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07-27-2011, 04:21 PM
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Hi Everyone!
I went tank shopping today. I went to several different places and looked at I dont know how many tanks after my 4th place my head was swimming. I decided to go with the first tank I had seen earlier this am a 36 gallon bowfront with stand. I have to go on line tonight and order everything else Jeff has given me some great ideas and tips so Im going to check out everything he has suggested. Thanks Jeff. I also bought two pieces of drift wood so the tank doesn't look so empty while Im waiting for foster and smith to deliver.
Here you go my new tank
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07-27-2011, 08:12 PM
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nice i just set up a nano planted tank
 
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07-27-2011, 08:18 PM
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Get some Java Moss and tie it with thread around that driftwood. The roots will grow into and spread all over it. It looks really cool like that. Good luck and I will be checking back in!
 
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07-27-2011, 09:30 PM
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Thanks Howze and Jerl. I just ordered the rest of the items I need so it will take about a week for them to get in and then the fun begins!
 
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07-27-2011, 10:52 PM
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Are you going with the strip light that came with the tank or did you order a new one? Did you decide on plants and fish that you want to keep?

I miss my FW planted tanks so much that I ordered some macros for my reef!
 
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07-28-2011, 09:26 AM
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Hi Howze
I have the one strip plus I ordered a second one yesterday
the plants that I want are different types of anubias cryptocoryn and java fern. Fis Im thinking a school of small tetras or barbs a cpl of female bettas and a cpl of cory catfish. Im not sure if thats too many fish or not?
 
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07-28-2011, 10:43 AM
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What type of tetra are you planning to keep?
A rough guide is having an inch of full grown fish per gallon of the tank (I'm guilty of not using that though).
In my 20 gallon long, I have 18 green neon tetras (much smaller than regular neons, grows max to about 1.2"), 12 Chili rasboras (another nano fish), some endler's, 4 otocinclus catfish, a pair of galaxy rasbora/celestial pearl danio.
Most of these fishes grow max to about a little over an inch or less.
Oh and a whole load of cherry red shrimp and crystal red shrimps too.
 
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07-28-2011, 11:05 AM
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Jeff I would love to see some pix of your tank
 
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08-05-2011, 07:42 AM
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Hi Everyone! My tanks is still cloudy but clear enough to where I felt I would take a cpl of pix to post. I set it up this past tue.
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08-05-2011, 11:25 AM
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Off to a good start.
The water will clear off on its own but it will help cleaning filter sponge/insert to rinse off accumulated debris by rinsing it with tank water.
Some tall swordplants or maye stem plants will be nice on the back corners of the tank.

I owe ya this new tank pic so I added it just now.

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