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Hey I'm New! FX5 w/ 75 gallon tank, and media

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Old 11-19-2007, 11:41 AM   #21
 
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looking good,
giant eyeball ?
Look in the back of the tank on the left side.

There is an eyeball. In one picture it is open, and the other closed.
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Old 11-19-2007, 02:15 PM   #22
 
your tank looks nice, please let it cycle first before adding any livestock, if you really want plants in your tank then do not use activated carbon, but if you choose not to have any live plants , then sit is ok to use it, ist is up to you.
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:27 PM   #23
 
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I drained the tank and turned it around. There was a scratch on the side I had facing out that reflected light really bright when sitting on the couch.

This is after I just filled it back up. Of course I redid all the rocks and things. Kept to pretty much the same layout though.

I also took a little more time taking the picture as well :)



My filter will be here tomorrow! YAY!
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Old 11-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #24
 
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Looks good and I really like the eyeball.
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Old 11-19-2007, 09:54 PM   #25
 
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Looks good and I really like the eyeball.
It Blinks :)
Sometimes it is only half way open. :)
Without fish it's the most entertainment in the tank.

Hot Glue is safe in an aquarium right? I saw where it was being used as part of a homemade sponge filter so I thought I should be ok.
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Old 11-20-2007, 03:09 AM   #26
 
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hi
i like the half burried rocks they look really good.
Hot glue ? the only glue i think you should use
is real aquarium sealer,you can get it from your lfs,
ebay and such,it's a clear stuff,alot of people use it
to glue rocks together.
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Old 11-21-2007, 12:57 PM   #27
 
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I added somewhere for the baby fish to hide. Two places actually. Also the FX5 came in. I have it going full blast!! The water is so clean. I have one of the baskets empty. No carbon in it. But I did buy some carbon for when I need it.



Can't wait to get the nitrogen cycle going. I am going to try some "Stress Zyme" one of my friends had a good experience with it and claims it had the bacteria required in it and not just a stress coat. I'll find out when I get the bottle and read it.

The avatar shot is my Figure 8 Puffer from my 15!!! Wee!
Do you think my 15 gallon can hold two puffers? I think it might if I had a nice bushy plant.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:42 PM   #28
 
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Thats a really cool tank! The eye ball is the best thing! It seems very evil I have a question of my own though, Does using carbon while cycling your tank slow down the cycle or effect it in anyway? : I never knew the thing about the plants, I'm glad I know now as I was planning on adding some plants in there.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:51 PM   #29
 
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This tank is still being set up. There will be live plants in it as well.

As for the carbon.. I always thought you had to have it. But have been told I don't on this forum. So I'm going to try this 75 without it. I had a 55 gallon tank that had a few plants and used carbon. But that was a long time ago.
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Old 11-21-2007, 04:24 PM   #30
 
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the tanks lookin really good. :)

Little-Fiz.
don't use carbon,you don't need it :),you want the toxins to build
that is the way the cycle goes.
if you are using fish to cycle the only thing you need do
is small water changes,to help the fish.
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