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GONE LIVE!! - Mark's 55 gal Tank Journal, (Dissolved) (NO 56K)

It is 2:30pm EST here in Ohio and I am counting down the hours till I get home so I can start on my 55 gal planted tank. Over New Year's break, I tore down my 55 gal artificial tank to begin to get ready to turn it into a planted tank. I ordered my lighting, eco-complete and a few other items and they arrived today as did my plants. I will be starting in on the tank around 6:00 tonight and will post live updates of my progress as well as taking suggestions along the way. I will be a long but enjoyable evening so stay tuned. I will post pics off the tear down later.

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yes rry it up... and make sure you slope that eco...
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Just stop what you're doing and start working on the tank, NOW!

I'm getting ready to see some awesome pictures.
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When you want the time to go faster, it doesn't and then tonight when I want it to go slow it won't. 1 1/2 hours to go.......I wish I could leave now..

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Having a little set back. My aqualight was damaged in shipping and they are sending me a new one which will be here next Wednesday. I ordered supper for my daughter and I and will be getting started very soon. I have a few modifications I need to do to the base then I will get started. Uhhhgggg!!

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Hope your planing on a long night. Must my 6 gallon I did yesterday took 4 hours. lol
Can't wait to see pictures.

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Well it has been very slow and I apologize for no post thus far, but final I have gotton the eco-complete and some arrangement done. Looking for your thoughts.


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Its a start.

My planted tank. 55 gallon fluorite substrate over soil, 64 watts of light, excel twice a week. Weekly water changes. Angelfish pair, guppies, BN plecos and otos. Redone 11/13/2012
One non planted tanks. 75 gallon.
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I can't wait to see things get started.

On a side note, you spelled Journal wrong. You spelled it journel.

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Well, as you can see by the time of my post it is 3:00am. Still not done but getting close. Here are a few pics on where I am at right now.



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Left side


Right side

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I am tired and going to bed. Finish up later.

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