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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
Welcome to the forum :-D ... Just one comment: AHEM... .. Just saying.
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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: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
05-01-2012, 08:19 PM #7
I agree, algae blooms are no fun. I covered the window and the back of the tank so I should be ok. I'm still missing two LED Strips and some big rocks but the other tank has some of what I need. I tested the water and the filters are already seeded so my levels are looking good. I'm itching to add my tiny tank and see some activity.
05-02-2012, 08:02 AM #8
looks great! can't wait to see it when it's done and full of life.
05-02-2012, 11:59 AM #9
Just looking at that tank screams oscars and severums to meMy therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .
05-02-2012, 12:40 PM #10
Your tank is looking good so far! Discus would look Great in there and Member Cermet on this Forum is a Discus man so you could talk to him on the Pros and Cons before you make a decision.