04-30-2012, 06:45 PM #1
New 120 Gal with dirftwood gravel and black sand.
So this is tank that has been in storage for almost a year. I only had it running for 12 months before I shut it down, so you can imagine my frustration of not using it this past year.
So, in the last 24 hrs I've set a band of fluorite substrate with light gravel on top and areas of black sand on either end of the tank. I really wanted the focus to be on the beautiful piece of driftwood in the middle.
In the next few days I am adding more rocks to the base of the wood and tapering off out to either side. I've got some java fern that can grow on the wood and a propagating banana plant but I'm still looking for other plants to add. I am also going to cover that window.
This is going to be an angelfish or discus tank... I think but I wanted to tap into some great minds and see if anyone had any input for the direction of this tank.
I appreciate the feedback!
5 ft wide, 2 ft tall and 18" across
2 Magnum 350 canister filters
(1st Filter) 4 Bio-wheel Pro 30's, Pro-biotic canister medium (gravel)
(2nd Filter) Gamma U.V. 15W sterilizer, Activated charcoal medium
Glo dual T5 48" 2X54w
2 LED Stunner strips
04-30-2012, 06:56 PM #2
Saw it is your 1st post so welcome to the forum
Discus are a big commitment, they need very good water but the return is that you have thee most beautifull FW fish there is In that size of tank you could keep 6-8 of them.
Angels are another great fish
I personally quite like cichlids, I would have severums, firemouths and maybe an oscar in there. Also if they allowed it a larger Pleco species or a more predatory catfish . . . . . . *Dreaming*******
Oops, sorry zoned out there imagining all they cichlids you certainly have a whole bag of options thanks to your larger tank sizeMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
04-30-2012, 07:21 PM #3
It is cool to be posting. I've referenced the site for a while.
I like cichlids a lot but I've got a small 5 gal seed tank to keep cycle material and some plants going. Right now it just has 6 neon tetras and a snail.
I kinda want to keep the little guys for working for me but then again some larger fish would be a cool change of pace. A big catfish would also be awesome. Hmmm, I guess this why I wanted to share. So many options!
This is my little "pond bucket" tank.
04-30-2012, 07:24 PM #4
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04-30-2012, 08:28 PM #5
Let me try this again... These are the visual aids I tried to include
Last edited by MountainMan; 04-30-2012 at 08:33 PM.
04-30-2012, 08:50 PM #6
looks like a good start! I would suggest you cover the bank of the tank - otherwise if that window gets any direct sunlight you're going to have issues with algae and temperature swings.300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
29 gallon frog tank: 1 bullfrog
10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails
06-26-2013, 12:59 PM #7
07-10-2013, 11:59 AM #8
Wow I think the tank looks fantastic! I'm currently in the process of setting up a 135 gallon Discus tank and was really worried about planting it so mostly did manzanita branches with java fern & anubias attached and a potted amazon sword. I'm glad to know your banana plant is doing well, would like to try one or two myself.
Do you find it difficult to clean with all the plants? Again, with the Discus that is one of my concerns. Really glad to have found this thread you should start a journal so we can track your progress and learn a few things along the way._______________________________________________
08-09-2013, 02:24 PM #9
On a side note, I had not thought about doing a journal but after this last week I might. My tiger lotus has put out TWO new flowers and it is hard not to be proud. Especially considering how beat up it was when I got it.
08-09-2013, 02:55 PM #10