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post #121 of 379 (permalink) Old 02-17-2014, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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So the 8.7g became a bit of a problem. The tank is not in the most desirable conditions. It has a bit of a slant to the right, due to the glass alignment. It's been holding water for the last week. Although I'm not happy about it, we are going to use the tank anyways. This is going to be my wife's project with input from myself. She's picked out everything so far.

I showed her all of the "tank" options and she opted for the dirt method. So this weekend we picked up some organic soil and I spent some time sifting the soil. It needs one more go and the soil will be ready. She picked out some malaysian driftwood from Olathe Pets. They are sitting in a bucket right now. We ordered a stand from Nebraska Furniture mart last night. Expected delivery date is 03/08/2014. Once we get the stand here, we will decide where we think the tank will look best. So far she's picked out some Stargrass and sunset hygro to go in it. I don't think we will be doing any carpeting plants. She's wanting simple and clean. Needless to say, I'm pretty excited that she's taking an interest in my hobby and has gone full steam with this project. I will snag some progress photos later this week.
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post #122 of 379 (permalink) Old 02-19-2014, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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New light for the 10g


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post #123 of 379 (permalink) Old 02-21-2014, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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I put an order in at my lfs. Came in today. Very happy with them.




Added some golden to the 55g as well


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post #124 of 379 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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Fts and others










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post #125 of 379 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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The end table we ordered from nebraska Furniture mart came in last night. We spent sometime last night moving the stand and tank around the house to find where we like it best. We ended up putting it where the 29g use to be in the hall way upstairs.

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post #126 of 379 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Just ordered a finnex fugeray-r ultra slim
eheim 2211
cobalt neo 25 watt heater

should be here on Monday
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post #127 of 379 (permalink) Old 03-03-2014, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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So the end table we picked up from NFM was rather sketch. Only had 4 screws holding the entire thing together. So I removed the 4 screws and let it fall apart. I glued the living crap out of it friday night. As of this morning, it's as solid as can be. So that's done

Just got notification that the eheim 2211 has arrived at my door step, the heater should be in the mail box by the time I get home. Just waiting on my finnex fugeray r to come in. For some reason Amazon shipped the light with my 2TB Hdd I also ordered. So i'm looking at thursday/friday for that.

Tonight I'm going to set the filter up dry, and make my measurements for holes. I need to cut a hole in the bottom for power cables and 2 on the back or side for the filter hose.

Getting closer and I will snap some photos tonight when I get home.
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Started the hardscape last night. What do you think?



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Redid the 29g I had to many dead spots. Fish seem happy wIth it


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I've made some great progress with the macrandra. I think I have this plant figured out.


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I tested the 8.7g last night, my ammonia has dropped from 8ppm to 0, and I now have some nitrites showing up, about 6ppm, i'm going to do a water change this afternoon and bring the ammonia up to 3ppm. Hopefully in a week or so it will be finished.
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I have just sat in my work(shhh) for around an hour reading your whole thread and just wow.

The tanks look great!

Just shows you how much you can learn and how you still learn even when you think you know it all! haha

Well done.
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Thank you Doug for taking the time to read through my thread. I've have 90% of the plants I want, and I've been able to grow them at a pretty decent rate. I've spent the last 2 weeks reading and watching youtube videos to expand my knowledge of trimming the plants. So I'm now working on getting the plants to bush/fill in the areas where I placed them. My Macrandra has taken off, but some of the new growth has started to come in green. Not sure about that.
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I realized last night when watching the tank, I have litterally lost Riko. My betta was not in the 55g. Not sure what happened but RIP little guy.
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