haha why thank you.. i'm getting a smoking deal on it too
I'm not sure yet on the co2.., is it worth it? I have been having great success with out so i'm not quite convinced i need it yet.
i'm still hung up on what to use for the substrate.. leaning towards MGOPM capped with eco-complete (since it worked so well in the edge) or fluorite black how ever that will cost me probably 150$ which seems excessively expensive for substrate so still hunting for black pea gravel which doesn't seem to exist.
I'm guessing i would need 4-5 bags for a 48x18" tank.
Flourite black $27/15.5lb bag x5 135.. ouch!
Eco-complete $35/20lb bag x5 175.. bigger ouch!
Also found some stuff called clear water pebbles
which is decent.. just a tad bit on the shiny side for me.. but its the cheaper backup plan at 21$/20lb bag (this may actually be the same stuff in the yellow shrimp tank above)