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rexpepper651 06-05-2013 11:02 AM

the beginning of my new 55.
 
you asked for it so here it is! this is the beginning. this is all I have done so far.

cheap very... kinda of sad I didn't get black sand but I saved!

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps4072e934.jpg

black obsidian.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...psb8b5d632.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps954a3572.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps59bad707.jpg


now I have a question after all the pics :P now since im using dirt. can I use the same set up for lighting as my other tank (2 48in t8 bulbs) or should I up the light?

jentralala 06-05-2013 11:51 AM

Have you checked out Black Diamond Blasting sand? It's pretty cheap, although I'm not sure how safe it is for substrate dwellers.

rexpepper651 06-05-2013 12:03 PM

yeah i looked in to it. its made right down the road from where i live. i wanted it but if in the future i might want some bottom buddies so i got the play sand.

Byron 06-05-2013 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rexpepper651 (Post 2248538)
yeah i looked in to it. its made right down the road from where i live. i wanted it but if in the future i might want some bottom buddies so i got the play sand.

Wise decision.

And, yes in answer to your earlier question on light.

rexpepper651 06-05-2013 02:11 PM

:thumbsup: im not sure what kind of plants I want to put in there yet. def some swords, corkscrew vals, dwarf watter lettuce. unsure on the rest tho!

crazy4fish 06-05-2013 07:56 PM

The different sections look cool(: cant wait to see how it comes along. Do you have plans for fish yet?

rexpepper651 06-06-2013 12:06 PM

ive mostly been looking into plants as of right now but i know as for fish im def going with a shoal of cardinal tetras but im not sure on anything else yet. ive been thinking about a whiptail catfish too i really really like these dudes.

rexpepper651 07-19-2013 03:38 PM

this is my view every moring! http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...ps9ab57702.jpg

i got started on planting a couple plants last night. i think tonight or tomorrow ill be picking up some more.


http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f2...pse072431c.jpg

rexpepper651 07-19-2013 03:48 PM

im thinking maybe a jungal val wall that splits the tank but im not sure on that yet

Boredomb 07-19-2013 10:36 PM

That would be an awesome view to have every morning! Tanks look great.


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