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dewalltheway 01-11-2008 06:41 PM

GONE LIVE!! - Mark's 55 gal Tank Journal, (Dissolved) (NO 56K)
It is 2:30pm EST here in Ohio and I am counting down the hours till I get home so I can start on my 55 gal planted tank. Over New Year's break, I tore down my 55 gal artificial tank to begin to get ready to turn it into a planted tank. I ordered my lighting, eco-complete and a few other items and they arrived today as did my plants. I will be starting in on the tank around 6:00 tonight and will post live updates of my progress as well as taking suggestions along the way. I will be a long but enjoyable evening so stay tuned. I will post pics off the tear down later.

Green Leaf Aquariums 01-11-2008 07:15 PM

Sounds good, hurry up and go home!

rountreesj 01-11-2008 07:33 PM

yes rry it up... and make sure you slope that eco...

dekstr 01-11-2008 07:57 PM

Just stop what you're doing and start working on the tank, NOW!

I'm getting ready to see some awesome pictures.

dewalltheway 01-11-2008 08:32 PM

When you want the time to go faster, it doesn't and then tonight when I want it to go slow it won't. 1 1/2 hours to go.......I wish I could leave now..:mad:

Green Leaf Aquariums 01-11-2008 08:36 PM

Nobody will notice, just say you have to go to the bathroom and never go back.

dewalltheway 01-11-2008 10:27 PM

Having a little set back. My aqualight was damaged in shipping and they are sending me a new one which will be here next Wednesday. I ordered supper for my daughter and I and will be getting started very soon. I have a few modifications I need to do to the base then I will get started. Uhhhgggg!!

Kolkri 01-11-2008 10:36 PM

Hope your planing on a long night. Must my 6 gallon I did yesterday took 4 hours. lol
Can't wait to see pictures.

Green Leaf Aquariums 01-11-2008 11:11 PM

One slow step after another slow step.

dewalltheway 01-12-2008 02:52 AM

Well it has been very slow and I apologize for no post thus far, but final I have gotton the eco-complete and some arrangement done. Looking for your thoughts.

dewalltheway 01-12-2008 02:54 AM


Kolkri 01-12-2008 03:20 AM

Its a start.

BiscuitSlayer 01-12-2008 03:54 AM

I can't wait to see things get started.

On a side note, you spelled Journal wrong. You spelled it journel.

dewalltheway 01-12-2008 07:06 AM

Well, as you can see by the time of my post it is 3:00am. Still not done but getting close. Here are a few pics on where I am at right now.


Left side

Right side

dewalltheway 01-12-2008 07:07 AM

I am tired and going to bed. Finish up later.

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