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mizu-chan 06-28-2008 06:45 PM

20 gallon long journal//new pics added 3/3
 

JULY 2

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JULY 14

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JULY 21

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JULY 23

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JULY 26

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AUGUST 4
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AUGUST 24

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SEPTEMBER 3

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SEPTEMBER 17


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OCTOBER 12

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OCTOBER 19

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OCTOBER 22

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OCTOBER 26

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NOVEMBER 1

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NOVEMBER 2

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NOVEMBER 18

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DECEMBER 19, 2008

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So a friend of mine sends me this link yesterday showing me a 20 gallon long for only $10 on CraigsList. So of course I can't pass up the great deal and call the guy.
It's in great condition, but now that I have it I have no idea what to do first.

As I only have about 25 dollars left in my name :eek5: I kinda want to do something nice but extreamly cheap :frown: (having no job, and having to pay for gas money is quite the experience)

I know that later on I will need to probably upgrade what I get right now; but was wondering if anyone had any suggestions?

I could probably take some plants from my 10 gallon, but even that is slim pickin's.

Also substrate is a question. I know that Flourite is cheap-ish, but my LFS doesn't order it. I could go with the kitty litter way, but not sure yet.

Anyone got advice? >.<
Thank you.

chase127 06-28-2008 06:54 PM

i think you should transfer everything from your 10 gallon into your 20. for substrate you could do some Schultz aquatic soil from homedepot as a bottom layer and your gravel up top. i did this in my 20 when i upgraded from a 10 and i couldnt be happier :)

also i have some plants i could send your way. moneywort, some leftover anubias rhizomes, hornwort

chase127 06-28-2008 06:56 PM

oh and you could sell your 10G for some serious dough. i got 25 for mine on Craigslist. that paid for my 5.5, substrate and all! :)

mizu-chan 06-28-2008 07:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris127 (Post 633845)
i think you should transfer everything from your 10 gallon into your 20. for substrate you could do some Schultz aquatic soil from homedepot as a bottom layer and your gravel up top. i did this in my 20 when i upgraded from a 10 and i couldnt be happier :)

also i have some plants i could send your way. moneywort, some leftover anubias rhizomes, hornwort

Thanks for the reply! I will be sure to head over to home depot today and pick some up. Hopeful in my price range? lol.
And how much for your trimmings? Thanks for being so nice to offer!

chase127 06-28-2008 07:29 PM

just pay shipping, i'm not looking for profit :)

mizu-chan 06-29-2008 01:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris127 (Post 633866)
just pay shipping, i'm not looking for profit :)

I'll get back to you on those trimmings once I put some money on my card. :D
Thanks so much! (:
Also I was wondering if I could possibly mix the Schultz soil with Eco complete.

chase127 06-29-2008 03:00 AM

ive never tried it but i dont see why it would be a problem. what type of fish do you plan on putting in there?

Raven1 06-29-2008 03:10 AM

When you get it setup let me know. I can shoot you a ton of Rotalla for the cost of shipping. I do weekly trimmings and just toss it on the compost pile.

chase127 06-29-2008 03:28 AM

could you send me some as well? im trying to start a rotala forest. :)

mizu-chan 06-29-2008 06:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Raven1 (Post 634099)
When you get it setup let me know. I can shoot you a ton of Rotalla for the cost of shipping. I do weekly trimmings and just toss it on the compost pile.

Thanks so much! Will do.

mizu-chan 06-29-2008 06:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris127 (Post 633866)
just pay shipping, i'm not looking for profit :)

Thanks! I'll PM you once it's all set up.

mizu-chan 06-29-2008 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chris127 (Post 634097)
ive never tried it but i dont see why it would be a problem. what type of fish do you plan on putting in there?

Maybe some Harlequin Rasboras. Around 10 or so. Not sure, any suggestions?

nikonD70s 06-30-2008 05:31 AM

a school of 10+ rummynose would be nice, they always school. used to have them in my 20g long, now there in the new 60g. i bought some harliguin rasbs and they dont really school that much for me. but you might have better luck.

mizu-chan 06-30-2008 11:16 PM

Day 1
 
So went out today and got some Schultz Aquatic Soil from Lowe's. I bought 2 bags, but found
that just one bag of 10lbs work just fine. Still going to have to go and buy something to cap it
with since it is very lightweight (hard keeping it all in the bucket while I was washing it ).

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got for $6.78 a bag (:

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I actually don't mind the color.

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washed it a couple of times..

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she so much wanted to jump into it thinking it was kitty litter :icon_neut
after awhile she decided that watching was just as fun.

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It gave me a good 1.5"-2". Probably going to either but some black gravel, or use some old really
natural looking gravel I got while I was in Ohio awhile back. Depends on how much money I have left.

Expenses so far:
- 2 bags Schultz Aquatic Soil (-$15.04)
- 20 gallon long (-$10.00)

Already went over my $25.00, I was practically attacking my couch for quarters and other loose change. :icon_roll

:icon_eek: I still need to get:
- filter
- lighting
- heater

Hoping I can just ask around and see if anyone has any older equipment that they're willing to give me. :flick:

As for plants and such it will have to wait until everything else is set up (
chris127 and Raven1 don't worry I
am still going to take you up on your plant offers once I get the money. Trying to sell a couple of
paintings this week).
Since it IS low-tech I'm probably not going put any CO2 in it. I would if I was able. lol.

Well that's all for now.
Comments very much appreciated :)



xpistalpetex 07-01-2008 07:03 AM

where did u buy the 20 gallon long for 10 bucks >_<


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