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  • My 63.5 gallon (the .5 is very important ;))

    Hello

    After my tragic loss of all of my fish in my old 12 gallon fluval edge due to a power cut Oliver offered to get me the tank of my dreams for Christmas if I got rid of the 12 gallon so I did and he did and now it is very nearly completed

    I have the 240 litre fluval roma with oak cabinet and I love it.
    It's been set up for a week and the plants are settling in well and are showing new growth.

    Introducing my new tank



    A couple of close ups


    Som hygrophilia that I am hoping with provide bushy growth in the corner


    Two clumps of micro sword in front of my two stacked pieces of Sumatra wood I wanted to make a cave for when I get my plec


    A full shot of the stacked wood with my anubias mother plant it's huge lol and some of the java fern mother plant

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    A closer look at the anubias the largest leaf is bigger than my hand and I've got man hands lol

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    Here we have water sprite on the left and bacopa coralanis on the right only added last night as I trimmed it from Mordin's tank and more micro sword in the front

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    Here you can see the two pieces of vine wood now de gooed

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    This anubias I also took from Mordin's tank as it wasn't faring well with all the algae it was replaced by some moss for him

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    Here is my rotala which is growing really really well and hopefully will fill out allot

    To be continued
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    My 63.5 gallon (the .5 is very important )

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    Here is one of my Malaysian trumpet snail residents wiggling in the filter flow he spends most of his time there lol

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    My java fern mother plant it's so pretty

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    Here is another piece of Sumatra wood

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    A slightly better full tank shot

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    And another

    Thank you for looking
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    • #3
      Just curious, what are the dimensions of this tank?

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      • #4
        My 63.5 gallon (the .5 is very important )

        Hello CJ they are

        Length 120cm 47.2 inches
        Depth 40cm - 15.7 inches
        Height 50cm - 19.7 inches

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        • #5
          Re: My 63.5 gallon (the .5 is very important )

          Congratulations on the new tank! It looks great.
          - Dena

          All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.
          Walt Disney

          The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
          Socrates

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          • #6
            Great looking tank Sarah!
            -Jonathan

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            • #7
              Thank you Dena I'm looking forward to the plants growing in

              Thank you Jonathan
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              • #8
                What do you have in it right now?
                -Jonathan

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                • #9
                  My 63.5 gallon (the .5 is very important )

                  Not allot really just 7 Malaysian trumpet snails that I will be adding too after I have the energy to do a water change on Henry's tank

                  The stocking list will be in the order they are going in

                  6 rainbow fish haven't decided which ones yet but I quite like the silver ones or maybe dwarf rainbows maybe 8

                  8 corydoras adolfoi
                  7 corydoras eques

                  1 blue phantom plecostamus

                  1 golden nugget plecostamus

                  2 angels not sure which ones yet I would love pinoy ghosts but finding them a challenge to source

                  I think this will just about stock it but hopefully will have some room left to add at a later stage.

                  Ill be using tetra safe start when I add the rainbow fish next week
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                  • #10
                    Interesting list. I'd choose only one type of pleco personally. But your tank is long enough for both I suppose. They can get territorial. Just something to think on. Also, why 7 C.eques? You normally want even numbers to keep one from being singled out and bullied.
                    -Jonathan

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                    • #11
                      My 63.5 gallon (the .5 is very important )

                      I was advised 15 would be a good number but if you think I can for one more ill have 8 of each

                      The only reason for the two plecostamus is I can't decide between the two but I could drop one once I decide which I like the most I have got some time.

                      I'm mostly looking forward to getting the corydoras they are so cute and really excited I finally have a tank big enough for them

                      And that I can get more mystery snails
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                      • #12
                        I love the look of C.eques, I've never seen them in my market area. They look fantastic.

                        I've never heard of keeping Corydoras in even numbers before or is that only for C.eques?

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                        • #13
                          My 63.5 gallon (the .5 is very important )

                          I thought they would compliment the adolfois beautifully having the orange band also the ones I saw at my LFS are very young and there bodies haven't coloured up fully yet they looked a pale blue compared to the purpley blue they will turn into

                          I'm not sure about the even numbers but any excuse to get more cories lol
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                          • #14
                            In a tank of that size you could do a school of reg size rainbows I would think also. Depending on what you like they have some really nice color patterns. I love mine! I have multiple species in the same tank and they all get along just fine and tend to keep the mid level of the tank well moving.

                            Other than that I like your stocking with the note Jon had on the even numbers.

                            I do think that angels will be JUST FINE in this tank and will prob look great against the rainbows.

                            I also think you have just enough room down the road to put a nice school of smallerish fish in there, depending on what you end up with, but that would IMO max you out as far as swimming space goes, and probably overload a standard filter set due to the plecos.
                            -Jim-

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                            • #15
                              My 63.5 gallon (the .5 is very important )

                              Thank you Jim I was hoping to not fully stock it all at once so I can add to it over time as this is the last tank I will be having until we finally move hopefully at some point this year.

                              I'm really looking forward to getting some fish in next week
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