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post #11 of 17 Old 04-21-2013, 08:26 PM
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I don't see how you could ever possibly be distracted by a television. . . these pictures make me very happy - and more than a little bit jealous! ^.^ Can't wait for you to get it all set up and fishy!
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post #12 of 17 Old 04-21-2013, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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It's gonna be a little while. I'm thinking about substrates and backgrounds. I have a good amount of tahitian moon sand, so I might go black with a spraypainted black background. But I have an equal amount of pool filter sand too. Maybe I mix the two?

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #13 of 17 Old 04-21-2013, 09:13 PM
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*whines* are you TRYING to make me jealous?

I love TMS, currently planning on continuing that love into my 125, with a spray-painted background, when I get that far, lol.

I also have pool filter sand. It's soooooooo white. I really didn't prefer it in my tank over the TMS. Because I usually set up QT tanks using existing media, I've been playing with several ratios of the light and dark sands moved over from my other established tanks. I have found that I prefer it when there is more dark, less light sand in the mix - I disliked 50-50. I think I really am going to need a third shade in there if I'm going to be able to get over the salt and pepper feel. You might like salt and pepper! It drives me batty. All up to individual aesthetics, really. . . I might end up sticking to plain ol' TMS (leaning toward that) but still fun to experiment! I'm sure I can dig up some pictures of some tanks that have had mixes, if you'd like?

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post #14 of 17 Old 04-21-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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My PFS is tan - I love it in the 125 and 90. Just thinking about doing something else in this one.....

125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #15 of 17 Old 04-21-2013, 09:23 PM
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I like the sand in your tanks currently. I liked your moonlight sand, too. . . is the castle coming back?!
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post #16 of 17 Old 04-21-2013, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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The moonlight sand is in the 29 I set in the guest room. It's housing the straggler fish I haven't gotten rid of yet. It DOES look nice.
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125 - BGK, chanchito cichlid, pictus cats, silver dollars, palmas bichir
125 - cichlids (severums, bolivian rams, chocolate), rainbows ( turquoise, red), loaches (angelicus, zebra, kuhli and horseface), plecos (BN, RL and clown), denison barbs, tiretrack eel, pearl gouramis, betta
90 - Congo tetras, african knife, upside down cats, spotted ctenopoma, kribensis, delhezzi bichir
2.5 - betta
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post #17 of 17 Old 04-22-2013, 03:16 PM
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nice tank

I am happy you found a nice tank for a good price.

I currently have my tank will a spraypainted black background. I think it looks really nice. Hope this helps you will your decision.
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