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post #1 of 52 Old 01-06-2011, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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Finally working on my 125 !!!

Wow .... this is a big tank .
I bought this tank on Craigslist and it was a mess. I cleaned the tank and the gravel and got it up and running. I have had it going for just over a month, and finally figured out that what I did not like about it was the gravel.


So over the past 4 days I have changed it and started to add some plants







As you can see I still have lots of planting to do. I would realy like to find a nice big piece of driftwood for the right side.
Just to give you an idea what it looked like.... here is a shot of one of the decorations that was in the tank....


I will shoot some more pics as I progress.
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post #2 of 52 Old 01-06-2011, 10:41 PM
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Really? You pulled out that beautiful pot? It's so unique! Lol, a unique piece trash! Good riddance and I really like what you've done so far. Love the rock pile.

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post #3 of 52 Old 01-06-2011, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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I almost had to rethink my entire plan for this tank...... I saw a posting on Craigslist for 6 Discus, incluing a proven pair.... all for $200. Surprise.... they were gone in less than an hour .

Ah well life goes on.
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I almost had to rethink my entire plan for this tank...... I saw a posting on Craigslist for 6 Discus, incluing a proven pair.... all for $200. Surprise.... they were gone in less than an hour .

Ah well life goes on.
Be like me and the fox and the grapes, they all probably had gillflukes anyway!

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post #5 of 52 Old 01-12-2011, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Been looking for some driftwood for the right side of the tank....... this is what I found. If only I can get it to sink !!!! It is 18" tall. I am thinking about drilling and grinding it out from the top and filling it with gravel. Oh and it was only $12.99 at LFS!!!!!
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post #6 of 52 Old 01-12-2011, 09:56 PM
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What a cool looking piece of wood. Do you know what type of wood that is? Very pretty color.

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post #7 of 52 Old 01-12-2011, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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It is a coffee tree... I called the company who provided it to the LFS. I was concerned because it was in the reptile area not the the fish area.... and it was CHEAP!!!! They said they get the raw wood and put it in a pond with carp and the carp strip the bark off, then they bake the pieces and grind off the sharp edges.
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post #8 of 52 Old 01-12-2011, 10:32 PM
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Wow I like the wood! I assume it is wet and not normally glossy lol
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post #9 of 52 Old 01-12-2011, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
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LOL... I pulled it out of the tub it is soakin in to change the water and took a quick pic to show you all. I am stoked to see that monster in the tank!!!!!
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post #10 of 52 Old 01-13-2011, 07:22 PM
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Looking good. May I suggest switching out the background and putting a solid black one it would really make the fish and plants stand out.

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