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Old 01-29-2013, 04:36 PM   #16
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Uh oh, prepare for the aquatic upper class raging about that down town decoration :0 Some people cant handle this stuff
Lol best post all day....

This looks pretty sweet I like it and think its really creative!
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:25 PM   #17
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When they grow up you'll have to worry about them getting stuck in some of the smaller places that they could once go. They aren't as self-aware as some creatures and just don't know how big they get. Goldfish are really fun to keep, but they aren't for every setup. But hey... that's just another excuse to get a different tank!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:28 AM   #18
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I don't mind the airplane at all
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:14 AM   #19
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Default New 40g lightly planted Goldfish tank

Hay everyone just a small up date
I done a rescape today I took out all of the wood and have replaced it with smooth river rocks in the mid stacked up(think cichlids) and have planted the 3 swords and Val's in the back and put the J.fern at the front, Iv started dosing with excel at half the recommended amount and made a spray bar for the filter outlet so there is current all around the tank now not just one direction

All plants had really nice growth in the roots and and I could see new leaves coming in, there been in there since the 24/01 so slow and steady I suppose haha
Sorry about the wires and equipment I'm going to save and get a nice canister with inline heater and have to figure out a way to get to the back at get all the cords running down the back seam to hide them but anyways a couple pics
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Still not overly happy but it's getting there, the placment of the rocks is bugging me alittle so that will be changing a lot haha I just wanted to make it abit safer for the Goldie's while some more products are acquired and the plants grow up some more

Thanks for looking in and criticisms, good and bad are welcome
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:02 PM   #20
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I think that looks good! Although I had to smile when I noticed the plane compared to the size of the castles. Just be sure the rocks are really stable, because goldfish like to nose around and can get quite pushy about it.

Btw, you found the mother lode of driftwood. You need another tank to make use of it.
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I like the plane better than the castles. And those rocks are great with the plants!
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Default New 40g lightly planted Goldfish tank

Yeah the castles, personally they wouldn't be in there but they were apart of the Chrissy gift like the plane so they have to stay, although I am very tempted to cover them in moss and turn them into little hobbit homes to cover them up hahaha

I also poked around the rocks and they seem stable enough, next water change ill get in there and do a proper earthquake test thanks for the tips
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:20 AM   #23
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Day 17 after planting current tank shot
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First things first Ty all so much for the kind words and advice I'm learning south by lurking around here haha

Ok so one thing I want to get out of the way is if there is anyway this could get moved to the Tank Journals section it's kind of is one and I feel like I started it in the wrong place

Ok so the update, since last time I have upgraded my lighting to 3 cfl's all running 24w cool white globes, I have two on the back and one on a front corner.
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Now I have a question, with the lights like that I seem to have high/low to low/medium par, should I be thinking about DIY Co2 or will daily excel be enough? I can't help bit feel the excel isn't doing anything.
I have also done away with the plane(for now) and added a couple bunches of what was labeled foxtail but I'm 99% sure it's Cabomba and the Goldie's love it lmao good thing it's cheap at only $6 a bunch hahaha

I have also added a school of 6 peppered Cory cats and glad I did these guys are amazing to watch scooting around the rocks and trying to school with the Goldie's haha and put a few more handfuls of sand in to fill out the front more

The swords are doing good all of them have 3-4 new leaves it seems and one of the j.fern has a new leaf coming up

So that's it for now, I'm going to be working on a new scape outside of the tank with wood and stone as the Goldie's will be going to a new home on the 21st and I'm going to be getting 6 congo tetra so I have some time to get it just how I want it
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And a bonus project I'm tinkering with
7.5" cube that holds roughly 1 gallon
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And that's it lol thanks for stopping by guys and gals
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