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post #1 of 194 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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'Galaxy Jungle' CRASH!!

Okay so I noticed that I have a LOT of extra stuff laying around since I had to buy some big bags of stuff for my picotope. So I'm hauling an old ten gallon out of my basement and setting it up as well! I have forgotten how much I love fish tanks! Aquariums rule.

Here is the tank now. Hideous, eh? I painted this 'Starry Night' type background a longtime ago. Needs to go. There have never been fish in here, I had hoped to sell this hideous tank and never did. Giggle.

Here we go again!


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Well...I only had glossy black paint in my house and it is snowing hard so I didn't want to go out. So I started to paint the back with the glossy...it's a pain in the butt to get it to stick. It's working, but really slowly.
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I liked the starry night! For a planted tank, maybe not. You made a good decision taking it off.

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For a nice 'fun' tank for some one who really isn't into aquascaping I this it would work. But for a nice planted tank I felt pure black was the way to go.

I used to work for petsmart and this woman came in and bought neon mixed colour gravel, neon plastic plants, neon roman themed ornaments, and bright blue background plastic.

Arrrrgggghhhh!!!!! Puke.

Then she came back and bough six black mollies.

People are so strange.
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Decided to bite the proverbial bullet and do a DIY CO2, I was going to try sticking the tube into the impeller of the filter. I'm scared. giggle. Never done CO2 before, I'm terrified that I'll end up killing fish.

I want to be careful cause my plan for this tank is to breed Galaxy Danio from an already captive bred source. I'm so taken by this fish that I want to help the captive bred population to hopefully reduce it from being snatched from the wild.
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Don't worry you won't kill your fish with a DIY setup on a 10g unless you use multiple bottles.

Ps> We need update pics
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Okay, that's good!

I don't have any update pics yet cause it took ALL day to put that evil glossy paint on the back. Grrrrr...not doing that again, next time I'm taking the time to get my butt out of the house and get the right paint! giggle.

I'll have more pics later today.

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Decided to bite the proverbial bullet and do a DIY CO2, I was going to try sticking the tube into the impeller of the filter. I'm scared. giggle. Never done CO2 before, I'm terrified that I'll end up killing fish.

I want to be careful cause my plan for this tank is to breed Galaxy Danio from an already captive bred source. I'm so taken by this fish that I want to help the captive bred population to hopefully reduce it from being snatched from the wild.
good luck with the CPDs. they are really fun fish.
oh and btw, the name people use now is Celestial Pearl Danio (CPD). they used to be Galaxy Rasbora, but never Galaxy Danio.
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I call them Galaxy Danio cause I have trouble spelling Celestial. How sad is that? giggle.
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Okay, so it still isn't much to look at. This is as full as I can get it on one tank of RO water. I need to wait a few hours for the RO tank to refill. I took the large Anub out of my pico and tied it to this driftwood. The picotank looks much better without it, the plant was just too big for that space.

The big piece of driftwood used to be about four times bigger (no kidding, it's a HUGE chunk that used to barely fit in my 75, don't know what I was thinking) and I spent an hour sawing this bit off.

I wish I had more sand for this, there is just barely enough. But the point of this tank is to do the set up with 'things I find around the house'...think of it as a MacGyver tank. Giggle.

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Rekles75 was so nice and sent me some plants! Some of them can be seen here. I took the Anub and Nana out of the pico and placed them here (they were too big for the other tank) and put some of the new plants from Rekles in the pico. According to theory the moss type plant on the rock under the mesh should grow into a carpet.


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For a nice 'fun' tank for some one who really isn't into aquascaping I this it would work. But for a nice planted tank I felt pure black was the way to go.

I used to work for petsmart and this woman came in and bought neon mixed colour gravel, neon plastic plants, neon roman themed ornaments, and bright blue background plastic.

Arrrrgggghhhh!!!!! Puke.

Then she came back and bough six black mollies.

People are so strange.
Grosssssss. Poor fish, prolly thought they were at a Grateful Dead Concert. I love this tank, awesome plants!

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I like that driftwood. It used to be bigger? The way you have it makes it look like a tree growing out of water.

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Much bigger, he's a shot of it with a windex bottle for scale, you can see where I cut it. I also knocked the shale off so I could use it on the new bit. It's a massive bit of wood. giggle.

Thank! I was very much going for the tree in water look!

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