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  1. #21

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    optimally, you would be best to run a 90g sump IMO. lots of room for stuff... hehe
    Thar she blows!!!

  2. #22

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    Congratulations on the big tank. How fun to stock that bugger.

  3. #23

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    A lovely red rose for you to enjoy ... - mermaidwannabe for the help - smaug Happy Father's Day! - Aminax awesome tank in TOTM - Lady Hobbs Good guess! - Lab_Rat 
    To match your Super speed LOL - 850R Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax 
    Thanks! - Scrup hmm i dont this its the right species... but merry xmas XD - genocidex Merry Christmas! I blub you! - Aminax I love following your informative and well designed threads. I hope these loaches get huge for you! - Sandz Happy 30th birthday! - Aminax 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks for you help! Cheers! - koaladarshana Happy Birthday Bud. Cheers! - Strider199 Merry Xmas! Ill drink to that! - Sandz Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime 
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crispy
    optimally, you would be best to run a 90g sump IMO. lots of room for stuff... hehe
    ha! If I do that, then my second largest fish tank will be... the sump for my largest fish tank!
    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

  4. #24

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    lol!
    thats funny.
    Its Phillip, not Origami.
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    Clicky!
    http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=184368
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  5. #25

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    Friends don't let friends drink alone, and I'm there for you man - Cliff After all that virtual alcohol it's time to sober up with some virtual food - mommy1 I can't drink alone mate - ScottishFish I won't thank you because it's a thankless job 7 also I cannot find any CUC type gifts but thanks [ - 850R Cheers bud - Cliff 
    Time for a Pint? I cannae drink alone - ScottishFish Implied message here. - mommy1 Congrats MOTM !!! - Cliff Cheers! - escamosa I dunno why I'm giving you a skunkloach as your prize,. They just sound cool! :) - escamosa 
    Merry Christmas - KingFisher Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas!! - ScottishFish Happy X-mas! :-) - MCHRKiller Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 
    A cup of coffee to get you going on that build. - Strider199 Merry xmas! - ScottishFish Merry Christmas - mommy1 Happy New Year - mommy1 Thank you for the birthday wishes. - mommy1 

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    keep your eyes peeled and I'm sure you'll find a 90g for $100 obo barebones tank. I see lots in this area. fun part is building it and doing some plumbing!
    Thar she blows!!!

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    This is going to be a great project. I'm looking forward to how this develops. :-D

  7. #27

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    Merry Christmas Douglas - Taurus Please enjoy this holiday hog! - Trillianne Have a super christmas! - Aeonflame Congrats on 1 year! - andreahp Congrats on 1 year! - jeffs99dime 
    Happy One-Year! - Rue Happy New Year! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 No Message - 850R Now THAT was a nice quiet beer... But now that we have had another... Let's go break stuff!! :-P - 850R 
    Thanks for the rep/compliments! - mojosodope Thanks for the rep the other day, cheers - Cliff ...they go with snow, right? - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Merry Christmas - mommy1 Merry Christmas - KingFisher Happy New Year - mommy1 Thanks! - pRED 

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    Outstanding purchase!! I wish you the best of luck in getting it set up and looking good!!

    A 300G is my goal for a big tank, then I could house a Giant Gourami
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

  8. #28

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    A lovely red rose for you to enjoy ... - mermaidwannabe for the help - smaug Happy Father's Day! - Aminax awesome tank in TOTM - Lady Hobbs Good guess! - Lab_Rat 
    To match your Super speed LOL - 850R Cool contest! - Wild Turkey Great shrimp advice - Wild Turkey You have the patience of a rock - Aeonflame Happy 5th Anniversary - Aminax 
    Thanks! - Scrup hmm i dont this its the right species... but merry xmas XD - genocidex Merry Christmas! I blub you! - Aminax I love following your informative and well designed threads. I hope these loaches get huge for you! - Sandz Happy 30th birthday! - Aminax 
    Merry Christmas - Cliff Thanks for you help! Cheers! - koaladarshana Happy Birthday Bud. Cheers! - Strider199 Merry Xmas! Ill drink to that! - Sandz Happy New Year! - jeffs99dime 
    Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - Brhino 

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    Crispy and Cliff have been helping me plan out the sump and plumbing for the tank, so lots of thanks to them.

    One thing that I'm thinking hard on is the background. As is it's black acrylic, which is pretty good. What I would really like, though, is a 3d background. I could hide stuff in it and when they're done well they just look amazing. Some concerns, though:

    1. I don't have a lot of confidence in my ability to DIY a background. I can DIY something technical like a filter well enough, but something more artistic like a background? Not so much.
    2. You can buy 3D backgrounds, but they don't make them this big. I saw a thread on MFK where someone expanded a 3D background to fit a 300 gallon tank, but again - artistic ability. Not to mention (non-DIY) 3D backgrounds are EXPENSIVE. I could easily end up spending as much on the background as I did on the tank itself. Bleah.
    3. 3D backgrounds are... three dimensional! I know, right? 3D backgrounds leave less room for fish. Some of the more detailed ones can stick out 6-8" or more. I know it's a big tank but I don't want to lose a quarter of the space on the background.

    So, I don't know what I'm going to do about a background yet.
    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

  9. #29

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    Why thank-you - Cliff The grammar crab has you in its grasp! D: - Trillianne Thanks for the clarification - Mith A few clown for the fellow SW clowns. :D - ILuvMyGoldBarb sorry about your angelfish - smaug 
    Many cultures donw through the ages have known that Ice cream is the perfect band-aid for all occasions. ~  Sorry for your loss. - 850R Here's some Christmass Cheer, Happy Holidays Sheamurai - Cliff merry xmas, keep good care of him - genocidex Beer! The perfect gift for any occasion - Merry Chrismas! - 850R I'm glad your here and a active forum member - Cliff 
    penguin for a friend XD - genocidex Thanks for the help with that spammer !!! - Cliff Thank you for the kind words - Cliff Merry Christmas - Cliff To help you re-stock the tank - Cliff 
    Discus and Beer! - Sandz To Discus Days!!! - JudiJetson For very clear advice! - houdini56 Happy Holidays! - Rue Happy Easter! - Slaphppy7 

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    I've seen some 3d backgrounds which were attached behind the tank. Again, given your DIY artistic disability, maybe your wife/friend/relative would like to do the design part, then you could build it from their design?

    In any case, what I saw was a 6" 3D background attached on the outside of the tank. Gave the look of 3D, but of course the fish didn't have access to it. It would save you real estate tho. I'll see if I can find that thread but I don't think I will be able to...

    didn't find the DIY thread, but did run across this... http://www.designsbynature.net/produ...deluxe-3d-bgs/
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    If I get a megatank like that I would want the back to be black anyways. I would think getting a background up through your access holes might be very difficult.

    I think you should keep your eyes out for some mega sized driftwood that you could use to scape the tank. I know you said you dont want a full planted tank.....but I have some anubis nana that I wedged in cranks in my mopani and it looks pretty good and doesnt grow super fast.

    How about substrate? You are going to need a lot. Pool sand would be cheap but the black moon sand would make those clown loaches pop.

    You are making me so jealous. My clowns in my 125 have just started putting on some size. Your clowns are going to love their new mansion.

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