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leonardo mata 07-30-2008 01:00 PM

my 250gal planted!! from Costa Rica
 
hi!! this is my new proyect, its a 250gal tank!! i start like 15days ago, so its still need more time to be full planted!
mi first pic 15days ago

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...4/DSC03801.jpg

today pics:

front
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...4/DSC04008.jpg

lateral

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...4/DSC04035.jpg

jeje just i nice pic

http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...4/DSC04032.jpg

actually have 8 rainbow fish
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...4/DSC03787.jpg

and 14 cardenal fish
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...4/DSC03965.jpg

i hope you like my tank!!! and plese leave a coment!!, thas helpfull to continue my project! :D

Pasfur 07-30-2008 05:09 PM

Looking very nice. I love large live plant aquariums with small schooling fish. Please keep posting pics as you add new plants or fish.

Also, can you give some specs? Describe the setup, filtration, and additives?

leonardo mata 07-30-2008 06:51 PM

welll...
 
i start with a substrate maybe i give you the components later (im not sure about the names in english) im using a DIY sistem (its the same, but i change my biotipe) you can se more details in this post

http://www.fishforum.com/viewtopic.p...ght=costa+rica

well.. im not use CO2 yet... im looking for profesional kits but they are VERY!! VERY!! EXPENSIVE IN COSTA RICA!!!, well actually, they aren t in sale...., so maybe im gonna use a DIY sistem... but im looking for help..., i dont wanna make a mistake... :shock:,
THANKS FOR THE COMMENT!!! and Im sorry for my grammar!!

Flashygrrl 07-30-2008 07:08 PM

Here's a website I found for a really good DIY system, I hope you can translate all of it ok. It shows pretty much the ideal system and explains why each part is used, some of it's optional, some of it's not and a lot of different ideas are given for some of the parts.

http://www.qsl.net/w2wdx/aquaria/diyco2.html

leonardo mata 07-31-2008 06:46 PM

OH!!!
 
that great!!! thanks!!! :D

onefish2fish 08-03-2008 09:36 PM

beautiful tank but i suggest more filtration if your only using that one hang on back filter.

iamntbatman 08-04-2008 01:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onefish2fish
beautiful tank but i suggest more filtration if your only using that one hang on back filter.

I could be wrong, but I think I see sea-green colored tubing on the left that would lead me to believe he's running a canister of some kind, or possibly a wet/dry, as well.

One thing that always makes me jealous about tanks I see from Central America: no heaters!

The tank looks great. I can't wait to see it once those plants have had more time to fill in. I especially like your driftwood. Keep us posted!

Sounguru 08-04-2008 11:30 AM

Looking good

Little-Fizz 08-04-2008 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by iamntbatman
One thing that always makes me jealous about tanks I see from Central America: no heaters!

Lol, I think that you wouldn't be so jealous if you had to live in that heat. Well I mean obviously they are used to it. But I couldn't handle it, leaving my igloo and going to a tropical climate, I can hardly handle the summer here. And with global warming, it must be getting hot there.

Anyways, you have a beautiful tank!!! I hope you keep us posted!! You can do so much with a tank that big!! I love the huge piece of drift wood. How many pounds of gravel is in that tank :shock: Lol it seems like an insane amount.

leonardo mata 08-04-2008 03:23 PM

jejeje!!
 
jeje... i think i used like mmm.... 180 pounds of gravel.... :shock:
its a cool trip!! i and my friends go to a nice river near my house swim a litle bit and extract a clean gravel!!!...
thanks for te comments... Costa Rica its a hot place, but i live near of a tropical rainforest so its also a very rainy place....


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