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New Tank In Progress

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I picked up this 47 gallon tank from my neighborhood tonight. The dimensions are 36" Long by 18" Tall by 17" Deep. I liked this tank in particular because the depth of the tank will help to make more space for the frogs. It was only 30$ including a light and a folding lid that's not pictured, and I bought it on craigslist!!! It was an amazing deal, and here are some pictures:

The tank with my hand as a scale:

My supplies (cork bark and driftwood), I will admit I did buy from Petco only because they had a 20% off sale. I don't think that there will be enough cork bark for the whole thing, so I think that I will use some Great Stuff too.

Here is the driftwood nailed together and how I would put it in the tank:

Please give thoughts and ideas to help me figure out a good plan for this amazing find!

Will Brinkerhoff
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looks like it holds tons of water
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**Update that is long overdue!**

I just got all of my plants from a DB member. They are all huge already and liking the tank so far. I got them on friday, so they are just starting to get comfortable. Everything is looking good and the new T5's are helping like crazy!

Well, here are all of the pictures!

My new T5 Lights! ($75 on craigslist, or $125 at the hydroponics store, interesting....)

A few Full Tank Shots from two different angles:

Okay, now the plants.

Neoregelia Ampullaceae

Neoregelia "Stormy Forest"

Pellonia "Watermelon" (AKA the cheap rhaphidophora, and yes, I just had to look up how to spell that on google)

Pilea Cadeirei "Pan Am"

My favorite, Begonia "Manus"

My Ficus Pumilla which I am hoping will start to cover the cork soon:

Ficus Pumilla "Minima" Which I am hoping will spread here:

Left side of the tank with all plants:

These cool/weird coconut thinks that I found on Vacation on Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) that look like the nut pods that are crazy expensive. I brought like 10 home :)

And another:

And finally, Sheet Moss from Josh's Frogs (New Growth since the T5's arrived!)

And that's it for now.

I am planning on putting in 3-5 Highland Bronze Auratus in the tank if I can find themmm ;)

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Tank and plants look great! Glad to see they are working out wel for you!
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