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HI ALL
50 Gallon-started August 16, 2011
This is my first planted tank and I decided to keep this journal.
Hope this works out.



not a good start
ok everyone-how to i insert a picture???
 

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OK NOW LETS START THE JOURNAL
so i had to put a fish tank into the wetbar and decided on a 50 gallon.

FILTERS:
Eheim 2213 canister -running
Fluval 204 canister - running
Aquaclear 110-on order

LIGHTS: 2 STRIPS
18" AQUAEON 15watt 8000K each

SUBSTRATE:
Eco-Complete 60lbs- on order

HEATER:
Eheim-jager 200w submersible- on order

DRIFTWOOD:
4 Pieces Manzanita Driftwood--on order

Was only planing to go community fish because tank is in basement.
I have only been looking into planted aquariums for about 2-3 weeks now and saw a video on youtube and from there I was hooked.

going to look into sponge pre-filters next
and reading alot of the post about the plants-low/light-tech
not planning on CO2 for now

doing a fishless cycle for now
adding a couple flakes of food everyday
read somewhere that an airstone will speed things up
PUMP and AIRSTONE-on order

TO BE CONTINUED
Any comments, help or suggestion always appreciated
ty in advance
 

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still waiting for everything to come in
eco-complete
mazanita driftwood
heater
aqauclear 110
thermometer
net-lol
air pump and stone
Just got hit with Hurricane Irene and i will assume everything will now take another couple days.

Cant wait to get everyhting in so that i can order plants.

???Do i need to put anything under the eco-complete???
 

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deliveries today
eco-complete 3-20lbs bags
aquaclear 110
net- lol this actually came in the biggest box for 5" net

going to add eco-complete and post picture
 

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heater -delivered today
eco-complete added

and everything is running
waiting for eco-complete to clear up
yes -i opened the bag and dumped it right in(as per instructions)
looks like it will be a couple hours will post pic then
 

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Manzanita Driftwood is finally waterlogged but will soak it 2 more days
before i add it to the tank to get more tannins out
plants
purchased 30 vallisneria americana

PLANTS ON ORDER
Starougyne repens
dwarf sag
Java Moss
Pennywort
water sprite
taiwan moss
Cryptocoryne wendtii 'bronze'
rotala Colorata

all plants are from members here in the swap and shop
 
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