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40B Tank "Dutch-ish"

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Lights: 2 Radion XR15 Freshwater

Filtration: Hagen AquaClear 70

CO2: Pressurized. 24oz Paintball, GLA Atomic Paintball V2 Regulator, Standard glass/ceramic diffuser, stainless check valve, and standard glass drop checker with premixed solution.

Circulation: Hydor Koralia Nano 240

Heater: Hydor Inline (holding tank at 76/77 degrees).

Fish: 3 Celestial Pearl Danios, 8 Neon Tetras, 1 Zebra Loach, 1 SAE, 5 Otocinclus, Red Cherry Shrimp (population unknown), 9 Harlequin Rasboras.

Substrate: CaribSea Flora Max Planted (Midnight)

Plants: Always changing

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More HC

Getting ready to split this up and plant. More pics after I get it in the substrate.




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Haha yeah I'm a little impatient on waiting for the carpet to form, so I figured I'd help out ol' mother nature
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Wish I could find that many pots. Good luck. If you need any help from my progress let me know.

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Wish I could find that many pots. Good luck. If you need any help from my progress let me know.

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Yeah they were trying to get rid of them for a new shipment coming in so I got a deal on them. I'm sure I'll need something somewhere down the line
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That hc and dwarf hairgrass will fill in nicely. It took almost a moth for my hairgrass to spread I was so impatient I would wake up everyday and get so excited over a couple new blades Hahaha. I use to run a filstar xp3 on my 40 breeder, it was the best canister filter I've ever had almost up to par with eheims but not as expensive. Although I recently started using fluval canisters I don't like them they are way too fragile avoid them.
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That hc and dwarf hairgrass will fill in nicely. It took almost a moth for my hairgrass to spread I was so impatient I would wake up everyday and get so excited over a couple new blades Hahaha. I use to run a filstar xp3 on my 40 breeder, it was the best canister filter I've ever had almost up to par with eheims but not as expensive. Although I recently started using fluval canisters I don't like them they are way too fragile avoid them.
I'm the same way lol. I actually just purchased an API Filstar-M. Says it's good for 75 gallons so I'm finally set there. Now for some sweet looking lily pipes . I'm glad to hear that you like the filstar line. So far I'm really digging mine and the extra flow. I'll def have to add pics of it soon for the journal.
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HC Planting

Getting trimmed up and separated.



After the planting. Above tank.



After the planting. Front view.

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That looks like a massive PITA... but looks sooo good once its planted! Will be following this.
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That looks like a massive PITA... but looks sooo good once its planted! Will be following this.
Haha thanks. It wasn't too bad. About a half hours worth of work. The floramax did much better than my old regular gravel when I was planting them all. I also ended up keeping a little bit of the wool on roots to help anchor some of them down as well.
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ADF Feeding Video


Figure I'd add this since I'm waiting for more growth to happen in the tank. Enjoy.

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Adf

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Just ordered my Atomic Paintball Co2 Regulator V2 from GLA. Going to hook that up and post a little review. Maybe some people are wondering what happened with the Milwaukee regulator...I had it "float" and end up gasing my fish..was lucky it wasn't worse than it was. I always run an air pump as a safety. I lost my hillstream loach, and two neon tetras over the event... It happened over the weekend while I was out of town. Everything is ran on a timer, just FYI.

Putting the Milwaukee on a 120 gallon and using a 2lb paintball setup with the new GLA Regulator for my 40B. It sucks because of what happened with the fish but I look forward to what lies ahead.
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Atomic Paintball Regulator V2 to be installed today. Pics coming soon. Current Co2 setup to go on 120 gallon tank.
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