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Old 08-06-2007, 10:23 PM   #21
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that looks neat. what kind of substrate is going in the tank?
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Caribsea Eco-complete Cichlid sand. It's a black/white mixture so I think it will look great.
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any updates?
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Old 08-09-2007, 06:51 PM   #24
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I thought I just did
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So sweet, so awesome.
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Old 08-20-2007, 06:08 PM   #26
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No fish yet, I won't get the filter til Thursday. I have a pump circulating the water and I put on an Eheim 2222 I had laying around to clean things up. I have a LFS holding 2 male and 4 female Cyps for me.

I still need to get some small shells.
Water is not yet crystal clear but it's getting better. I love the Eco-Conplete sand.

This is how it looks now.






This is a 40g with hundreds of CuadoPunks and Juli Ornatus that will call the new tank home
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That looks really, really cool. Awesome job.
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Look really good, are those freshwater or saltwater shells?
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That really looks good. I did some research awhile back as I was considering creating fake rock for my 40 g. I decided against it as I wanted a High light, CO2, planted tank. I was worried about the buffering properties of the cement and therefor being able to judge the CO2 levels. (limestone, calcium carbonate, etc per this article)
Will the media that you used buffer the ph? _Maybe it doesn't matter in a high planted tank (I'm still new to this but the article scared me off it)

Again - I think this is going to look awesome - I will be looking for more pics as the weeks progress! nice job!
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That really looks good. I did some research awhile back as I was considering creating fake rock for my 40 g. I decided against it as I wanted a High light, CO2, planted tank. I was worried about the buffering properties of the cement and therefor being able to judge the CO2 levels. (limestone, calcium carbonate, etc per this article)
Will the media that you used buffer the ph? _Maybe it doesn't matter in a high planted tank (I'm still new to this but the article scared me off it)

Again - I think this is going to look awesome - I will be looking for more pics as the weeks progress! nice job!
Thank you for the comments. Once the cement cured there was no buffering effect.
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