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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-26-2010, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Todd's 55g Planted Journal

After starting a 5g planted aquarium last month at work I got excited to start up a larger one at home. A donor 55gallon tank from a friend got the process going.

I'll utilize this thread to keep track of my setup and ask lots of questions as I try and learn enough to keep everything alive and growing.

Current Tank Photo 03/21/10:

My setup:

As of 3/21/2010:


Tank: 55g
Filter: Eheim 2217 classic
Lighting: Catalina 3x54 T5 HO with moonlights
Co2: GLA complete setup with 5lb bottle
Controller: ReefKeeper Lite with Net Module for computer monitoring.
Subtrate: Eco-Complete black. 120lbs
Heater: Stealth 200w
Nutrients: Base package from GLA as well as Fluorish / Fluorish Excel.



5 neon tetras
9 rummi nose tetras
4 zebra danios

First Steps:

I spent a couple weeks building a stand and am currently finishing a hood.

Stand in progress:

Working on the hood:

Goal is to have the first water test fill this weekend. Still need to make cutouts in the back of the stand to run filter hoses and accessories.

Last edited by toddg; 03-22-2010 at 09:34 PM.
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