/dry filter, also the tank is smaller than the dresser. The dresser is 1/2'' wider on the fron and back and close to 1''-1.25'' on the sides. Its a sturdy dresser made with solid wood. If you say your dresser support a 100G then im sure this will support my 64G. :hmm3grin2orange: yay! more money for fishes!!

MCHRKiller
09-10-2009, 06:16 AM
Sweet, do let me know how you like this filter....ive been eyeballing them for ages. If anything I would put like a 1/2" piece of plywood stained to match the dresser under the tank...will give you extra support and protect your dresser if you ever wanted to remove the tank from it.

Twe3k
09-11-2009, 11:55 AM
just put gravel in my tank and filled it up with water.. waiting for it to settle and less cloudy.. bought a some nice rocks and drift wood for it:) cant wait to hook it up, anyways will post pic it clears out. Might be a stupid question, but do u have to wait for a full cycle tank before planting?

MCHRKiller
09-11-2009, 12:32 PM
Nope, you sure dont have to wait for the tank to cycle before planting it. Actually planting it will help speed up the cycling process. Just be sure to fully cycle the tank before adding any fish to the mix.

Twe3k
09-11-2009, 12:37 PM
i will be planting tomorrow, hopefully with the help of my old media, my cycle process should be fast!:)

mattsbottleofjager
09-11-2009, 01:28 PM
Sweet looking setup you got, can't wait to see how it looks when you get it filled.

Twe3k
09-12-2009, 10:42 AM
just planted my first tank today, it got murky again, will take pic when i get off work, hopefully it will be clear. Also will post the pics of plants for you formative people to id:)..

http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aquariumforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=16530&d=1252748329

Twe3k
09-12-2009, 03:29 PM
heres the picture as promised.. no fish yet, just the plants:hmm3grin2orange:

Twe3k
09-14-2009, 09:39 AM
so far in the 64Gal planted tank 1 GSP, 10 neon tetra, two german rams
futre stocking: 5 mollies, 2 angels, 2 bolivian rams. Also i will post some pics of the plants so you nice folks here in AC can ID them for me.

Twe3k
09-18-2009, 08:15 AM
as you all may have knew already.. one of my gbr died:(.. well i went to the LFS today to buy a small tank to set up as Q/T.. i past along two angels that i really like. So i bought them.. brought them home and acclimate them for about 40 mins or so.. put them in and just feed them.. My reading on my parameter are still the same. 0 everything cept for nitrate at 5.. heres a few pics.