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post #11 of 35 Old 05-13-2012, 07:02 PM
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The daylight fluorescent tubes are working well for me. Extremely reasonable at The Home Depot.
They are good light. Nothing wrong with fluorescent, either is fine.

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post #12 of 35 Old 05-14-2012, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
Okay here is my final equipment list... Just give me your opinion. Let me know of I am missing anything.
- aqueon quiet flow ten
- Marine land fluorescent aquarium hood
- daylight fluorescent bulb
- carib-sea sahara sand
- Heater
- Coral life digital thermometer
- API freshwater master test kit
- flourish comprehensive
- Fluval shrimp granules
- Nutrafin max guppy flakes

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Okay here is my final equipment list... Just give me your opinion. Let me know of I am missing anything.
- aqueon quiet flow ten
- Marine land fluorescent aquarium hood
- daylight fluorescent bulb
- carib-sea sahara sand
- Heater
- Coral life digital thermometer
- API freshwater master test kit
- flourish comprehensive
- Fluval shrimp granules
- Nutrafin max guppy flakes
Perhaps a couple chunks of wood? Three smallish bits of Malaysian Driftwood.

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post #14 of 35 Old 05-14-2012, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
Well I have one already. You think I should grab some more? If I knew how to post pics I would so you could see the piece I am talking about
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Well I have one already. You think I should grab some more? If I knew how to post pics I would so you could see the piece I am talking about
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Wood wasn't listed, so I mentioned it. Your call on how much. A single largish chunk will make the tank size appear smaller, whereas 2 or 3 not too large chunks will tend to expand the space visually.

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Well I have one already. You think I should grab some more? If I knew how to post pics I would so you could see the piece I am talking about
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You can post it to photobucket and link to the image. Pretty simple once you learn how.

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Oh that makes sense I guess I will just pick up another piece from the local petco. So other than that everything looks good?
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Missed the question on photos. If you look down below the post box in which you type, there is a button "Manage Attachments," click that, up pops a small window with a button "Browse" at the top, click that. Then find the photo on your pc and double click it.

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Let's hope this works

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That worked. I would suggest angling the wood, the thickest end (on the left i the photo) perhaps in the back left corner, with the wood extending diagonally with the right end then about 3-4 inches back from the front glass. It will not be as centered--which always emphasizes the rectangular shape of the tank, and diagonally it may make the tank look deeper. The diagonal will still have the arch effect.

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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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