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Old 10-17-2011, 10:27 PM   #1
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Reginald's 40b


This tank has been set up for about a month or so. It's cycled, but still has some "new tank" to it. So it's a little rough around the edges, I don't think I'm really going to touch it for a couple of months to let everything settle. This is also the first glass tank that I've had (other than my pico) since I was about ten or so.


It's a 40b 3*39 T5HO (but two are only on for a few minutes a day so most of the time it's just 1 bulb)

CO2 injected (no bubble counter and I really have no idea if I'm doing that part right).

Eco-complete with a bit o' dirt on the bottom layer.

Eheim 2217 for filtration.

The plants are not all in the right places due to some poorish planning on my part. A couple of the plants are collected, some bought here and some have been with me for many moons. There are a couple of species I've never tried before and I'm looking forward to seeing them grow.



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Old 10-17-2011, 10:36 PM   #2
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Looks good, I've always wanted to do a 40B. Have you though about doing some type of carpet plant in the front? Maybe dwarf hair grass or HC?
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Old 10-17-2011, 11:08 PM   #3
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Thank you.

There's some belem and some UG in there. From what I understand, it takes a while to acclimate then starts getting around. I haven't quite decided if I need to get some more of just let what's in there grow for now.
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Old 11-23-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
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Sad news: After the appearance of staghorn, I fiddled with the CO2 (I don't have a bubble counter and really have no idea how much I was putting in) and gassed the fish.

I lost a fish and assumed that he jumped, but I'm guessing he became a little ammonia spike instead.

I then freaked out and adjusted the CO2, with no way to tell what my base level was, backed off in fear. Then had to try and blind dial a needle valve to an inline diffuser (real hard to look at that one and tell what's going on).

These pictures are from a couple of days before the incident.







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Darn man, always sucks when something like this happens. What all did you lose? I can't really see any fish in the pics.
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Darn man, always sucks when something like this happens. What all did you lose? I can't really see any fish in the pics.

I really only had a few fish in there (it's still relatively new) so nine cardinals and a skirt tetra that has been with me for a while now. Bummed about that last one.
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