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am i crazy?!

am i crazy to be starting yet another tank?!

i got a 54 corner reef ready from work, used to be an old coral tank... today i cleaned her up, and cut out the overflow box... i now am gonna have to silicone the holes shut and pray it doesnt leak
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open floor space and available wall outlet = another box of water LOL


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so, tank is clean... i also built a double shut off to drain with... gonna be good...

it has the fitting for a python so i can drain easy...
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Ooooo! What are your plans for this one?

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mekong hairy puffer...

manzinita/flame moss tree

1/2 full of water... heavy rock scape above the water with flowering air plants and some bromeliads i think... maybe a small pothos patch too.. i love pothos
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Since you wanted grow bromeliads, you should put a miniature pineapple plant. Therefore, you can get fruit to.
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i like it... are they easy?
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ok, so i decided the tank is gonna be fully terrestrial i am kinda worried about setting up a former reef tank and filling it second floor up... i hate floods... i wonder how this is gonna go...
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ok, so i decided the tank is gonna be fully terrestrial i am kinda worried about setting up a former reef tank and filling it second floor up... i hate floods... i wonder how this is gonna go...
I would have used the holes in the bottom for bulkheads and a cannister filter.

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I would have used the holes in the bottom for bulkheads and a cannister filter.
Plus an inline heater

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Plus an inline heater

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Nah, I don't trust the seals. I got a surprise in the works. Stay tuned!
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i like it... are they easy?
I wouldn't say there easy, but there not hard. I would think that you could root them on a rock, but then cover the roots with a moss of something to keep them moist but NOT wet. Some chain stores have then; Homedepot is where I got my first. But you can also grow them from the tops of regular pineapples. However, if you chose this route you'll have to start in a pot for a while until the roots get built up. Right now I have two full size growing in my bedroom; I think there just over a year old, but you have to wait two years until you get fruit.
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sounds awesome, how tall do they get? I may end up letting the, grow on a chunk of driftwood with sphagnum moss...
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Sounds like a nice plan! You gonna go with a humid rainforest-y setup or a bit on the dryer side?

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