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Hello!

A while back, I posted a thread in the Swap 'n shop asking for cheap goods so I could set-up a tank in a classroom. Well, I should have guessed this, but this forum is amazing and donated ADA substrate, a CO2 regulator, Fish, shrimp, plants, a light, a canister filter, and the list goes on and on. This tank would not be possible if it weren't for such giving members.

The tank is really cloudy right now, and I need some more plants, but other than that, its coming along nicely thanks to everybody.

Here are some specs:

  • Substrate - 9L of ADA amazonia new type ---- THANKS AZFISHKID!
  • Filter - SunSun [/B]---- THANKS Mordalphus, Moonshinetheslacker, and Craigthor
  • Light - 48w odyssea ---- THANKS Pepetj and to Bsmith for providing the bulbs
  • 5lb co2 set-up ($250 retail plus shipping :icon_eek:) ---- ALL THANKS TO BETTA TAIL!

Plants:
  • Hygrophila polysperma 'sunset'
  • Blyxa Japonica
  • Staurogyne repens
  • Persicaria hydropiperoides
  • Eichhornia diversifolia
  • Glossotigma
  • Narrow leaf pink chain sword
  • Lindernia sp. 'india'
  • Hygrophila sp. 'tiger'
  • Rotala indica

Thank you Mscichlid and Azfishkid for most the plants!

Stocked Fish
  • 3 assassin snailss
  • 20 espeis rasbora
  • 4 otocinclus
  • 15 Red Cherry shrimp (but soon to be a colony!)

Thanks Msjinkndz for all the fish!

Pictures!

The Teacher next to the tank (aka my father, like his awesome beard?):


Why yes, it is just a big cloud of water right now (clearer pictures to come tomorrow):



Here is the complete list of people who donated/contributed. Thank you so much to all the donors!

  • Azfishkid,
  • Msjinknds,
  • bettatail,
  • Bsmith,
  • pepetj,
  • duff,
  • Craigthor,
  • mscichlid,
  • jeffvmd,
  • Mordalphus,
  • home grown,
  • Axelrodi202,
  • non conductive.
  • jkan0228
  • HypnoticAquatic
  • Speedie408
  • PC1
  • YellowDawg
  • Southern Oak Aquatics


I 'think' I may have left some people out, but I looked. If you donated and are left out of the group, shoot me a PM and I'll make it right :)
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cool can't wait to see it clear....wait that's your dad? I though the unibomber was in jail already?....lol...j/k...
Yup! He never actually went to jail, that was just to make the people happy :redface:

way to forget me and my crypts.....

Take some pics once its clear!
Going to take some pictures tomorrow. Your name has been added :icon_smil
 

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If my dad isn't in the classroom, the room is locked, so we should be good as far as equipment safety goes.
 

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The glosso kinda sorta died a little. It's coming back though. I think most of it was that it went from submersed to emersed and then back to submersed. Its just a little bit confused :hihi:

BTW, your name has been added to the list.
 

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You know...I don't know if it does take away the hardness. I'll measure the kH and gH later. If it does, thats fine, I just wont get nerites. Thanks!

-Caton
 

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Went to the tank today, after having it in the classroom for one day, I was told that most the kids love it, and the teachers have never seen real aquatic plants before. So far it has gained some interest, one other teacher in particular likes aquariums, so maybe I can get him hooked on planted aquariums :)

I took pictures today but have no way to upload them. They will be uploaded tomorrow though :)

I am also looking for around 30-40 stems of a rotala. I got money that I earned from working for my neighbors, so if anybody has a redish rotala and ALOT of it, lemme know. Preferably 20 stems of a rotala and 20 stems of another type of rotala/plant that grows well and makes nice bushes.


p.s. i like dad's beard.
His beard is amazing. I hope I get to have a beard like his one day.
 

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There is a reason why I uploaded cloudy pictures where you couldn't see the scape. Oh well, prepare yourself for an ugly tank! (don't worry, I think it will look good once I get plants from Crispino Ramos, and the carpet fills out).

Here ya go!







And this is Maria. The Tank's mascot. She stays at home though :bounce:
(notice how she is laying on yarn and has some wrapped around her paw)

 

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I should be getting plants on saturday. I unfortunately have knee surgery on friday (FYI, I am not some old fart, I am 14 years old) so Idk if I will be able to go to the school and plant the plants. They might have to spend a week in my 10g.

-Sigh- I am going to have to be on crutches for 6 weeks. Luckily my parents will help me do water changes :proud:

The tank doesn't look half bad, Caton!

I love the banner you made for your sig! How did you make it, I want one for my 75!
I copied part of the page where I wanted my sig so it was the same color. Shoot me a PM and I can make you one.
 
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