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Old 03-12-2017, 07:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First off I am sorry. I know everyone hates the dreaded "is my seam going to give way?" posts. I have to ask though. I just setup a 55 gallon I have had a few years and bought second-hand. I am noticing one of the seams was not sealed as well as the rest and it looks to have been made that way. All the silicone is nice and fresh feeling still and I only have 35 gallons of water in it as I am planning to allow some emergent growth and don't want it growing out of the tank. It was just setup this way two weeks ago. Pictures attached and please let me know if anyone has had any experience with anything like this. The area in question is on the front left of the tank, looks to go down to almost half silicone in a spot and covers 9 inches from top to bottom.


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Well no responses but this tank is coming down. First 2.5 week planted tank! Lol that's gotta be some kind of record. Gotta post a pic before she goes though.


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Well, bummer on having to tear it down.
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Yeah just tore it down today. Better than not seeing it and waking up/coming home to who knows what kind of a mess. But good news! MTS kicked in hard lol. I made it an excuse to upgrade. Went out and got a shelving unit and am in the process of putting all the plants into three 10 gallons and going to put a 40 breeder down below the 10's to give my corydoras some more space. They just keep on multiplying in that 20 long. After all that I'll be putting some 2.5's on the top level for growing specific mosses with used tank water. I am doing that now in small bins and it seems to work pretty good. I'll post some pics tomorrow, been a long day.

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Here's some quick phone shots of the tenners. Please excuse the temporary bubble splash guards and wiley airlines. The one on the left is a bit tealike yet. Had to use some of the tank water from the swap. Used all the soil over and bdbs cap as well. That was a pain. Got some more work for the weekend!





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Looking good.

Did that satisfy your tank jones?
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Looking good.

Did that satisfy your tank jones?
Thank you sir! Haha not satisfied just yet. Got all the substrate for the 40b cory tank. Just waiting for the next $1/gallon sale to pop up. Also got some pygmy chain swords and micro swords a couple days ago. I figure they along with the DHG can duke it out for space.

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'Duke it out', I love it. Yeah, it is a constant competition in the tank.

My new DHG isn't doing a thing. I just did a heavy pruning and removed about 90% of the floating plants. Maybe the extra light will help it along...
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What kind of a tank are you running? I am shooting for el natural if I can get away with it lol. I don't mind dosing a bit here and there as long as its copacetic with shrimp keeping.

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I am running a NPT. i can't believe the plant growth. i have to trim almost weekly. I got rid of the fast growing plants long ago.
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