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Miller Time 10-16-2009 11:14 AM

55 Gallon Evolution...
 
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Here we go...
What can you do with a 55 gallon tank, stand, and hood bought off Craigslist for 60 bucks?

Picture 1 - The blank slate ready for sculpting.
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Picture 2 - The Wall
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Picture 3 - Adding some Gravel
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Picture 4 - More Rocks & Gravel
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Picture 5 - Another View
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Picture 6 - How about some driftwood?
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Picture 7 - Don't forget the filtration (Eheim Pro 3)
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Picture 8 - Nice to have some plants
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Picture 9-12 - Cycle complete bring on the fish!

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Your input is greatly appreciated and thanks for looking.

molliefan09 10-16-2009 11:26 AM

its a beautiful tank...good job with the aquascaping....wish i was that creative....you got a good deal on that one!!! what kind of fish are in it....i could only see a couple blurrs lol

Calmwaters 10-16-2009 01:14 PM

I love the 2 different color gravels I would never thought to do that. It is a very nice tank.

Miller Time 10-16-2009 03:04 PM

Thank you for your kind responses. I thought the black gravel would help contrast the colors of the fish but I do like the natural look of the other gravel also. So I just thought to divide the two areas with rock and it worked out great. As far as the fish population it is a community tank:

9 Gold Barbs
1 Tiger Barb
1 Green Barb
6 Serpae Tetras
3 Julii Corys
1 Bloodfin Tetra
1 Rainbow Shark
1 Large Pleco
1 Harelquin Rasbora
2 Blue Rams

Miller Time 10-16-2009 03:43 PM

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Here is a little better picture of some fish. Hard to get those little guys to sit still for a photo:lol:
I'll get some close ups and post later.

teddyzaper 10-16-2009 06:40 PM

i am gonna get some rams. did u order them online or from a pet store. i would like to get 2 males so they wont breed, is this dangerous cause they are territorial and will fight?

Twistersmom 10-16-2009 07:20 PM

Your tank looks great! Job well done!

Miller Time 10-16-2009 08:01 PM

Those are Blue Rams. They won't get much bigger and are very peaceful. THe get along quite well with the other fish. They were the last two at the fish store. Very fun watching their dorsal fins pop up when they're feeling frisky. I know many people will recommend them highly.

Ptrain 10-18-2009 03:06 PM

Awesome tank! $60 is a steal. I wish I could have something like that. Again very nice.

rsheets 10-24-2009 07:50 PM

very creative!


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