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02-25-2013 08:45 PM
calebkraft Time for an update!

03-14-2012 01:21 PM
calebkraft I still have the HOB filter. I just kind of like the water that low. there are a lot of reasons, such as having space for my water lettuce, being lazy, and the fact that my center brace is long gone.
03-14-2012 04:29 AM
epiphany Did you ever get a new filter or is that why your water level is still low?
03-14-2012 01:50 AM
calebkraft finally got my zoomed dual t5ho in. Huge difference! (culling some duckweed helped too)
03-07-2012 01:55 AM
kcartwright856 I actually kinda liked the potted herbs look! It looks very nice now, though!
03-07-2012 01:48 AM
calebkraft the fixture without the bulbs was only like $64.
03-07-2012 12:18 AM
epiphany Nice, how much did it cost?
03-06-2012 03:25 PM
calebkraft Just ordered a zoomed t5ho dual bulb for this. That should push a few more photons to the bottom! Got 10,000 and 6,500 bulbs to start with.
03-04-2012 09:47 PM
calebkraft Just completely reshaped! water is dirty and I've decided I need better lighting, but so far I'm much happier with it.
02-12-2012 09:38 PM
calebkraft Just an update. Everything seems pretty healthy. I currently have 10 neon tetras, 3 cory juleii, a guppy from an old tank and a bunch of cherry red shrimp.

I'd really like to just re-scape it to be more to my liking. Right now it looks like an herb garden!

01-28-2012 02:11 PM
calebkraft everything is cleared up nicely.

I got my shrimp and one of them is berried!
01-23-2012 03:42 AM
epiphany I found a way for you to upgrade your lighting cheap if you want to, you'd need a glass top or something though. I was at a hydroponics shop today and picked up a sunblaster 24"T5HO fixture/lamp for $30. It's a 24 watt bulb and linkable, it also seems to give light all the way down to the substrate. I'd expect it to be cheaper as you live in the states, maybe $20-$25 for the fixture. 2 of these should be able to get you into a medium light category without breaking the bank on an expensive fixture. Other than that sounds like a decent plan, lots of plants are good. And yeah you could probably even go with a larger school of like 20 total, but I'd say stick with a smaller number, and if you stay with smaller ones get a nice colony of shrimp going.
01-23-2012 01:16 AM
calebkraft Well, basically I want tons of plants.

I will drop my 4 headlight/taillight tetras and my guppy in there. I may get a couple ottos. I am even considering getting a few small tetras (cardinal or neon), I love how they look when they school. I really really really don't want to overpopulate though. I figured a total of 10-12 tiny fish in a 40 gal tank with my hardscaping should be ok right?

Aside from that, it is going to just be a shrimp playground!

Since I have so much vertical space and areas to chill, I've halfway considered getting a crawfish, but I'm afraid it would still just be to damn mean.
01-23-2012 12:33 AM
epiphany Very nice, should clear up fully fairly soon. Any other plans on the tank?
01-22-2012 10:49 PM
calebkraft Major improvement! It has cleared up considerably. I also took out that cruddy wood I had and added some pots to break things up vertically. This is, by no means fancy aquascaping but it will be tons of fun to watch the shrimps running around on all of this!

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