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Ok top rim is completely gone and aquarium is intact no dents just scraping off all the silicone and give it a good wash i'm not sure about removing the bottom rim i'll think about it tommorow

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Good job. I'd leave the bottom rim on.

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Good job. I'd leave the bottom rim on.
lol i was just reading your thread funny and yea i went through hell and came back taking the top rim off and i think i'll take your advice and nice job on your tank man
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nice job round 2 goes to shadow haha

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nice job round 2 goes to shadow haha
haha you know i was so close to writing down that exact sentence when i finally completed the 2nd tank. i'm going to wash it out and lay the soil down and take some snapshots of the layout of the rocks.

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ok here is the tank filled up with water. Nice aquascaping with the oranges don't you agree? Anyways water held fine time to add the ada amazonia ll and rocks.
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ok here are the pictures of the layout (the soil and rock arrangement).l tried to add as much depth as i could pushing back the soil and giving it a downwards slope added two small rocks behind and in front of the layout to further increase it.l still need to order the tank's lights so i used my old 36' from my 40g in the meantime nice wpg eh? lt was hard trying to get a good picture because of how i placed the rocks and the coloring is very dark and texture.lm maybe thinking getting more taller rocks but they didn't have much of these type at the store so i'm pretty much screwed. Any opinions/advice is welcome.
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l just wanted to point out how the far right rock blends in with the soil and it's pretty hard to see(i tried to make it as viewable but the color and texture seem to go against that. l'm also trying to decide wether to fill it up with water or wait until i get my light hood and bulb.Also l'm wondering if a aquaclear 30 would work on this tank l just don't want it to stir up the soil with the downpour, any suggestions? i'm also looking over my lights and double checking as i don't want to end up buying 2 because i made a poor first choice.

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ok i'm having trouble trying to buy this set up for the 10g:

http://www.bigalsonline.com/StoreCat...0#ReviewHeader

it usually goes for about 40-70$ and i don't want to pay like 100-120 at some overpriced website.l looked everywhere and they're sold out. i was planning on replacing the bulbs with these by the way:

http://www.adgshop.com/ProductDetail...Show=TechSpecs

unless someone else knows some good lights for a 10g and the wpg can support hc or dwarf hairgrass.i'm going to use pressurized co2 by the way.

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ok l got some new rocks(luckily they restocked and are all uniform) from the local store(aquatek) and i'm going to do some re-arranging to improve the rockscaping. l'll post pictures later on today.

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For lighting you can go to HD and pick one of those Hampton bay 27w desk lamp. Bulb rated at 6700k full spectrum. I have two of these over my 60F. $20 for each.
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For lighting you can go to HD and pick one of those Hampton bay 27w desk lamp. Bulb rated at 6700k full spectrum. I have two of these over my 60F. $20 for each.

gotcha i'll check it out but will 27w be enough?

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It should be. Many nanos on here uses the same light with really great growth. I purchased a coralife mini yesterday and between the two the desk lamp
is way brighter than the mini. The mini consist of two 9w bulbs.

Sorry for long post. They're only $20 and if it doesn't work out you have a desk lamp
for a room or something.

For plant growth IME I haven't try growing any fas stem plants yet but my marselia sp are sending out runners and I've only had them for no more than a week. The other growth I noticed are in the pearlweed in my 30gal. My 60f and my 30 are side by side and my pearlweed are growing towards the desk lamp.
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