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Scrap tank I've grown to love.... back from the dead?

As the name implies, this 10g has been sitting beside my attempt at a nice 29 gallon planted tank (in my sig link.) The small tank has been a collection of old equipment, plant scraps, fish I didn't think were "good enough" for the 29g tank..... well you get the point.

Anyway, I've actually ended up liking this tank as much (if not better) than the tank I've sunk all the money into with lights, Co2, external heater, fancy substrate, etc.

It's been up since November and it had a really embarrassing beginning, starting with some plants I burned up in a nano cube I had tried with 3 wpg, no Co2, and no ferts. This happened right when I joined TPT, but I have not stopped reading on the forum since then. I'm addicted!!

Here it is in November. Don't laugh!



and here it is now





Look at the same Wisteria from the first picture... quite a recovery.




No algae to date!

Any suggestions? I need something to fill in the front sides. I'm going to tape some black felt to the back so the spray bar and cords are no longer visible, but other than that....... what direction should I take with this tank? I think I'll keep it for a while. It even has its own spot in the guest bedroom now.


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cute tank! and i love that it just happened naturally! very nice
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cute tank! and i love that it just happened naturally! very nice
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Thanks Kyle! It was sort of like an accident child.


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very nice! my 10 gallon is where all my money goes, and i can only hope that it turns out half a nice as your little "reject" tank!!

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very nice! my 10 gallon is where all my money goes, and i can only hope that it turns out half a nice as your little "reject" tank!!
Oh whatever man! You will have a rockin' tank. I've read your journal. I think you're on the right track! It just takes a few months to get going.


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I love accidental tanks, they're so nice!


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Hey, you need to link some pics to all those tanks in your signature!!! Thats a lot of tanks!


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Hello..,

Looks great! Makes me want to do something with my 10G!

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This looks so much larger than a 10 gallon! I like it a whole lot.

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Looks great! Makes me want to do something with my 10G!

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Do it! Such a great size! 50 % Water change with one bucket is awesome!

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This looks so much larger than a 10 gallon! I like it a whole lot.
Thanks Sara! I think this tank looks so much better than my 29

How is your 55? I'll go see.
Edit: I mean how is the suga shack?


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Very cool
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Don't ya just love scrap tanks? They have soooo much potential and always come out looking better than your main tank(s--in my case--)! Good job!!
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Don't ya just love scrap tanks? They have soooo much potential and always come out looking better than your main tank(s--in my case--)! Good job!!
Thanks. I checked out your "illusions" link but all the pics disappeared!!! I will check back in though.


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