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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
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Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Hight Point NC
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55g In-Wall Project | Now 75g!!

I've been on here for awhile now, looking for ideas and gathering info for my new project. I was given a 40G tall tank back in 05 and since then learned a lot along the way. I recently acquired a 55G for free, so why not right? Here's a quick look at the progress thus far!

Pants: HC, Blyxa japonica, Cryptocoryne albida(can't see it yet)
Lighting:Odyssea 48" T5 HO
Filter: Rena XP3 w/ Hydor 200w Heater
Substrate: Eco
Co2 / Dosing N-P-K / CSM+B

While building our house last year, I scoped out this perfect location for my tank. (picture is my old 40g tank)

UPDATE** 6/22/2012
Added a few fish. 12 Serpae Tetras and a Chines Algae Eater. Couldn't find any SAE's local. Shot this quick vid shortly after adding the Serpae's. Slight algae bloom from a bad mix of ferts. . Changed out that horrible C02 diffuser for a Cerges' Reactor. I wish I had started off with that in the first place!! What a difference it made. No more 7UP. I'll be doing some maintenance tomorrow. I'll probably do another vid with it all cleaned up.

Last edited by .shawnD.; 01-09-2013 at 03:32 AM. Reason: Updated to a larger tank.
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