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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 12:23 PM Thread Starter
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Wooohoo 40B approved!

So excited! My wife gave me approval to get a 40B!! She thought I was wasting electricity on my nano since I only had a ghost shrimp and a few pond snails in there. So I suggested how about if I get a bigger tank and combine the two. She said ok!

My nano

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20L is all cleaned and ready to sell to the LFS.

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Stand is widened and ready for the new tank + a new 8L bag of aqua soil.

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For now I got all my fish and a few plants crammed in to my 10g tank. The rest of my plants are in buckets all around the house. Got 2 filters running so they should be ok till they get their new home.

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post #2 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 01:50 PM
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You know you will keep them all up and running, right?

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2 Angels, 2 Aeneus Cory
7 Neon Tetras, 7 Glowlight Tetra
2 Glass Cats
1 Spotted Raphael Catfish
1 Dwarf Bristlenose Pleco

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post #3 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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You know you will keep them all up and running, right?
Lol I wish. My 50g turtle tank and this one will be enough trouble.
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post #4 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-13-2012, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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So here's everything I had in the nano and 20l all in one..except for the fish for now

Java Ferns
Amazon Swords
Anubias Nana
Jungle Vale (I think)
Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis (I think)

Just wondering if there is enough light for the plants I have?
running 2x 36" T5NO


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post #5 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
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Finished building my light fixture. Added another T5 while I was at it.


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post #6 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-22-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Plant ID plz... jungle Val? it's already growing runners.


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post #7 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Picked up some Yamato shrimp, Ishimaki snails, and Hygrophila polysperma today.


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What kind of soil are you using?
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post #9 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-24-2012, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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Its a mix of a bunch of different aqua soils. Most of it is Kotobuki, some if the really dark stuff is GEX, and the lighter colored stuff in the front was in a bag that wasn't labeled. I think that was the LFS own brand.
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post #10 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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New equipment! Mix Max co2 reactor. Works great with my DIY co2. Doesn't need high pressure.


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Nice even spread of micro bubbles!

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post #11 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 08:18 PM
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That 40b looks very well built! The silicone is nice and thick and it seems like very thick glass. Better than the ones I found around here.
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post #12 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 09:08 PM
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diy co2 not worth it at all. If its a temporary on budget thing then sure. I did diy for like a year, not worth it.

Hope you are dosing nutrients as well. Your tank looks beautiful and very clean. Hope all goes well.
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Looks very good and congrats on the new tank.
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Looking good

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post #15 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 04:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thank for all the complements!

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That 40b looks very well built! The silicone is nice and thick and it seems like very thick glass. Better than the ones I found around here.
I was lucky I got a deal on it. The LFS was sold out of the cheap 40b tanks so they took apart a box set 40b and just sold me the tank for almost the same price as the cheap ones. I saved around $30 if I were to buy this tank separately.

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diy co2 not worth it at all. If its a temporary on budget thing then sure. I did diy for like a year, not worth it.

Hope you are dosing nutrients as well. Your tank looks beautiful and very clean. Hope all goes well.
I'm still looking for a place to get cheap co2 over here. All the stuff at the LFS over here will average about $15~$20 a month just for co2.
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