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Old 02-10-2014, 10:07 PM   #181
 
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Hi carlos . Tell more about the new tank.. size, future plans...
I just got a new 50 gal. The 75 gal christmas tank was supposed to be for a new setup but I decided ( with a little help from my friends) to spread out my existing stock into more suitable size tanks. I'm filling it tommrow to start cycling. We can watch our tanks mature together!
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:31 PM   #182
 
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Hi carlos . Tell more about the new tank.. size, future plans...
I just got a new 50 gal. The 75 gal christmas tank was supposed to be for a new setup but I decided ( with a little help from my friends) to spread out my existing stock into more suitable size tanks. I'm filling it tommrow to start cycling. We can watch our tanks mature together!

Well plans have been kept simple it's a 10 gallons got it from a co-worker his son's goldfish passed away after 5 years so kid didn't wanted any more so far I'm planning to paint the background either a solid black color or I may just try different tones of blue ending on white that would be if I want to complicate things ( as I usually do) for plants I'm planning in a couple of moss walls on each side some African green hygro cambomba or bacopa and a lily in the center and of course my favorite the red root floaters

FFiltration I really trust the hang on back filters so I guess I'm keeping the one it has an aqua tech I think is the brand 5-15 or I have a cascade filter too I'll try both to see what fits better

Lights have been a debate between LED or fluorescent I think I can afford LED that would grow plants for this size but I trust fluorescent

Fish has been a debate too I've heard about the sparkling gouramies which look pretty and the rainbow fish ( a specific that would do fine in my tank) something for sure red cherry shrimp I have an order on hold with one of the forum members until it weather gets better si I guess I have plenty of time left

I wish I have a fish room another co-worker is offering me a 55 gallons tank but I live in a second floor not sure if I want all that water concentrated here and so apartment wouldn't look like aquarium but I have them in places where they become part of the design ( thanks to girlfriend :) )

So far all I need it's time I've been working like crazy I'm not sure if I can fill soon but I'll post a thread on the journal for sure
You should do the same I would love to follow that tank
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:33 PM   #183
 
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Cycling help!!

Definitely paint the background. I couldn't be happier with mine (125), and it allows you to be creative. I used a brush and a can of paint, but it can be done with spraypaint too, especially with how easy it is to move a 10.

I live on the second floor with my 450 gallons. Plus a queen size water bed.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:43 PM   #184
 
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Definitely paint the background. I couldn't be happier with mine (125), and it allows you to be creative. I used a brush and a can of paint, but it can be done with spraypaint too, especially with how easy it is to move a 10.

I live on the second floor with my 450 gallons. Plus a queen size water bed.
Wow I guess it's time to tell someone that we may need to re decor not sure, apartments are kind of old, and yes that background will be painted I wanted to do that in my 75 but somehow I just didn't do it I may do it depending on how this one would end
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Old 02-11-2014, 06:46 AM   #185
 
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lol, Carlos - I think it's almost time to move this thread into the journal section! ^__^
Good luck on the quest for crushed coral - and 10g tank domination!
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #186
 
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HI guys quick question for jaysee is there any paint that you recommend from home depot I have to go by for another fixture for my aquarium so I'll see if I can get the paint from there or which one do you recommend?
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:44 PM   #187
 
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Cycling help!!

I got a Small ($5? Smaller than a can of soup) can of flat black latex paint, and that was enough for my 125.

I used a foam brush. The first few coats were disappointing, looking real streaky. Would be cool is that were something one were after. Anyway, after the first few coats I changed tactics and started to dab the paint on to fill in the streaks. That worked beautifully to get a deep, uniform black.
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I got a Small ($5? Smaller than a can of soup) can of flat black latex paint, and that was enough for my 125.

I used a foam brush. The first few coats were disappointing, looking real streaky. Would be cool is that were something one were after. Anyway, after the first few coats I changed tactics and started to dab the paint on to fill in the streaks. That worked beautifully to get a deep, uniform black.
I brought one hoping that it works and some foam rolls and brush I'll be cleaning on weekend today's test

Ph 7.0
Ammonia is 1.0
Same as nitrite 1.0
Nitrate is 5

II'm still adding prime and I'll open a thread on the journal section for that 10 gallons when I start painting
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:13 AM   #189
 
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Great idea to paint the back. I use black cardboard backing, but it always falls or gets folded when I move the filters and stuff.
Good to.see your ph is holding. Are you using baking soda?
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Old 02-13-2014, 06:23 PM   #190
 
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Not now I haven't raise it since the last time it dropped

I haven't been able able find that crushed coral locally so I guess I'll have to take the long journey this weekend , every store that I go have aragonite but I don't know if it works as I want

I just came out from a petco that's close to my work and they were offering zeolite they said that helps too
But I don't know I'm the kind of person that if you ask to bring a 12" Stick I won't take 11 1/2" it has to be 12" I'm stuck in traffic and it's that slow that I can even text and drive lol well I'll test once I get home and post results hoping that ph stills stable :)
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