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  1. #1

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    Its a new era so to say, never did I picture my 100G(48"L*20"W*24"T) being chocked full of plants or community fish. It has afterall held a wide array of predators over the years from a motoro ray, to a small group of piranha, and then it was a brackish tank for many years, then it became a CA cichlid tank.

    The plan for it was for me to return to discus keeping, now Im in a toss up between a mated pair of Alenquer browns or growing out a small group of wild caught peruvian scalare. Time will tell, in either case the bulk of the livestock will simply be 4 L010A lizard cats, 30 cardinal tetras, along with whatever the show piece fish is. I may add some corydoras or otos depending

    Here is what it looked like before the power outage:

    And here it is after 2 days worth of cleaning and filterting, just put the plants in a couple of hours ago hence its still a bit cloudy.


    You cant really tell from the straight on angle but I have some bacopa planted behind the center piece. I also plan to buy a large amazon sword plant to fill in the back of the left side, and a few more anubias and maybe some tropica crypts for the front...with perhaps some more dwarf sag. Its hard but im trying to keep it kind of more open than most of the planted tanks Ive kept so that the large fish can actually move

    Basically what I did was I dumped the surviving plants from the 55G and 10G into this tank, I took the substrate from the 55G and added 40lbs of Eco Complete to it. The manzanita here is also from the 55G and 10G, filtration is an XP4 and an AC110. Lighting is a 130watt Coralife PC 6500K, along with a 108 watt Catalina HOT5 6500K. I run the PC fixture for an hour, then the T5 comes on with it for 6hrs then the PC goes off leaving just the T5 for an hour. Hopefully that lighting schedule keeps algae under control as I am not going to be dosing CO2, if anything I may dabble in the addition of some Excel.
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    thats a world of difference in there. nice set up
    Why buy, when you can DIY?

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    so when are you coming to georgia to scape my planted tanks?

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    Looks great. It is going to be a super tank.

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    That sure is a nice new beginning Jenn!
    It looks great so far!
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    Looks awesome Jenn!
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    Wow, what a great start Jenn!

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    Very nice tank there jenn!

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    It looks beautiful, Jenn

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