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post #1 of 124 Old 07-09-2011, 09:36 PM Thread Starter
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My first aquarium

I've had aquariums in my house my whole life while growing up.. now that I've moved out this is my first very own tank and I'm giving a planted tank a go.

I converted a red sea max 130 salt water tank that my mom had into a freshwater. I've got to replace the lights eventually but for the time being I'm gonna give it a go with what I have.

Here is my freshly planted tank, trying to start on the silent cycle.

Its a little cloudy from planting still.

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post #2 of 124 Old 07-09-2011, 10:38 PM
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The layout looks good. Nice job.
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post #3 of 124 Old 07-10-2011, 09:40 AM
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Very nice, should come on well :) good luck!
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post #4 of 124 Old 07-10-2011, 10:54 AM
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Looks good. Welcome to TFK.

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Looking good Welcome to the forums
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post #6 of 124 Old 07-11-2011, 12:44 PM
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What fish are you adding to the tank? make sure to upload pictures when you do!!!
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post #7 of 124 Old 07-11-2011, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks all! The only fish I know for sure I want is glolight tetra. How many of those would work in my tank? It's a 29g tall tank. Keep in mind i'd like to get other fish as well.
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post #8 of 124 Old 07-17-2011, 07:56 AM Thread Starter
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Heres an update after 1 week. I can already see some growth in my java fern and my wisteria! Also my microsword is sending out a few runners! Its so exciting. I'll be getting my some fish this week too! Probably 8 or 9 glowlight tetra! I'm going to try to keep sort of a picture diary here so I can track my growth..maybe a picture every week.
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post #9 of 124 Old 07-17-2011, 01:36 PM
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That is a very nice layout, good work there. Yes, glowlights are fine, a group of 7-8 would be good.

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Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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post #10 of 124 Old 07-17-2011, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!

So while I was picking up some flourish comprehensive from petsmart today, i walked over to the fish to have a look and they had Cochu tetra! 7.. so i got them all! I wanted some of these so bad but I couldnt find any sellers online! (at least I hope theyre cochu's, you never know with petsmart)

Heres a few pictures, they are so hard to take pics of..really fast!
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