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Old 11-11-2011, 04:03 PM   #166
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be forewarned that you can't 'bookend' tanks. At least I can't anyway.

Setting them up within a week of each other. CO2, light fixtures, ferts, plants all the same and 6 months later they looked completely different LOL UGH! gave up on it here. Guessing it's just a living thing and slight changes in bio load create shifts but idk

Even used mirrored backgrounds but couldn't get the tank growth to mirror each other LOL after a year I gave up and now the plants are completely different.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:10 PM   #167
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LOL - and if one 55 gets ick and the other doesn't, I'd have to put malachite green in BOTH tanks so the silicone will match - LOL
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:13 PM   #168
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Can we get a Zoomed out picture of both tanks at the same time + the stand and nice tile job :P

! love the tanks btw! totally subbed! can't wait to see more growth in them
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Old 11-12-2011, 10:25 PM   #169
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Just got caught up on your thread. Your tanks look very nice. I cant wait to see the 55gs too I would also like to see both tanks on the stand. I have a set of these and yours is especially interesting for that reason. I was going to get some celebs too but now that I see you got them, ill try not to copy
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:03 PM   #170
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haha - oh, such demands! ; )
I'll get a pic of the two up this week. I love the double tank stand - if I ever see any at a flea market or antique shop, I'm going to grab it. Sitting there, looking at two tanks at the same time is fun. One tank has a strong green tone to it, one is amber. It isn't boring, and I never think I'm looking at the same thing just rearranged.
Don't hesitate on the celebes! They are a very cool fish. The males flash their fins at one another, they flash at the females too, but the ladies aren't impressed yet. The color is subtle, but when natural light hits the front of the tank (and so the front of the fish) their iridescent color flashes as bright as a neon light. They have a quirky swim pattern - rather clowninsh. I really like them.
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:21 PM   #171
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haha - oh, such demands! ; )
I'll get a pic of the two up this week.
Sorry, fell asleep waiting *nudge nudge* Absolutely loooove your skills.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:59 PM   #172
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OK, driftwoodhunter. Where have you been and what is going on with these tanks?
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:46 PM   #173
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hey there ~
I've been waiting on a replacement light fixture - one of these tanks had the Coralife fixture that blew (another thread).
UPS is scheduled to deliver the light tomorrow!
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:08 PM   #174
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I've been waiting on a replacement light fixture - one of these tanks had the Coralife fixture that blew (another thread).
UPS is scheduled to deliver the light tomorrow!
That sucks on the light. At least you are getting another one. Other than it going out, how do you like those fixtures?
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:44 PM   #175
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I really like the light fixture - I have another on the other 29 and it's given me no problem. I called the online store where I bought it, they referred me to the Coralife people, and they sent a new replacement out free of charge - no shipping, nothing! That's great customer service...
It's very slim (low profile) you can hardly see it on the versa glass. It does have just one ballast for two bulbs - some people wouldn't like that. I'm too much of a noob to care.
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:09 AM   #176
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I really like the light fixture - I have another on the other 29 and it's given me no problem. I called the online store where I bought it, they referred me to the Coralife people, and they sent a new replacement out free of charge - no shipping, nothing! That's great customer service...
It's very slim (low profile) you can hardly see it on the versa glass. It does have just one ballast for two bulbs - some people wouldn't like that. I'm too much of a noob to care.
I like the sound of it. I am thinking of getting one for my 20 high as I don't like the spotlight effect I am getting with the dome fixtures. Is it a normal output fixture?
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:18 AM   #177
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Yes, Mine are 30"long (to fit the 29g tanks) and they come with two T5NO bulbs - one is a Colormax, one is a 6700, 18 watts each (yes, I know watts are old school)
The light that came with my 40b is still on it. It's one of those lights that is in a bulkier housing. If I get time tomorrow after work I'll take pics of the 40b with the original light and then the Coralife (which is shorter) for a comparison.
But now I have to go to bed - gotta get up at 5:30!
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Yes, Mine are 30"long (to fit the 29g tanks) and they come with two T5NO bulbs - one is a Colormax, one is a 6700, 18 watts each (yes, I know watts are old school)
The light that came with my 40b is still on it. It's one of those lights that is in a bulkier housing. If I get time tomorrow after work I'll take pics of the 40b with the original light and then the Coralife (which is shorter) for a comparison.
But now I have to go to bed - gotta get up at 5:30!
Sounds good.
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Looking good Cindy!!
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:56 PM   #180
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Default Driftwood for the 55g tanks...

OK - this has nothing to do with my 29g tanks, but some of you have asked me when I'm going to get off my duff & start on the 55s - lol. Well, it won't be for another month - I need to lay tile flooring where the 55s are going. BUT...I have the driftwood for the tanks! One I bought some time ago, one just arrived today. They are both 32" long, I know they're not hardwood, but it'll work...and here they are...
TaDa!
This one is exactly 12" wide - it would be wedged into the 55 with no room to spare (front to back) because of this, I'm considering saving it for the 40b and rescaping the 40b when I move the tank (which I'll have to, to set up the 55s). Of course, that will mean a new hunt for dw for one of the 55s...





This last pic is how I think I'll put it in the tank



Today's piece...part broke off in shipping (you can see where) but super glue will fix that right up..



Close up of the imbedded rock...



Upside down (from how the seller photographed it) - the way I'll put it in the tank...



I think the driftwood & rocks are the most interesting parts of a tank - I'll hate to cover them up with plants! lol
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