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07-11-2010, 05:48 PM
The 220 gallon tank.

Wild Turkey
07-11-2010, 05:51 PM
Im so jealous!!!

Great tank G, what all do you got in there?

07-11-2010, 05:57 PM
I am lovin the tanins in that water. Very nice tank. Curious like Wild Turk. What do you ahve in there?

07-11-2010, 06:07 PM
2 common plecos
3 gold tinfoil barbs
2 oscars (very small at about 2-3 inches now)
2 upside-down catfish
1 leoporinus
1 JD

Filtration is via Eheim 2060 and a power head with filter attachment.

07-11-2010, 06:11 PM
That is a BIG tank! Looks very healthy from what I can see!

07-11-2010, 06:22 PM
The only hard part about keeping it clean is the amount of driftwood. Makes it hard to filter out all of the detritus.

Here are some more pics. Pardon the floating debris, I just now cleaned out the PH filter and it made things get stirred up.


I like this next one. "I'm in your driftwood, spyin' on ya'.


Lady Hobbs
07-11-2010, 06:38 PM
Haven't seen a photo of that tank since the day you set it up. Great tank. Add me to the jealous list and thanks for posting it.

07-11-2010, 06:44 PM
Time flies when you're having fun! I have added a ton of Mopani wood since I got it set up. Every now and then, probably about every 4-5 months or so I rearrange. I just pick up the wood and randomly stack it making sure it is secure so as to not "cave in" on anyone. It looks cool at night because the light have a moonlight that casts a shaft of light right in the middle of the tank. The gold tinfoils like to sleep in the column of light. Kind of a ghostly thing, that.

Lady Hobbs
07-11-2010, 06:46 PM
I luv Mopani but jewelry stores sell diamonds for less! lol Darned expensive in the store here.

07-11-2010, 06:48 PM
Yes it is expensive. Some of the larger pieces were $30+. There are probably about 10 or so such pieces in there. Probably about $600 in driftwood alone. Nice thing about Mopani though is that it lasts forever.

07-11-2010, 06:48 PM
Wow, bigger really is better! I have tank envy all over again!

07-11-2010, 07:13 PM
I love that tank

There was a 220 gallon at the LSF I resently bought my 90 from.

I got them down in price a little, but not enough for me to be able to buy it.

I'm more than a little jealous, that's a great tank.

07-11-2010, 08:22 PM
Great looking tank!

07-11-2010, 08:25 PM
Thanks for all of the kind comments. I am really happy with the tank. It is pool filter sand as a substrate and as you can see mostly Mopani driftwood. There is some green glass in there too for a highlight. For that I used a dremel to smooth out every single sharp side. The tank tops out at about 30 nitrAte weekly but I do 50-60% water changes for this tank. Works out great. Zero aggression and no associated problems.

07-11-2010, 09:12 PM
thumbs2: Very nice tank!
You did a great job scaping it!:22:I like the oscars!I hope you get a breeding pair from them.

07-12-2010, 01:14 AM
220 gallons???:18:

Geez...think of all the stocking possibilities...and Petco has their $1 gallon sale....hmmm I think I need $220! (they don't do more than 55g do they? Drat!:hmm3grin2orange:)

And then I was looking and I thought to mines self--- that is some big fish poop- but then I realized- big fish mean big poop. haha

Great tank! I love all the wood!

07-12-2010, 01:24 AM
I am very happy to see there are some properly housed Tinfoil barbs around...they look great! Those Os are also gonna have the space to grow into some real beauties as well :22:

07-12-2010, 02:14 AM
Wow thats a beautiful tank, i have tank envy. whats the species hiding in the driftwood spyin on ya???

07-12-2010, 02:19 AM
Nice wood!

07-12-2010, 02:49 AM
Wish I was lucky enough to have a tank like that. Love your tank and your fish.///

07-12-2010, 10:23 AM
Wow thats a beautiful tank, i have tank envy. whats the species hiding in the driftwood spyin on ya???


07-12-2010, 10:41 AM
Add one more to the jealous list, very nice with all the wood, I'm a big mopani fan.

Lady Hobbs
07-12-2010, 11:15 AM
Heather, that PetCo tank sale only goes up to 55 gallons, unfortunately. Think how many of these 220's would go walking out the door.

07-12-2010, 03:52 PM

Hmmmmm very nice fish i may have to speak to my LFS and see if they can get any, very very pretty fish. such a lovely tank too

07-12-2010, 04:12 PM
What are the dimensions on that thing? Looking good!

07-13-2010, 10:49 AM
6' long, 2' deep, 30" high.

07-13-2010, 11:15 AM
830L! That must be a ton of weight.

Nice tank but it looks dark. Wouldn't be easy to transport that to a new home. That would take a lot of maintenance, would it.

What do you feed fish that size? Obviously flakes wouldn't cut it.

07-13-2010, 10:23 PM
It is dark. There is a single CF 40 watt fixture on the tank. I like it because of how it is lit but sometimes I turn on a second 40 watt fixture for more light.

I feed them a combination of foods, large floating pellets, broken up NLS wafers, and Hikari wafers.

07-13-2010, 10:46 PM
Your fish and tanks look great!! thumbs2: