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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-26-2005, 02:22 AM Thread Starter
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The Last Aquarium

Ah, I'm leaving for college tonight, and all of the tanks I've done in the past have been either torn apart or given away. Still, I plan on setting up an aquarium in my dorm room!

The aquarium:

This is actually my old marsilea tank. Some specks:

Size: around 1.5 gallons
Substrate: Florabase
Lighting: 19W 10,000k (spiral bulb form Home Depot)

I have some idea for plants, a photo:

I plan on planting the didiplis in the back left corner and in back of the nesea which I plan on planting in front of the wood in the mid/foreground. I plan on HC in the front left corner, and I want tenellus in back of the wood and filling the rest of the foreground. As soon as I can find some tenellus . . .

edit: Forgot to mention it, but there is also a huge clump of taiwan moss in there under the didiplis that I'm going to use. I officially love taiwan moss-- it's as easy as java moss, looks a ton nicer, and grows FAST. I have a 29g grow out tank staying here at a friends house, and in the three weeks it's been set up, the amount of Taiwan moss DOUBLED, so of course I decided to take some with me. I've ordered him to sell off excess moss to anyone to make sure that I don't come back to a 29 gallon taiwan moss mound.
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so sad when tanks get taken apart and given away...

Ah, on to new challenges, eh? Good luck in college!

This is a great little tank setup too. Hope to see pics when it's all watered.
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Gook luck in school!

You'll get that nano looking great in no time!


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I am in the same situation as you right now, I am gather my last plant for my last tank before I go off to college in a few weeks. Sad but fun. Wish you luck in school. Taiwan moss grows fast in low light or high, very nice.
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Originally Posted by greenmiddlefinger
I've ordered him to sell off excess moss to anyone to make sure that I don't come back to a 29 gallon taiwan moss mound.
Why not? It'd make a really cool shrimp-only tank...

Good luck with college, it's always sad to have to tear down a set-up...
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Good luck at school!

It was fun seeing all the freshmen moving in, and some one else working move in said some of the parents were tearing up.

Anyway, before you pack everything to take to school, please check with the housing policy so that you know if you are allowed to have a tank in your room. Tanks 10 gallons of less are what are allowed at my school.

You should be fine with what you're planning to take, but it varies by school.

Good luck and have some fun!
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Ahh those college year ... that's where the official fish bug bit me. I never planted in college but I had several tanks (and a bird, a dog, a water dragon, three cats .....)

Here's to a great college experience for you both! And please post those new set ups as soon as you can!
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Thanks everyone for your support!

I am in Louisiana now, and the plants seem to have made the trip alright-- though the didiplis withered a bit. I've got them in buckets under the light until I can set up in my dorm room.
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