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post #1 of 389 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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just a 20 long...

Taking advantage of petco's sale and picked up a 20L.

mandatory spec's list....

20L (duh)
Eheim 2215
35 lbs eco + 5 lbs estes marine sand, jobes + some mineralized topsoil under all that
2x Coralife 2x18 T5's
DIY CO2 diffused by Rhinox 1000




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post #2 of 389 (permalink) Old 08-26-2008, 09:39 PM
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with that filter, i don't think you'd need one. unless you wanted to use it as a co2 diffusing method...
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got any pics of your dwarf rainbows? those things are beautiful

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theyre in my 20H and that tank's scape SUCKKKS. its just growing plants for me :P

i'll try n snap some.
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I'm excited for this tank. (:


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me too :> my lfs is getting the 20lbs of eco i need on thursday. im gona be tweaking out until then. i need to cycle this suckerrrr!!!!!

although i was thinking about starting some HC immersed. that would give me time to rack up some dough
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here are my stocking plans... this all depends on whether or not my LFS can come through with my order!

5 red line rasboras - kinda like mini torpedo barbs
9-11 boraras merah
4 otos
and maybe a betta?
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or maybe some neon dwarf rainbows? pictures online dont do them justice. they are really pretty in person.

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yeah im thinking about just ordering 2 more females. or some threadfins. rainbows are sweet
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looks like its gonna be cool.

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yeah filled this bad boy up with eco! working on the hardscape tomorrow, using the DW from my rcs tank.
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i need hardscape opinions. heres my first layout. and my second layout is just taking the right side out. the rocks arent part of it, just holding up the wood.

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I like it but I the right is too close to the center. Is it possible to move it back into the corner some? I would also add more slope to that eco

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slope like to the back, or high sides/low center? if i moved the right back i wouldnt be able to plant around it cause the dw would be in the way
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Id say lowest in the front middle, higher in the back middle and highest in the back corners
5 being the highest and 1 being lowest...hop you can understand this thingy I did (looking down on the tank)-
5 4 3 4 5
4 3 2 3 4

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