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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-12-2005, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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My new 1.3g

Here is my new tank I just setup. This tank was setup mainly to see how a halogen light will work over a small tank. I had the plants, the filter, rocks and everything on hand, so I though I might as well try it. the plant that I am using right now are hemianthus micranthemoides or its common name is Baby Tears or HM. I realize that the HM will probaly not stay low but i wanted to give it a try. I originally wanted to go with HC but they dont sell it where I live and didnt want to ship it and have it die if my light does not work out well.

Here is a pic of it at about a day after the water went in....





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Neat looking tank! I like the rock placement and the MM should look nice when it fills is.

Where did you get your tank?
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Yeah, that's an awesome tank, and I like the rocks too... I can't wait to see it grown in!

Plants are gone, but my 33gal and I are back after a long hiatus.
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Nice looking tank. What kind of rocks are you using?

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Thanks for the replies!

actually I got the tank at petco. It was on sale for $4 dollars! I had been looking for a mini glass tank like this for a long time.

Im not sure what kind of rocks they are. I got them out of a lake that I live near. then I boiled them too make sure there was nothing still living on them.
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Great start. I wish they sold tanks like that around here. Never seen one before.
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Nice tank you have there, like the rocks and the arrangement. neat!
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Petco sells these tanks now?
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post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-13-2005, 11:51 PM
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I have seen those tanks at Petco, the light that comes with them looks like a flashlight bulb.

bbkid, Looks like you are using the same light as I used, if you have a 20 watt halogen it will work very well.
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Just saw this today at Petco. Is this light any good? Will it grow anything? What would be a good light to replace it with? I was going to grab one tonight but unfortunately they are not on sale here and 15 bucks.
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nice tank, what kind of fish are you going to put in it? i have some baby guppies i got at walmart and it is a charm
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What im using right now is a 20w halogen desk lamp. the tank came with a crappy 5w halogen light.
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got tank here on clearance a month or so back - light that came with it was worthless trash.

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I hope it gos on clearance here soon... there are only 2 of them left. =P The light doesn't sound great but I think it will be good enough for another tank I will be setting up. Will the 5W halogen be enough light for a .30 gallon or so moss tank?
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That tank is way cool for petco--I have to go for a visit. Yours should grow up great!

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