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Old 04-19-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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I ordered a 2g spec yesterday, and it arrives tomorrow. I am going to see what plants I can grow with its LEDs. It is a shallow tank, so I am hoping it will be able to grow dwarf baby tears. I won't be able to set it up until next Wednesday, though.
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Awesome, love to see how it turns out.
What inverts are you gonna stock?
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Awesome, love to see how it turns out.
What inverts are you gonna stock?
I am not going to stock inverts, I was thinking baby dwarf puffers. I have a 10 gallon that I am going to set up soon that I can use as a grow out tank, if they ever get that big.
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I ordered a 2g spec yesterday, and it arrives tomorrow. I am going to see what plants I can grow with its LEDs. It is a shallow tank, so I am hoping it will be able to grow dart baby tears. I won't be able to set it up until next Wednesday, though.
Did you mean dwarf baby tears?
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Did you mean dwarf baby tears?
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I am not going to stock inverts, I was thinking baby dwarf puffers. I have a 10 gallon that I am going to set up soon that I can use as a grow out tank, if they ever get that big.
Awesome! Sorry I just assumed because it's so small you'd be stocking shrimp/snails, but you seem to have it all figured out.
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I got this tank because I admire the design and functionality. It has a built in sump that even has room for a heater inside. Here is a video showing how the heater fits into the sump (kudos to pecktec for the video):

I plan to "instant cycle" it with some of my used filter media. I will dose some ammonia and see how fast it goes down. If it can't go through 2 ppm of ammonia in 24 hours, I am going to keep dosing until it can. Dwarf puffers are messy eaters, and this is a relatively small tank, so I want to make sure it's cycled. I bought some freeze dried brine shrimp cubes, freeze dried krill, frozen bloodworms, and frozen daphnia. If these foods aren't accepted, I will just use pond snails as a last resort.
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I got this tank because I admire the design and functionality. It has a built in sump that even has room for a heater inside. Here is a video showing how the heater fits into the sump (kudos to pecktec for the video):

I plan to "instant cycle" it with some of my used filter media. I will dose some ammonia and see how fast it goes down. If it can't go through 2 ppm of ammonia in 24 hours, I am going to keep dosing until it can. Dwarf puffers are messy eaters, and this is a relatively small tank, so I want to make sure it's cycled. I bought some freeze dried brine shrimp cubes, freeze dried krill, frozen bloodworms, and frozen daphnia. If these foods aren't accepted, I will just use pond snails as a last resort.
Awesome video! These tanks are really nice and the layout he did was really nice makes me wanna get one with RCS lol
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Awesome video! These tanks are really nice and the layout he did was really nice makes me wanna get one with RCS lol
Also say I am gonna buy one where's the cheapest place I can buy one I know they do tend to be a bit expensive
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Awesome video! These tanks are really nice and the layout he did was really nice makes me wanna get one with RCS lol
Maybe I will be able to find some driftwood that small. Who knows...
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