New Rio 180 L134 Leopard Frog Pleco setup

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New Rio 180 L134 Leopard Frog Pleco setup

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For some time I have been after a new tank and project :idea: I love my plecos and next to L46 the L134s are my favourites.
Yestarday I bought a Rio 180 to have as a L134 tank
I had been setting it up all evening so I thought you might like to share.
My hubby kindly offered to construct the cabinet for me bless and my DIY skills are :censored:
I have opted for the minimal look to go with the room at the moment I am not planning on planting it up this may all change though.
I have used black gravel which I now love, I wish I had it in all my tanks too late now though.
I have added an extra internal filter that I had spare to create more ariation and flow also added an ario.
I have used a large piece of bogwood to create two areas and have put in two coconut caves for effect and one slate breeding cave the other 2 I will use are in the quarentine tank at the moment for the L134s to use untill this tank is cycled.
I am waiting on delivery of a full length air wall, backing poster and juwel defuser.
I might add an external filter at some point. Do you think I should add a backup heater I have got spares to hand.
What do you think?
Taking delivery of 5 L134s in the morning :yahooscream: from Tri-Mar they will have to live in the quarentine tank for a while yet can't wait I will post some pictures later today. :wink:
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Progress update

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A bit more
Rest done just waiting on airwall delivery
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Looking good :aok: even better when the fish are in :)
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Smart looking tank, great choice for the Leopard Plecs 8) Would be nice to see it with the inhabitants!
These are beautiful little babes!
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Hi
I can't wait to see the fish in there they are in the quarentine tank untill thiers is cycled so patience i will have to have for a change :lol: :lol:
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Great looking setup, i am sure they will feel at home :)
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nice one :)
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Hi
In they are all 5 well hidden seem to be popping out a bit though :lol:
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Looking great! But watch the Nitrate and ammonia. One week isn't very long for a tank to cycle :)
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Thanks will do
I used mature filter media to fill the aquaball and half and half for the juewl filter and added Prodibio Bio Digest
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Great looking leopard's you've got there, how big are they now?
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hi
I would say that the biggest is 4" and the smallest 3 - 3.5" I think they are not far off fullgrown they are all very chunky. :lol:
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Looking good Jo!

2 heaters are always better than 1 IMO.
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Hi
I have been toying with the idea of an extra heater for this tank as I have an extra one on the zeb tank. The one on the outside of the filter box is the only one I upgraded the powerhead to a 1500 so it will not fit in as normal now but almost 3 fold the flow from the juewl filter now so I suppose no hidden heater is the trade off. I have bought a tempreature alarm just waiting for it to be posted as I have a real fear of over cooking my fish. I might put a smaller backup heater in at some point.
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