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post #11 of 49 Old 11-17-2007, 04:32 PM
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great pics,i like the little tank,it's cool.
is that a window behind the big tank ?
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post #12 of 49 Old 11-17-2007, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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great pics,i like the little tank,it's cool.
is that a window behind the big tank ?
It's a sliding glass door. But that is not where the tank is staying. I was just testing it for leaks in the kitchen before moving it to the living room.
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post #13 of 49 Old 11-18-2007, 02:49 AM
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ahh right ok,that's good news. :)
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post #14 of 49 Old 11-19-2007, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
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Updated Pictures for 75

Ok, I still don't have my filter, but it should be here tomorrow. I set this up last night. The water is really cloudy but the filter will straighten that up in no time.

I will add plants later. And yes, the giant eyeball blinks about every 30-60 seconds. 8)





Alright, you guys keep telling me no carbon. I have always used carbon though. On my two old 55's in middle school. Why shy away from carbon?
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post #15 of 49 Old 11-19-2007, 08:42 AM
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Your tank is starting to look good. :)

I find carbon unnecessary and it is bad for planted tanks as it removes many of the nutrients that plants need to feed on. If the tank is not planted then carbon is OK. It won't do any harm but it won't do any good either really.

Carbon is good for when you want to remove medication from your tank, or if you have excessive tannic acids from bogwood or driftwood as it will remove these from the tank.

If medicating, or keeping live plants it's important not to use carbon in the tank.

HTH? :)
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post #16 of 49 Old 11-19-2007, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the carbon information.

Not sure what HTH means (have to have?). But thanks!
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Sorry!

It means Hope This Helps, or Hope That Helped, or some variation of it.
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Thanks for the carbon information.

Not sure what HTH means (have to have?). But thanks!
HTH-Hope that helps.:)

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Thanks for the carbon information.

Not sure what HTH means (have to have?). But thanks!
HTH-Hope that helps.:)
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looking good,
giant eyeball ?
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