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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Nature Aspired 40Breeder

Hi first off my name is Marcin and its time to post the progress of my tank. Ive been mostly reading very little posting and this site/forum has been the biggest help. Ive been fishkeeping for few years but fell in love with aquascaping about 2years ago. I started of with 20 long, then i got this 40 breeder. I went with mts and dsm for about 3 weeks. Im gonna post some pics from beginning since the tank is already 3 months old.
This is how it started

I will post more pics and details tomorrow since its very late but i wanted to start the journal. Goodnight
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 09:57 AM
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Really COOL scape!

Your plants have filled in great!

I really LOVE the 40B size tank! Great depth, front to back, along with good width, and just high enough to get a good scape going, but not to tall to need super strong lights! Add to the fact you can get them for $40 at Petco's $1 per gallon sale, and it is a WIN-WIN!

GREAT job so far, and can't wait to here all about it!
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post #3 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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I am in college so the budget is tight. Thats why I love Petco's $1 per gallon sale.
The equipment im running on this tank is
DIY 4x24 t5 light from Home Depot
Milwaukee Co2 MA957 Regulator with 20lb tank
Rena xp4
EI dosing.
Fauna includes 18 Rummy nose tetras
6 Orange Von Rio tetras
6 Amano shrimps
10 Ottos
The flora includes
HC in the foreground
Some Microsword, very slow grower
Blyxa Japonica
Narrow Leaf Java Fern
hygrophila pinnatifida
Rotala Indica
limnophila aromatica
taiwan moss

and here is the latest FTS
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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 03:35 PM
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Great Job Marcel. What light bulbs are you using?
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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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The lights came with soft light bulbs but i have replaced them with 24watts 6500k. I ordered them online dont remember the brand but i can look it up.
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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 03:56 PM
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Wow! Fantastc tank!

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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 07:29 PM
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Exactly what the title says, natural in every way. I loove it! What do people say when they see it in person!?

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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for kind words. @ bleeker, I think it looks better in person im only using point and shoot camera but that's the case for most tanks. Cameras have troubles catching all the details people put in their tanks
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post #9 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 05:20 PM
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Beautiful setup!

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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 11:50 PM
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Your tank have grown like crazy and you have put a lot of think in there...the wood is covered but it still fantastic...

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Man, this is just simply breath taking! Great job!
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post #12 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:20 AM
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Awesome tank.
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post #13 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:38 AM
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Beautiful- hit natures nail on the head -
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post #14 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 06:40 AM
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most impressive!
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post #15 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-09-2012, 04:20 PM
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WOW, beautifully done. Bravo, it does look very natural

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