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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-01-2005, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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NEW 46 gal Bowfront First PIX

I've been working on this for a while now. I've got it planted with as many plants as I can afford [!] at this point. Specs:

46 Gal All-glass Bowfront
Eco-complete substrate
Eheim 2322 Thermofilter
110 watts lighting
Hagen Co2 Thingey [I know it's too small, but I'm out of $$ right now! ]

e-bay driftwood on slate

Java ferns
Balansae
Red C. wendtii
Coffeefolia
Cardamine
Tiger Lily bulb
Glossostigma [looking shakey right now]

There's a school of Von Rio tetra, a school of corys, and 2 teeny angelfish. A Big Dog Snail patrols regularly.

Comments, opinions, suggestions? Thanks!
Figgy

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Good Job!!!

I am waiting for my eco-complete to arrive, also my 96w light. Now just have to change all the existing gravel and add a CO2 system.

How is your CO2 working out for you? and what do you mean by it being too small? I was planing on a DIY mixture with one of those Hagen diffusers for my 46 bf.

Nice seeing a fellow Michigander....GO STATE!!!!
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I guess the Hagen complete setup is only meant for tanks up to 20 gal. If you're making your own generator seems like you could make it big enough for the 46g tank. Mine has only been on duty for half a day so far-stay tuned.

Figs----uh, that's GO BLUE!!!!!
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Wow! Nice setup! Love the driftwood!
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Nice to see another 46bow on the forum . Do me a favor - get a pair of forceps and spread out that glosso. I know what you mean when it comes to running out of $$$. Since your CO2 will be low for a while, I recommend reducing your photoperiod to 8 hours (I guess I'm assuming you were planning to run your lights for 12 hours - sorry to jump to conclusions). Too much light, without CO2 can (and has, for me) create algae issues.

Driftwood looks great. Much harder to find nice horizontal pieces [than vertical pieces] - nice find.

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I use the hagen in a 37 gallon with a hob filter and no problems. Co2 (30-45ppm)

40 gallon SeaClear Acrylic, 192 watt Orbit Lunar PC, Filstar XP2, Filstar XP1, JBJ Regulator, Rhinox 5000 glass co2 diffusor, 9 watt UV sterilizer, Hydor Inline Heater, Pool Filter Sand substrate
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How comes shoppings so stupid, looks at all this stuff I haves, what do I do's with it.
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Thanks for the input on the glosso. It was looking so fragile that I was afraid to mess with it too much and just poked it into the substrate hoping it'd recover awhile. It does look too "planned" this way.

The driftwood actually looks better flipped over--it has an arch--but right now I've got that part weighed down to keep it from floating!

Thanks for the helpful comments!
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