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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-15-2012, 07:44 PM Thread Starter
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My New 30 gallon

Just planted yesterday. Excited to get back into it.
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Easy to see from the pics what's going on. 2 13w CFLs in clamp lights, an HOB and a HOT Magnum filter. No fish yet.

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One more photo.

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From the first pic..looks like u have alot of water movement. I could be wrong though. May i also suggest getting a bigger stand. Corners should be supported.


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Pretty! But I agree with bgallodoro24. You need a bigger stand.
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Wow. Nice tank. but bgallodoro24 is right.
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Really? The guy I bought it from said he had it on it for 3 years. That stinks.

There is a lot of water movement. I somewhat worry too much. I want to put angelfish in it at some point.
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Really? The guy I bought it from said he had it on it for 3 years. That stinks.

There is a lot of water movement. I somewhat worry too much. I want to put angelfish in it at some point.
It would probably last another 3 years but me personally...i wouldnt be able to sleep at night lol. And angels dont like alot of water movement. Other than that great start.


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It was a rainy day in Austin today, so couldn't play with the outside plants.

Instead I got some snails today. 2 "hairy" nerites and one trap door snail. Put them in the 30 gallon. So far it is just them and a few MTS.

Also, I got a few plants, but on the way home I stopped at Petco because I wanted to do something with this betta bowl my girlfriend has. Her betta died, which I expected. She wants one in it, so I decided I'd try to plant it up so maybe this little guy wouldn't have such a tortured experience as the last one.

While there I found a great looking java fern and amazon sword in there weird tube section. And I rescued a peace lilly and some bamboo from being sold as "aquatic" plants. They are on top of the betta bowl now.

So anyway, here is a few photos of that bowl, my 30 gallon, and a little 1.5 or the bathroom "window" tank.

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If you don't want to get a new stand, hit your local home/lumber store with measurements in hand and have 'em rip you down a support (make sure it's not something that'll warp) board 1/4" to 1" bigger all around than your tank's footprint. Sand it, stain it, seal it. Or--if you're lazy like me--throw a coat of cheap acrylic on it and seal with whatever varnish hits your hands first.
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actually, I'm not very worried about it.
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I don't mean to be annoying, but I hope you've tried to convince your girlfriend to get a much larger bowl/tank for her betta...
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Haha. Yeah. Hence the additions. I won't add one for at least a month. She used to have one in an even smaller bowl at her old apartment for 2 years before we lived together. So at least I can make this one more comfortable than that.
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Just ordered some Thai micro crabs for the little bathroom tank. Should get here tomorrow.
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i wouldn't trust a fish tank where the corners weren't on a stand. it's just too much pressure.
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