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Attempt #2, let's hope I didn't mess it up this time. Not my best silicone job, but it is where nobody will ever see it.

Two minutes after getting the clamps set, I catch my 4 year old starting to take a clamp off to play with.

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Attempt #2, let's hope I didn't mess it up this time. Not my best silicone job, but it where nobody will ever see it.

Two minutes after getting the clamps set, I catch my 4 year old starting to take a clamp off to lay with.

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Whooa, only took two weeks until we got to see the tank Makes it more fun to follow when you share the slight mishaps along the way so thanks for that.

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Whooa, only took two weeks until we got to see the tank Makes it more fun to follow when you share the slight mishaps along the way so thanks for that.
Ha, I have been meaning to share pictures of the the whole thing, its just been pretty cluttered. I am going to make sure I have the Nest cam pointed at this thing when I fill test it for sure.

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Here's a picture of the tank and stand. I am going to put the sump and the water change reservoir behind the wall and under the stairs. I still need to do some work under the stairs. I am going to sheet in the bottom of the stairs, install an outlet and frame and install a door to keep the kids out. They like to hand from the conduit across the walls. Now that there's a live wire in it, I need that to stop.

Next will be some clean up and trying to lift a heavy ass tank while social distancing.

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Oh yeah it's a beast good luck lifting that haha 😄

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Oh yeah it's a beast good luck lifting that haha 😄
Actually getting ready to do it now, but I need to get the electrical outlet behind it squared away first.

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It's probably close to time to leak test this SOB before I get much further.

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Time to test fate, lol.

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Probably shouldn't fill more until I plumb it.

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Found a great piece of wood while picking up pet food today. Fits perfectly. I will work on getting the hardscape laid out so that I can add the substrate. My larger pieces of wood have never got fully water logged, so I use zip ties to hold them together and attach them to the slate tiles. The slate and sand on top hold it all down.

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Very excited to see all of this set up!

Regarding the CPDs, they're not difficult to breed if you have a smaller tank and the time/inclination and an enormous group would look amazing in there

Any ideas on planting yet?

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Regarding the CPDs, they're not difficult to breed if you have a smaller tank and the time/inclination and an enormous group would look amazing in there

Any ideas on planting yet?

There's a local guy that has a decent sized group of endlers for sale cheap, so I might go that route.

It's going to be low tech, so probably a mess of Val, a couple swords, eventually a carpet of crypts. Kind of depends on what I can find. I have some blyxa, corkscrew Val, a crypt, some Java Fern, Java moss and pennywort in my 37 gallon right now. In the current situation, I'm just taking what I can get.

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Jeez, you'll fit a lot of endlers in there! I loved mine though, looking forward to seeing all yours. Are they all the same breed or a mix?

If you're looking for something to keep numbers down a bit, Badis Badis are fine with harder water. Mine managed to single-handedly hunt down every single fry from 7 females in a moderate-heavily planted tank - although it's far smaller than yours!

Love a good mess of plants - I've had a mix of crypts in my main tank for a while and added pennywort a couple of months back. Actually really like the look of them mixed together.

Love that piece of wood by the way, good find!

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I have what is probably too much wood in the tank. Added some water to see if the new wood will float and it looks like it will stay put. I would have added substrate, but I didn't feel like carrying 250 lbs of sand downstairs. I added 90 black bar endlers to my other tank yesterday. The mollies immediately started hunting fry so I made sure to quickly feed them. It looks like there are too many makes in the mix, so I'll need to find more females soon. I wasn't ready for more fish, but found a good deal from a guy moving. I'll try to get more pics up today.

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