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post #1 of 8 Old 06-08-2014, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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nice forum

i recently returned to the world of aquariums after a few years away. things have come a long way since i last had a tank set up. i have found a lot of useful info here. thanks.
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post #2 of 8 Old 06-08-2014, 06:47 AM
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-08-2014, 06:54 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum

Yes things have come a long way since the old days of buy the fish, fill the tank, watch fish die, repeat.
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post #4 of 8 Old 06-08-2014, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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yes they have. i am working on my second tank right now with plans for two more. one is a small 10gal that my girlfirend plays around with. it has all the bright colored everything in it and all the common fish. i have a new 10 gal with a half moon male betta in it. the next one is sitting in the hall waiting on my to finish getting everything for it. my parents gave it to me used. its a 29gal bow front with a stand. they gave me the hood and a brand new api nexx filter with it. now i have to figure everything else out before i start. this is going to be a planted tank.
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-10-2014, 02:04 PM
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Welcome welcome! Yay for planted tanks! Loving mine so far and hope you will too! It's always wonderful to see new tanks, perhaps upload some pics?

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post #6 of 8 Old 06-12-2014, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thx. I'm thinking about trying a small test tank with one or two plants first. It should help with the learning curve I would think. Plus I won't be that much in. I was thinking about a very low tech 5 or less gal. Java moss seems to be easy.
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post #7 of 8 Old 06-12-2014, 07:40 AM
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Sounds like a plan! If you can find proper lighting for a small tank I say go for it.

If it is any help at all I'm using an LED setup lighting with 7000k on a 12 hour timer, Aqueon Plant Food, API C02 Booster and around 25ppm nitrates (courtesy of the fish) and mine are growing like weeds. I swear they literally gain an inch or so of growth every 24 hours or so. No java moss here though, so I won't be of much help there. I should probably cut back on the light, but so far so good on the algae front. Your results may vary, but this is what is working here at the moment.

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post #8 of 8 Old 06-13-2014, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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I have moved the 29gal and stand into the living room next to the tv. ( the g/f is not happy about it.) I haven't put anything in it yet. I'm still trying to figure out the substrate but I moved it to be able to look at it. Not sure I'm going to be able to get the lighting look I think I want. I'm thinking about using a scrap piece of laxan I have to make a top for the tank and hanging the lights over it. So that means making something to attachn to the back of the stand to hang them from.

I know I don't have to put a lid on the tank but I want one. I have had a problem in the past with fish jumping out.
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