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shadetreeme 01-06-2011 11:08 PM

Finally working on my 125 !!!
 
Wow .... this is a big tank :-D.
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.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/__MentreHAu8/TQ...0/IMG_9183.JPG

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

http://lh5.ggpht.com/__MentreHAu8/TS...0/IMG_9522.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/__MentreHAu8/TS...0/IMG_9520.JPG

http://lh5.ggpht.com/__MentreHAu8/TS...0/IMG_9521.JPG

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....
http://lh3.ggpht.com/__MentreHAu8/TQ...0/IMG_9155.JPG

I will shoot some more pics as I progress.

aunt kymmie 01-06-2011 11:41 PM

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. :-)

shadetreeme 01-06-2011 11:45 PM

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 :cry:.

Ah well life goes on.

aunt kymmie 01-06-2011 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shadetreeme (Post 552883)
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 :cry:.

Ah well life goes on.

Be like me and the fox and the grapes, they all probably had gillflukes anyway!

shadetreeme 01-12-2011 10:22 PM

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!!!!!:-D:-D:-Dhttp://lh5.ggpht.com/__MentreHAu8/TS...0/DSC01886.JPG

aunt kymmie 01-12-2011 10:56 PM

What a cool looking piece of wood. Do you know what type of wood that is? Very pretty color.

shadetreeme 01-12-2011 11:27 PM

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.

Curt 01-12-2011 11:32 PM

Wow I like the wood! I assume it is wet and not normally glossy lol

shadetreeme 01-12-2011 11:37 PM

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!!!!!:-D

Calmwaters 01-13-2011 08:22 PM

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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