Troys new tank

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  1. TroyFish

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    Hey guys

    Got my new tank this afternoon.

    Specs are:
    945(L) x 325(W) x 500(H)
    Has a hole drilled in the bottom, with a overflow
    1.5ft sump, 3 chambers.


    No water will be going in for a while as i have to make 100% sure there is no leaks by my plumbing.


    I am going to be doing a Planted. Looking to go for high 'bushing' plants.
    This tank is going to be my mater piece so want everything done the right way the 1st time.


    Any suggestions is very much welcome!


    Kendall


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    Nice so are you impressed with Carl's tank building skills? Also pretty heavy ain't it, I had to get my 4 foot up the stairs alone......
     
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    TroyFish

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    Yip! Its built great! Cant wait to get it set up! Weighs about 40kg+!
     
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    Very nice!!
     
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    cheddar254 _CoRyDoRa_

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    what substrate you gonna be using?
     
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    Nice size, you can really do something nice with it. Does it have a glass cover?
     
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    TroyFish

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    thanks guys

    Going to do the pfp with chemicult with pfs

    I have a glass pane for the top

    Any ideas on fish?

    P.s got the sump up and filled the tank with water, works great!
     
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    cheddar254 _CoRyDoRa_

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    maybe 2 or so dwarf cichlids with a school of smaller fish for niceness :)
     
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    a large school of tetras would look nice.
     
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    TroyFish

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    Update on progress

    Got the hole sealed
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    Sump. 1st chamber heater, 2nd chamber floss (TOP), bio balls, ceramic rings, floss ceramic rings and floss(BOTTOM).
    Stones on top to hold the floss in place
    3rd, 2000lph return pump
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    Water was added last night (empty sump) just to give it a clean. Ran all night and all day, no leaks, no noise and no other problems

    My pfp and chemicult will be ready by tomorrow.

    A black background will be placed to hide return line
     
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    TroyFish

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    Update

    Just some pics.

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    cheddar254 _CoRyDoRa_

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    wow huge sump pump For such a small tank :0
     
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    TroyFish

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    Only one i could get to reach the height

    Its not the size that counts, its the look!
     
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    oh haha, you must just get something to reduce/divert the flow abit otherwise your gravels gonna be flying!
     
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    The flow doesnt disrupt the substrate, pump is set to the lowest
     
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    cheddar254 _CoRyDoRa_

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    ok nice! oh and tank is looking good ( thumbs up ) what lighting are you going to be using?
     
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    At the moment im just using lights i have, 30ws....dont know much about lights at this stage
     
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    i think u need stronger lights than that for ur plants to survive.. good luck though!:) looks good
     
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    Do need stronger lights, will get when i have all my plants.
    Think im going to do the whole hanging from roof thing:blink1:
     
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    thats a good idea.. but u have to hurry though.. plants cant go too long without proper lights.. u'll soon start to see that they plants go bit brown, loose leaves and just melt away :( also most of these plants r grown emmersed b4 we buy them so when we submerge them, they still need time to adjust.. without the propper stuff.. they might die on u :(
     

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