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Kayen 12-05-2011 05:45 AM

Kayen's 40B - Ferns galore - 12/4/2012
Just moved my 33g up to this guy, and with the help of .Mko. and us finishing midterms and having a 3 hour break between finals and midterms, we went ahead and embarked on this project. Pretty much purchased nothing except the AC70 powerhead and prefilter.

Some pics taken hours after setup and then specs:

Lighting: 1x39w T5HO Hagen Glo w/ Lifeglo bulb
Filtration: Eheim Ecco 2234
Other: Maxijet 400w/ sponge(not attached yet) + AC70 w/prefilter attachment
Substrate: Shultz Aquatic Soil

Plants: C. Wendtii, Java Ferns, Anubias Nana, E. Tenellus, random bits of moss and subwassertang.

Low tech, just flourish and excel 1x a week is the plan, easy maintenence. Looking to add a couple more river rocks and bit more anubias nana, and otherwise denser e tenellus in the back where it is.

.Mko. 12-05-2011 06:03 AM


.Mko. 12-06-2011 05:23 AM

any updates?

Kayen 12-07-2011 04:06 AM

looool seems you're the only person that cares on the thousands of people here, probably since i'm not an ADA-obsessed person like everyone else.
Water has since cleared up quite a bit more.
Picked up a bunch of filter media, and fish seem to be doing pretty happy in there.

salmon 12-07-2011 04:18 AM

looks like an awesome start, that will look awesome filled in! what kind of wood is that? what you stocking in there?

Kayen 12-07-2011 04:25 AM


Originally Posted by salmon (Post 1624953)
looks like an awesome start, that will look awesome filled in! what kind of wood is that? what you stocking in there?

All manzanita wood. In terms of stocking, couple rasboras, wcmm, ottos, angels, rainbows, loaches, sae, and i literally mean couples. I did not do stocking on this tank, they were all inhabiting the 33g and just got moved over.

Kayen 12-07-2011 06:29 AM

More pics!
Ottos came for a pic!

And my horribly neglected 10 with tons of cherry shrimp a few arrow rasboras and a very active betta:

.Mko. 12-07-2011 06:35 AM

...i need to come over again and trim that 10... holy man i need to trim that 10

.Mko. 12-07-2011 06:36 AM

you should use that very fancy phone that your always proud of and shoot a vid of the tank for all of us to see just to show your awesome flow and movement =)

Kayen 12-07-2011 05:01 PM

Haha, flow isn't that great, still have to open up the canister and clean it out!, still need to get a spray bar.

.Mko. 12-07-2011 05:11 PM

lol finals first then filter then lily pipes.

2in10 12-07-2011 06:06 PM

Nice job on the tank

.Mko. 12-11-2011 06:30 AM


.Mko. 12-13-2011 06:58 AM

heard you got some blue angels... pics or didnt happen.

Kayen 12-13-2011 07:24 AM

Go away man.
FTS, extra piece of wood is just chilling until further notice (after finals).

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