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post #1 of 14 Old 09-26-2009, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Finished planted 55 gallon restoration

Not too shabby for a tank found on the side of the road.
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post #2 of 14 Old 09-26-2009, 04:20 PM
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Your tank and fish are beautiful! Job well done!
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post #3 of 14 Old 09-26-2009, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you!

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post #4 of 14 Old 09-26-2009, 10:58 PM
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Nice job, Herky. Beautiful angels and great aquascaping. I really like it, very much.

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post #5 of 14 Old 09-26-2009, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you guys. My family and friends have all gasped in amazement; they've never seen anything like it. Being here on the forum, with all of you who are knowledgeable in the hobby and have seen planted aquariums before and you all saying you like it means a lot.

I've never attempted anything like this before, so I must have done something right. Being a bit of a perfectionist, when I look at it I see things that I don't quite like, plants out of place and such..but overall I'm pretty pleased with it, I can't wait until the plants fill out a little bit. It was worth the time and money I put into it. I don't regret it one bit.

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post #6 of 14 Old 09-27-2009, 03:44 AM
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wow!! what a wonderful job you've done of that,
you should be very proud of all your hard work.
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post #7 of 14 Old 09-27-2009, 08:04 AM
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I LOVE your tank and you fish look beautiful!!

20 gallon long: 3 adult Neolamprologus similis + about 11 fry of various ages; low light planted tank
20 gallon long:2 freshwater dwarf puffers (Puff Puff and Poofer); medium-light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Wormy; low light planted tank
10 gallon: 1 male betta named Dante; low light planted tank
2, 5.5 gallon tanks that are currently empty (I see more fish on the horizon )
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post #8 of 14 Old 09-29-2009, 06:41 PM
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Looks good!!! Would be interesting to see monthly updates to track the growth.
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post #9 of 14 Old 09-29-2009, 07:05 PM
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Like, really good. Cant wait for the backdrop to start filling in, plus the discus to get bigger. Monthly updates will need to be a must!

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post #10 of 14 Old 10-08-2009, 06:21 PM
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here is my ignorance showing. what type of fish is that in the fifth picture. i believe its a discus. but i think i should ask first...

i am just getting back into aquariums so i a little rusty.

Gorgeous tank by the way!

55 Gallon Show Tank
- Red Bellied Pacu (El Cid Campeador/Omega 3)
- Yellow Bellied Catfish (Cat Stevens)
- Jack Dempsey (Jack Bauer)
- Plecostomus (Paul)
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