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the beginning of my new 55.
Old 06-05-2013, 11:02 AM   #1
 
Cool the beginning of my new 55.

you asked for it so here it is! this is the beginning. this is all I have done so far.

cheap very... kinda of sad I didn't get black sand but I saved!



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now I have a question after all the pics :P now since im using dirt. can I use the same set up for lighting as my other tank (2 48in t8 bulbs) or should I up the light?
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:51 AM   #2
 
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Have you checked out Black Diamond Blasting sand? It's pretty cheap, although I'm not sure how safe it is for substrate dwellers.
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #3
 
yeah i looked in to it. its made right down the road from where i live. i wanted it but if in the future i might want some bottom buddies so i got the play sand.
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:08 PM   #4
 
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yeah i looked in to it. its made right down the road from where i live. i wanted it but if in the future i might want some bottom buddies so i got the play sand.
Wise decision.

And, yes in answer to your earlier question on light.
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:11 PM   #5
 
im not sure what kind of plants I want to put in there yet. def some swords, corkscrew vals, dwarf watter lettuce. unsure on the rest tho!
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:56 PM   #6
 
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The different sections look cool(: cant wait to see how it comes along. Do you have plans for fish yet?
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Old 06-06-2013, 12:06 PM   #7
 
ive mostly been looking into plants as of right now but i know as for fish im def going with a shoal of cardinal tetras but im not sure on anything else yet. ive been thinking about a whiptail catfish too i really really like these dudes.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:38 PM   #8
 
this is my view every moring!

i got started on planting a couple plants last night. i think tonight or tomorrow ill be picking up some more.


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Old 07-19-2013, 03:48 PM   #9
 
im thinking maybe a jungal val wall that splits the tank but im not sure on that yet
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:36 PM   #10
 
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That would be an awesome view to have every morning! Tanks look great.
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