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post #21 of 28 Old 07-15-2010, 02:17 PM
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I so love the look of driftwood in the tanks. I love that natural look. (says the person that started out with plastic plants) lol I learned from that mistake quite quickly. It looked horrible and all that I invested was wasted. Real looks so much nicer and you did a great job of making it look "real" :)
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post #22 of 28 Old 07-15-2010, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you very much. Don't feel bad. I started of with black and white gravel (YIKES!) and lots of fake plastic plants. Then after joining this forum and learning how simple it is to keep live plants, I switched to live plants. This was all in a 55g tank. Then, I decided to upgrade to the 120g. Thank goodness for a very supportive husband. He helped me do the change from non-planted to planted in the 55g and 6 months later helped me upgrade from my 55g to my 120g
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post #23 of 28 Old 07-15-2010, 02:32 PM
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I need a husband. Partly for the financial support and to share the love of the fish. ha ha Would be great to have a little help with holding tools and moving things about in the tanks too. Appreciate that hubby. lol
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post #24 of 28 Old 07-15-2010, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, he's very supportive. The maintenance on the tanks are my responsibility (water changes, feeding, etc) but with a big project like that, he was more than happy to help. Quite honestly, I think he wanted the larger thank evenmore than I did! He just gets to sit back and enjoy while I do all the work, so he doesn't care how large it is. . Plus, I think he likes the social aspect of it because it is in our finished basement where we entertain guests. We have a pool table, ping pong table, and fully stocked bar, so we're down there quite a bit I think he's grown quite fond of the fish though. The other day I heard him go down and say, "Hello, fishy,fishy fish"..haha.
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post #25 of 28 Old 07-15-2010, 02:45 PM
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LOL That is wonderful. I have found myself talking to my fish too. Granted they are in my office and spend the days staring at me. My dogs really appreciates them as well. The one dog stares at them nonstop for hours. It keeps his mind working, I guess.

I wish I could afford a larger tank right now too. I wish I would have found the deal on the 75 gallon before I had bought the 60 gallon. That little bit would have made a difference. Ideally, I would like one your size. Gives you a lot more options. Everything kind of looks cramped in my tank.
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post #26 of 28 Old 07-15-2010, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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I think a 60 gallon is a great starting point. Maybe next year, upgrade to larger. Kepp an eye out on Craigslist. I looked for nearly 2 months before finding my current tank for an amazing deal!
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post #27 of 28 Old 07-15-2010, 03:59 PM
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I like the tank. But as we said in the PM's already I think something like Pennywort added for floaters / back wall will do a nice job. I think this will look nice & dense with them plants half year down the Rd.
Pers I think if you wanna add more wood anyway I'd try to go for something that'll add some height some piece DW that's nearly as tall as the tank, know what I mean since all the other one's are very similar in sizes?

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post #28 of 28 Old 07-15-2010, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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I have two pieces ordered that are 15" high. Tank is 18". I think this will give me the height you and Byron are suggesting. I ordered 2 bunches of pennywort. Some to float and some to plant. I'll probably also take yours when they are ready I also ordered Salvinia for floaters as well.
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