Show Me Your Mid Size Aquariums

stacec
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Can I please see everyone’s 140L or mid-sized aquarium set ups??

I’m about to get started on a new tank while I’m getting ready to cycle it. I only have one piece in it at the moment (I’ll add a picture) and would love some inspiration! I’m planning on having driftwood and some plants as well!


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NavyChief20
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Can I please see everyone’s 140L or mid-sized aquarium set ups??

I’m about to get started on a new tank while I’m getting ready to cycle it. I only have one piece in it at the moment (I’ll add a picture) and would love some inspiration! I’m planning on having driftwood and some plants as well!

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What kind of look are you going for?
 
stacec
  • Thread Starter
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I’m not too sure yet. I want it to look natural and not tacky. I love the look of green, stone, natural tanks. My husband is practically obsessed with adding an ornament in there (sunken ship/plane etc). So I’ll have to decorate around it, it’s taken a lot to convince him that we should only have one sunken theme ornament because if it was up to him it would be all ornaments and no plants lol.
 
EbiAqua
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I’m not too sure yet. I want it to look natural and not tacky. I love the look of green, stone, natural tanks. My husband is practically obsessed with adding an ornament in there (sunken ship/plane etc). So I’ll have to decorate around it, it’s taken a lot to convince him that we should only have one sunken theme ornament because if it was up to him it would be all ornaments and no plants lol.

You could make it look like a plane went down in a jungle

If you want jungle/wild growth, I suggest spider or manzanita wood with sparse rock rubble, and plants that grow dense and bushy such as smaller swords and crypts. Rotala indica would also be a nice touch as would some anubias, and I recommend dwarf sag, Juncus repens, and long-leaved Hygrophila varieties.
 
NavyChief20
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I’m not too sure yet. I want it to look natural and not tacky. I love the look of green, stone, natural tanks. My husband is practically obsessed with adding an ornament in there (sunken ship/plane etc). So I’ll have to decorate around it, it’s taken a lot to convince him that we should only have one sunken theme ornament because if it was up to him it would be all ornaments and no plants lol.

I'm with you on the design element. All my tanks are natural design. I can not stand the ornaments or colored rock. Its just tacky and it doesn't nothing for me. Stick to your guns sunken temples and ships are tacky.
 
Hunter1
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This is my office 29 two months ago when it was only 2 months old. Whoops, that was when I still had fakes in it.

This is my 36, 3-4 months ago.

This is a 20 tall, dirty. If you look close at the front, you can see the roots going through the sand and through the potting mix.

Edit: no visible roots. Either this photo was before the roots were visible, or the camera doesn’t pick them up?


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alykat
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Here’s the tank I have 90% scaped. I usually never like fake decorations either but I think I could make the sunken ship look cool (if your hubby is dead set on it) if it looked like the wreck was being overtaken by the jungle.
 
stacec
  • Thread Starter
  • #8
The tanks look fantastic everyone I always think other people’s look better than my own lol. Well I lost the battle and we got a sunken helicopter
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Excuse the little things (the blue thing), my kids HAD to choose a little thing to put in there too haha.

Now I have 1 medium sized trunk looking driftwood and plan on putting plants and stuff in there to blend it in to look more jungle like, I suppose?

If it’s a 140 litre tank, how much would you say all the stuff in there would take out? Should I consider it a 100 litre tank? Re- stocking?
 
baldegale
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This is my office 29 two months ago when it was only 2 months old. Whoops, that was when I still had fakes in it.

you just totally inspired me with this!
 
Goldie&Yami
  • #10
Here's my 20 gallon(75 liter).
My crypts haven't gotten super jungley yet since I just put them in a couple months ago and the just got done with their melting/recovering phase. But I have always preferred the more natural look. But at the same time don't want it to be super busy with plants either. Keeping a happy medium is a constant struggle with me since I'm pretty picky about it lol.
  • Side note: The water level is low for my snails and catfish to grab air easier. And please excuse my lack of background that was last on my list after everything else lol.
 

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baldegale
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9ea8d0457e14f01bea5f95f27378ad97.jpg heres my tank just finished today!
 
karabrown
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6755FE76-444B-4200-9112-401E879C1EE7.jpeg I think I finally finished my 20 gallon long today!
(Please ignore the ugly breeder net) I’m still new to keeping fish and especially plants lol hence why some of my plants are struggling!
 
Joey S.
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This is my 200L tank, not sure if it's considered medium sized but I've had this issue of always wanting to get a bigger tank. So everything looks small to me especially if it's mine
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LuxuriantTen
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My 29G with driftwood, rocks and a bunch of live plants.

