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This is a discussion on 85g Rimless within the Tank Journals forums, part of the Aquarium Related Chat category; A friend of mine is planning on moving and unfortunately cannot take his tank with him. Lucky me! We spent ...

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    A friend of mine is planning on moving and unfortunately cannot take his tank with him. Lucky me! We spent most of the morning tearing down the tank, its Starphire all the way around, heavily planted with about 200 CRS, 10 amano, 40+ tetras, 3 cories, 3 algae eaters, 1 pleco. Here is the tank before tear down.



    Welcome to your new home!


    Have alot of work to do. Tank in place, equipment set up, all fish/shrimp in a holding tank, plants are all sitting wet in containers. Water has cleared up a bit, and plants will go in probably in 1-2 days.





    I'm open to ideas/suggestions as this is my first heavily planted tank.
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    Wow... very lucky and exciting! I think you should definitely look at what type of aquascapes you like and then try to mimic aspects of them. What really helps me is by actually googling forests of ___, natural habitat of ____, [country] landscapes. Draw a sketch of what you want (this really, really helps and saves time for me). From there you can see what plants match the settings you like the most and plant accordingly =).
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    In rush to get the plants back in this is the setup for now





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    I ended up throwing out about a third of the plants from the original setup. We were on a time restraint unloading the tank and threw all plants into a container. I salveged most of it but the rest were badly damaged or all tangled up.
    I'm gonna probably move the driftwood over to the center and attach this giant ball of Java moss to it. I have a fist full of xmas moss that I will probably use in another tank and this bundle that hoping somebody can ID for me.






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    Been a few months, everything has settled in OK, Live stock doing ok, couple amano's jumped out...
    Im thinking of taking the moss out, it's getting a bit crazy however thats where most of the shrimp hide.



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    Looking good. Keep up the good work.

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    Great! get home from work and see the tank temp sitting at 94'F

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    O_O... uh oh

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    oh no. heater malfunction?
    I have finally discovered what's wrong with my brain: on the left side, there is nothing right, and on the right side there is nothing left!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcmalouie View Post
    oh no. heater malfunction?
    I use a Finnex temp controller, I had a heater fail on me once so now I don't trust most of the on board heater controls, maybe only Eheim jager but that's a personal preference. Hope your tank is ok.
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