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Old 03-25-2012, 05:54 PM   #16
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oddly enough, i am the same. i never do anything small. my bed bully told me the basement is mine. she does not care how many tanks i have, as long as it doesn't affect her. bad move, lol. what started out with a 55g and an 8g is now currently 2 20L, 55g, 8g, 60g, and a 125g. add to that 2 emersed setups. i had a 55 with a broken rim and even had the piece of acrylic for it, but instead decided to trade it for plants. i actually was going to make it a dart frog tank, but oh well. 55's are cheap, so i still may do it, but need to heat the basement first. besides, i have designs on a 125g discus tank first. or maybe a shrimp rack. omg, i think i may need an intervention!!LOL
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:24 PM   #17
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Well after 3 days of a fill test my fix didn't hold up. The tank bowed out about an inch and a half after it busted. So it looks like I am going to have to re-rim it after all... I'm very saddened over this. The rim is a special order and they were hoping it would be in this week, but it didn't come. maybe next week.

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Old 03-29-2012, 12:35 AM   #18
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Nice piece of driftwood and good looking angels.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:39 AM   #19
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that sucks!! oh well, patience is a virtue, right? whoever said that obviously was NOT a planted tank keeper!!!LOL
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Old 03-29-2012, 01:20 AM   #20
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lol ya.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #21
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that sucks!! oh well, patience is a virtue, right? whoever said that obviously was NOT a planted tank keeper!!!LOL
OMG no they weren't! I ordered the frame from Glass Cages and had to add some bio balls to get the order above their minimum requirement lol. So at least I'm on track to get my filter set up well instead of it being all filter floss I got in some 20 ppi foam chunks yesterday from AngelsPlus too. Now I'm just trying to figure out the best way to seed everything without losing the bacteria that is already built up.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:12 PM   #22
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The new rim is in and installed on the tank. Going to paint the tank and the stand tonight. Will probably start moving stuff over tomorrow if all goes well.
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Old 04-03-2012, 05:18 PM   #23
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Progress! Cool!!! Can't wait to see it all painted and ready to go!!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:59 PM   #24
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Next order of business is to figure out how to put my driftwood in there.... Which do you think looks better?



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Old 04-03-2012, 08:03 PM   #25
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Both have their merits. Depends on what you are planting. One allows for more planting on the left sife. Some nice stems would look good there. However, with the wood all the way towards the left, you can plant smaller plants and moss where the stump "emerges". Tough decision, glad it's your decision....lol
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:48 PM   #26
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haha you're no help - I'm going to put peacock moss on top of the wood, and I'm thinking some java fern in the nooks on the left and on the end. My Blyxa is going under the arch, and then tossing my stems along the back of the tank. Thats as far as I've gotten with the planning so far, lol
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:51 PM   #27
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What's it look like in the left position turned around 180 degrees so the hump is near the middle?
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:33 PM   #28
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i think i like #2 better after staring at it for a few minutes. some anubias would look cool in the spots i marked
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:39 PM   #29
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What's it look like in the left position turned around 180 degrees so the hump is near the middle?
I'm really not sure. Ill get a pic when I get home in a bit.

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Old 04-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #30
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The drift wood won't stand up on its own, so it would have to lean on the front glass if I turn it around, so that won't work.

I got the back glass painted last night. I am hoping to find a cover for the stand tonight so I can start moving everything over.
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