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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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Getting back into things

Hello everyone! I'm currently getting back into the hobby after being out for a few years. I've kept fish pretty much my whole life up until about 3 years ago when I got out of it. I recently decided I wanted to get back into keeping aquariums, and as I've never done planted, thought it would be a nice change of pace to do plants this time around.

I'll use this thread to keep track of what I've got going on and post pictures as I take them. I'm at work right now, so I have nothing to show picture wise.

I've got a 2.5 gallon with red sea nano and 13w ott-lite and CaribSea Supernaturals Tahitian Moon substrate, a large critter tote that holds about 3 gallons for the girlfriend with a submersible filter (can't remember the brand off the top of my head), 13w cfl in an old fashioned banker's desk lamp and standard aquarium gravel, and a 10 gallon with fluorescent hood (can't remember wattage, but plan on replacing the bulb soon anyway), aqueon 10 HOB (I'll be adding a Hydro I sponge filter to this as well once I get an air pump to run it) and Eco-complete substrate.

The plan for these tanks is to get them planted first, make sure everything is growing nicely, then probably make them all shrimp tanks. I've recently discovered a fondness for the little buggers. I plan on doing one with cherries, one with yellows, and the other with blue pearls.

The only plants I've got so far are 2 banana plants I picked up from the LFS, and put those in the girlfriend's tank so she has something to look at while I try to find a good deal on some more plants to help stock our tanks.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-26-2011, 04:43 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, so I've got them set up, and got the first bunch of plants. I ordered a package from plamski that arrived today. I've got a few more on the way that should be here in a day or two.

10 gallon

Girlfriend's 3-3.5 gallon

And my 2.5

I've got some moss and some frog bit and a few others on the way. Plan on letting everything grow out a bit and then I'll work on a proper 'scape. Also need to get some black poster board for the background. Then I'll hopefully start getting my shrimpies.
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