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Old 06-26-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Finally got my new 55g setup with pics!!!

Got my new 55 2day i will take u step by step through what i did

1 painted the back black
2 washed pool filter sand and added it to tank
3 fixed 2x daylight globes to hood
4 stated to aquascape i went for a cichlid theme with plants (fake)
5 started adding rocks i chipped
6 added a few plants will add tons more
7 added driftwood also more 2 come

Here are the pics tell me what u think
I will add the rest when i finish the tank tomorrow
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:55 PM   #2
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I am a huge fan of a solid black background. Really makes those colors POP!


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Old 06-26-2013, 05:00 PM   #3
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Wow! That looks great. I would of personally gone for some "smooth" sand for that nice finish look, witch looks really amazing, but your tank looks natural with the rocks and the sand that match well!
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:12 PM   #4
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I love your tank setup! It looks great. Can't wait to see what it looks like when you get fish in it. Be sure and post pictures.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
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At about 3 today i will add plants ad fish with cycled filters btw only spent $ 240 on everything 😊
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When you add the water, slowly pour it onto an upside down plate to reduce its effects on its surroundings. Just a tip, good luck with cycling, PM me if you need any help.
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Thanx alot what tanks have you got?
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Oh just two so far, nothing big. Wish I could have more.
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Here is the finished tank!!!!!
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Very nice!!! Love the looks of it!

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Il add some closups


And i was thinking of addin some catfish or some cory cats but im not sure how to look after them any opinions
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Il add some closups

And i was thinking of addin some catfish or some cory cats but im not sure how to look after them any opinions
Thats a sweet tank! I'm jealous!
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I never knew i could do a decent aquascape sooooo happy
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I'm jealous! That looks amazing!
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Awesome job Shane. Congratulations. OS.
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Did you silicone the rocks together or just placed them on top of each other?
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Looks badass and crispy. Love the tank. How'd you get that whole set up for 250$?? And with bronze/green corys, depending on how many you get, just add a bottom feeder food or make sure enuf falls. They are relentless eaters
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Whats ur stock so far?
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:55 AM   #19
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1) no i did not silicone any rocks in place as they all fit together like lego😊
2) the tank was 150 the lid was 30 poolsand is about 8 i had all the stones from my garden and all the driftwood an plants are frm my previous tank. The bulbs are 13 each for a 30w an i bought some fish it all cane to $250
3) one common plec (rescued frm a 10 gall he is 7"! I knw and he will be moved when bigger)
9 red fin tetras
7 scissor tails
2 harlaquins
1 mono serbae ( know bout the brakish)
1 sword tail
1 balloon mollie
1 platy
6 black widows
2 gouramis golden and opaline ( very peaceful dudes)
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Very nice. Do your gouramis eat off the ground too? My four three spot blues are pigs! They eat everything in sight.
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