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Old 02-09-2011, 04:32 PM   #1
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jmowbray's Fluval Ebi


Well it's finally here I unpacked it last night and my parents are clueless. :P I'll be putting some pics up later this week when I get time. My box-o-rocks are supposed to be here today, so maybe by saturday I will post some hardscape pics. Tank specs. are bellow.

Tank:
- 7.9 Gallon Fluval Ebi

Lighting:
- 1x26 Watt Finnex Clipon Light

Filter:
- Eheim 2013
- Glass lilly inflow & outflow (Calaqua Efflux F1 & Influx X1)

Substrate:
- Fluval Shrimp Stratum

CO2:
- thatpetplace.com CO2 Regulator for Paintball tanks
- 24oz (Extreme Rage Aluminum Co2 Tank)
- CLIP CO2 checker
- Up aqua CO2 Atomizer system
- Rhinox Glass Bubble Counter

Heater:
- Hydor 200W Inline

Landscape:
- RYUTH STONE

Flora:
- Hemianthus Callitricoides
- Dwarf Hair Grass

Fauna:
-20x Fire Red Cherry Shrimp
-11x Red spotted Nerite

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Here's the sequential photos of the HC:

2/25/2011

3/4/2011

3/11/2011

3/18/2011

3/25/2011

4/1/2011

4/9/2011

Last edited by jmowbray; 05-28-2011 at 06:57 PM.. Reason: Updated Equipment List
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Old 02-10-2011, 11:33 PM   #2
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Well.....here are the first two photos. I will be draining the tank and working on the hardscape. The only reason the tank is full is to surprise my mother that has no clue I bought another tank. LMAO!!! I might just be kicked out after this one.





Please comment on it!!!

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Old 02-11-2011, 04:01 AM   #3
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They are great little tanks. You are on a good track, but I would slope the substrate for a more dynamic layout. Maybe pick one large stone, then a few small. What do you plan on keeping in there?
Also, how old are you man? Don't sneak around with your tanks. Be proud and wear them on the outside, like underpants.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:04 AM   #4
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I really like this rock. Where do you get it from? I like that you found small enough rock for this tank. Even with them being small that big one looks huge.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:14 PM   #5
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They are great little tanks. You are on a good track, but I would slope the substrate for a more dynamic layout.
Ya I have to go today and get more substrate that's all that come with the kit.

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Maybe pick one large stone, then a few small.
The large rock is the biggest I recieved and the others are around the smallest I recieved. So I went with what I had.

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What do you plan on keeping in there?
So far I'm looking at Cherry shrimp.

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Also, how old are you man? Don't sneak around with your tanks. Be proud and wear them on the outside, like underpants.
See this is where the problem lies. I'm 21 and still living at home and going to school. :P I try to be proud and my parents are supportive most of the time but when I set up my 72 gallon the electric bill went up $50. Therefore, when they see another tank they are not happy.
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:20 PM   #6
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I really like this rock. Where do you get it from? I like that you found small enough rock for this tank. Even with them being small that big one looks huge.
The stone is Ryuoh stone from aqua forest aquarium.
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Old 02-11-2011, 04:07 PM   #7
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Thanks! After I asked the question I found a user selling some in the trade section and jumped on that
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Old 02-11-2011, 07:05 PM   #8
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I seen that!! I was wondering if you got them or not b/c I seen they said they were going shortly after you posted a PM. Good job!!!
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:18 PM   #9
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It's looking really good already. I see that you opted not to use the background. I took mine out, too.

I think your Ebi will be very easy on the electric bill. The light is only 13 watts, the filter is nano and the tank is covered, so it doesn't lose a lot of heat. Your mom is going to love it, just wait and see. (Speaking as a mom.)
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Old 02-11-2011, 11:59 PM   #10
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I hope you're right Morainy.

I'm going to be switching the light and going with a Finnex clip on since the light is crap and after 2 hours of use it done for. I would get a replacement but they want me to pay for shipping (it's two days old, it's not like I've been running it for years". Whatever!!!! I guess name brand stuff isn't everything it's thought to be.

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Old 02-12-2011, 12:38 AM   #11
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I am glad I found your thread. I saw those in the LFS the other day, and almost bought one. I was not sure if it would be worth it. I will for sure be tagging along for the ride. As far as the parent thing goes, I am 26 and my Fiancee is 23, and we live with her parents. It is so she can go to school and to help them out. They get a little nervous every time I mention another tank. But it is ok. They said no pets, and now we have 2 cats, 2 leopard geckos, 2 corn snakes, and 5 fish tanks, soon to be 6. They keep saying no more animals, but we just get anyway. All of ours save for the cats, stay in our room. The way I got around the scare of the new tank thing, I started paying the electric bill for them. Now when I say new tank, they just kind of look at me, and let it go. You could try that tack with your mom if it comes down to it. The paying the bill part, not the just bringing more in part. Best of luck, and I am looking forward to where this tank ends up.
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Well I just drained the tank to get the rest of the silicone off the back wall. It will be full tomorrow so I can work on the hardscape. I'm not liking the rock on the right. It's very white compared to the other so that one will have to go.

I was planing on getting a good feel for the hardscape this weekend but I found out that Petsmart doesn't carry any Ebi accessories including the stratum so now I have to order it online. I hate paying for shipping especially when I drive right past Petsmart on my way to work every day.
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:54 AM   #13
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Really like your hardscape. It looks like tiny mountains!
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Old 02-12-2011, 03:55 PM   #14
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Here are some new pics.

Please comment on the hardscape. I will be adding more sub. to get more height but I have to order it online so it will be awhile before it gets here.



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I like it. Are you going to do any sort of moss on the rocks?
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