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OKnights112's 1st Aquarium - Day 66 Update

So after some talk and planning I have started an aquarium for the first time. I really enjoyed going through this forum and reading, learning and looking at all the amazing tanks. I have decided to go with just rocks for my first attempt.

So here is what I started with.

38 gallons - 30L x 18W x 16H Custom Made at Aqua Zoo in Houston

Custom made by Justin Henry

Substrate: (ADG is the best the staff was really nice)
2 bags of PowerSand Special-S (2L)
1 bag of Aqua Soil New Amazonia Normal (9L)
ADA Nile Sand

Aquascaping Materials:
Seiryu Stones

Ehiem 2213
Hydor Koralia Nano 240

Ehiem Jager 150W

Paintball Setup
AQUATEK CO2 Regulator Mini with Integrated Solenoid for Paintball Tank (R-78)

Finnex LED RAY 2 30

Anubias Nana
Rotala rotundifolia "green"
Rotala Indica
Eleocharis Parvula
Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis

4 Corydoras Trilineatus
6 Ember Tetras
8 Green Neon Tetras
5 Otocinclus
20 Amano Shrimp

5 Drops of Green Bacter
7 Pumps of Green Brighty Step 1
7 Pumps of Brighty K

Day 1:
I placed the substrate down and managed to do an ok job of aquascaping. I places the Seiryu stones in a matter that I thought looked pretty good. I stood back for a while and looked at it and decided it was time to fill this bad boy up with water. I used a plastic bag over my substrate and began pouring the water in. It really helped. Still my sand and Aqua Soil got a little mixed in. My friend and I had one issue and that was getting the filter to start working. It had a lot of air in it and took a while to get out. I took the normal water measurements for the first time which was pretty fun. Here was the water condition results.
Ammonia - .25ppm
Nitrates 0ppm
Nitrites 0ppm
PH 7.4

So here are some pictures of Day 1.
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Last edited by OKnights112; 04-14-2013 at 11:49 PM. Reason: Update
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