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    255 Gallon Acrylic Build

    Discussion in 'Setup and Filtration' started by jandb, Apr 15, 2018.

    1. jandb

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      I picked up a 71x23x36 tall tank early this year for my office and just started the setup process. I bought it as a tank only. I’ve always tried to get wider tanks and wanted to try something tall. I plan on doing a medium South American cichlid community setup. I’ve started to grow out some geophagus sveni, heros liberifer, manacurapu red back scalare, mesonauta egregious and a couple others. As far aquascaping I’m thinking of a hard scape only boulder, root, limb setup.

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      Looking forward to this and love the stocking plans. Peninsula tanks are sweet. Any idea on what you’re doing for filtration?
       
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      Great choice of stock. I’m really looking forward to this build.
       
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      Following along another penninsula setup.

      BTW OP, don't mean to doubt but from the picture, it doesnt look like a 71" length tank? Is that just the picture playing tricks?
       
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      I think the height is throwing it off and making it look shorter.
       
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      That was the quickest response in the history of thus forum LOL. I hit post and saw your reply haha.
       
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      Timing is everything! ;)
       
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      Thanks! I have a glass 75 gallon and 5 gallons of pond matrix. Getting a bunch of laundry bags on Amazon for it. All my other tanks have pretty open sumps and I’m pretty happy with them so I’ll probabky go that route.
       
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      Thanks! This is the first time I really planned the stock before getting started. Although everything I’m putting in there won’t take advantage of the 36” height I think it will create unique distribution throughout the water column. I love what these guys did although mine will be on a much smaller scale.
       
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