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Old 03-09-2015, 11:08 PM   #1
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First pic of this journal. Running a 48 hour test of the used tank, new heater and new sunsun canister filter. Also soaking the manzanita. Going to cap MGOPM/ clay with pool filter sand. It's going to be a low tech, no Co2 with very little ferts. Going to have rasboras, neons and maybe otos.
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Old 03-09-2015, 11:14 PM   #2
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Sub'd for the "low tech" part
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:15 PM   #3
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Painted the back with 5 coats of black latex satin. Also got the electrical done.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:19 PM   #4
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Great start!
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:28 PM   #5
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What piping is that? The stuff that came with the sunsun? My piping is curved and a pain to hang over the edge at the 'perfect' angle. Is that the heater or a skimmer?
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:34 PM   #6
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Rubber tubing connected to hard plastic hook ups that came with the Sunsun. That's the primer pump/ intake.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:38 PM   #7
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Interesting. I didn't think the sunsun pumps were all that different haha. I guess my 302 is much different.
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Old 03-11-2015, 04:48 PM   #8
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No priming need with this one. I just plugged in in empty. I don't like that big white sticker on it though.
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:29 PM   #9
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That is pretty cool. I'll have to check out the 505a next time.

Well, good luck with the tank. I'm glad to see you've started!
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:49 AM   #10
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Time to get wet and dirty!
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:50 AM   #11
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Filling up.
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:51 AM   #12
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Plants in.
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Old 03-17-2015, 11:05 AM   #13
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Yup. I don't miss dirt. Sand and root tabs filled up almost clear for me. A quick lesson at my expense, don't drop your vac into this substrate. If you get through the cap, all hell breaks loose.
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:55 PM   #14
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It's my 4th dirt tank. I don't mind dirt on the surface. It gives it a natuarl habitat look.
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:58 PM   #15
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Clearing up. All plants, fish in. Established sponge filter running.
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