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Old 03-14-2008, 02:27 PM   #11
 
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everyone forgets something sometime..... thats why we are here! lol

do you understand how to cycle now that you've read the link?
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Old 03-14-2008, 04:52 PM   #12
 
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i do thank you very much everyone, im really learning a lot
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:28 PM   #13
 
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I'm not sure it was really clearly stated here, so I thought I'd say it again. You can always layer the substrate- so you can put something like Eco-Complete on the bottom for the plants, and then the pebbles over it for decoration.
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Old 03-14-2008, 10:25 PM   #14
 
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yeah i did some reading on it, and decided that was the best course of action if i wanted to plant my tank
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Old 03-15-2008, 11:16 AM   #15
 
Don't use sand- it will compact around the roots of your plants.
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Old 03-15-2008, 01:26 PM   #16
 
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ok sounds good, i was thinking eco-complete with brown gravel on top, i need to pick out some hardy plants though, convicts will eat at the smaller leaved plants right?
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Old 03-16-2008, 05:07 PM   #17
 
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So i ran into a problem... i was cleaning up the tank, prepping it to be filled and all that good stuff, when it slipped and hit a hard decoration, and cracked. I'm at a loss for words at the moment, smoked half a pack of cigarettes in my fit of rage. Anyway, i'm set back a couple steps here, so i need to get a new tank before anything else is done. Thought I'd keep everyone posted, but when i do acquire a new tank, i think it will turn out great. Got some sweet drift wood, and a decent sized lava rock, but ill keep you posted.
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Old 03-17-2008, 06:06 PM   #18
 
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man that sucks!!! i would shoot myself if i did that lol! well i hope you can get another one quick and get it going. you should go to craigslist. there are tons there that are in mint condition going for under 500 bucks and they come with all the nessicities!
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Old 03-17-2008, 08:17 PM   #19
 
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The tank was 15 gallons, right? Not too pricey new...at least you didn't have water in it :)
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Old 03-18-2008, 08:43 AM   #20
 
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yeah my dad thought i had put water in it already and freaked out, but i told him what was up and it was all good. i was thinking of doubleing from a 15 to a 30, i think everything would fit better but i need to find a well priced tank.
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