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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2007, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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my new 55 hex, just set up today!

hey guys , im new here, obviously seeing as how this is my first post... anyway, i traded a bow flex sitting in the back room of my job, for this tank! works both ways, cuz ill be here everyday anyway, it might as well be mine still.... so i built the stand, and holy crap i forgot how expensive wood is!@ i did the laterite and flourite substrate, but i didnt buy enough so i had to mix about 10 pounds of homedepot peagravel in the top layer of flourite. oh well, it still looks good i think... i bought the light on ebay, its a 175 watt MH with the ballast for 75 bucks. it came with 2 bulbs, the one in the picture is 14K but the other one doesnt say, its really yellow colored. ill mess around with both of them and figure out which one works better with the plants when i get em.... the filter is a rena xn3 ... the water is still a tiny bit cloudy, but its lookin cool allready. i'll keep updating this as soon as i can afford plants and whatnot....
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2007, 10:25 PM
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Nice stand ! Have fun with your tank and welcome to the forum.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-03-2007, 11:57 PM
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Do you work at a tattoo shop? Nice stand/tank.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2007, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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hey thanks guys! i do work at a tattooshop and nerd, your stank aint so bad either
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2007, 05:25 PM
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LOL, Talk about a typo! Ill have to visit next time im out your way. Im in binghamton.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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UPDATE
as soon as i figure out how to take better pictures, i will. but for now....


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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-15-2007, 10:02 PM
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Looks nice...
Is it possible to move that spraybar higher?

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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yep, i can move it higher, but i figure plants will cover it soon, if i leave it that low.... bad idea? also, how long can i go without co2 before everything turns into mud?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-17-2007, 01:38 AM
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You could possibly turn down the lights.
The reason why I say move the spray bar higher is because it is hideous looking at that level lol.

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