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New 120 gallon planted tank
Old 07-13-2010, 07:57 PM   #1
 
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New 120 gallon planted tank

Hi everyone,
I recently upgraded to a 120g tank from a 55g tank. We did the big changeover on Saturday and everyone settled back in nicely. Water parameters have been perfect and no fish were lost during the transition. Below are pictures of the new tank. It's not quite complete. I think it needs a bit of remodeling and I am ordering a couple more pieces of driftwood. PLEASE feel free to offer suggestions on where to place things, turn them, etc.

Also, you'll see my two Angels that just had their first spawn. Sadly the eggs were eaten, but I was shocked to see eggs one day during feeding. Apparently I have a match made in heaven

You'll also find a picture of my newest additions to the tank, added today. The Burmese Loach (Botia Histrionica). I got 8 of them total. It was originally only supposed to be 7 (I like odd numbers of fish) but when the person took out 7 I noticed one lonely guy left. I couldn't possibly leave the poor guy all by himself, so I took him as well

Enjoy! And again, I'm always open to suggestions.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:04 PM   #2
 
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One word: WOW!

The tank looks great! I love that it's already stuffed with plants from the get go, and I'm sure your fish do too. You did a great job. Loach and Angel heaven.
Those" Oriental" Swords add great texture to your aquascape!
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:22 PM   #3
 
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Thanks Kymmie

It's the area between the tree stump and rock cave I don't like. I think maybe 2 more amazon swordsin that area might make it look nicer. See those shoots coming out of the Oriental Swords? Are those going to be leaves or flowers? I thought maybe they were grown out of water and were flowering. They are sort of brown now.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:21 PM   #4
 
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If it were my tank (oh no, here I go) I don't think I'd add anymore plants but instead get a few really nice choice pieces of Malaysian driftwood. You already have it well planted enough, think of how it'll be in a few weeks! Not sure on the sword but it sure looks like it's flowering, to me anyway.

PS. At the far left of the tank, is that a chunck of "real" Malaysian driftwood?
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:31 PM   #5
 
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Yeah I'm not going to. My swords already have plantlets that'll be able to be cut soon. For now I'll just swap a few around in that area. I also already plan to order a couple more pieces if driftwood tomorrow

I also think the daughter stalks on the orientals look like flowers. There's roots coming out of the bottom of each one though. I'll wait to see what happens any maybe shoot Sweet Aquatics an email to ask them.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:45 PM   #6
 
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That's a beautiful tank, and great close ups of the fish!
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:53 PM   #7
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Wow, what an amazing tank!
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:23 PM   #8
 
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I also think the daughter stalks on the orientals look like flowers. There's roots coming out of the bottom of each one though. I'll wait to see what happens any maybe shoot Sweet Aquatics an email to ask them.
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Well, if there's root maybe it is daughter plants, which would be great. Ordering more driftwood is such a good idea as it will look so nice in your tank. Were it me (here I go again, lol) I'd replace the rock on the right hand side for a nice piece of driftwood. I like driftwood above all else, as far as aquascaping goes. Still, a very nice tank. I'm envious of that extra foot you have!
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:14 AM   #9
 
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I completely agree. It's hubby that picked and liked the cave, not me. The pleco has made it it's home and I know the fish enjoy swimming through the holes, but I'd like to replace it as well. Maybe I can convince hubby that driftwood looks way better
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:23 AM   #10
 
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Well do what I would do and tell hubby, "My tank, my rules". Oh wait, he helped you do the switch over, lol. Bristles love gnawing and hanging out on driftwood so I doubt he'd miss that cave too much. The cave just looks out of place to me because it's "fake". This tank is too nice to have premanufactured items in it!
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