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Old 09-16-2010, 10:32 AM   #16
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I would return the eco and look into getting some ada soil. I have eco complete and it works okay but i you have hard water then i would get amazonia because it lowers ph.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:59 AM   #17
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don't forget to level the thing before you add water! tank is looking real good
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:53 PM   #18
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Awesomeness right there! Love the setup with the heaters and stuff, hope its not too hard to clean behind there if you need to.
Thanks! It will be a little tricky. I'm thinking about some smaller diameter plastic tubing zip tied to a wooden dowl that I can use to siphon off any detritus.

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that background looks great!
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Awesome looking set up so far!
Cant wait to see more
Thanks for the compliment. Working on it!

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I would return the eco and look into getting some ada soil. I have eco complete and it works okay but i you have hard water then i would get amazonia because it lowers ph.
Too late, but thanks for the feedback.

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don't forget to level the thing before you add water! tank is looking real good
Absolutely and thanks!
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:00 PM   #19
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background is saweeet!! looks like the grand canyon
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ahhhhh.....black the sides out.....and put some needle leaf jf on some dw and hairgrass lawn
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:02 PM   #21
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This is an awesome start Herbicidal! I mean, awesome! The only thing I would change would be to make this a South American blackwater biotope. But heck, thats me!
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:41 PM   #22
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Have you filled it yet?
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:43 PM   #23
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:53 AM   #24
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background is saweeet!! looks like the grand canyon
Thanks! I found the 3D backgrounds purely by accident, showed them to my wife and she said "go for it!" Man, I love her!

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ahhhhh.....black the sides out.....and put some needle leaf jf on some dw and hairgrass lawn
We're on the same wave length! Already have the black paint and driftwood. Probably would need to step up to co2 for the hairgrass lawn and add more lighting? Not out of the question, just down the road. I've already been prepping my wife regarding co2. She's already been looking at complimentary black cabinets that could go on one side or the other to house the co2 tank, etc. Then we could place a nice big potted fern on top!

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This is an awesome start Herbicidal! I mean, awesome! The only thing I would change would be to make this a South American blackwater biotope. But heck, thats me!
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Have you filled it yet?
Yes! After leveling it front to back by using wood shims under the feet of the stand. It was fine, left to right. Need to post some new pics! I will try to do that this weekend.

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Old 09-18-2010, 06:57 AM   #25
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That's awesome...can't wait to see it with plants and fish.
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That background is hawt!
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Updates please!!! :d
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:44 AM   #28
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So much Eco-Complete.... So *tear* beautiful

Eco-Complete is like the best substrate
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Old 09-20-2010, 04:59 PM   #29
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That's awesome...can't wait to see it with plants and fish.
Thanks! Soon....!

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That background is hawt!
Thank you! We're very happy with it.

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Updates please!!! :d
Working on it!

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So much Eco-Complete.... So *tear* beautiful

Eco-Complete is like the best substrate
I happened to catch a sale so it was more affordable, I think I got free shipping to boot! Good thing with that much weight!
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Old 09-20-2010, 05:15 PM   #30
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More pictures.

Eco-Complete is in. This is looking down the entire length, right to left:


Oh yeah, in anticipation of getting fish, my daughter found a bunch of pictures on the internet and printed them out. She then taped them to the inside of the aquarium. Basically telling me to 'get busy' Dad!!!


My first attempt at lighting. These are 4' shop lights from Lowes, with a total of 4, 6,500k bulbs, also from Lowes. They are mounted to the underside of the canopy. I painted the interior white, and now I realized I should have painted the backs of the canopy doors too! I'll get to that one day.


The water is in and the canopy is on. I have handles I need to install on the canopy doors that match those on the stand. Let there be light! I know, a little overexposed. Still working on my aquarium photography skills.


Next comes plants, driftwood (soaking in a bathtub for two weeks now with almost daily hot water changes) and then some fish! It's FINALLY coming together!

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