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post #31 of 167 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 09:25 AM
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My LFS owner has a 75 gallon with 250 neon tetras and his goal is 1,000 of them! He orders a ton of them every week and at the end of the week whatever he doesn't sell goes in the tank and the cycle repeats. Feeding time is quite amazing!
I know the fish aren't the same but you get the idea

Can't wait to see how this turns out!

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post #32 of 167 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 03:53 PM
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LOL, I've been 'off stems' for around 3 years as well. If anyone needs help with they're addiction, feel free to PM me.
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Here is a pic of the current state of the aquarium. Thats right, you see it back there in no glory?! We are going to change that.



Oh, and in this pic you can see the 75p that is hanging out doing nothing. Sad days.



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What are those red covers on your ceiling?
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What are those red covers on your ceiling?
The are bass traps (sound treatment). I mix audio in that room.

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post #36 of 167 (permalink) Old 08-08-2013, 09:10 PM
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This tank sounds exciting! Also, nice guitar gear. Do you do anything to prevent the humidity of the open tanks from damaging your amps and guitars? I'm setting up an open tank myself and I wonder if it's going to be a problem for my gear.
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I have open top tanks (4) and fairly expensive violins and violas. In the winter time here in Alberta not even those 4 topless tanks can keep the humidity at a decent enough level for my instruments. I don't know about sound equipment though.
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Yeah, i havent had a problem in the past. The room is a pretty good size and its only one or two tanks. Maybe in the middle of a humid summer it may creep up but probly not much even then.

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Thats an awesome setup! Is this your mancave or office/what do you do for a living? I see lots of cool gadgets so Im curious lol
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Thats an awesome setup! Is this your mancave or office/what do you do for a living? I see lots of cool gadgets so Im curious lol
Its a temporary mixing suite. I am between studios right now. I may settle in for longer than I originally thought, but that cant last forever.

It used to be my man cave, but those days are numbered with my children approaching the, "they need their own play room," age.

For a living I am a systems architect and an audio engineer.

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He lives!!!!! Good to see you getting back into things, and you added another family member since I last talked to you. We are expecting in the next 2-3 weeks as well, reason for my big plant sells the last few weeks. Figured I better thin the collection before I have no time or will to do it.

Shame on you for letting those tanks sit empty, what would Amano think of you?!?!?

Instead of feeling the pressure to out do your previous tanks, just suck like the rest of us and you dont have to worry about it!

Good to see ya around again JB!

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Yup, I am going to do it. The cliche of all cliche's! The 180 gallon tank JAMMED with cardinal tetras!

I havent been around in a while. Actually i havent had a planted tank running for a few years now. Life got a hold of me. Two kids, new recording studio business, primary job responsibilities, you know.

Anyway, my 180 (60x30x24") tank has been sitting empty for too long now and i have been struggling with the idea of selling it....selling everything, all my aquarium goodies, as a matter of fact. It is just such a waste of space and if we move (which we are actively considering) what a pain!

Well, if it has fish in it, there is not need to sell it! HAHA See how I used the jedi mind trick on myself?!

So, here is the plan.

In the next month i am going to put together a low maintenance layout with some HUGE driftwood, moss, java fern, and potentially lilaeopsis. Then, i am going to jam as many cardinal tetras in there as possible!

I am actually giddy with excitement.

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Big schools of cards and rummynose are awesome. I would say add some other big fish like Cichlids and catfish to add a little more.


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The are bass traps (sound treatment). I mix audio in that room.

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I spy some superchunks in the corners as well! I just installed some 34" faced ones in my room I made of rock wool - love it.

Will follow this.
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I spy some superchunks in the corners as well! I just installed some 34" faced ones in my room I made of rock wool - love it.

Will follow this.
Super chunks, yes yes!

I actually did a video on them...


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Somebody is getting driftwood tomorrow!!

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