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Old 12-09-2013, 01:22 PM   #1
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40b Journal.... new pics 2-26-13.... HC gone!


This is my first journal. Take it easy on me.

Sorry for the crappy pics. Lets get started.

Filtration:
CFS 700 (its on the other side of the wall..)

Lighting:
2x - Build my led.com black 36inch Dutch style --still gotta hang it

Heater:
None

Co2 diffusion:
20inch house filter


Fauna:
albino bristlenose x1 (will add more soon)
SAE(temporary)
Shrimp will come soon
schooling fish will come when im close to satisfied with the scape

Flora:
Everchanging

Some of those crappy pics - rocks will be removed once wood is good to go

DAY 1 right after planting











I realize that this is planted tightly.. i did this because of the holidays and we always do christmas eve dinner so i want it fairly full.. some plants will be removed/thinned out.

There will also be ALOT of pruning on this tank.. Alot of topping and replanting the tops
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:29 PM   #2
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Superb mix of color with plants, love it! That is one of my goals...not to just have green plants. I'm working on a 40b also, couple months old now.

Great work!
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:31 PM   #3
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Wow amazing colors!

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Old 12-09-2013, 01:57 PM   #4
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Beautiful! This is my sort of tank. Love the reds.

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Old 12-09-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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Thanks for the comments
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:06 PM   #6
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Looks great, once you get some good growth and a trim things will really look nice
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #7
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Great job Sean, using the dimmer with the BML's? That's a lot of light for a 40b, can't wait to see fill out, looks great bud.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:43 PM   #8
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spssshhh... dimmer.. lol.. have it but no way im gonna use it.. maybe later when i get the apex controller..ive been using them for over a month now.. i like the amount of light i have..just need to raise it about 5inches to get better coverage in the front and rear
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Great job Sean, using the dimmer with the BML's? That's a lot of light for a 40b, can't wait to see fill out, looks great bud.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:07 PM   #9
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its beautiful. nice work Sean! Your work here makes me want to rescape!!!!
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:14 PM   #10
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oh yeah, that'll grow in very nicely!
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:17 AM   #11
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Nice to finally see a journal of one of your tanks Sean. I already knew that you are good at growing plants now it's time to see your scaping skills(no pressure). What's the plant in the back right corner, L. arcuata? I will be following along to see the evolution.
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Old 12-10-2013, 04:36 AM   #12
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Yup thats arcuata.. just waiting on the stupid wood to stay put then I can pull them big ole rocks out and finish planting.... still trying to decide on what plant to use in the row where the rocks are... thought about cuphea but I think it does better with keeping its roots intact rather than topping and replanting...got a few weeks to think about it
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:42 PM   #13
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Very nice man!!

I love your custom stand
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Old 12-10-2013, 02:16 PM   #14
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Thanks han...wish it was a rimless tank..but....itll do for now
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Old 12-11-2013, 04:48 PM   #15
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True! Rimless would of been better but it still super nice.
The stand make it pop even more!
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