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post #1 of 15 Old 05-21-2009, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Johnny's 55 Gallon 'Arctic' Tank!!!

Hey Everybody....as I said in the post in the general forum, when I came home from work yesterday....sitting in the back of my fiance's SUV was a brand new 55G Gallon tank!!!!! She said she felt so horrible about both of my tanks falling apart on me she went to Pet Smart and bought me a new one today!!!!! Coolest chick ever right??!!?

I was so antsy to get this thing up and going that I had already bought all my plants and rocks for the tank. These are the coolest rocks I've come across in my travels. They are called "Utah ice rocks" they pretty much look like glacier rock...so I went with those and white gravel, with a black background...as the title said I call it my arctic tank! I just moved the fish over...so without further hesitation...finally....here is my new tank!!!!! Yay!!!!
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post #2 of 15 Old 05-21-2009, 07:36 PM
Nice looking tank. What a nice thing for your fiance to do. :)
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post #3 of 15 Old 05-21-2009, 10:19 PM
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Your tank looks great. I agree, the coolest ever. I've never seen anything like it. The color of your fish(es) looks amazing against the rock backdrop.
Not to be a buzzkill but did you test the rocks to make sure they were the "safe ones" to use?
It's really a very nice looking tank. You are very creative!

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post #4 of 15 Old 05-22-2009, 05:42 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I triple checked with the LFS I got them from! thanks! and I am marrying her.....June 6th haha
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post #5 of 15 Old 05-22-2009, 07:12 AM
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Wow thats not to far away!
I know you where very disappinted about your cracked tank. That was a great thing your girl did for you.
Your new tank looks great.
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post #6 of 15 Old 05-22-2009, 10:05 AM
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Congratulations!

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post #7 of 15 Old 05-22-2009, 03:43 PM
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Wow, those are really cool rocks! It sure does look very arctic. And I love how the white molly looks in there. Hopefully you can get that white gravel to stay white. lol What other fish are in there? I think I saw black skirts and cories.

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post #8 of 15 Old 05-22-2009, 04:45 PM
Congrats!!!
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post #9 of 15 Old 05-23-2009, 06:23 AM
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those rocks are amazing,they look fantastic.
congrates on the wedding news too.

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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post #10 of 15 Old 05-24-2009, 06:49 PM
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Gotta say, the tank looks really stark and bright.
White rocks on white substratre with white fish...
But who says my opinion means anything, I'm so glad you are happy with your tanks

My 5foot, 56g Tank
2 Madagascar, 2 Bosemi and 1 Millenium Rainbowfish
9 Tiger Barbs
1 Weater Loach, 6 Zebra Loaches
1 Rainbow Shark
1 Raphael Catfish
My 55g
1 Siamese Algae Eater
11 Otocinclus
4 Burmese Zebra Loaches
1 Black Angelfish
1 Banjo Catfish
Lots of shrimp
My 70g
1 Siamese Algae Eater
4 Peppered Corydora, 1 Green Corydora
2 Wood Shrimp
3 Red Eye Tetra
1 Raphael Catfish
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