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post #51 of 473 Old 10-08-2013, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
I'm hopeful!
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post #52 of 473 Old 10-08-2013, 09:42 PM
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I'm hopeful, too!!! *hugs*

My ears were burning this morning, came on to see who was talking about me! ^.^ Took me all day to catch up - you've been busy, girly! Sorry I've been absent - been busy here, too! But I'm suuuuper excited for you, and for your $15 steal! I hope you get it all together soon! Can't wait to see how you manage things in there! I love my 55, is a great size for a tank!

Yeah, on lighting, everyone is right, lol.

My tank manages with a single T8 across the length, has done for over a year. You've seen it, I think? Been a while since my last update, but if anything its gotten to be even more of a jungle in there, and I've sent many plants out to new homes from Becoming since setup. . . But it would be much better off with two T8s - and that's for low lighting, can't speak for much aside from the plants that I've grown, personally.

Right now I have several types of Crypts, Anubias, mosses, and Java ferns doing just fine - and that's under floaters, even. My swords have refused to die, thus far, though some types do better than others. Stems, forget it - unless they're left floating.

I was planning on upgrading to at least dual T8's, and would most likely have gone with simple strip lights from home depot, lights are too expensive!!! But decided to focus on a bigger tank instead! I'm using, very literally, the lights I had laying around in my basement at the time, lol. So much expense goes into setting up a tank, though. So if you have to wait a bit before upgrading lights, you can - just be careful which plants you put in at start up, so you don't lose any until you upgrade! ^.^

Your stocking list scares me! O.O You're way braver than I am, girl! I'm always the paranoid one, though. lol. Sometimes life has a way of knocking me to the ground, and I can barely keep myself afloat (pun intended) I like to keep my stocking levels lower, gives me a little bit of breathing room, and a little less to worry about - cuz' goodness knows, I have enough to worry about already! I never slack on maintenance, but still. . . when my tank goes funny, my heart goes funny, too. . . I don't deal well with it, and know this now - so prefer to keep stock on the light side. I'm sure you'll figure out what works best for you!

First. . . NEED MOAR SILICONE!!!! *giggle*

Good luck with the next round, Bek!!! I'm lurking, but around - can't wait to see how this all comes out in the end! *hugs*
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post #53 of 473 Old 10-08-2013, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
thanks!! i tried again with silicone, if this doesn't work, i'm scraping everything and getting something stronger. Marie recommended doing something like sc1200 then aquarium silicone over it. i might go that route if i have to (unless other people have ideas?"
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post #54 of 473 Old 10-08-2013, 09:56 PM
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None here, but fingers firmly crossed!
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post #55 of 473 Old 10-08-2013, 10:14 PM
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silicone doesn't stick well to silicone. that's why you remove all the previous silicone.
not sure if that's what you did for the 2nd try.

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post #56 of 473 Old 10-11-2013, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
So the spots that leaked last time are all fixed, no problems. since i didn't fill it all the way last time, i didn't notice one corner was leaking, so hopefully after fixing that, the tank will hold and i will be able to work on the rest.
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Yay!!!
Glad to hear you're having progress. You must be getting giddy with anticipation.

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Fluval Spec V Steel crowntail betta, 3 zebra danios,
Fluval Spec V - unnamed dumbo plaket betta, 3 zebra danios
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post #58 of 473 Old 10-11-2013, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
Super giddy! Going to count all my change and see if i have enough to grab the one more bottle of sealant i need. if not i wait until Thursday but YAY STILL
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post #59 of 473 Old 10-11-2013, 06:01 PM
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*WOOOOOTS!*

Getting closer! ^_^
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post #60 of 473 Old 10-12-2013, 04:51 AM
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wish i lived near you..i'd take you straight to the store and get a bottle !!
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when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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