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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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55g NPT (my first)

I finally got everything together and got my first NPT 55g tank planted today.

Step 1 - Fill with Miracle Gro Organic Soil



Step 2 - Place hardscape



Step 3 - Add play sand and some water



Step 4 - Plants then sit back and enjoy

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 10:00 PM
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Very nice...I like the checkerplate border on the light...
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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its a 48" T8 shoplight from Home Depot. $45 canadian
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Amazing start! Get a journal going so more people can see it! The hardscape is really nice
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Thanks...Just got my journal set up
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Thanks...Just got my journal set up

My bad, I thought I was in a different section. Wow I'm tired.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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My first 55g NPT (UPDATE)

Update on my planted tank....No ferts and no CO2

1 month of growth

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 04:35 AM
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Beautiful! I love the hardscape. What sort of breathing things are going to be so lucky as to call this place home? And what is your photo period? That fixture sitting right on the tank seems like a lot of light.
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Beautiful! I love the hardscape. What sort of breathing things are going to be so lucky as to call this place home? And what is your photo period? That fixture sitting right on the tank seems like a lot of light.
Thanks!!! Right now I have about 30 red cherry shrimp and 6 amano shrimp calling that place home along with some ramshorn snails. I am planning on stocking it with about 15-25 female betta in the next month or so.

That light puts out a medium level light but on the low side of medium. I have it on for 10hrs
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