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07-18-2009 01:48 PM
dewalltheway
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Originally Posted by Voozle View Post
I skimmed through the entire thread but must have missed that last detail. It's a shame the layout is gone, but it sounds like this tank is a big part of your current project, so I guess it hasn't gone far. Thanks very much for answering my question, I've been experimenting with an identical lighting system over my own 55 gallon.
No Problem and yes, all the filters, heater, lights, plants, etc. are now included in my 90 gal which you can find that journal in my sig.

Just keep experimenting with your lighting and I am sure you will get a schedule that will be perfect for the plants you are keeping. Also, keep in mind the height at which that lighting is from your water surface. Let me know if I could be of anymore help.
07-18-2009 01:27 PM
Voozle I skimmed through the entire thread but must have missed that last detail. It's a shame the layout is gone, but it sounds like this tank is a big part of your current project, so I guess it hasn't gone far. Thanks very much for answering my question, I've been experimenting with an identical lighting system over my own 55 gallon.
07-18-2009 01:17 PM
dewalltheway
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Originally Posted by Voozle View Post
Gorgeous, really well done. How long do you run the lights for?
Well.....they don't run at all anymore. This tank was tore down and is now being used as a RO/DI water storage tank for when I do water changes to my 90 gallon corner bowfront and all the lights are used on my 90 as well. At the end of 2008, I had both my 90gal and this 55gal running and I couldn't keep up with both of them with the time they required, the cost of upkeep, etc. and me having 2 teenage daughters in sports plus working 2 jobs so I decided to combine the 2 into one and since the 90 was bigger and could hold more of my fish (didn't want to get rid of any) I switched everything over to the 90. I do have to say I miss this tank at times and hope that when things slow down one day that I want to setup another tank like this except it will be either a 75 or 90 gal rectangular tank and not a 55.

To answer your question about the lights, I believe I was running one bank for 8 hours and the other bank for a 4 or 5 hour afternoon burst.

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Your's is the first tank that I think the Erios actually fit into well. They are hard to scape with. Most of the time that just look like a blob plopped somewhere. I love your tank.
Thx! I do miss my Erios and hope one day to have them again but they didn't fair to well when I made the move so I lost all of them. They did fit well with what I was trying to do.
07-18-2009 02:24 AM
Tex Gal Your's is the first tank that I think the Erios actually fit into well. They are hard to scape with. Most of the time that just look like a blob plopped somewhere. I love your tank.
07-18-2009 01:53 AM
Voozle Gorgeous, really well done. How long do you run the lights for?
07-07-2009 01:10 AM
dewalltheway It is a standard 55, 48" long x 12" deep x 21" high
07-06-2009 11:01 PM
beginerplanted what are the dimentions of your tank cause you seem alot bigger from front to back.
04-27-2009 11:44 PM
NeonFlux Awesome tank.
04-24-2009 12:43 PM
mountaindew Very cool looking!
Normally I don't like stacked rocks, but you did a great job with yours.
Great work.
-md
04-24-2009 12:00 PM
dewalltheway
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What is that big bunch of grass like stuff in the middle? Sorry not good with plant names
Blyxa Japonica
04-24-2009 04:34 AM
blah3

What is that big bunch of grass like stuff in the middle? Sorry not good with plant names
03-21-2009 10:06 PM
fishguy27@yahoo.com Thanks! I'm going to mess around with the rocks that I have already and see what I can put together.
03-21-2009 09:36 PM
dewalltheway
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I just read through the thread and you've inspired me so much. I have a question about your rock wall though, I'd love to make one of my own, you said you didn't glue them in at all, but did you ever have trouble with them falling while in the tank? Fish bothering them? Plants pushing them around? Thanks!
Thanks for the kind words. As far as the rock wall, I never had problems with it falling over unless I was messing with it. My fish never bother it in fact the CAE I have made his own cave back in a crevess I had. It really worked well. The rock I used where pretty flat on both sides which helped with stacking. Just make sure you start with a good, solid, flat base to build off of. I also staggered mine to help with tying them together to make them more stable. Hope this helps. Let me know if I can be of anymore help.
03-21-2009 06:52 PM
fishguy27@yahoo.com I just read through the thread and you've inspired me so much. I have a question about your rock wall though, I'd love to make one of my own, you said you didn't glue them in at all, but did you ever have trouble with them falling while in the tank? Fish bothering them? Plants pushing them around? Thanks!
02-09-2009 12:23 AM
dewalltheway Thanks so much for the great comments on this tank. I did learn a lot about planted tanks over the course of last year with this 55 gal. and it was a great tank for me. I am so glad that people are inspired by it and hope it continues to do so. I am really enjoying my 90 gal tank but have days where I miss this tank.

Thanks again!
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