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Well this is the start of a High tech tank (I hope). It will be my first tank with CO2, High light, and a large assortment of new equipment (time to get rid of my HOB filter).
Nice and Cloudy

Some MALAYSIAN Driftwood I got off ebay out of the water

and in the cloudy water I added some java ferns from my last setup onto it
 

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Here is where I kept my plants during the new fluorite I added

How I filled the tank...See my helper??:icon_lol: I had no hose to I used an old Milk jug and put holes into it to make it drain slowly into the tank. Still ended up cloudy!:icon_twis

Bad shot of the Bio Spira I used to help speed up the first cycle. It clams 24 hours!!!!

Top of the tank with the soon to be trash HOB filter:icon_twis
 

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completely off-topic, but you have the exact same plates I have! I got mine at Target in a set on clearance for 7 bucks. :) Also, you get awesome resolution on your camera phone.
 

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completely off-topic, but you have the exact same plates I have! I got mine at Target in a set on clearance for 7 bucks. :) Also, you get awesome resolution on your camera phone.
Ya, I got mine at target too :hihi:
Thats to only reason I got a Razor, for the nice camera!
 

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Looks like all is going well so far. Very good pictures for a phone :D Nice little helper btw ;)


P.S. Why don't you RAOK the HOB filer in the SnS forum instead of trashing it?
IMO Throwing away something like that is truly a waste :(
 

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Looks like all is going well so far. Very good pictures for a phone :D Nice little helper btw ;)

P.S. Why don't you RAOK the HOB filer in the SnS forum instead of trashing it?
IMO Throwing away something like that is truly a waste :(
Thank you I will RAOK. Good Idea!

One more Pic I found of the wood

 

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What are your plants for light, CO2, Ferts, plants, and fish?

light: 48watts non-name brand lights that will be replaced with a 48" Coralife Aqualight Deluxe Series - Single Linear Strip with Two-65 watt 6,700L
CO2: None yet, but will be running a pressurized system with PH monitoring and timed
Ferts: None yet, I still have to learn about this subject
plants: Jave ferns on my driftwood, some of those bulbs that you get at wal-mart that my girlfriend got me that I can't kill, one sad looking Amazon Sword. I have difformis, x-mas moss and dwarf hairgrass on the way.
fish: None. I am aiming for Discus with a side of neons, shrimp, and some other random schooling fish that swim near the top.
 

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Great start! That is the most unique piece of drift wood I have ever seen. Am I the only one that sees the Effiel tower in it?
 

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that's a crazy piece of driftwood! it's like a picasso take on the eiffel tower or something :) i like how you filled your tank! i'm gonna try that cause i suck at the plate method
 

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Looks good. Make sure the Co2 diffuser is on the outlet side of the canister.
 

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Hmm, if you're wanting really high light, and fast growth, i would get the 4x 65w coralife unit. A 55 is a tough tank to 'scape.
 

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I'm liking your leaning tower of effile in there as well!

Did you the fluorite? I suuuure hope you did or it will be hell every time something moves!

55g is a hard demesion to scape. I've seen the best ones with lots of high plants like amazon swords and valis.

Welcome too!

-Andrew
 

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mickeyirish, Yzmxer99...I agree, if I turn it side-ways it looks like a bird.:icon_lol:

Storm_Rider
Thank you. I did not work all that well to be honest, still go REALLY cloudy.
mrbelvedere
I will, thank you!

dufus
Im gonna start here. I will probably end up getting that size, but we will see!!


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"Leaning Effiel tower":tongue: :hihi: :tongue:
Yes I am using fluorite, but every time I do a water change it gets cloudy!! Don't know what to do about that!:icon_surp :help:
 

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If you're gonna spend cash on lights, you could get the 4x to actually save you money if you are gonna go to them anyway. you can always turn 1/2 the lights off if you don't have co2 or something yet.
 
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