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Old 06-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #21
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Cool evolution... glad I didn't see the sponge Bob. Haha

Thanks Brian. I wish I had it.... It was classic! Unfortunately, it was before I caught the aquarium bug so I thought it wasn't important I suppose.

I would love to see other "starter" aquariums.
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:53 PM   #22
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My starter is buried in AA somewhere too. Mine was a 12g nano cube. Thankfully I didn't start with the clown puke gravel, just all black. Although the bright colored stuff did cross my mind, I'm not going to lie. But my version of planted was with plastic and silk plants. Also my lighting was all wrong.. I always had algae. LOL

I did have a mini castle once.. then I upgraded to a fake piece of DW.
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:35 PM   #23
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Great progression!! You've really done well.

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Man that's awesome. Totally night and day difference.

Did you bring over anything from the old set up to the new one or did you start from scratch?
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Old 06-23-2014, 05:44 PM   #25
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Man that's awesome. Totally night and day difference.

Did you bring over anything from the old set up to the new one or did you start from scratch?

Wow thats a question! Well the tank is from the start, the fluval u2 is from the start. Lots of money wasted!! Lots well spent.

Ive bought new lighting twice!

Pressurised co2 with countless diffusers and bubble counters

Liquid ferts and then dry ferts

Even a rodi machine to get the exact water chemistry i was after

A HOB filter was bought.

A whole range of plants tried and discarded if i didnt like them. Just experimenting.

The DHG survived though lol


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First pic - not being involved with this forum.
Second pic - advice and knowledge gained from this forum
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Cool tank, pitbully. Your story sounds identical to mine. We got a 10 gallon for my daughter, not knowing anything, then I totally got into it and am now in the process of building up and stocking a 29 Gallon.
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Cool tank, pitbully. Your story sounds identical to mine. We got a 10 gallon for my daughter, not knowing anything, then I totally got into it and am now in the process of building up and stocking a 29 Gallon.

Thanks Clyde. Yeah I didn't know much about fish keeping. I just knew that you had to wait to buy fish after you set up an aquarium, I was thinking a couple of days...until I google it and then I found out about the nitrogen cycle. So we had a beautiful unnatural tank with no fish for like 3 weeks (tried the fish less cycle), until I couldn't wait anymore and got a Goldie (I know poor choice).

Its funny how we get the bug! I never thought I could feel like this for a hobby. Fish freaks.


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Amazing looks great and so inspiring


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Here we go...found some old comparison pics..ohh and the best tank ever too..

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