View Full Version : 38 gallon coldwater setup

09-23-2007, 07:48 PM
Here it is. Background is just a piece of cardboard I cut from the box the stand came in. Spraypainted metallic blue. Tahitian moon sand for substrate, AC 110, Stealth heater set to 70 degrees, dual 10" bubblers hooked to a Whisper 100 air pump. Current stock: 13 white clouds and (you know what) hole the goldfish.

I think I need to buy a tall fake plant for the middle though.


09-23-2007, 07:58 PM
I would put a plant in the front right corner. Anyways, wait till the goldfish grows a little.
I'm sure you daughter is probably in love with it. If I remember correctly that is who got you into this project.

09-23-2007, 08:01 PM
Love the sand. You could use some taller plants in the back though. Just my opinion.

09-23-2007, 08:24 PM
Totally agreed that I need taller plants. Think I'll hit Bigalsonline in a little bit.

09-23-2007, 08:36 PM
Or a long bubble wand going across the back would make a good background.

09-23-2007, 08:45 PM
Lookin good! Cmon you know you enjoyed shopping around for this stuff haha, In a couple months he'll be you favorite fish. And you went above and beyond with the 38g for him. :thumb:

09-23-2007, 08:57 PM
Oh, I did enjoy adding the tank for him, no doubt. My daughter loves him, so its all good.

There are actually 2 bubble wands, each 10", one on the back right and one along the width of the tank on the right. Lost in the picture is a really cool piece of Mopani up against the sponge prefilter to the left.

I just placed an order from bigalsonline with a large silk bush-type plant and a huge floater.

And new lights for one of my 55s. And another bag of eco-complete so I can plant one of the other 10 gallons. :ezpi_wink1:

09-24-2007, 01:50 AM
its looking really good, i think that your goldfish is one of the luckiest goldfish around thumbs2:

09-24-2007, 04:43 AM
Forgot to mention, I love that stand. Oak is it?

Lady Hobbs
09-24-2007, 02:21 PM
Well, it's a good thing you don't like your goldfish because I can't imagine what he'd have if you really liked him. LOL Your tank looks great to me just as it is.

I can't believe how well your background turned out. I like the dark blue but all I can seem to find is the light blue which I don't care for or the black which I am tired of. Your's turned out nice.

ThatPetPlace has the best selection of fake plants on the web and some really tall ones.

09-24-2007, 02:33 PM
I think that's a beautiful tank for Mr. Gold...:19:

09-25-2007, 08:15 PM
Forgot to mention, I love that stand. Oak is it?

Pine but oak stain.