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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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So, I am new to this forum. I took down my saltwater tanks because I didn't have the time for them and set up a little OC 30 planted cube instead. Honestly, I like it better than my saltwater tanks. Here are just a few pictures I have, I am going to clean it up tomorrow and maybe rearrange so I will post more pictures soon! Looking forward to talking with everyone on this forum!

I need a background for the tank, any ideas? I don't like the fake ones. I was thinking fiberglass/foam tree roots?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 07:14 AM
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Wow, you have quite a nice tank, especially for a beginner

Some people just paint the back of the tank black to make the fish/plant colors pop out.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 10-31-2007, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks! I was the head of the fish department in a fish store for 6 years, that is why I'm having so much beginners luck! This is my first planted tank and definitely not the 1st. I already have an idea for a 2nd tank that I will set up as soon as I get settled into a house.
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Beautiful tank! But take a razor blade to that sticker..{j/k}
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 01:12 PM
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Interesting tank, the windelov seems very happy.
What substrate are you using? Any other tank specs? How long has it been set-up? Do you have CO2?
BTW, if you would like this thread moved to the photo album, shoot me a PM.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-01-2007, 02:48 PM
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Cool tank for a first timer. I was never a fan of those algae balls though. They look weird to me..

If you have a bigger tank, you can move a few of those rainbows out.. They'd much prefer a bigger tank to swim around.

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change the thread title, you're doing good.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-02-2007, 07:35 AM
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i thot i heard somewhere on this forum or another that the algae on the algae ball can infest the whole tank.
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