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post #16 of 63 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 03:16 AM Thread Starter
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Tanks look good, congrats
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How are the discus? We want to see some pics

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How are the discus? We want to see some pics
I'll post some pictures of the little ones for you tomo =)
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o.O I'll get some up tonight or tomorrow the latest I promise. The SLR is at the girlfriends house... and I keep forgetting to pick it up when I'm there =/
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Well I did a lot of changes on my 55 gallon. Moved/removed a lot of the plants and took out the biggest piece of wood as well as added some Manzanita. Still kinda sleeping on the new design as I feel like it's not entirely there yet, but today I'm going to be working on hanging up my light about a 1' above my tank. I'm going to use cast iron bird feeder hangers that I bought at Home Depot for 10$/ea. So I'm going to wait to post pictures of it until tomorrow once everything is done with the light and I do my weekly water change =)

But in the mean time since you guys want some pictures here are some crappy shots of my 40 gallon grow out tank I took really quickly last night before going out.. Hope you guys like them any way.












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I also got in my new Fertilizers in from Pfertz! Been using them about 4 days now and the plants are already responding well... and the easy of use is just awesome =)

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29 Gallon picture update 10/31/2011...

















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Anyone know if it's bad that my nerite snail laid eggs on my apple snails?
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Water Change/Sneak Peek shots of the new setup...







Beautiful Pennywort...





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Hey nice tank and set up.
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Hey nice tank and set up.
Thank you.

I just spent a few hrs on my new lighting setup. I'll post pictures of it later on.
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Beautiful tanks. I have enjoyed your pictures.
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Beautiful tanks. I have enjoyed your pictures.
Thanks, I'm doing my best to post many of them to keep people interested.
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So I finally got my light hanging contraption pretty much done. I need to do more adjusting to the chains to get the light in the proper position that I need it to be. The black strings I'm using currently are temporary until I get more hardware to do it properly.

Now before you guys go telling that there would have been much better ways to do it then what I did. Which I understand and agree with you guys. But I wasn't allowed to drill holes into wall and I wanted to do my best to use supplies that I already had here at the house. As well as doing it quickly and easily. So here are some shots of setting it up...

The cast iron bars I got at Homedepot for 10$/ea



The hardware I got from my old man. The copper brackets or whatever you would called them are really meant to hold copper piping in place, but they worked really well for me here. I hammered them down a bit to fit around the cast iron bar more snugly.



Some quick measurements to make sure the 2x4s were the proper length.



Here is the best pictures I could get of how I attached it at the back of the tank.



Shot of inside the stand. As u can see I used the extra prong/leg on the cast iron bar to my advantage. I used shims and one of the copper brackets to secure it even more to the stand.



I spent 7$ on this hanging hardware at Homedepot.







So here are the pictures with the light hanging and the tank. Yes I know the light isn't hitting the tank properly right now, which I'm going to work on correcting during the next few days.













So there you have it. If you guys have any suggestions on how to set the light more properly above the tank so that the light is hitting the tank evenly please let me know it would be greatly appreciated.
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