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Old 08-21-2002, 04:08 PM   #1
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My 55 gallon planted tank...

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Ok, that didn't work.
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Old 08-22-2002, 02:49 PM   #6
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That is one nice Tank !!
nice webpage as well
look fwd to the updates
what are your specs on the planted tank?

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Old 08-22-2002, 03:10 PM   #7
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Thanks! It's taken a long time to get the plants growing as well as they are but I'm very happy with the direction the tank is going now.

Tanks specs are:
  • 3" Flourite Substrate
  • Home Depot Shop Light with two 40W GE P&A bulbs
  • Custom SeaLife strip light with two 65W PC bulbs
  • Fluval 403 canister
  • Two 1 gallon DIY CO2 reactors injected into small powerhead
  • Yamato Green supp (1 tsp a week)
  • Jobes Plant Sticks (half stick near each Amazon every 2-3 months
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Just curious can u take a pic of what the top of the tank looks like with the lights that u have on it ?
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Well, I don't have a digital camera, I was borrowing my brother's camera to take those shots, but I brightened one pic to show you how it looks now. It's pretty lame, actually. I've got the Home Depot metal strip light actually clear-taped to the front edge and it pivots out for access. Behind it, is the black powdercoated metal strip light with the Power Compact flourescents in it. My wife has been bugging me to build a canopy to match the stand but I haven't gotten around to it.
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Check the gallery Sam!!! :hehe:
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I'm famous!

hehe, thanks!
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Great job with the tank. I really liked the anubius coffiefolia in some of the pics!
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Old 09-06-2002, 12:56 PM   #13
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Yeah the A. Coffeefolia has really surprised me. I bought it from aquatic plant depot with only 6 or 7 leaves on it, placed in the the mid front, hoping for it to just be a nice little centerpiece. Now it's half of my foreground! It's actually three plants right now with three large rhyzomes running across the top of the gravel.

It's time for new plants, though.

I want a foreground plant on the left and I'm thinking Stargrass.
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Just as a personal plug... hehe I made it to customer's tank of the month...


http://www.aquaticplantdepot.com/cusaqofmon.html
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