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Starting with a blank slate

A new tank build, this is what I am starting with. A 220g 72X24X30


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Re: Starting with a blank slate

I really think that huge tank will cause your floor to fall through,, Maybe i should come pick it up and put it on a firmer foundation at my house. . No really.....looks "Great!!!! , and i know you will have a ball setting it up and getting it stocked.
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Re: Starting with a blank slate

Any idea of what's going in there?

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Re: Starting with a blank slate

i agree with jim its going to be too heavy it would go good in my basement though!!!

tank looks good. i like the canopy

what are you planning on keeping in it?

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Thankful that I have cement floors . This is going to have plant wise, different vals and swords. The stock will be Angels, bolivian rams, cardinals, otos and L66 plecos.

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YOU FINIALLY GOT UR 220g!!!!!!! what room in your house is it in?

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This one is in my living room as it will be my show tank. All the other tanks are in the fishroom/dining room which we don't use it as.

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beautiful sell you a 110 for a sump lololol

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hahaha, not gonna run a sump on this.

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lolololol thats cool cant wait to see it up and runnin

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I'm going for the smaller species of vals like crystal val, Italian val. contortion val. I also have some anubia that will be going in there. Xmas moss and some others but not java moss. And a piece of driftwood at each end as soon as it's ready but will be a couple months soaking. There is also a big sword that I have that will be the center piece. Its growing out of the top of my 30 gal.

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Re: Starting with a blank slate

Wow, I'm jealous, wish I could afford a tank that size (or even fit it in my apartment). My angel tried to eat my oto's, but in a tank that size, you may have a different outcome. Good luck, and have fun stocking it!

What are you planning to do for a substrate?

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Substrate is going to be a fine grade black sand.

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No it's going to be black beauty blasting sand which is a fine grade of it.

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I don't know if welding supply would have the black, but I am going straight to the source and getting it for $11 for an 80lb bag, and its going to take 3 bags.

I found the source by doing a google for blasting sand tulsa and it brought this place up, then sent a few emails to make sure that they would sell to the public.

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Re: Starting with a blank slate

susankat,

My hats to you building the thing by yourself. Did you build the stand and canopy too?

They are look wonderful.

A quick question. I see that you use sand in you other tanks too and they are heavily planted. I am trying to set up my first tank and want to put lots of plant and fish and trying to figure what substrate to use. I like sand (the look of it and usually its very cheap) but I read that with sand plants don't grow as good as they do in gravel or other substrate because sand compacts and hinders root development.

From your experience what do you think?
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Well if you look at pics of my tanks most are sand of some type and most have lots of plants. With sand you want to make sure that you have some with a good root system to it like swords and put a plant tab under the root it will help it grow better and the roots will help keep the sand from packing down. With plants that have small root systems take a fork and poke the sand to keep it loose. You can do this while doing your water changes.

On the big tank, I purchased the tank, stand and canopy at one time. They were special ordered by me with the vendor so got it at the lfs cost. I wouldn't attempt to do a stand like that as I don't have the tools for it.

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Re: Starting with a blank slate

wow that is a pretty good sized aquarium...it doesnt look that big but if i were to be standing next to it it would be the size of shaq...jk

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On the big tank, I purchased the tank, stand and canopy at one time. They were special ordered by me with the vendor so got it at the lfs cost. I wouldn't attempt to do a stand like that as I don't have the tools for it.
Nice. Which vendor if you don;t mind my asking.
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aqueon (spelling) but did it through my lfs.

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