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Old 08-19-2011, 09:01 AM   #1
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Talking 55g slow build

this is after it was cleaned up a little

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Old 08-19-2011, 09:05 AM   #2
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hmm mine looks quite similar to that...
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I don't like the title, fill that thing with water and let's see some fish pics!
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:27 PM   #4
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LOL gotta wait on a replacement part for an Eheim canister I bought used, and a little cash flow to secure the Black Thaitian moon sand Oh and a heater But im chomping at the bit.
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Can't wait to see some fish in there. Good Luck!
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:12 PM   #6
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Looks like my 75G but skinnier. Lights and everything. Any ideas about what your doing with it?
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:20 PM   #7
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I plan on doing this slow and doing it right, but just a nice Mbuna tank I believe. with yellow Labs and Solusi in it. That is the plan we shall see. Ive already opened the negotiations for another 55g transfer to my owenership from a friend. ha who knows what the future holds.
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:21 PM   #8
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Slow and right is way better then fast and messing everything up. But I think it will look nice. Planted tank? Or no?
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Old 08-19-2011, 02:41 PM   #9
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No not planted. Im no green thumb nor do I think the Cichlids like much live plants
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No not planted. Im no green thumb nor do I think the Cichlids like much live plants
I'm president of the non-green thumb my cichlids hate plants club.
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True. I've only had one type of cichlids and those were oscars. And well... we all know how they respond to plants
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:45 PM   #12
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So I did my home job on cutting the glass tops to fit down in the recessed areas. This morning on my way to Martial Arts class I stopped at a garage sale, I seen a tank, no stand with $25 on it. I look its a 30 gal with double tetra filter heater rocks deco lid light and then I see inside a 25 foot python hose with attachment. so the lady says offer, I blurted $15 she said ok.
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Wow. That's an amazing deal
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Ya im excited about it. the wife on the other hand wast so happy lol I said hey babe it was only $15 and she agreed, thats a good deal. I am gonna dig around and make sure there are no more treasures in there
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Ya I know you can't buy just the python for that much around here. They're like $35 or more
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so its a bad pic and a dirty tank sitting in a dirty garage LOL but this is the 30g I landed. I found two or three air pumps a heater a python type gravel vac an undergravel filter tray some deco a twin tetra filter with a new filter in package.
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and here is a pic of my non glass cutting abillity but hey it works.
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Ok I got some Tahitian Moon sand (black) , a Eheim 200w heater and some media for my 2236 Eheim cannister filter. With some more rock I will be ready to start.
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Dang. Hopefully this goes by faster
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lol ME TOO
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