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post #16 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Im with FSM, there is no way, ever that it would be a last tank unless you drown in it (but that would be a happy death), or it fell on you (semi happy death).
this comment is so funny ..i hope none of the above will ever happen to me .but yea i do know what you guys mean..! starting out with my 75G then 210G then 90G and now sold the 75G and got the 180G not to mention couple of 20L and three 10G laying around
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post #17 of 70 (permalink) Old 06-02-2009, 04:51 PM
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this is gonna be cool--such a huge tank.

do you have any particular inclinations yet in terms of fish stocking and plant selection? you could get lots of really cool stuff in such a spacious tank.
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this is gonna be cool--such a huge tank.

do you have any particular inclinations yet in terms of fish stocking and plant selection? you could get lots of really cool stuff in such a spacious tank.
i want to do 12 discuss and some tetra cardinal , plants i got no ideal ..
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look what been waiting for me at home today..thanks to the UPS

notting else had done to the tank ..this weeken hopefully i get some free time , i'll do plumbing for the reactor and the UV ( flow by the FX 5 with the T)
Why have a wiper on a UV unit?
Never understood this one.........nothing will grow on the tube inside........

Think about it..........what do UV's do?
Kill bacteria and anything else and destroy DNA.

Nothing is going to grow in there...........

The UV is good for planted tanks for one thing: Green water, after which, they are not needed. You might need it 1x, if that.

I keep a hang on unit for any tank issues, but you might add that to the Rift tank instead.

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Why have a wiper on a UV unit?
Never understood this one.........nothing will grow on the tube inside........

Think about it..........what do UV's do?
Kill bacteria and anything else and destroy DNA.

Nothing is going to grow in there...........

The UV is good for planted tanks for one thing: Green water, after which, they are not needed. You might need it 1x, if that.

I keep a hang on unit for any tank issues, but you might add that to the Rift tank instead.

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never thought about it like that i always thought the wiper will come in handy somedays .too late now .. the rift tank already got a gamma 25W HOT with the utility maxjet pump ( ran 24/7). i could do the gamma for both tank if need but i was read alot of people here got problem with the FX5 + reactor ( fx5 too much flow ) thats why i want to get this UV so i can do the T for both reactor and UV.
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done with the reactor and all the plumbing

got some of the wood ...soaking now
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Kali,
I'm happy you started a journal...I can't wait to see this progress!!!
NICE manzanita!
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I'm happy you started a journal...I can't wait to see this progress!!!
NICE manzanita!
yep , thanks bro ...will be in touch with you real soon , just got some stuff from GLA today, cant wait to get home and do some more with the tank

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That is a nice cichlid tank. I can only imagine how nice your planted tank will end up looking.

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Like how you spread all the manzanitas on your love seat. If you are married, must say that your better half is pretty supportive. My wife already had enough of my hobby. The last thing she'll tolerate is if I start expanding my aquarium work area to the furnitures
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That is a nice cichlid tank. I can only imagine how nice your planted tank will end up looking.
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Like how you spread all the manzanitas on your love seat. If you are married, must say that your better half is pretty supportive. My wife already had enough of my hobby. The last thing she'll tolerate is if I start expanding my aquarium work area to the furnitures
the reason all the wood on the couch because we trying to remodeling the living rooms now , yep my wife been had enough of my b/s too ,but we just got a lil kid , thats why she so busy with her and she dont blah blah about this 180G yet ,i always told her that no more spending money on the fish tank but end up spend a bunch ,hope one day she wont tell me " its me or the fish"'

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Great looking tank.. can't wait to see it up and running!
Love the cichlid tank also.. someday when i convince my parents to let me get another aquarium, I'm so going to make it a cichlid tank.

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thanks for your kind of words..

the reason all the wood on the couch because we trying to remodeling the living rooms now , yep my wife been had enough of my b/s too ,but we just got a lil kid , thats why she so busy with her and she dont blah blah about this 180G yet ,i always told her that no more spending money on the fish tank but end up spend a bunch ,hope one day she wont tell me " its me or the fish"'
Just watch your step because when you start setting up tanks the size of yours you have to remember they're about the perfect size to bury you in out in the backyard...lol

Looks like you're off to a good start.

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Just watch your step because when you start setting up tanks the size of yours you have to remember they're about the perfect size to bury you in out in the backyard...lol

Looks like you're off to a good start.
lol this's my 2nd bigger tank ..my bigger tank is 210G .

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Wow, no wonder your wife is making you get rid of the driftwood in the S&S. 210 gallons? I am impressed. Any more updates?

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