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cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 04:28 AM
may as well make a thread about the new 5.5g salt. here it is now, cloudy, and when its clear tomorrow the LR goes in. i should have step by step pics until all the corals and fish are in. also, heres a pic of my huge pearl gourami finding something good to eat. ignore the crappy 15W light on the 5.5g, its temporary until i find a good one. the 2nd pic is it without water

Pearl Trade
09-09-2007, 04:47 AM
that tank looks more like a 10-20 gallon that a 5.5g

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 05:07 AM
lol, it does. but the size of the aquaclear gives away the height. otherwise, its a great illusion! some of those beautiful 5g salts or 55g planted look like 100g tanks. heres the 5.5g with approx. 8lbs LR, with the pvc pipe in the middle. soon i'll get the small damsel and shrimp, then some corals.

this is my mission, to make a tank like this 5g
http://saltaquarium.about.com/od/tankphotos1to15gallo/l/blti_liz5gnanor.htm

2manyfish
09-09-2007, 02:35 PM
Looking really good Cocoa!!

BTW your PM inbox is full and you cannot recieve any more PM's until you empty it!! :ezpi_wink1:

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 03:56 PM
woah, it is full, i'll empty it. the 5.5g is clear now

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 05:08 PM
heres the pics of it clear! also, i made a cool idea. i have some liverock placed 5mm from the water surface so it looks like a tidepool! and the 3rd picture with the thing sticking out of the LR, what could it be? its not moving. and a pic of the PVC pipe, also, some pics of my new clown loaches, common pleco, and the oscar.

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 05:09 PM
and the pleco. i still havent got a memory card for the camera so im using my nokia.

gm72
09-09-2007, 05:17 PM
That's it. I think we need to start a fundraiser here. "Camera for Cocoa". thumbs2:

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 05:18 PM
lol, im mad, gonna get the memory card next week. ive put it off too long!

gm72
09-09-2007, 05:21 PM
What kind of memory card do you need?

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 05:27 PM
one of those long sony ones. wal-mart has them on sale this week so i should pick one up

gm72
09-09-2007, 06:04 PM
Oh, memory stick. If it was a CF, I have a spare, small 16 mb card I would send you.

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 06:05 PM
thats okay, but thanks anyway. i actually want a really nice camera for chirstmas to take fish pictures, but i dont know which one.

gm72
09-09-2007, 06:11 PM
Well, this is just an opinion, but the Canon xti that I just got is simply amazing. Still learning how to use it. I liked it better than the competition (Nikon D40x) because of the wider variety of available lenses and 9-point autofocus metering system. If you don't want to spend that much money, the Canon 850IS is awesome and the S5IS is even sweeter.

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 06:21 PM
how much was the Canon Xti? and what about the Canon 850IS? canons a good company so they sound good

gm72
09-09-2007, 06:24 PM
I paid about $730 shipped for the xti. More options than I know what to do with, LIGHTNING quick. I can turn the thing on and it is ready to snap a picture before I can bring it up to my face to frame the shot. The S5 can be had for about $350.

Edit: Keep in mind you'll want a large memory card. I have a 4 gig card that I paid about $50 for.

tropfish
09-09-2007, 06:25 PM
looks REALLY good cocoa! i might just have to take ur suggestion and turn the 10g in to salt! I really liek the pvc idea too.

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 06:27 PM
i like the PVC too. its a easy escape route to the rear of the tank!

and GM, thanks for the camera info. i'll decide on one!

gm72
09-09-2007, 06:28 PM
looks REALLY good cocoa! i might just have to take ur suggestion and turn the 10g in to salt! I really liek the pvc idea too.

See how he is? Cocoa makes us all spend money.

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 06:41 PM
lol, i drive the economy:ezpi_wink1:

gm72
09-09-2007, 06:45 PM
LOL!

News anchor: "Today, the Dow Cocoa rose 1,000 points. Experts believe the spike was driven by an increased interest in liverock."

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 07:10 PM
LOL, hilarious, it'll even be on CNN!

gm72
09-09-2007, 07:57 PM
News anchor: "...and now we go to gm72 in the field. GM?"
gm72: "Thanks, we are here at the market where live rock is going crazy yet the coral market is only slightly increased in response. Experts believe that Cocoa is going to issue a statement soon about the market and specifically regarding a prospective increase in the AC bank interest rate. In other news, plants are on the rise as is driftwood. Now, back to the studio..."

cocoa_pleco
09-09-2007, 08:00 PM
lol, good one! and when the tanks are stocked and done, and the economy slows, it will be the great aquarium depression!

gm72
09-09-2007, 08:02 PM
People will be jumping out of windows, yellow tangs in hand! :hmm3grin2orange:

Great laughs here, MAN did I need that. Check out my blog to understand why I need a laugh!

cocoa_pleco
09-10-2007, 04:45 PM
well, i got 8 lbs LR for the 20g, but they had a cute little tank raised clown for 23$ so i bought it for the 5.5g