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post #16 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-24-2010, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for your help i will have lots more questions in the future. im sure. maybe someday i can turn my 2.5 into sw?? wow that sounds so amazing.
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There is a light in this thread. 18W may be too much, depending on what you plan to keep.

Just letting you know.

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Ok i ordered some amazonia for this little tank. and i got that mignon filter from foster n smith. plus i got a cfl clip on light. 13 watts. My driftwood is soaking. this tank is expensive. lol. i will have to keep it forever.
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It's worth it. Slate bottom's are priceless IMO and only get better with age!


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Lol i dont even have the substrate yet. I want it to look like rolling hils of grass. what ground cover would achieve this???
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For inspiration.


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That's gorgeous! Looks better than a rimless IMO.


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Awwh. great now i wish i had the matching hood too.
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Great classic tank!! Love the classic tank look...
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For a similar look at a fraction of the price, you could buy some aluminum angle trim and use it on the outside of a new(and cheaper) tank.
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Awwh. great now i wish i had the matching hood too.
I agree with you there. I have a 2.5g too but accidentally stepped on the side of it and need to replace a frame. Hopefully yours turns out wonderful.

Do you have the original tar seal?

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At a fraction of the cost...lol. my sis gave it to me. i do not believe it is original because i cant see any tar. but it looks brand new. Maybe whoever had it had i fake plant in it. i want to do it right and have a layout in mind. i might need co2. ive never used it. i want a full ground cover in the front stretching all the way to the back. lol about 8in by 6in. i have an arch type piece of driftwood. so i want a grassy path through the arch.
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post #29 of 31 (permalink) Old 12-30-2010, 07:56 PM
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As for the filter try Eco Art Nano Filter. You can find them at Petco. I have it for my 1 gallon nano and I am very happy with it.
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Have you tested the tank for leaks? Super important. I picked up a metal framed tank like yours and no matter how I resealed it it continued to leak... after a few weeks I gave in. Now it holds all of my aquarium supplies.

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