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Old 03-23-2011, 03:41 PM   #16
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I agree with mac on the driftwood placement. That stand is seriously well built. It looks great. I get mine refilled at a paint ball store or a fire extinguisher store. Welding places sometimes refill.
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Old 03-23-2011, 04:00 PM   #17
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Praxair or airgas for me(praxair is way cheaper)
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Old 04-27-2011, 05:36 PM   #18
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QUICK UPDATE: I was able to get my CO2 tank filled for $8 at my local beer distributor. This is great news for me since it's only a minute or two down the road anytime I need a refill (beer or CO2). haha!

Also, I'm in the process of purchasing materials for a Rex-style reactor. Hoping to have this built over this coming weekend. I'll add a few pix once it's completed.

Lastly, I need to purchase substrate and a light and I'll be ready to get this puppy up and running. Making a decision on a suitable light for a 40 breeder has definitely been a bit of a challenge due to the width of the tank. More updates in the near future!
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:21 AM   #19
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I have an Odyssea 4X39W T5 on my 65 Gallon (same footprint as a 40B) and am happy with the spread.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:25 AM   #20
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This is turning out amazing! lovin the stand dude, im doing something kind of like it for my 30 gallon.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:52 AM   #21
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FINALLY! Lights arrived a few days ago.

Went with the 36" GLO T5HO Double (2 x 39W) system.


Bulbs are:
Geissman Powerchrome Aquaflora
Geissman Powerchrome Midday


Tank just finished cycling. More pix to follow in the very near future.
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:47 PM   #22
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What do you think of the hardscape?

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Old 06-01-2011, 04:16 PM   #23
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Hardscape = Awesome. Enuff said. What type of rocks are those if I may ask?

Also will you be adding a background at all?
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:23 PM   #24
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Hardscape = Awesome. Enuff said. What type of rocks are those if I may ask?

Also will you be adding a background at all?
Not 100% sure on the rock type. They're locally collected from a small stream that borders the edge of my property. They were thoroughly cleaned (lots of elbow grease + H2O2) and tested (w/ vinegar) to confirm aquarium safeness prior to being added to the tank a few weeks back.

I will be adding a black background, but haven't gotten to it yet.
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:51 PM   #25
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FINALLY! Lights arrived a few days ago.

Went with the 36" GLO T5HO Double (2 x 39W) system.


Bulbs are:
Geissman Powerchrome Aquaflora
Geissman Powerchrome Midday


Tank just finished cycling. More pix to follow in the very near future.

I love my glo's.. I think they are one of the better values for a simple lighting system that is efficient
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Old 06-01-2011, 05:07 PM   #26
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The only thing that I dislike with this GLO is the fact there's no on/off switch. It doesn't matter too much for this setup since I have it on a timer, but it would still be nice to have an on/off switch on it.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:50 PM   #27
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Check out my Oto puttin' in work.

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Old 06-07-2011, 02:31 AM   #28
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First full tank shot.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:57 AM   #29
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Justin,

Nice work brother! I love the natural vibe it's sending.

I like the GLO lights a lot for the same reasons, but not having a switch does suck for when you need to manually shut off the lights.

Keep up the good work!
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:14 AM   #30
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Justin,

Nice work brother! I love the natural vibe it's sending.

I like the GLO lights a lot for the same reasons, but not having a switch does suck for when you need to manually shut off the lights.

Keep up the good work!
Thanks man. Now I just need to get my hands on a decent camera in the next few weeks. My 4+ year old Kodak C763 just isn't cutting it.
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