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post #1 of 9 Old 08-26-2018, 02:06 AM Thread Starter
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Peanut Butter Oreo beaslbob build tank

I wanted to try a "beaslbob build" tank. Link to instructions...
https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/...-build-295530/


I had trouble finding a single bag seller of Pro's Choice Pro Select Premium Infield Conditioner (every seller around me only sold by the pallet.) I messaged Bob that I had come across Flourite Black on clearance and he said check for additives. I found no mention of additives but it is rich in iron. The play sand I liked was more orange than tan. I picked out plants that like iron and will be cautious about fish as well. The substrate came out looking like a Peanut Butter Oreo. The light I ordered for it got lost and wound up on the wrong coast so I dug that stingray out of the box of emergency back up equipment. I welcome comments/suggestions as this is my first experience with a BBB.

Anyone know why this site expects you to have a webpage where you post pics? Why would I have a URL to my photos? Anyway, I keep getting a missing security token message when I try to put the pics inline so they are attached. Somehow I added the same one twice.
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post #2 of 9 Old 08-28-2018, 05:17 PM
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I wanted to try a "beaslbob build" tank. Link to instructions...
https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/...-build-295530/


I had trouble finding a single bag seller of Pro's Choice Pro Select Premium Infield Conditioner (every seller around me only sold by the pallet.) I messaged Bob that I had come across Flourite Black on clearance and he said check for additives. I found no mention of additives but it is rich in iron. The play sand I liked was more orange than tan. I picked out plants that like iron and will be cautious about fish as well. The substrate came out looking like a Peanut Butter Oreo. The light I ordered for it got lost and wound up on the wrong coast so I dug that stingray out of the box of emergency back up equipment. I welcome comments/suggestions as this is my first experience with a BBB.

Anyone know why this site expects you to have a webpage where you post pics? Why would I have a URL to my photos? Anyway, I keep getting a missing security token message when I try to put the pics inline so they are attached. Somehow I added the same one twice.
I don't think the top layer is critical and is actually more for looks. It is key IMHO to use the peat moss capped with sand. To prevent hardness build up and keep the moss at the bottom.


Keep us posted. Always interested.


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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #3 of 9 Old 08-28-2018, 05:23 PM
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testing picture upload




Yep is didn't work. LOL




then it showed up after I did the first edit. so go figure. LOL
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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #4 of 9 Old 08-30-2018, 12:19 PM Thread Starter
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Tiny thread like worms appeared. I double checked the plant QT and it has none. I am going to hold off adding the fish. Suggestions?
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post #5 of 9 Old 08-30-2018, 01:46 PM
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testing picture upload




Yep is didn't work. LOL




then it showed up after I did the first edit. so go figure. LOL

and now it's not there. LOL

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #6 of 9 Old 08-30-2018, 01:57 PM
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Tiny thread like worms appeared. I double checked the plant QT and it has none. I am going to hold off adding the fish. Suggestions?

only time I have seen any bugs in a new tank was when I was soaking some driftwood.

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #7 of 9 Old 08-31-2018, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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I blame Canada

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only time I have seen any bugs in a new tank was when I was soaking some driftwood.

peat moss. Going through pics to try to ID. Really looks like eelworm, but found this...
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/com...in-compost.htm



Maybe I will add least favorite fish...
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post #8 of 9 Old 08-31-2018, 11:08 AM
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interesting

maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

see: https://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/a...-build-295530/
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post #9 of 9 Old 09-02-2018, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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2 dead and 3 living tiny white stringy worms(?) were waiting for me when I came home Friday. Veto fish. Broke the corners off a API weekend fish feeder pyramid; the plants can eat that instead of fish poo till the peat moss is totally soaked (worms leave/drowned.) Worst case scenario...The oak tree gets the entire tank contents as a pre winter snack and I start over with a different brand of peat moss.


I was so mad, I forgot to get pics, sigh.
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