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post #31 of 163 (permalink) Old 10-18-2009, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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I love going to clearance outlet centers. I picked up another 40g Whisper HOB filter for the awesome price of $3.97, brand new. Since my Penguin 400 was being a noisy mess, I decided to switch to dual 40g Whisper filters. It also allows me to put one on each end of the tank for better circulation. Good stuff.

I also picked up a 25ft Python for $16, and some dechlorinater for $0.50 a bottle. I love clearance centers.

Came home, swapped out the filters, cut my massive stem of P stellata in half and replanted it. I also added a amano glass Co2 diffuser so I have Co2 getting injected on both sides of the tank. The plants are loving it, some have already grown half an inch in the past couple days! Anyways, here are some photos!

















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post #32 of 163 (permalink) Old 10-18-2009, 03:40 AM
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This tank came together fast, everything looks great so far. You got a great selection of plants from everyone.
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Cool!
Any concerns about the fireplace below? how hot does the tank get?

What cam are you using? those pic's are so crisp!


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if this tank was a woman, it would probably be a young version of megan fox.

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Wonderful. The pictures, plants and scaping are all simply gorgeous. The P stellata is so luxurious. This is definitely a favorite tank of mine now.

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looks fantastic! you are pretty good at taking pictures too~
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AMAZING TANK!!! I'm about to start a 40 breeder as well and i'm using your tank as a guide. Where and how did you hear about those clearance outlet centers with aquarium stuff??? and do you plan on using a canister filter or stick with HOB filters?
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post #38 of 163 (permalink) Old 10-18-2009, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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This tank came together fast, everything looks great so far. You got a great selection of plants from everyone.
Thanks, yea planted tank members pretty much rock! These are mostly Tom Barr plants so thats why they are so beautiful


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Cool!
Any concerns about the fireplace below? how hot does the tank get?

What cam are you using? those pic's are so crisp!
Not too many problems with the fireplace, I think it's pretty well insulated on top of it, its a gas fireplace so I can always flip it off with a flip of the switch.

I bought the camera at the same place that Shakespeare bought his pen. I just turn it on and it takes amazing photos for me! Haha, its a D300 though, these were taken with either my 50mm f1.8 or my tokina 11-16mm f2.8.

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Wonderful. The pictures, plants and scaping are all simply gorgeous. The P stellata is so luxurious. This is definitely a favorite tank of mine now.
Yea its a cool plant, it hope both stems start to grow since I decapitated it a few days ago.

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looks fantastic! you are pretty good at taking pictures too~
Thanks, I'd hope so otherwise I would have tons of angry brides following me around.

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AMAZING TANK!!! I'm about to start a 40 breeder as well and i'm using your tank as a guide. Where and how did you hear about those clearance outlet centers with aquarium stuff??? and do you plan on using a canister filter or stick with HOB filters?
Very cool, I'm sure there are a lot better tanks to go off of. I can't really use a canister because of the physical location of the tank. The HOB filters are working awesome though, since I have dual ones I get really good circulation, and I run them pretty low so they don't stir up the service at all (the main complaint against HOB's). I found out about the clearance center here. It's easy to just buy some nice plants, stick them in a tank for a few days and see how beautiful it is. It's another thing to see the tank looking this good a month from now
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I wish I could have a tank like that, but I'm not rich.
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This thing is pearling up a storm... with only 2wpg! Some of the plants have already grown over an inch... in 4 days!

When should I start the ferts?
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You might as well start your ferts after you do your WC. I would just start off dosing half for now just to get the ball rolling. You wouldn't want to overdose and cause any unwanted algae.
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This is getting out of control...

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sweeeet. lookin good!

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post #45 of 163 (permalink) Old 10-23-2009, 04:59 AM
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I'd say its growing well. When are you/what kind of fish will you be adding.
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