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Old 07-12-2008, 05:42 AM   #21
 
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will lokk forward to seeing the pics.
have a safe trip.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:52 AM   #22
 
Tank

First...let me say your fish tank looks great. I am interested in upgrading my lighting system. Would you recommend Power compact or Metal halide?? Also I think a piece of driftwood would look fantastic in your tank. Ebay has the cheapest driftwood I can find.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:58 AM   #23
 
Forgot to tell you.....

I forgot to tell you about the driftwood. I have read that boiling the wood for about an hour help kill any bugs on it and release the tannins. Someone had commented on using the pressure washer on it. That is a good idea but it might mark up the wood. So....be careful. You can also get your own driftwood but you have to be careful on selecting it. You want a hardwood...not soft. You don't want a piece that is already rotting. And you want to make sure to boil it and soak it...to ensure it is safe. Google driftwood....you will find many articles on this.
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Old 10-05-2008, 10:13 PM   #24
 
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I'm Back

I've been really busy with life, the death of my dog, and several other major events, but I've come back and really changed the tank I posted about earlier. I have moved it to a new location, added 40 neon tetras, and really made it into what I think is an awesome tank. Hope you agree! 8)






Didnt get any good pics of the angelfish, will post some when I get a good one :)
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Old 10-06-2008, 04:55 AM   #25
 
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i'm so sorry to hear you've had a bad time.
the tank is awsome,well done on all your hard work.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:43 AM   #26
 
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That's a great job on your tank. :)
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:15 AM   #27
 
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Just my opinion but...

In my tank, im going to have the tallest plants in the top back corners, and im going to have plants slowly cascading down to the front, leaving gravel to the for-ground and the center on the tank. I reckon thats the best type.

And also, I think that the wallpaper would wreck such a beautiful tank like yours, and it would be better to leave it natural
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:04 PM   #28
 
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My heart goes out to you in the loss of your dog. Saying goodbye to a dog that you have loved is tough. I hope I don't have to do it again for a very long time.

Your tank is awesome looking and the plants are beautiful. Really a job well done! I'm jealous....
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:05 PM   #29
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I am also jealous. I wish that I could get my plants to look like that. But, I'm a newbie to plants so hopefully I will learn. Great job! :D
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Old 10-07-2008, 10:12 PM   #30
 
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THANKS

I have had these plants for about 2 years. I ordered them from Aquariumplants.com, and was greatly satisfied with the results. I hope to post more overview shots of the tank, but none in my last batch came out.... :(

This tank still has a pressurized CO2 injection, and I have it on a regular dosing schedule of fertilizers from the line of Flourish. I think they work great!

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Just my opinion but...

In my tank, im going to have the tallest plants in the top back corners, and im going to have plants slowly cascading down to the front, leaving gravel to the for-ground and the center on the tank. I reckon thats the best type.

I had would generally agree with your layout ideas, that is a pretty good, general layout. I have a 40 neon tetras and other community fish, plus some cories, so I left an open spot in the center by that piece of diftwood to give the fish some more open swinning area.

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And also, I think that the wallpaper would wreck such a beautiful tank like yours, and it would be better to leave it natural
I have light blue walls behind the tank, and it has multiple "inperfections", so I chose to use a background to give the tank a solid base in the back.

I will be sure to post more pictures as soon as I get any that are acceptable!


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