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Old 01-25-2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

It's been some time since I've posted on the forums, and awhile since I've had a tank setup and running. I moved for work a few years ago and the tanks came down with the move. I pulled out of fish stuff over the weekend and grabbed the 10g which I plan on doing a low/med light planted setup. I don't have any plans of doing CO2 or busting out the high powered LED's I once used.

I thought it might be helpful to share a few pictures of the past tanks and how they progressed over time while I get the some of the basics orders such as new filter media, an API test kit, and a starter plant package. I've also included some pictures of the sad state the tank is in right now.
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Old 01-25-2018, 06:52 PM   #2
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Second post to add a few more pictures. This was a straight up jungle!

I will say the tank is in sad shape, but I've been scrubbing with vinegar and salt and it's looking much better. Still not ready, but better...
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Old 01-27-2018, 02:00 PM   #3
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I also recently moved and have also been thinking of getting a Betta. Your previous tank setups looked really good. No doubt your new tank will come just as good or better.

I'm personally going to stick to a 2 gallon tank for my Betta. If I have to move again I'll just carry the tank out with me next time.
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Old 01-27-2018, 06:22 PM   #4
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I know once this is setup and running I値l get the itch again for another. When I pulled the driftwood out of this one it was falling apart. It actually looks interesting with the texture and I知 considering using it again, but I値l wait until my LFS gets more in the next week before I decide. I知 still getting the last bit of build up cleaned up which is proving to be difficult especially when I could have picked up a 10g at Petco for $10 and a can of Krylon spraypaint for $4.... Anyway here痴 a shot of the driftwood piece I知 thinking about. My only concern is that I can see where the pieces were screwed together now. Click image for larger version

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Well the tank is up and running, but the driftwood is leaching tannins. Not a huge issue, I値l just have to clear it up with some water changes. Click image for larger version

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Awww... very nice, he's gonna love that. Just watch his tail on the driftwood. Them little kickers might snag his tail. Good job!
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