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post #11 of 18 Old 06-12-2013, 12:12 AM
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If I was there I'd buy one, at the buddy rate of course ;)

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46 gallon bow - 5 glass cats, 6 kuhlii loaches, 2 rasboras, 1 parkinsoni rainbow, 8 White Tip Tetras, 1 bristlenose pleco, 5 julii corydoras, 1 bolivian ram, 7 neon tetras , 2 female sunset gouramis, 10 dainty corydoras, shrimp and snails
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post #12 of 18 Old 06-12-2013, 02:36 AM Thread Starter
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Aquabridge Tank, first attempt at Aquascaping.

I've tried to make two separate style tanks but with common elements, obviously one light and one dark, as I'm interested to see the way the fish look in each environment.

(The water still hadn't quite cleared after planting!)

I'd welcome any comments and suggestions.

Thanks
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post #13 of 18 Old 06-12-2013, 10:52 AM
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OMG I'd buy one of those for sure!! Maybe an even crazier larger one. When a tank is that cool I don't think I'd worry about the cost too much. I would do drastic themes like different countrys or something. Or asian and caribbean themes....I would pick two areas of the world for themes that people would think I was nuts haha. Barren desert then thick magical overgrown gardens. Are the fish in there yet?
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post #14 of 18 Old 06-19-2013, 08:39 PM
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wow impressive i can see i got alot to learn and this seems the place to do it
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post #15 of 18 Old 06-20-2013, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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wow impressive i can see i got alot to learn and this seems the place to do it
Yeah some great advice on here!

I've now transferred my Endlers, RCS, a small Albino Bristlenose and a couple of Mystery Snails.
They've settled in great and are constantly using the Aquabridges, even the snails!

I managed to get a video, a bit shaky sorry, let me know what you guys think?

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post #16 of 18 Old 06-27-2013, 05:58 AM Thread Starter
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Quick Update

Added a new light to the tank, its a 90cm T5 High Output 78Watt with a blue and white tube.

I think it does the job!
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post #17 of 18 Old 09-09-2013, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
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DIY Aquabridge Another Update

So another update on my DIY Aquabridge.

The light was a tad too powerful for my tank, and despite reducing the amount of time the light was switched on I ended up getting a bit of an algae problem. Well to be honest a lot of an algae problem!!
So I decided to strip the tank and start from fresh.
This is the new look tank, to help with the light issue I removed one of the tubes and only run it for 5 hours a day.
I also removed all the original stones and went with just live plants and the red gum drift wood.
Also added a bubbler in each to increase oxygen levels.
I've attached some photos and a video, sorry about the poor quality of both!
Comments welcome!

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post #18 of 18 Old 09-09-2013, 11:55 AM
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the bulb you had before looks like an atnic bulb. Not a plant bulb. Plants can't use that light spectrum. That light spectrum us for corals and salt water (if I'm right). It'd be a 10,000 kelvin bulb. Plants like a 6700 kelvin bulb. I used to use 2700 warm bulbs on my tank before knew any better and that was an algae farm. Algae doesn't care about light spectrum as much as plants.
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