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Haagenize's AGA 5.5

Okay so I'm starting a tank over the summer. There will be 2 AGA 5.5 Gallon's side by side, one a reef, one planted. The planted will house my 2 Dwarf Puffers which are currently in my 10"x10"x10" Acrylic Cube. One of the edges on the cube has formed minor cracks throughout the past month so I'm getting worried.


Aqueon 5.5 purchased from Petland for $11.50, beats the $16.70 my usual LFS tried to charge me.


Almost deflowered :P


Awesome silicone job


Infamous rim shot, although I believe it only works with custom rimless tanks with polished edges, or ELOS tanks




The stand will be 4' long, made through cinder blocks and a .75" thick Plywood or MDF sheet. This will cause the stand to be easily movable from my house to my dorm. It will also be cost-effective.





SketchUp model photoshopped in. The saltwater tank will not start till a month or so the details will not be in this thread yet.

Specifications

Tank
Aqueon 5.5 Gallon (16"x8"x10")

Lighting
2x 13w OTT-Lite Task Lamp

Filtration
Eheim 2213 w/ Flo 13mm Outflow pipe and Custom acrylic intake from fishman9809

CO2
Pressurized with a 5lb CO2 Tank
Cornelius Regulator Body
Fabco NV-55 Needle Valve
Parker Solenoid
Rhinox 1000 Ceramic Diffuser

Substrate
ADA Aquasoil Amazonia from cah925

Fertilization
Estimative Index

Plants
Hemianthus callitrichoides 'cuba'
Blyxa Japonica
Possibly floaters and maybe pennywort

Fish
Female Dwarf Puffers (C. travancoricus)
Male Dwarf Puffers (C. travancoricus)
Otocinclus affinis

Invertebrate
1 Amano Shrimp (Caridina Japonica)






Fun little plug


Dry Fertilizers for the Estimative Index


Rocks I have left over that I will probably use





There are more equipment being shipped and yet to order

Updates:
OTT-Lites arrived + 5lb CO2 Cylinder

CO2 Tank filled and Inline heater made

Rhinox 1000 Ceramic Glass Diffuser arrived

OTT-Lite Shipment #2

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Ship whatever you don't use to me (:>

Good gathering though, and where's the sticker ;p.


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Ship whatever you don't use to me (:>

Good gathering though, and where's the sticker ;p.
I used half on my current tank and the other half will go in this :P I doubt I will have much left

And here's the sticker



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Ohai... where is your magic dirt?

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That L shaped rock looks like it could make or completely break the hardscape, proceed with caution!

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HAHAHA. Where did you get that sticker?? I want one


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Ohai... where is your magic dirt?
It's actually inside a bigger bag, but there's barely any left in there. I'm going to use the substrate that's in my emersed right now

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That L shaped rock looks like it could make or completely break the hardscape, proceed with caution!
I really don't know what to do for my hardscape, the rocks aren't particularly as big as I want them to be and they are all roughly the same size, so we'll see. I would love to have it so there's some shade and space for my dwarf puffers to hide though.

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HAHAHA. Where did you get that sticker?? I want one
It's a photoshop :P

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wont the 5.5 Gal be a little small for two dwarfs? I mean dont they usually need 3 to 5 gallons each then add in the oto. Wouldnt it be a little tight?
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Off to a funny and good start.

You take great photos, too.
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depends on how much hiding places / places of interest there are outofstock. Puffers get really really bored really easy and then get into trouble more often that way. So a bare 5.5 would probably be too little and result in pane dancing and more aggression. Lots of things to inspect and lots of places to break line of site makes it not so bad.

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If the puffer's tank is interesting enough (hiding spots, plants...) and water is kept clean, puffers will do great in a tank that size. Great start, great...no! Awesome photography
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If the puffer's tank is interesting enough (hiding spots, plants...) and water is kept clean, puffers will do great in a tank that size. Great start, great...no! Awesome photography
Wait till the tanks wet, then the photography quality will decrease :P

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depends on how much hiding places / places of interest there are outofstock. Puffers get really really bored really easy and then get into trouble more often that way. So a bare 5.5 would probably be too little and result in pane dancing and more aggression. Lots of things to inspect and lots of places to break line of site makes it not so bad.
Yes that is true

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wont the 5.5 Gal be a little small for two dwarfs? I mean dont they usually need 3 to 5 gallons each then add in the oto. Wouldnt it be a little tight?
No because of reasons Francis stated
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