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Forum: Tank Journals 11-04-2013, 05:36 AM
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Posted By aquacalm500
Nice tank.

Nice tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 11-04-2013, 05:28 AM
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Posted By aquacalm500
I really like the dimensions of a 75 gal. ...

I really like the dimensions of a 75 gal. Looking forward to seeing this project develop!
Forum: Tank Journals 11-04-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Beach Added! --- too bright!!!

Well, I went ahead and added the beach to the left side of the tank. It's shockingly bright white. The sand looked good in the bag... but it appears much brighter in the tank. I will give it some...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-30-2013, 05:04 AM
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Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Thanks Bserve. I like how you have the rocks...

Thanks Bserve. I like how you have the rocks right up to the front - gives it some real depth. And oh yeah, the beach looks good too!
Forum: Tank Journals 10-30-2013, 04:51 AM
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Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Thanks for your input guys! As soon as I...

Thanks for your input guys!

As soon as I find the right sand I'm gonna go for it. Definitely like the look. I guess I'll see if the added maintenance is worth it. I'm hoping it will add some...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Adding a white sand beach

As far as adding the sand, I'm thinking of using a small plastic cup or a Ziploc bag filled with sand and water and lowering it down to the substrate level and slowly pouring it into place. Never...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-26-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,805
Posted By aquacalm500
Those two goldfish are amazing. Their colors...

Those two goldfish are amazing. Their colors compliment each other perfectly. I'm gonna start learning more about goldfish now!! :icon_smil
Forum: Tank Journals 10-25-2013, 03:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Progress Shot

Plants are growing! Hair algae is still hanging around. Fish have settled in - much more brave as far as hanging out in the open.

What do you guys think about the scape?

I'm toying around...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-11-2013, 03:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Hey AZfishkid, I mean, Centromochlus! I've read...

Hey AZfishkid, I mean, Centromochlus! I've read so many of your posts over the years :red_mouth. Yes, thanks, l love the rocks too. As far as the location, I wish I could be specific; and as I...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2013, 04:50 AM
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Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Here are a few pictures taken this evening. ...

Here are a few pictures taken this evening. Plants are starting to grow (and a little bit of hair algae too). Recently turned up the CO2 to 2-3 bps. Doing small water changes (5-10%) every 3 days...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-10-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Thanks for the pic EdStewart. Hopefully, you end...

Thanks for the pic EdStewart. Hopefully, you end up liking your new fish:icon_cool
Forum: Tank Journals 10-09-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
If any of you out there keep Bolivian Rams, I...

If any of you out there keep Bolivian Rams, I would love to see a picture or two. Would love to see a mature fish if possible. (Mine are young). This is the first time I've owned this fish in all...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 04:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
You are correct.

You are correct.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 02:30 AM
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Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Added some fish! Here's a pic of a really cool...

Added some fish! Here's a pic of a really cool male Bolivian Ram (M. Altispinosa) and also a pic of a Blue Ram (M. Ramirezi). The Bolivian Rams seem to be a lot more shy than the M. Ramirezi. It's...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 17,921
Posted By aquacalm500
Wow. I'm impressed... and inspired. Very nice...

Wow. I'm impressed... and inspired. Very nice work.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-08-2013, 12:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Hi Jonnywhoop. Here is a full tank shot from a...

Hi Jonnywhoop. Here is a full tank shot from a few weeks ago. I really wish I had topped off the tank before taking the picture! LOL. Now that I have this journal going, I'll be sure to take...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-07-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By aquacalm500
I recently started the same tank with the same...

I recently started the same tank with the same substrate and the same light!

Let see how different our aquariums can be!!

Lookin' good so far.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-07-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Thank you everyone for the positive comments! ...

Thank you everyone for the positive comments!

This past weekend I added a trio of otos, a pair of rams (M. Ramirezi) and a pair of Bolivian rams (M. Altispinosa).

Tons of personality. ...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2013, 05:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Thanks. The rocks were inspirational to say the...

Thanks. The rocks were inspirational to say the least! Made me want to start the tank.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
So, in addition to the tank (ADA 60-P).... ...

So, in addition to the tank (ADA 60-P)....

Light - Finnex Ray 2
Filter - Rena Filstar XP M
Heater - Hydor inline
CO2 - yes
Substrate - ADA Amazonia


Thoughts...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
Hi. Yeah, I found the rock and thought it would...

Hi. Yeah, I found the rock and thought it would be amazing in a tank. So then I went and bought the tank!
Forum: Tank Journals 10-04-2013, 04:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
I added some Ludwigia and a few stems of Rotala...

I added some Ludwigia and a few stems of Rotala to the back left corner in order to give the scape some color.

The first picture was taken from right of center.
The second picture was taken from...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-03-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 59,998
Posted By aquacalm500
I kind of like that "mixed salad" look when the...

I kind of like that "mixed salad" look when the foreground is mat of different plants.
Forum: Tank Journals 10-03-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
So, I have been into aquariums for a long time...

So, I have been into aquariums for a long time and have been really practical for the most part when it comes to keeping the cost of a tank project low. This time I decided to splurge a bit - wanted...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-03-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,842
Posted By aquacalm500
60-P "It Starts with a Rock" Beach Added - page 3

You never know when the inspiration to set up a new tank is gonna strike. Well, it happened to me this past summer while on a little hike out in nature. I had gone 2 years without a freshwater tank...
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