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post #31 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 02:02 AM
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I think your tank is going to be great! For a suggestion on aquascaping...I always like standing up pieces of driftwood as much as possible. For driftwood piece 3, I would stand the two legs on the ground pointing the other leg toward to surface. Just my two cents.
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post #32 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 05:37 AM Thread Starter
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I think your tank is going to be great! For a suggestion on aquascaping...I always like standing up pieces of driftwood as much as possible. For driftwood piece 3, I would stand the two legs on the ground pointing the other leg toward to surface. Just my two cents.
Hmm... interesting idea... let's see how it goes!

Seller hasn't even SHIPPED the ADA Aquasoil, so I'm kinda mad. Should get here next week though. Hopefully Monday.

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post #33 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Wow! Soo glad, the Bee Shrimp Mineral GH+ (RO remineralizer) came today! The last component, the ADA Aquasoil, was shipped today, should get here Monday.

Do ya know what that means? I may very well be able to set up this tank this weekend, and get shrimp in just a few short weeks!!

Hang in there!

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So I tore down the tank today, putting the established filter media into my 55's filter, to keep the BB colony alive during remodeling.

Hopefully the ADA Aquasoil is coming on Monday, seller didn't get me a tracking number though. We'll have to see.

Got some pics after it was torn down, here they are.
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Sounds like it is going to be a very cool tank!

Will be waiting to see how it develops!

Good Luck!
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How do you like the desk lamp for planted tank lighting? Do Ya remember how much it was? I am guessing it uses power compact bulb? Is there replacement bulbs for it?

Thanks for the info!
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Sounds like it is going to be a very cool tank!

Will be waiting to see how it develops!

Good Luck!
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Hoping it will be cool.

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post #38 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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How do you like the desk lamp for planted tank lighting? Do Ya remember how much it was? I am guessing it uses power compact bulb? Is there replacement bulbs for it?

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1. I love it! Cheap, effective, small, awesome!
2. It was about $30 shipped, which is a GREAT price, notches me up to medium lighting in a ten gallon. I have one over my other 10 gallon as well, I loved it so much!
3. I suppose so, but whatever it uses, it grows plants nicely .
4. Probably, I haven't checked for plants though yet.

Maybe the link to it will help ya out, here it is:
http://www.menards.com/main/lighting...091-c-6356.htm

Hope you like it too!

P.S. Thanks for the tip, I changed the title. I feel embarrassed now

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Replacement bulbs of those can be found at Walmart.
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post #40 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-07-2012, 11:57 PM
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1. I love it! Cheap, effective, small, awesome!
2. It was about $30 shipped, which is a GREAT price, notches me up to medium lighting in a ten gallon. I have one over my other 10 gallon as well, I loved it so much!
3. I suppose so, but whatever it uses, it grows plants nicely .
4. Probably, I haven't checked for plants though yet.

Maybe the link to it will help ya out, here it is:
http://www.menards.com/main/lighting...091-c-6356.htm

Hope you like it too!

P.S. Thanks for the tip, I changed the title. I feel embarrassed now
I remember the one I sent you. Where did you get the other?
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post #41 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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I remember the one I sent you. Where did you get the other?
Since you sent me one, they gave the option of shipping it from store to home. I got another one when I couldn't find a different cheap option .

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post #42 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 07:52 PM
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Oh don't worry, I've got lotsa pics coming, you just sit back down and wait.
I waited this long for pics and I finally get some of an empty tank! I already saw your old tank! Start the new one now! (Without all the required materials) Btw, did the Aquasoil arrive yet?

Boo you! Stop making us wait!

In all seriousness, I'm getting antsy just waiting for you to set it up, I wonder how you feel knowing it's so close at hand!
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I waited this long for pics and I finally get some of an empty tank! I already saw your old tank! Start the new one now! (Without all the required materials) Btw, did the Aquasoil arrive yet?

Boo you! Stop making us wait!

In all seriousness, I'm getting antsy just waiting for you to set it up, I wonder how you feel knowing it's so close at hand!
lol. Believe me, it was AGONIZING waiting for the AS to get here so I could set it up, but can you believe it?

IT'S FINALLY HERE!!!!

lol!

I'm washing it now, hopefully I can set it up over the weekend... we'll see though...

Antsy? Psh, you just wait :p . It's gonna be up Saturday (I hope). The AS is washing and the DW is soaking, so we'll see how it goes .

I'm also getting some more moss, I'll update the OP once I actually buy the moss lol.

Thanks!

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post #45 of 55 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 04:02 PM
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Don't wash the AS too much. Anything more than a light rinse is going to take off some of the magical AS dirt that helps the buffering etc....

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