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Old 07-24-2014, 03:27 PM   #1
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New to the forum and figured I'd post my tanks.
First one is my Office tank. Currently 9 Flame Tetras.
Crypt undulata
Anacharis
Water Sprite
Anubais Nana sp. Petite
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The second is my 20 gallon community tank.
5 Silver Hatchetfish
5 Leopard Cories and 1 Peppered Cory
1 Three-Spot Gourami

Crypt undulata
Crypt balansae
Amazon Sword
Java Moss
Java Fern
Anubais nana sp petite
unknown lotus
water sprite
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My 10 gallon Betta Tank housing my black orchid betta, Smaug the Destroyer. This tank is dirted with a sand cap. Though I had a little siphon incident and now there is a touch of dirt on top now.

Plants
Crypt lutea
Crypt wendtii v. Green
Crypt wendtii v. Red
Crypt parva
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Last but not least is my 40 gallon river tank. Currently going through a fishless cycle. All the stone was acquired from my local river and the wood came from my yard. Ignore the big stone on top, it's just a weight till the wood soaks with water. Inhabitants will be Odessa Barbs, a twig catfish, gastromyzon loaches, and stiphodon gobies.
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Old 07-24-2014, 04:37 PM   #2
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Nice! Can't wait to see the complete River Tank!
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:23 AM   #3
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Nice! Can't wait to see the complete River Tank!

I agree, this one will be the most interesting of all! Good eye! Nice depth!
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Old 07-26-2014, 07:50 AM   #4
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I usually don't like river rock but yours looks amazing

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Old 07-26-2014, 02:02 PM   #5
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Thank you guys very much. It has taken me months to get to this point. Sadly it will take me quite a bit longer to finish it. Right now I'm doing a fishless cycle but I don't have the money currently available for my lights. I want the Satellite USA LEDs. So I'm saving up for those while the cycle is working it's magic, then once I get it I will start to add plants and grow algae. I plan on working in Crypt spiralis into the right side of the tank to cover up the powerheads and then scatter anubias and buce throughout the rest of the tank. After the cost of lights and buce (lol) I'll have to save up again for fish. So I'm in it for the long haul!
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Old 07-28-2014, 06:13 PM   #6
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Idk how stuck you are on the idea of leds but t5hos offer so much more bang for the buck

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Idk how stuck you are on the idea of leds but t5hos offer so much more bang for the buck
I have looked into them, but I feel like the overall cost will be offset by two things. LEDs don't run as hot. Or at least the kind I want do not run as hot as T5s do. Since this is a temperate tank, outside heat is something I wish to avoid. This might be nominal but I'd rather go ahead with the LEDs instead of finding out after I buy T5s that they are too hot. Second I don't want to have to change out light bulbs all the time.

But that is just my thought process. I know t5s have a cheaper upfront cost.
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Lights aren't gonna heat your tank up. Not like it's a 600watt hps. What happens when an led goes out? They don't last a lifetime.

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Lights aren't gonna heat your tank up. Not like it's a 600watt hps. What happens when an led goes out? They don't last a lifetime.
Hmmm true true. Things to ponder. I'm still a ways off on getting lights, either way. I'll do some more reading and compare the two a bit more.
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Leds are nice no doubt about that tho. I like the way they shimmer

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Old 07-29-2014, 02:22 AM   #11
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Im laughing at that balanced rock on the last one. Its really funny looking. Nice tanks!
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Old 07-29-2014, 01:51 PM   #12
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LOL thanks. Yeah it's only there to weigh down the DW. But who knows, it might become part of the final scape. I can grow some emmersed plants on top of it.
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Very nice tanks. Leds have come a way where t5ho get weakened as the days go, most led fixtures have 35000 life hrs plus and stay strong till the day they die. Either way its money spent I've used both and its what u prefer as too looks of the light produced .keep us posted
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Your a great aquascaper!
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