View Full Version : the beginning of the 5.5g

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

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

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:

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

09-09-2007, 06:45 PM

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

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

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..."

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!

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!

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