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55G show tank

Figured I would start a journal and share my progress... Currently doing dsm with HC. Just planted today!

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Immersed, covered, and waiting =)

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That wood is fantastic! Have you thought about adding some moss to it? :P
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going to be super nice once the HC fills in, loving the rock scape
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That wood is fantastic! Have you thought about adding some moss to it? :P
I may add a bit of christmas moss down the road... Only definite plan I have at this moment is to plant some needle leaf java at the base of each piece of manzanita once flooded.

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Beautiful DW!

My BBA is pearling! Finally...

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You are quite the artist. Very nice arrangement!

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Wow, beautiful layout on the hardscape in the toughest size tank to scape with. I really like how the rocks and wood on the left side are right up against the front. It gives that tank a lot of depth, one thing that is hard to do with the dimensions of a 55g.

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Wow, beautiful layout on the hardscape in the toughest size tank to scape with. I really like how the rocks and wood on the left side are right up against the front. It gives that tank a lot of depth, one thing that is hard to do with the dimensions of a 55g.
Thank you =) Gotta love the appreciation.. I just ordered a lily set/and an inline heater to help to keep a clean look to the tank. I originally wanted a rimless setup but ended up with a new 55g free, and the black trim actually accents everything in the room better anyhow.

Looking forward to it's progression. Stay tuned for upcoming pics...

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I have to say that out of hundreds of 55gal. tanks I have seen this is the one tank that has been able to create a hardscape that doesn't make the tank look like it's only 12" deep which is a feat in itself. Like I said before very nice and anyone looking to set up a 55gal should use this as an example. Way to think outside of the box, it definitely paid off.

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Really awesome tank. Please share if you have update!
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post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-30-2013, 03:00 AM
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I agree with what has been said, very much looking forward to updates. Awesome job! What light hangers are you using? I am looking into hanging options and those look nice.
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