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Is There A Thread Where People Are Posting Their Set-Ups?

hey gang,
is there a thread where people are posting their setups?
i was thinking a thread where members can post a picture or two of their set-ups along with a list of their hardware / equipment. :
(what lamp they're running along with the wattage, kelvin rating, etc., filter, heater, substrate, CO2 if applicable and what method reactor / diffuser they use, etc.,etc...)

I think this would be a great opportunity to show off your tank and fruits of your efforts BUT more importantly - it will give beginners like myself a good starting point. something to copy. a template / a blueprint of sorts.

is there a "Post Your Set-up" thread already in circulation? i was thinking if it might be okay or a good idea to sticky one like that with some basic guidelines of what to include in the post.
personally i would have benefited from something like this in a HUGE way. its very difficult to jump in and go through the whole trial and error route or re-inventing the wheel as so much time and money is not a luxury you know (at least not to me anyway) and people can transition into planted aquaria a little more easily.
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The Journals typically include these details but they vary wildly...


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hi acitydweller!!
hmmm ...
yeah thats what i mean, a thread, one thread, that wont "vary wildly" but rather be a string of consistent posts like "my 10 gallon" > a pic or two > list of equipment, fert, fert technique > done. next > same, and so on and so on ...
i really think it would be a huge help to more people and not just myself, but also a nice way to show'em off a little too.
was hoping this sentiment might be shared by a few others and maybe even strike a chord with the mods to maybe move them to do something like that.
i think it will also help a lot in cutting down unnecessary posts and answer a lot of people questions and dispel doubts they might have just by browsing the thread and seeing what equipments are compatible for their size tank, what they'll need, etc.,etc..
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AGA aquascaping contest has to post their equipment for each tank. It likely won't tell you the color temperature of the bulb, and not the wattage, but it will have everything else.

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hi defiesexistence! thanks for chiming in.
is the "AGA aquascaping contest" a subforum here? or is that somewhere else?
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It's an organization: Aquatic Gardener's Association, and I guarantee you will lose hours browsing their aquascaping entries. Start by picking a year, then a tank size. http://showcase.aquatic-gardeners.org

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looking forward to having a look at that tonight. thanks for the info!!
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