100 gal aquarium build.

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My dad recently gave me his 100 gal tank that he custom built himself It has a sump filter because this used to be a saltwater tank. It has been a long process getting this hosed down, leak tested, and aqua scaped. Currently It has 2 BN plecos and 4 mollies. The temp is usually at 77F with a slight difference from time to time. The substrate is floramax.My goal is for this to become planted but my wallet does not agree with me at the moment I was wondering what fish I can add once cycled. I want bottom middle and top dwellers so the tank has activity. Any suggestions,comments, and concerns are welcome
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Sounds like a very big project! What kind of look are you going for?

having a 100 gal gives you many more options for stocking. You could have 6 angels, a school of cories and some other medium sized fish so that angelfish won't be aggressive towards. Just an idea.

Whats your lighting setup?
 
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This is the link to the lights. They work REALLY well. I already have new plant growth and I only ot them Monday!

I want angels but I also want a school of neons and some guppies... I am open to ideas. I want some khulI loach but I am not sure if they will like the flora max. I want it to be colorful and active.I will post pictures of the tank once my phone charges.

Here come the pictures!
The new tank!

My custom sump

Random snail (I don't mind him)

custom lid!

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Planted tanks are beautiful especially with several different varieties of small schooling fish. Some of my favorites are the Neons, Rummy Nose tetras, Rasporas, Guppys. I have Angels with all of these and never had a problem. Looks like a real nice set up. I like the sump filters as they sure keep everyting clean. I used to keep my heaters in the sump also works good. Have fun. thanks
 
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Thanks dakota! so if my tank is planted with lots of hiding places, they will be fine?

I got some more pictures of the fish
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Baily in her QT tank She hasn't come out of hiding yet. She only comes out at night.
 
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Alright, thanks! I have plenty of caves for the fish I just need more plants. The LFS doesn't get there shipment until late tomorrow so there will be updates coming soon

What type of plants should I get? I have Anubias, some variation of sword, and Two others that I forget what they are.
 

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Crypts get a few maybe balansae, parva, wendtii. A good variety of them will do really well and they are easy to keep.


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Crypts get a few maybe balansae, parva, wendtii. A good variety of them will do really well and they are easy to keep.
Bunches of chain sword would look nice as a carpet
 
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Thanks! Any suggestions on fish? I am definitely going to have angels.
 

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Don't give up on the planted tank just yet. Check out and look at their plant bundles. I recommend this site to everyone because the plants are so nice, the prices are just as nice, and the owner is a member of this site.
 
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I'm not giving up on the planted tank. I'm just excited! I have been wanting a large community for a while now and it is finally happening!
 

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I have always liked aquatic lily plants how they shoot the leaves up to the waters surface, pennywort is nice so are corckscrew vals as a background or corner cover plant all are easy to grow and don't need a lot of light or ferts.
 
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Hmm I never thought of that. That would look really cool and the top is glass!


 

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I want to get some frogbit for my tank but I can't seem to find a LFS that carries it...and I'm not a fan of ordering plants.
 
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Cool! that looks awesome, and the fish can hide in the roots

Anybody have any suggestions on fish?
 

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