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You've really got a knack for this don't you? LOL - awesome layout - just, everything. Now please put some interesting fish in it - stay out of Petsmart!!

(peacock gudgeons would look awesome in that tank)
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Interesting idea and well executed
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This is gonna be wild .
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Looks like dawn in the mountains with that background light. dig it
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No way, man! That is crazy cool! I am stoked to see the finished look.
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You've really got a knack for this don't you? LOL - awesome layout - just, everything. Now please put some interesting fish in it - stay out of Petsmart!!

(peacock gudgeons would look awesome in that tank)
Thanks! I have never heard of that fish, but after a quick google search I think I just may have to get some for this tank.
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Howdy, to another Texan!!!

I used to deliver beer in Rockwall in the mid 90's! Nice Town!

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Small world! We just moved here a few months ago and we love it. Nothing beats living on the lake.
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I am still searching for the right pendant light... Once I find that, it shouldn't be too long before I can add the plants and fish.
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What do you think about air plants (and/or orchids) attached to the rock and driftwood?

I was thinking about something like this...
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Started on the lighting today. I couldn't find a pendant light that I liked so I decided to make one myself out of 4" PVC pipe. It will also allow the LED to "breathe" better with the top of the pendant left open. I picked up a pendant light kit at Lowes along with some other hardware. I plan on painting the pipe to match the rest of the tank..possibly using some stencil design to give it some depth.
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Also ordered the light today.... 3 PAR 30 11 Watt 5000K-6500K dimmable LED bulbs.

http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=526
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http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...672885774.html

I got all excited about these but I haven't ordered them yet...still trying to determine whether one 15w led would be better than five 3w leds..

Can't beat the price..
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http://www.aliexpress.com/store/prod...672885774.html

I got all excited about these but I haven't ordered them yet...still trying to determine whether one 15w led would be better than five 3w leds..

Can't beat the price..
Wow that is a great deal... let me know if they work out for you.
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