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legomaniac89 12-02-2010 07:13 PM

Lego's 40 Breeder Journal - I'm back, baby!
 
I finally talked my bosses into letting me set up another display tank at my work, a sweet 40 breeder tank this time ;). The plan for this one is to keep it fairly low maintenance with easy plants that we sell at the store.

Light - Coralife 36" 96W CF fixture, 6700K
Filter - Marineland C-220 canister
CO2 - 10lb tank
Regulator - High purity dual-stage Victor/Milwaukee hybrid
Heater - Rena Smartheater 150W
Substrate - Topsoil, capped with Eco-Complete

Jfrank85 and I put together a pretty sick hardscape, if I do say so myself

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/v...g?t=1291319463

So whatcha think?

Hyzer 12-02-2010 08:03 PM

Looks great, I'll be following.

Jeff5614 12-02-2010 08:50 PM

I've recently developed an appreciation for well placed driftwood. Very nice! Look forward to seeing the plants go in.

speedie408 12-02-2010 08:59 PM

Welcome back to the world of immersed plants Adam. haha The scape looks fantastic man. Subscribed.

EntoCraig 12-02-2010 09:04 PM

Love it.

LICfish 12-02-2010 09:09 PM

Looks really nice.

legomaniac89 12-02-2010 10:17 PM

Thanks everyone! A couple pieces of the wood are wanting to float, so they're being held down by rocks at the moment. I'm hoping to get some of the plants in the tank tomorrow if it's a slow day at work.

I'm working on a deal with my distributor so I can get plants directly from FAN like I used to do. If that works out, I'll be getting lots of Microsorum and Anubias in the next couple weeks for this thing

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problemman 12-03-2010 11:47 AM

Following this bad boy!

malaybiswas 12-03-2010 01:07 PM

Good start lego.

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legomaniac89 12-09-2010 07:33 PM

Initial planting is done and the first few fish are added. 5 Nannostomus beckfordi and 5 Otocinclus. The rock on top of the driftwood is only there until the the wood decides to finally sink on it's own.

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/v...g?t=1291926718

Nannostomus beckfordi. Not my best pic, but the ambient lighting kinda sucks, so I had to go with a high ISO and low shutter speed.

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/v...g?t=1291926718

This tank fully cycled in a whopping 6 days. Believe it :icon_smil

speedie408 12-09-2010 09:22 PM

Great start bro. Now we wait for the storm.

The calm is gonna be NICE.

Those pencilfish... are they active? The ones I've seen are not too active and just float most of the time.

RipariumGuy 12-09-2010 09:59 PM

sWeEt SeTuP aDaM! What type of rock is that? I really like the feel that it gives the tank.

legomaniac89 12-09-2010 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by speedie408 (Post 1224111)
Great start bro. Now we wait for the storm.

The calm is gonna be NICE.

Those pencilfish... are they active? The ones I've seen are not too active and just float most of the time.

Thanks Nick! The pencils are fairly active. Not like Rummynose Tetras or anything, but they shoal from one end of the tank to the other quite a bit. The males display to each other almost constantly :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by JakeJ (Post 1224141)
sWeEt SeTuP aDaM! What type of rock is that? I really like the feel that it gives the tank.

Thanks Jake! I can't remember what rock it is. It's like lace rock, but it's not calcareous so it won't harden the water any more than it already is.

Svynx 12-15-2010 02:27 PM

I'll be following this one as I am starting a 40 breeder as well. Substrate is in, just waiting for my plant order from Sweet Aquatics.

JCoxRocks 12-15-2010 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by legomaniac89 (Post 1224030)
Nannostomus beckfordi. Not my best pic, but the ambient lighting kinda sucks, so I had to go with a high ISO and low shutter speed.

http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/v...g?t=1291926718

Thats still a pretty good shot. What kind of camera/lens did you use?

J


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