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sdaugherty 03-16-2013 06:49 AM

I just wanted to say Hi. I'm new to the hobby and living in Durham NC.

nightshadebel 03-16-2013 01:38 PM

hi! welcome to TPT!

stevenjohn21 03-16-2013 02:10 PM

Welcome to the forum ! Any pictures of your tank(s)

Aquaticz 03-16-2013 02:23 PM


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sdaugherty 03-16-2013 04:16 PM

I'm in the process of setting up a 38 Gallon Long tank as we speak. No water in it yet, waiting on the lights and the CO2 regulator before getting the party started.

I also have a 20 Gallon T that I've just recently put some plants in, nothing major just a few things I managed to find at PetSmart which isn't great and a DIY CO2 set up. I'll post some pics later.


sdaugherty 03-17-2013 03:11 AM

Here's my tanks, like I said nothing much to look at but i've been enjoying it and have been picking up a lot of things on these forums.

This one is my 29 Gallon Tall. I've had it for a bit over a year now. It's pretty much the kit from Petsmart. I do have 2 plants in it that are real. Having an issue with Brown Diatoms because I wasn't doing water changes like I should. My fish are doing well though and I've started regular water changes now and I hope to take out the fake plants and add a few other low light plants.

My second tank. I got it on Craigslist a few months back for 20 bucks with the stand and a 10 gallon that I haven't done anything with. This is my experiment tank. It has two 8" clamp lights with 13W CFL 6500k bulbs and DIY CO2. I just got this up and going last week. The plants are from Petsmart and I spent a lot of time googling the plant names to make sure they were actually aquatic plants and not the semi aquatic they sometimes sell. Only 1 fish in this one, he wasn't getting along with his tank mates.

This is my work in progress. It's a 38 Gallon Long I picked up last month on Craigslist for 30 bucks. The light is a Finnex Ray 2. I have a CO2 regulator on the way and an Hydor inline heater. I picked up a Fluval 305 filter on the SnS forum here for relatively cheap along with the driftwood. The substrate is Safe T Sorb. I'm on a tight budget so it's taking a bit to get this one set up.

Sorry for the poor images. I'm not very photo inclined and used my cell phone.

nightshadebel 03-17-2013 01:07 PM

they look good!

ValMM 03-17-2013 04:59 PM

Welcome! Your tanks look good, they will only get better.

stevenjohn21 03-17-2013 09:47 PM

Nice tanks ! Do you make those 3-D backgrounds yourself ?

sdaugherty 03-17-2013 10:51 PM

Thanks for the comments.

I did not make the backgrounds, they came from a company called Universal Rocks. I really like them in my other tanks.

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