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Old 01-11-2013, 03:26 AM   #91
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I had the wood apoxied together...oh well, they are set and shoulcd stay put once they are water logged.

thanks for the link!
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:17 PM   #92
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acid still works better hands down, used 10 year old saltwater tank from someone on craigslist, had it down to mint condition in less than 30 min, acid literally melts it away. just rinse it off after, no scrubbing needed. very harsh if u accidently inhale it though. takes ur breath away. i used it at work to get barnicles and rust of of boat propellers. works wonders im telling you. just dont put it on aluminum and let it sit. works very well for anything protein based like calcium build up. takes rust off steel like nothing too

Very interesting. Off topic, but would it work in a shower with glass and tile?
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:11 AM   #93
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I think it would work on the glass and tile but may break down the grout, and it may etch the tile as well. also working in a confined space like a tub/shower could be VERY dangerous, that stuff makes a LOT of fumes.
not thinking it is a good idea......
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:13 PM   #94
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I think it would work on the glass and tile but may break down the grout, and it may etch the tile as well. also working in a confined space like a tub/shower could be VERY dangerous, that stuff makes a LOT of fumes.
not thinking it is a good idea......
I was wondering about the grout. Hadn't thought of working in a confined space.
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Old 01-15-2013, 02:28 AM   #95
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added anubis nana petite to the front side of the highest branch and Christmas tree moss to the backside/curve of the branch
trimmed top lip of the tank to hide waterline
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:03 AM   #96
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Hey! I like how you trimmed the rim to hide the waterline. I was too impatient and didn't get my tank totally level. So I'm going to be building a canopy with a taller than normal front panel, to do just what you have. Yours looks great - I love the decorative corners.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:17 AM   #97
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Wow, I would get altums.
Exactly what I was thinking. Altums and some val.
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DW Hunter, I just glued a strip of balsa wood to the tank with apoxy and added the carved pieces all found at the local hobby shop, cost about 15 bucks. paint it black and your done
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Exactly what I was thinking. Altums and some val.
but I dont want to plant the substraight as I cant reach down there to plant or tent to it! lol!
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DW Hunter, I just glued a strip of balsa wood to the tank with apoxy and added the carved pieces all found at the local hobby shop, cost about 15 bucks. paint it black and your done
haha - I never would have guessed - it looks great!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:25 AM   #101
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I removed "most" of the dive weights from the tank. and after much cussing, got the one remaining floater back in to possition.
me, "rass-a-frassa-sa-fras!!!....opps! ecuxes my french!"
6yr old granddaughter forgotton as she was quietly sitting on the sofa watching "Meme? that's French?"
I'da been embarrased if it hadnt been so darn funny!

I need more plants on the wood, but the moss is starting to look good.
picture with and without using flash....

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:05 AM   #102
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this week I found a geophagus(heckeli I think?) I was contemplation a pair of geo tapajos and found some at Tangled Up in Chiclids for a VERY fair price, but I would need to get several/6 wait to see who paired up, pay shipping ect... and then have no place to home the left overs.
When I found this fellow/gal? at a family owned LFS who also has a side interest in planted tanks in piticular(lucky me!)
I realized today this fish has already clean the majority of the drift wood free of that grey coating it can sometimes grow in a new tank. at first i thought, "oh bother! it is picking the plants! dern it!" but soon saw it was carefully picking all the fuzz off everything!
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And I thought I hated my 55Gal. Damn that is one tall narrow tank.
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:48 PM   #104
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sometimes you gotta work with what you have, which is why I have put a lot of thought into how I have set this tank up, what I am planting it with and how, as well as whom is going to call it home
perhaps you need to re evaluate how you have the 55 of your set up? A hobby should be a joy not a hassel
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:31 AM   #105
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recieved more plants and mosses from ebi/Mike another forum member. I know where I will be doing all my plant bussiness! Mike shipped the plants out fast, well packed and they were just beyond healthy....
THANK YOU MIKE!!!


here is the Needle Leaf Jave Fern I had been looking for and he has True Weeping Moss, boy is it ever a beautiful moss!

and my tank today, I am really pleased with it so far
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