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post #1 of 16 Old 02-22-2014, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Restarting my planted tanks

So, as some of you may know, we were sadly the victims of a nasty fire that took 2/3 of our apartment building this summer. Well, this was an electrical fire and it burnt out my lights on all the tanks. I recently relate the tanks and put all new plants in. Also restocked the fish that didn't make it. Most of them parishes from all the lack of care as we were homeless for a while and had personal issues after. So I am super excited with our newly remodeled tanks! As are the kids and hubby. Any suggestions are welcome.

this is the 30 gallon tank
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post #2 of 16 Old 02-22-2014, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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post #4 of 16 Old 02-22-2014, 08:41 PM
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Awesome! They are looking great! Glad you're getting them back into action. :) sorry to hear about the fire. :( glad everyone was okay besides the fish! The 20 gallon looks very lush already.

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post #5 of 16 Old 02-22-2014, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
i have found it to be much cheaper for things like heaters and hoods on amazon.com than in the pet store! saved a lot doing it that way!

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post #6 of 16 Old 02-22-2014, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
yes, the 20 gallon was doing the best without the light because it got a lot of natural sun light. so the amazon swords were still doing fairly well. the others were added later. they have been in there for about a week. just waiting on them to start growing so i can start cutting and putting in the other tanks.

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post #7 of 16 Old 02-22-2014, 08:53 PM
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Yes! I love amazon. Everything is a fraction of the price it is at pet stores. If you know wha you need and don't feel you have to see it in person first (for things like driftwood), it's great! :D
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post #8 of 16 Old 02-22-2014, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
very true. though i am tempted to order some drift wood from there and test it out. i am curious. there are a lot of good reviews on them.

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So pretty Sam excited to see them going again!
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post #10 of 16 Old 02-23-2014, 09:24 AM
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Looking good and sorry to hear about the fires.

I personally would add more plants but what you have will spread.

congrates and continue.

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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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