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post #21 of 32 Old 11-20-2009, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Having stirred up the old gravel to get it out and putting the new one in, that'll do it take ~ 1 day to clear up, depending on what filter you have, so I'd just leave it alone I'll never suggest you to use chem's like that in the tank.
Between filter & w/c it'll do just fine

I'm still waiting on pictures here!

ill post up pictures later tonight. after work i am off to find me some plants and a couple other things i need then i will post up pics with it almost fully planted.
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post #22 of 32 Old 11-20-2009, 03:11 PM
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Sweet!

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post #23 of 32 Old 11-21-2009, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Having stirred up the old gravel to get it out and putting the new one in, that'll do it take ~ 1 day to clear up, depending on what filter you have, so I'd just leave it alone I'll never suggest you to use chem's like that in the tank.
Between filter & w/c it'll do just fine

I'm still waiting on pictures here!

here is one pic, i just ordered 25 plants from sweetaquatics.com so more will follow. this will hold you over till then haha
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Looking good, looking good!
I really like the hood on this tank!!! Did it come with it or did you buy it somewhere (I have issues finding nice hoods here, imagine that)
Is that a fern in there, like a real one or plastic?

Can't wait to see it in another week or so when you get more plants and put them in, I think its looking real good.

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post #25 of 32 Old 11-21-2009, 03:36 PM
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Nice work Jamie, that is going to be very beautiful. B.

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that is a plastic fern, i have it in there because I think the heater looks stupid. I ordered a large plant to put in its place when it gets here next week.

part of that hood came with the tank. it is two pieces of glass with a plastic hinge. the light is a coralife-aqualight. i bought the light. cost be about 100 bucks.
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post #27 of 32 Old 11-21-2009, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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thanks byron. i have about 25 plants i ordered online coming in next week
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I need to go searching for these hoods online...

Dang 25 more, that tank is gonna look so totally awesome! And then give it few more month for the plants to establish and grow in, I can only imagine this being real beautiful.

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post #29 of 32 Old 11-21-2009, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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i dont know where you live but petco and i believe petsmart has them, also dr foster and smith and i think www.thatpetplace.com has them. the bulb that comes with it has the 50/50 light that is half anctic or how ever you spell it haha. but they make a coolmax-6700k bulb that is made for fresh water and also just a 10000k bulb also
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post #30 of 32 Old 11-21-2009, 07:11 PM
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Well I just bought me a real plant for my tank, and now i guess i need some new gravel lol. I have been looking for an exuse to get some black gravel

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