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post #61 of 154 Old 12-29-2012, 09:13 AM
I used a 25 lbs bag of substrate in mine. Just the regular tacky colored and polished gravel stuff. I think some fancy eco or sand substrates may require a different amount.

Good luck at the LFS! Setting up and stocking a new tank is so much fun, I'm jealous.

Looking forward to updates and pics later on!


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post #62 of 154 Old 12-29-2012, 09:33 AM
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Setting up and stocking a new tank is so much fun, I'm jealous.
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post #63 of 154 Old 12-29-2012, 09:39 AM
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Tanks multiply just like fish do!!
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post #64 of 154 Old 12-29-2012, 09:53 AM
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LOL. In one month it will be two years since I quit smoking. In July it will be 14 years since I quit worse. I can totally go a year without a new tank, no matter how badly I want one.

Now, if Jodie caves, that's another story. She quit smoking when I did, and went back after 6 or 8 months (not sure exactly how many, she hid it from me for awhile).

Idiot. She had it beat. I'm too stubborn to back down and go back to a bad habit once I've gotten over the worst of it. Not that fish keeping is a bad habit, lol, but with our scant resources, when we're spending all our money on fish, we have no money left over for anything else. So tank moratorium it is.


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post #65 of 154 Old 12-29-2012, 10:02 AM
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Ahh don't pain me. I'm 25, last year developed asthma and now need to use an inhaler daily, and if I fall asleep on my back when I awaken my breathing sounds like I'm dying..... and breathing is actually a struggle. I want to quit so badly!!!!!!!!!!! I seriously don't have the will power though. And work kills it what else to do on breaks. But I'm really thinking soon it has to go, it's costs me nothing as I roll my own, polish golden Virginia tobacco which is dirt cheap but I just don't want to be on a dimmed air line in 10/20 years, which it feels like is going to happen.
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post #66 of 154 Old 12-29-2012, 10:08 AM
I put on 30 or 40 lbs when I quit, so now the heart attack is going to kill me before the lung cancer was going to (or the diabetes). One big incentive was I didn't want to smoke around Charlie, but Jodie still smokes around him. So basically all I got for my trouble was fat and easily winded. And I had to buy new jeans and TShirts. Thank God for the Salvation Army and Value Village.

Tip if you quit: Don't drink a pop every time you would have had a smoke. I did that for the first few months, and I ballooned up like Marlon Brando.


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post #67 of 154 Old 12-29-2012, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Oh I wish I could quit... Hmmm... Soon.

Back to fish (I'm in denial)...

Just cleaned and dried the tank... All set up. Will definetly post pics later. I'm addicted to my Nikon. Thanks everyone. Stay posted!
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post #68 of 154 Old 12-29-2012, 10:28 AM
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Yeah that's another thing I don't want either. Pros sand cons ay. Can't bloody win either way! But still going to have to quit! Here's to hoping.....
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post #69 of 154 Old 12-29-2012, 10:29 AM
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Oh we'll be waiting! Get them pics up soon as your done! Haha
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post #70 of 154 Old 12-29-2012, 10:32 AM
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Oh I wish I could quit... Hmmm... Soon.

Back to fish (I'm in denial)...

Just cleaned and dried the tank... All set up. Will definetly post pics later. I'm addicted to my Nikon. Thanks everyone. Stay posted!
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Nice. I just got a new cheapo camera and I'm hooked on that. Our old camera took pictures in any color you wanted, as long as it was orange, so it's a treat to get pictures of our tanks now that are closer to reality. I'm going through batteries like Zsa Zsa went through husbands. Where did THAT reference come from, the 90s?

What type of gravel are you getting? Or color? I use the regular aquarium stuff in all my tanks. Nothing fancy. The last two I used black and now I wished I had used black for all of them. When we started we were into the tacky, showy, hideous colors, but now with the plants I like the black.

This is what I use:

http://www.bigalspets.ca/fish/substr...ack-25-lb.html

It's smaller than it looks in the picture, which is why the one reviewer gave it a crappy review, he thought it would be pebble size. There's no sharp edges and my zebra loaches and cories do not have any problem with their bristles, or whatever they are called. When I first got them I kept an eye out to make sure they weren't getting aggravated by the gravel.



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