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Old 02-19-2006, 05:55 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Well, things ar eprogressing well thanks to the advice from people here.

Here is a quick full tank shot from today:


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The Reef Tank:
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Old 02-19-2006, 10:01 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Looking like everything is filling in nicely. Looking good!
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Old 02-19-2006, 11:33 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Looking like everything is filling in nicely. Looking good!
Yeah, got a smallish plec in there now. I like watching fish grow so I'll get to do plenty of that with it.

Just picked up a couple octocinclus as well. Not much thought (aside from plenty of fast growing stem plants) has been put into the plant so far. Getting the hang of it first.

I just noticed, you can see the reflection of my reef tank on the right edge of the photo.
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If you picked up a common plec....I would get rid of him. The common will get HUGE. Go with a bristlenose....if you want exotic go with an albino bristlenose. From the reflection looks like the reef tank is doing nicely also.
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Old 02-19-2006, 01:49 PM   #35 (permalink)
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If you picked up a common plec....I would get rid of him. The common will get HUGE. Go with a bristlenose....if you want exotic go with an albino bristlenose. From the reflection looks like the reef tank is doing nicely also.
Yes, I know it will get HUGE. My mom will take it when it does. (wonder who got me interested in this stuff long ago)

I updated the previous post with a couple more pictures.
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Old 02-25-2006, 05:21 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Just stopping by to give a photo update of my tank.

First of all though, I can not thank each of you enough for the help and advice in making this into a planted tank. I've barely gotten started but I like what I see so far. I'll actually enjoy fooling with this tank over time.

Thus far I was able to do everything (canopy built, new lights, soil, plants) for about 175 bucks. Very economical, expecially for the dramatic change!

Now for the photos:







The algae bloom has been gone for nearly a week now. I have not fooled with the plants yet but will soon.
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Old 02-26-2006, 08:22 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Man that reef tank is nice. You should get a foregroud plant going in that tank. I would suggest something easy like pygmy chain sword or dwarf sag. Robert has both right now I believe. Looking good...looking forward to more pics!
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