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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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55 Gal Low Tech

Finally finished customizing the plumbing for the back of the tank.

Substrate and water going in today 5-4-13.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Starting pictures
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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-04-2013, 05:10 PM
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what a nice canvas you got there. be sure to color it well... by the way ge down the wallpapaer and try to fill the gap with plants and rocks and fishes or such... photos are nice to get ideas from not to have them instead of our plants fishes or decorations

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I think you don't need that background

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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-05-2013, 06:32 AM
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Re: 55 Gal Low Tech

Black BG does well

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Ok, with some suggestions from the aquascaping forum....

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Wow, nice! What are you planning as stock?

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Very nice sooooo much better with the plain background

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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-26-2013, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know what I'm going to stock right now. I had a list, but recent water reports from the city show a KH of 2.5 and a GH of 28ppm. (Link to report).

Most of the fish I was looking at need a 7 or so KH... I've been trying to figure out how to raise the KH without effecting my pH. I think I need to do it with crushed coral. Would love your input, but will probably double post the question in the fish section.
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Wow! That grew in nicely.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-30-2013, 09:07 PM
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Calcium and Magnesium (GH) might be a bit too low for a few fish but I wouldn't worry about Alkalinity at all with most. I would be doing joyous back flips if I had your source water.

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are you using co2 in it

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