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post #21 of 49 Old 03-18-2008, 03:24 PM
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deffinately get a thirty! if you dont you will be upgrading soon enough anyway cuz you'll want to have more. lol
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post #22 of 49 Old 03-18-2008, 04:33 PM
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Or just get both. Because you'll end up with them anyways. hahahahaha

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post #23 of 49 Old 03-18-2008, 04:57 PM
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Just watch out- lights get pricey! Like really, really pricey!!

You're going to need a decent one- not just the All Glass Aquarium hood and light combo or equivalent. The wattage and spectrum of those are plant killers. You're going to want at least 2.5-3 watts per gallon , but I'd recommend 5+. For a 30 gallon I'd recommend a 24" Coralife Dual Strip Compact Florescent (freshwater), which is going to run you over $100.

I'm sure there are DIY alternatives, or other approaches, but just be aware, you're going to need a lot of watts of good spectrum light in order to keep these plants going.
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post #24 of 49 Old 03-18-2008, 08:07 PM
And from recent discoveries I've made, if you do not give the sand a 'stir up' one a week or have snails to sift through it, methane gas can build up in sand pockets and potentially be harmful to your fish and you.
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post #25 of 49 Old 03-18-2008, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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Just found a 55 gallon on Craig's list, and im making a road trip out to get it tomorrow or thursday :D Hopefully all works out well
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Gotta love craigs list :D
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post #27 of 49 Old 03-19-2008, 01:56 PM
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well thats even better than a thirty! did it come with a filter, lights, exc? or is it just the tank?
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post #28 of 49 Old 03-19-2008, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
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it HAD all the trimmings, but the guy sold it yesterday, so my search continues.
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post #29 of 49 Old 03-19-2008, 02:32 PM
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oh man. well hope you find another. wat is the biggest that you could get?
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post #30 of 49 Old 03-19-2008, 03:41 PM Thread Starter
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well im thinking that 55 was most likely the most i could afford, but if i found something better, i wouldnt mind driving to pick it up.
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