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I just picked up a 90g tank, thank you Tony, and will be detailing my journey from empty to lightly planted discus and pleco tank here.

My plans so far are to transfer the lighting, filters, and heaters from my 46's to the 90 for the time being. Later on I will upgrade.

All my discus, plecos and dither fish will be now in the same tank. First I will need to build a new stand. I will detail that in another thread. I have the duty to make it look like a piece of furniture so my wife will be happy. Should be fun.

Well, that's it for now. More to come as I go along. Here's a couple shots of it empty in my garage. Can't wait to fill it.
 

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can't wait to see it set up with fish. How many are you planning to have in there and what colour will your stand be ?
 

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There will be 8 in there. I already have them, I will just be combining my 2 tanks into one. I am thinking the stand will be black, but that is my wife's call. She has definite ideas in what she wants it to look like. LOL
 

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Hi Daniel,

I'm glad the tank went to a good home. My wife is very happy now that she has her living room back. That being said, I'm personally kinda glad that I will only have the big tank and one small tank only. Maintenance on a big tank isn't much more work than on a small tank. I don't know how those guys with a dozen tanks do it.

Looking forward to seeing your setup.

Tony
 

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Very cool Daniel. Can't wait to see it filled with discus and some more plecos.

And Tony, that's what I told Daniel too, having 3 tanks currently, and having had as many as 5 to take care of. It's much nicer to deal with a couple of big ones than little tanks everywhere.
 

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@ Tony/Gary, I also am looking forward to having just one larger tank. Much nicer to only have to water change one.
 

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It's going to look GREAT Daniel - I'm looking forward to seeing the stand you whip up.
Word of warning - get rid of the other tanks ASAP otherwise, you'll somehow find room to set them up :rolleyes:
8 discus for a 90 gallon? That's grossly UNDERSTOCKED!!!! Can I run a poll on BCA to see how long we all think it will take before you add 2, 3, 4....6??!! I'm going to have a few japura greens looking for new homes once they get nice and big and they would look STUNNING in your new tank ;) I really should be in sales.

Have fun with the set up and I can't wait for pics.
 

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8 discus for a 90 gallon? That's grossly UNDERSTOCKED!!!! Can I run a poll on BCA to see how long we all think it will take before you add 2, 3, 4....6??!! I'm going to have a few japura greens looking for new homes once they get nice and big and they would look STUNNING in your new tank ;) I really should be in sales.
No way. It'll be full of plecos. I have big plans for Daniel's pleco addiction. And those greens are for ME! :p
 

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It's going to look GREAT Daniel - I'm looking forward to seeing the stand you whip up.
Word of warning - get rid of the other tanks ASAP otherwise, you'll somehow find room to set them up :rolleyes:
8 discus for a 90 gallon? That's grossly UNDERSTOCKED!!!! Can I run a poll on BCA to see how long we all think it will take before you add 2, 3, 4....6??!! I'm going to have a few japura greens looking for new homes once they get nice and big and they would look STUNNING in your new tank ;) I really should be in sales.

Have fun with the set up and I can't wait for pics.
Thanks Shelley. Go for it with the poll. I am interested myself to see if i can resist adding more discus. Your greens do look nice.

No way. It'll be full of plecos. I have big plans for Daniel's pleco addiction. And those greens are for ME! :p
LOL, and I have plans for your discus addiction. However i do want some L200/L200a soon I think.

Once I get it set up there will be 8 discus, 12 plecos (1 L201, 4 L134, and 7 L333), a single sterbai (more to come) and some rummies and rasboras. I think a nice size school of rummies and a group of sterbai would be cool additions as well.
 

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Totally agree. Waiting on the first 1000g tank now on BCA....I'm not aware of any so far on BCA, but there must be one out there in BC.

@ Tony/Gary, I also am looking forward to having just one larger tank. Much nicer to only have to water change one.
 

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Totally agree. Waiting on the first 1000g tank now on BCA....I'm not aware of any so far on BCA, but there must be one out there in BC.
A friend of mine has a 4000 gallon sw tank but i'm not sure if he came back after the site crash. I will try to get pictures of it.
 

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Wow, that would be a sight. I'm thinking my tank is 400 and that is x10! Can't even imagine how big that is.

A friend of mine has a 4000 gallon sw tank but i'm not sure if he came back after the site crash. I will try to get pictures of it.
 

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Shelly I would be interested in your Japuras also. You can now become an auctioneer.lol. How old are they and at what size?
Laurence
 

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I designed 2 options for the stand, and let my wife and her sister pick the one they liked. Before I tell you the decision I will let you see both options.

Option 1 is with the tank resting on the top of the stand, with the top of the stand creating a small overhang.

Option 2 is with the tank being framed in by the stand. The top of the stand will cover the bottom frame of the tank.

Lets see if the option we picked is the one you like.
 

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That is the plan Gary. I have designed a canopy for it as well. The canopy has 2 doors in the front, matching the stand. It also will open up halfway back to allow lots of room for working on the tank. Here are a few pictures of my designs. Any suggestions/recommendations would be appreciated.
 

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