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    150g for Suki the Fahaka- updated pics 1/14

    Roy (mnemenoi) and I are finally upgrading Suki's tank. We got it in the house and set this evening. Yay! I am so pleased with this tank, I can't stop staring at it. I am also pleased with myself I was able to help him get it in the house without crapping my guts- this tank is heavy. Heavy. For realz heavy.
    We love the dimensions and are stoked to get it up and running!

    Progress will be updated here, it may all take awhile...

    So here's what we have now:

    150g "tall"- 4' x 2' x 3'.

    Lights- a 4 x 65w 12000k PC with moonlights.

    Plans:

    We are planning on a 2262 Eheim, and eventually moving over the smaller of the 2 we have running on her tank now, the 2215. As well as her little powerhead with the sponge pre-filter. Hopefully that will be enough...thoughts, fahaka keepers?

    We're going to get some PFS, look for some stone/wood for hardscape, and start gathering more plants. Probably filling it in the next couple days, and starting the cycle with a AC 110/seasoned media, and Stability.

    And on to the pics!

    Trying it out with the light it came with, 2 actinic and 2 "daylight" T5's.


    Kiddo and mRoy for scale:


    Our stone that was "too big" for Suki's current tank, since she's growing like a weed...looks like a nano chip in here. After we put on the new lights, listed above. We like these much better.


    Side view.


    So, we'll keep you updated!
    Last edited by LooksLater; 01-22-2014 at 08:39 PM.
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    Re: 150g Build Thread for Suki the Fahaka

    That's a real good start guys. Tank looks new, great find

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    Filtration seems sufficient, positioning of all the filters to maximize efficiency is probably gonna be the main dilemma.

    I love those dimensions!

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    tanks looks very nice, cant wait to see the upcoming progress
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    Re: 150g Build Thread for Suki the Fahaka

    Super clean tank lookin good
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    eeek!! very excited to see how this develops.. as a new fahaka fan.

    <--- me tonight.
    my fish house:
    2.5g- ramshorn hatchery
    6g eclipse- yellow shrimp, chili rasboras, yellow apple snails
    29g- geo grow-out, angels, 12"fire eel, dwarf frog, apple snails
    45g- jade sleeper gobies, native killifish, feeder endlers

    75g-
    2 oscars, parrot, silver dollars, albino channel cat, syno euptera, bichir, baby jaguar, convicts, yabby
    125g- fahaka puffer, rainbow shark
    and about a dozen bettas....

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    Very nice tank. Looks brand spankin new!

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    Re: 150g Build Thread for Suki the Fahaka

    Looks great, I'm sure that'll be one happy fahaka.
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    Thanks, all! Yes, positioning the intakes/ output will be important...I'll have to fiddle with it a bit and try to get it right this time. Maybe a circulation pump if we end up with a dead spot?

    Nothing like a brand spanking new tank! We got a killer deal on it.
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    Re: 150g Build Thread for Suki the Fahaka

    Quote Originally Posted by LooksLater View Post
    Nothing like a brand spanking new tank!
    I agree!
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