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post #46 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-25-2014, 02:45 AM
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Great looking tank, thanks for the inspiration
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post #47 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-29-2014, 11:38 AM
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Great looking tank. You said you tried many types of plants, but what you have now seems to be thriving. Do you Have a list of what's in there now? Are you using the stock plastic lid with the glass strip ?
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post #48 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-30-2014, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Using a real glass top, but got rid of the plastic strip you mentioned (always looked dirty)

I did keep just the shell of the light that came with the standard top

I have the same tank, a 24" Finnex will fit under the plastic hood if you rip the old light out, and 30" will fit with some DIY work:

Shorten a Finnex fixture to fit a hood REVISITED with pics this time!

There is also a nice thick glass top for this tank, I got one and love it. You can put a 30" Finenx right on top:


I did both, trimmed the 30", used the plastic light shell on top of the glass top:

Don't really have a complete list of what is in there, lots of crypt, anubias, mosses, h.japan, ludwigia, Hygrophilia corymbosa 'angustifolia' and Hygrophilia corymbosa 'Siamensis', who knows what else!
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post #49 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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January 2015, freshly trimmed! I like the little "upper canopy jungle" thing growing near the surface. Started out as some moss that a few float away stems stuck too, now I keep encouraging it

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post #50 of 52 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 02:54 PM
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perfection!! it has a lot to look at, I would stare at this all day!

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post #51 of 52 (permalink) Old 02-03-2015, 12:59 AM
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i just ordered a finnex planted plus just because of this tank!(i also have a 36gal bow front). i really love they way it looks.

-- 36 gallon bowfront -- 5.5 gallon DBP --
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post #52 of 52 (permalink) Old 08-04-2015, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Annnnnnd its gone

This tank is no more, at least at my house! Turned into a chore that I don't have time for rather than an enjoyable hobby. Maybe there will be another tank at some future date, but this one was RAOK'd as a whole unit (plants, fish, everything!) to someone local who came and picked it all up. Hope it does well there!
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