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post #151 of 417 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 05:06 PM
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Looks pretty sweet
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awesome set up! Love it when planted tanks use reef gear, very nice stuff.
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And after having waster a solid hour of my work day reading through this thread (don't tell the boss) and being blown away by the technical expertise of it, all I can say is: subscribed. I can't wait to see where this tank goes.
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Well the tank is clearing up, and have a few plants in. Good plants are difficult to come by in this town so this is NOT the final aquascape. I am currently just acquiring plants and aquascaping materials before I really dig in.

I found a piece of driftwood I liked, and now I am trying to find a few similar pieces so I can create a scape. I also lucked out and found some larger gravel on a job site that has the same colour and texture as Flourite, so it looks ok as a blend. Just threw a handfull or two in to get a feel for it.

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I should mention I took this pic just before the lights went out so its fairly blue. Normally its quite white
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Much clearer today.. few more plants added

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post #157 of 417 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 02:39 AM
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The reds really pop under those LED's. Can't wait to see what kind of growth you get in a techy system like this.

Though, that scratching post right next to the tank 0_0
You brave man you
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post #158 of 417 (permalink) Old 03-17-2013, 02:51 AM
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Yes, why do we always seem to have cats?? I have three, and curiously, they have no interest in my tanks.

It appears that the tank will look wonderful, Garreth! I'm interested in seeing how it turns out.
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i noticed the scratching post before i noticed the new plants in the tank lol... very brave considering the open top. My cat always drinks from my tanks open top and teeters his lardness on the rim. Its dangerous and he has falling in once...disaster..........hasn't happened since though

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We have two cats and as of today one of them has discovered that she can balance herself on the side and front pane of glass to drink out of the aquarium. The tank isnt moving but the scratching post probably will.

The other cat loves watching the tank but so far hasnt gone climbing!
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The reds really pop under those LED's. Can't wait to see what kind of growth you get in a techy system like this.

Though, that scratching post right next to the tank 0_0
You brave man you
Just as an example of growth rates I added some hygro siamensis last weekend and the main stems grew 4 inches in 7 days. Ive already pruned them and replanted to expand its coverage at the back.

Wanted a couple fast growers for the first couple months while the tank breaks in and the hygro works for this. Its not messy, large enough to be durable even with constant pruning and I can trade cuttings for credit sometimes with local stores.
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All the !@#* i wanna say is you a HOLY RICH
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All the !@#* i wanna say is you a HOLY RICH
Far from rich. This tank represents a decade of equipment collecting. Its not like I just went out and bought it all at once.. thats madness on my income. I just build everything I can and reuse everything useful over and over. A lot of this equipment has been running at least 3 tanks before this one
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I forgot to mention Ive started wiring for a string of red leds in the mix. Im going to add 10 to the 2 32 inch fixtures (5 each) and 2 leds to the side fixtures in hood. This will cover the whole tank and I can control its intensity separately from the rest.
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Very impressive, I think this tank is going to be great. Looking forward to seeing the progress.
I have cats too!
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