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Old 01-29-2014, 01:27 AM   #16
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Nice tank... love the Sat+, too.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:54 AM   #17
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awesome good luck
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Old 02-02-2014, 01:56 AM   #18
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We'll today I got super impatient and flooded the tank. I couldn't wait any longer and was bored. The paintball co2 was to finicky for m(couldn't get it to work just right) and went out and bought the ista waterplant 45g co2 system. Yes it'll be expensive in the long run but it is super convenient and was at my local petco. Will be running the co2 at 1 bubble per 2 seconds for now. Any ideas on a plant list for the back of the tank or for the driftwood?




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Old 02-02-2014, 03:02 AM   #19
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You should plant Staurogyne repens right behind that HC as midground. Maybe, some rotala in the back? Unless you want something with long leaves like Hygrophila corymbosa 'angustifolia', Echinodorus tenellus, or Eleocharis montevidensis. I also like regular baby tears (HM)... You can shape out nice bushes with it.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:34 AM   #20
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I just got a TruAqua 8.6 rectangle tank. You're right, the packaging was INCREDIBLE. Great tank and well worth the money. I will post a journal very soon! hopefully you can follow as well!
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:11 AM   #21
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Johnny, I will for sure be following. Hoping to get one for the gf
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Old 02-02-2014, 05:06 PM   #22
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It's funny that you say that, because i found a local guy who's selling high grade bettas. First thought I had was, "I would buy one and get that truaqua cube for the girlfriend." Hahah

We just keep on finding more and more excuses for our addict--- I mean hobby :P
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Old 02-21-2014, 03:24 AM   #23
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It's been a few weeks and a nit has changed. I added some endlers and CRS 4x of each. I also change out to a marineland bio wheel filter. I know it's not the most appealing but I got a great deal on it. (That means my tom rapids mini canister is for sale). I also added some penny wort and the other plant I forgot already and I had to pull the driftwood because it was leeching like a mad man, and I have been soaking it in a bucket. Any tips on how to prevent leeching besides soaking?

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Old 02-21-2014, 07:06 AM   #24
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You're baby tears look like they are doing well. I've actually got the exact same tank waiting to be setup, and I was planning on going with the Satellite+ as well. How do you like the light so far?
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:05 PM   #25
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I do like the sat+ quite a lot actually. I have the plus and the regular on my tank thinking the regular satellite freshwater would provide more light but it didn't. The satellite+ seems like it would be good for medium light to he low end of high light. The features sure are cool though.


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Old 03-11-2014, 12:27 AM   #26
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So I am thinking about getting rid of the Sat+ only because the top of my tank is a little to full for my liking with the Sat+ and the regular satellite. I am thinking about either the fugeray, the ray2 or two finnex 26w clamp on lights. Are the clamps on lights going to be to much light for my tank? I am dosing excel as well as co2, flourish and nitrogen.
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Old 03-11-2014, 07:46 PM   #27
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Where do you guys get those prices??
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Old 03-12-2014, 10:11 AM   #28
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^ Truaqua(dot)com, its definitely the new go-to site for rimless tanks!

I've been using a finnex fugeray planted+, not sure how it compares to the Sat+ but its def a good light for my 8.6 rectangle.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:00 PM   #29
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I actually got this same tank. I got the 20 inch planted+ because I didn't want to have to worry about hanging the light right away. Let me tell you the planted+ is really bright and should definitely have you at medium light on this tank. The only downside is finnex doesn't make an 18" fixture for the + so you have to either hang the 16 or get the 20. Moving the legs so they fit only takes off two rows of less so it's not much light being sacrificed.

Lookin forward to seeing everyone's tanks as they do allow quite a bit of room to aquascape.
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Old 09-01-2014, 05:31 AM   #30
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Things are starting to grow and fill in nicely. I am not longer injecting co2 (for now) because I was sick of replacing those mini co2 tanks every two weeks. The tank has been moved from place to place because of college starting back up. I am looking to add something else to the tank but I am not sure what plants would work. I was thinking of a moss on the DW but I am not sure. Any suggestions?

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