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post #31 of 54 Old 05-03-2012, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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I do have a background but haven't had a chance to put it on yet
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post #32 of 54 Old 05-03-2012, 04:33 PM
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i was just thinking that,what kind have you got?
plain solid colour..picture of plants ?
not looking to bad,i really will enjoy watching it grow up.
are you adding more plants ?

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #33 of 54 Old 05-03-2012, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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i was just thinking that,what kind have you got?
plain solid colour..picture of plants ?
not looking to bad,i really will enjoy watching it grow up.
are you adding more plants ?
It is most likely going to be a sky looking background.

I will most likely be adding some more plants but want to see how these grow and will cut some and plant the stems. I do have some more in mind but it will be a few weeks :)
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post #34 of 54 Old 05-03-2012, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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The reason i say "most likely" is because my girlfriend likes to design the backgrounds. I personally like a solid black but she puts up with my spending so it is the least i can do :)
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post #35 of 54 Old 05-03-2012, 05:06 PM
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well it sounds nice.

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
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something seeded for you next filter.
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post #36 of 54 Old 05-03-2012, 08:35 PM
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That sounds like a good deal. I got my 150 gallon on craigslist with 1 cracked panel for $80 with the glass top. I spent another $65 on the panel and replaced it myself. I bought 2 double bulb shop lights at Menards for $20 each and put the bulbs in that I needed. I got a gift card from Menards for xmas and used that to buy wood and I made my own stand. Then I built a 40 gallon wet/dry filter. I think I did fairly well at not spending too much. Oh and the gravel I bought at Menards, they call it pea gravel, and that was less than $4 for a 25 lb. bag.
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post #37 of 54 Old 05-07-2012, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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That sounds like a good deal. I got my 150 gallon on craigslist with 1 cracked panel for $80 with the glass top. I spent another $65 on the panel and replaced it myself. I bought 2 double bulb shop lights at Menards for $20 each and put the bulbs in that I needed. I got a gift card from Menards for xmas and used that to buy wood and I made my own stand. Then I built a 40 gallon wet/dry filter. I think I did fairly well at not spending too much. Oh and the gravel I bought at Menards, they call it pea gravel, and that was less than $4 for a 25 lb. bag.
Very cool, would love to see a picture
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post #38 of 54 Old 05-07-2012, 11:22 PM
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I'm going to get some pictures up tomorrow

150 gallon planted discus tank, 40 gallon planted community tank, 20 gallon community tank.
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post #39 of 54 Old 05-21-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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updated photos and stocking

Updated pictures, I have added some new plants and some new fish.
Stock list (please forgive any spelling mistakes

12 angels,
7 Whiptail Catfish
6 Angelicus Loaches
5 German Blue Rams (2 male 3 female) do I need another female?
6 Burmese Loaches
6 Tetra's, can't remember what kind but they are supposed to get along with Angels.
3 ghost catfish, will be picking up 3 more as I believe they need to be in a group of 5 or more.

I still plan on getting some Harlequin Rasbora's possibly 15.

thoughts on the stocking? I have been watching the Tetra's and so far they are behaving but have another tank i can put them in just in case.
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post #40 of 54 Old 05-21-2012, 07:07 PM
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I like the wood. As the plants grow up around it, that is going to really be impressive. And the floating plants when they spread out will help the fish. Good work.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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