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  1. #111

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    Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 TGIF! - showmebutterfly 
    TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    It is fun to see forum members tanks evolve and change. I love the journals, watching the tanks take shape and seeing the adjustments being made until it is just right. Or when someone does over their whole tank - I really enjoy those threads. But for me, I may change mine a bit here and there, but not much. I can always try a new look when I need to start replacing my fake plants.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gobies
    Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  2. #112

    Join Date
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    Happy Easter my friend..I hope this Cadbury bunny lays many eggs. - Taurus T.G.I.F. - Slaphppy7 Thank you for the tetras! - Boundava taking one for the team in the jaw. - cm12setx For the wounded worrier :-) - Taurus 
    Weekend's not officiaslly over yet - Slaphppy7 Happy Saturday - Slaphppy7 Good luck with the new fish :-) - Taurus Cheers on Memorial Day! - Slaphppy7 Happy Father's Day - Slaphppy7 
    Children with Disabilities - Parkinson's Disease - VACTERL - Young Onset Parkinson's Association - steeler1 Childhood Cancer - steeler1 Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 Mourning - Anti-Gang - Melanoma - steeler1 
    Bone Marrow Donation - Childhood Depression - Depression - Environment - Eye Injury Prevention - Glaucoma - Kidney Cancer - Kidney Disease - Kidney Transplantation - Leukemia - Lyme Disease - Mental Retardation - Missing Children - Organ Donation - T - steeler1 Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 

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    Don't change to much, we kind of like you the way you are. Your tank always looks great.
    Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
    Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit.
    -Vince Lombardi

    Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are. ― John Wooden
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

  3. #113

    Join Date
    Oct 2012
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    Northeast Pennsylvania
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    Beer makes monday not suck so bad.. - Sandz In honor of Steelers 5k posts! - Sandz Couldn't give you rep, yet, but you deserve it with your contributions in the Discus/Angel thread.  Thanks! - KevinVA T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Just for you being you! - Slaphppy7 
    pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Have a Rummy nose for oldtimes sake ;-) - steeler58 Congrats on 2,000 post! - Slaphppy7 Sorry to hear about the loss of your Cat :( - steeler58 Merry Christmas - steeler58 

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    ++++++++1 to the above :)
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  4. #114

    Join Date
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    Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 TGIF! - showmebutterfly 
    TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    Awwwwww........you guys are great!
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gobies
    Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  5. #115

    Join Date
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    Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 TGIF! - showmebutterfly 
    TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

    Question New QT tank - transfer ordered fish to LFS tank or bring home in shipping bags


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    Over the next 2 weekends I'm hoping to build the stand for my 2 QTs, (the 10 gal and 20 gal high) and clear out the space for them where my laundry area used to be. I also want to set up my RO/DI unit and the 35 gal tub I use for the made water in the same space. Need to add a wooden screen door with pet screening to keep the cats out, as I want it to be a cat-free zone.

    I'm going to use the 20 high to quarantine the 8 glowlight danios. I would like to get the fish on 7/13, as my biomax should be well seeded by then. I need to call Hoffer's so they can add the danios to their fish order.

    Question - is it better for the fish to spend a couple of weeks at the LFS before I get them or should I pick them up the day they are delivered and not have them be transferred to the LFS tank at all?
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gobies
    Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  6. #116

    Join Date
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    Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 TGIF! - showmebutterfly 
    TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    The background on my 75 gal was really starting to fall off at each end (the gel stuff it's stuck on with dried out), so last night I removed it. I am hoping to paint a black background this weekend (also on the dual 29 gals). The gel has to fully dry out or it is impossible to remove without using some type of solvent.

    It looks so different without the rock background. There is a very dark brown wall behind the tank, so I have a pretty good idea what it will look like painted black. And my Aqueon Pro heaters are black, so they just disappear. I will post pics after it's painted.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gobies
    Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

  7. #117

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    An essential for the weekend :-) - Taurus thanks for the brisket instructions!  yum - RiversGirl Hope you have a great Memorial Day ;-) - steeler58 Singin in the rain.. just singin in the rain... - showmebutterfly for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 
    for passing 22,000 without breking a sweat ;-) - steeler58 Thanks for the rep :) - steeler58 Happy Dad's day indeed ;-) - steeler58 Happy Father's Day! - BluewaterBoof Thanks for all the thumbs up! - fishkeeper4 
    Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - steeler58 Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - steeler58 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - aquariumlover10 Cancer - Epilepsy - Foster Care - Gynecological Cancer - Rett Syndrome - gronlaura Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - SeaLady 

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    Alas, instead of painting the back of my tank like I should have, I used the vinyl black background with that gel stuff...it is already bubbling up in places, and peeling at the edges

    Since the tank is set up close to a wall and is up and running with fish, painting it is now out of the question...I guess when the vinyl BG finally falls off, I will use black cardboard

    You are going to paint with fish in?...sorry, I did not go back and read if this tank is still set up, but I assume it is...it's the one in your sig, correct?
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal
    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal
    29 Gallon: ... Journal

  8. #118

    Join Date
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    Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 TGIF! - showmebutterfly 
    TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slaphppy7 View Post
    Alas, instead of painting the back of my tank like I should have, I used the vinyl black background with that gel stuff...it is already bubbling up in places, and peeling at the edges

    Since the tank is set up close to a wall and is up and running with fish, painting it is now out of the question...I guess when the vinyl BG finally falls off, I will use black cardboard

    You are going to paint with fish in?...sorry, I did not go back and read if this tank is still set up, but I assume it is...it's the one in your sig, correct?
    Yes, it's the 75 gal. I bought a "pad painter" which I can attach to a screw-in wooden handle (from my broom). It is supposed to paint a smooth surface with no brush marks. I will tape off the frame and sides so the paint goes only on the glass. I am using the same paint that I used on the stand, a premium interior latex from Ace Hardware. I have about 5 inches behind the tank, hence the paint pad.

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    The fun part will be just prior to removing about 25% of the water for my PWC. I have to move the AC110s to the front of the tank, do a 180 with the glass tops, securely cover the top of the tank, clean the glass and then paint the back! Then after the paint dries for 2 hours, I add black poster board over the painted glass (to prevent scratches from the AC110s), move the filters back and finish my PWC.

    I'm going to attach these to the back frame and slide the poster board thru the fridge clips. I think it will secure it nicely.

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    Last edited by gronlaura; 10-22-2013 at 09:57 PM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gobies
    Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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    Great Thread Laura love the videos learned a lot hope to start my journal today or tomorrow and start making my background

  10. #120

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    Happy 2 Year Anniversary! - Slaphppy7 For being my 7,000th poster! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 TGIF - steeler58 TGIF! - showmebutterfly 
    TGIF! - wgoldfarb T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 thanks for the tip on the ammonia alert.  it's great for cycling with fish. - fishmommie Merry Christmas - steeler58 Merry Christmas - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    I added a "floating" plant - it's actually attached to the center brace with cable ties. The danios LOVE it and swim up there all the time. The lighting is the setting that cycles thru all the color spectrums. Video has sound.

    Last edited by gronlaura; 11-19-2013 at 08:18 PM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras, Peacock Gobies
    Future 40 Long - Panda Garras & Glowlight Danios

    "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass....it's about learning to dance in the rain"

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