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Angelmom
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My 29 gallon, currently housing angelfish babies (and dad), corys, pleco (and a random really mean platy!)


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Wickedfun
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This is my 45 gallon bowfront..home to 6 German blue rams, 2 electric blue rams, 3 peacock gudgeons, and a dojo loach. There are 2 shipwrecks, one even bubbles, and a broken barrel in the "tacky" category with natural rock. MopanI wood and some live plants...mostly hornwort free floating.
 

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Hunter1
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This is my 200L tank, not sure if it's considered medium sized but I've had this issue of always wanting to get a bigger tank. So everything looks small to me especially if it's mine View attachment 461709

I love your tank! Val, hornwort, java fern, driftwood.

We all have different tastes but I really love yours.

My 29G with driftwood, rocks and a bunch of live plants.
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I like your hardscape. And thinking in 3-4 months, your plants will fill in.

Very nice!

My 36g bowfront with a pearl gourami, cherry barbs, sterbaI corys, and amano shrimp. (At the time the photo was taken, the tank also had espeI rasboras, but I no longer have them.)

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Nice! Bet it’s fuller now.

My 29 gallon, currently housing angelfish babies (and dad), corys, pleco (and a random really mean platy!)

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Very similar to my 36bf. I like it!!
 
BobRocio
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This is my 185L CA Cichlid grow out.

Currently growing out a couple of female Jack Dempsey’s and a male SalvinI with some Rainbow Cichlids. The JDs and SalvinI will be moved to other tanks when they start causing problems. Thinking this will be a species tank for a breeding pair of Rainbow Cichlids eventually.
 
Tsin21
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Here are my 30 gallon & 29 gallon tanks.

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DoubleDutch
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160 litre Corydoras venezuelanustank
 
Hunter1
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This is my 200L tank, not sure if it's considered medium sized but I've had this issue of always wanting to get a bigger tank. So everything looks small to me especially if it's mine View attachment 461709

I love your heavily planted tank!

Rather have too much than not enough.

And a huge pearl gourami fan too.

Thanks for sharing.
 
Pescado_Verde
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I don't know what qualifies as "midsized". Here's my 55 gallon planted community tank, complete with tacky gravel.


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Carrie1153
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IMG_20180802_092215672.jpg This is my 36 gallon bowfront with 3 fancy goldfish.
 

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AmStatic
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Is 55 gallon considered mid size?
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JLeeM
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Here's my 40 breeder. Needs a lot more work I know, but I enjoy it.


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sherree
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Here’s my 75 gallon Cichlid tank....my husband also wanted a sinking ship, lol! I went with silk plants as opposed to real to keep the algae away. I wasn’t going for a tacky look as it is a show piece in my house. There are 2 pieces of driftwood to help maintain the PH. Included are a UV Sterilizer, wave maker and heater. From easy clean up it contain a dwarf pleco, clown pleco, 4 albino cats, and 2 YoYo loaches.
 

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LowieTheLoach
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This is my 55g, it's still a work in progress. I still need a background and actually lighting (not just the sun). I'll be adding more plants when I get real lights. The fish seem pretty happy so there's no rush.
 

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benjmin
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40 gallon breeder! planning on adding some jungle val in the sand area.
- s repens on the left
- some drift wood mixed with manzanita
- cryptocoryne wendtiI in the back right
- java moss on the manzanita
 

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Brad Pervell
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I have a 55 gallon tank with HOB and undergravel filter with powerheads. Plus I have a 18 inch bubble wand and another bubbler.
In addtion I have white gravel in one corner with two people sunbathing since we live at the beach
 

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Culprit
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Here's my 20 long (75 liter). This is about a month ago and its grown in a lot since then.

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MzsToad
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My 46gal BowFront
 

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MushroomMang
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Here's mine, not natural at all but I'm proud of it. 29 gallon tank.
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Brad Pervell
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I like the UFO
 
cslix
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This is my 200L tank, not sure if it's considered medium sized but I've had this issue of always wanting to get a bigger tank. So everything looks small to me especially if it's mine View attachment 461709
love the plants man geeze.. eventually what I'm trying to achieve I bet you do a water change once every 6 months lol
 
Dawn Michele
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This is my 55 gallon Cichlid tank

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cslix
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55 long still adding a background to it and planting it a lot more ( Also rainbowshark and a 8 inch peacock eel in there hiding . Also my small rasbora tank and plant grow out tank.. the rasboras are going into the 55 and the fry you see are growing out in the 10 eventually.

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Geoff
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