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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-06-2008, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Jeffboyarrdee's UCLA 45cm ADA

Ok so i started a tank last quarter, and for a while i didnt have plants and fish, so the tank looked horrible because algae took over my plants and killed almost everything. I waited until thanksgiving to bring plants back from SF, and i finally got the tank to a point where it was low maintenance which is what a college student needs! so far its been an easy tank to take care of.

I am running i think a 32watt pc light, this tom rapids canister filter, no heater, an ADA co2 advanced sytstem.

for fish i have these raspora maculatas, yellow shrimp, amano shrimp, and ottos. The shrimp and ottos really cleaned up the tank within a few days it was amazing.




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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-06-2008, 10:27 PM
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...what? You're at UCLA??
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If you want some HC, HM, Limnophila sp. 'Mini', and Hygrophila sp. 'Porto Velho', let me know and I'll hook you up; I'm in the dorms.

I think I have some extra Eheim tubing that you could use to replace the ribbed tubing on that Tom Rapids filter too. I read that the ribbed tubing decreases flow a lot.

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Yea the flow DOES SUCK...i live on kelton...who are you guys?

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Yea the flow DOES SUCK...i live on kelton...who are you guys?

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hahah I'm a second year, Mech Engineering major. Hooray winter quarter...

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im switching from electrical engineering to chemical engineering. im a junior transfer...yes la is fun so far! havnt been to any fish stores down here, everything was brought down from SF

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what light fixture are you using?

-20 gallon high, 65 watt Coralife Freshwater, Filstar XP1, Pressurized CO2, 77-79 degrees Fahrenheit, ADA Aquasoil + Powersand, 1 neons, 2 otos, uncountable number of chery shrimp, EI dosing method, 40% water change every week.

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im switching from electrical engineering to chemical engineering. im a junior transfer...yes la is fun so far! havnt been to any fish stores down here, everything was brought down from SF
Not many around here.

Are you into SW too, or just FW? For FW, you have Nature Aquarium and Fumis around here. Oranda Aquarium. FW selection kinda sucks here. Travel farther and you have a ton of stores in OC, All About Fish in Long Beach, Aquarium Center in Sherman Oaks.
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go ucla, haha
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what light fixture are you using?
i bought it off of ebay...its the exact same housing as a coralife fixture, its just like an 18 inch light. so it was a perfect FIT!

yea i dont have a car down here. so i cant really explore. so what year and major are all of you guys? do you guys have pictures of your tanks?

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The tank looks great! I really like the DW!

I have to say, its pretty funny that all you TPTers are at UCLA! I have a feeling there will be some club coming soon... maybe the first ever college planted tank club?

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i bought it off of ebay...its the exact same housing as a coralife fixture, its just like an 18 inch light. so it was a perfect FIT!

yea i dont have a car down here. so i cant really explore. so what year and major are all of you guys? do you guys have pictures of your tanks?
what were the keywords you searched for?

-20 gallon high, 65 watt Coralife Freshwater, Filstar XP1, Pressurized CO2, 77-79 degrees Fahrenheit, ADA Aquasoil + Powersand, 1 neons, 2 otos, uncountable number of chery shrimp, EI dosing method, 40% water change every week.

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Looks awesome!

Do you find the tom rapids cannister filter doesnt push out as much as it states (300lph)?

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