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  1. #1

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    Cool My Dual 29 gal Aquarium Journal


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    I'm so excited to be starting another journal, although this setup will take me a few months to put together.

    Dual 29 gal Tetra aquariums, placed end-to-end - got these yesterday at the Petco $1 a gallon sale

    Tank 1 with 15 Amano Shrimp and 12 Peppered Cories
    Tank 2 with 2 BNPs and 12 Glowlight Danios. As the danios will be surface feeders, I shouldn't run into the problem I had with BN1 & BN2 in the 75 gal. No bottom feeder wafers needed and I'm sure the Danio's food will never reach the tank bottom!

    I will be adding the Glowlight Danios to the new 29 gal with the 2 BNPs, instead of the 75 gal. I want to add 1 more female and 2 male Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish and 4 more long-finned Zebra Danios to my 75 gal. I really miss the larger school of rainbows (I only have 3 girls left and they are doing great) and love my long-finned danios. I'm very happy with the 4 species in the 75 and am not going to add another species. All 4 species school together and are very comfortable with each other. I don't want to mess that up.

    DIY Wood stand - will use Cliff's idea of 2 stands with a common top. Will be easier for me to build and handle. This is the stand I'm going to build - it will be 2 units with a total length of 5 feet.

    DIY Wood tank stand 1.jpg DIY Wood tank stand 2.jpg DIY Wood tank stand 3.jpg
    I'm hoping to start on the stand this weekend.


    Each tank:

    Substrate will be Quikrete Commercial Grade Medium Sand
    Artificial decor, with manzanita driftwood in the BNP tank
    Filtration will be an AC70. Will add my AC30 to the Amano/Cory tank to keep it seeded.
    Aqueon ProHeat 200w heater
    Lighting - Beamswork does not make a 30 inch LED fixture, only a 24 or 36 (one too short, the other too long). Will have to find a different unit or have dark areas on each end with the 24 inch unit. Or buy a 24 and 36 inch and mount them to the canopy. Not sure yet.

    That's it so far. I have to wait till I get the AC70 and the heater for the first tank. Then I can add my seeded biomax and the glowlight danios and the 2 BNPs. Of course, these are not inexpensive fish, so it'll take me a while to refill my "new tank fund".

    Now I can start researching different aquascapes. I want to do something totally different than my 75 gal.
    Last edited by gronlaura; 07-02-2013 at 12:10 AM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

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

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    This looks like a great project, thanks for sharing with us.
    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
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    See my profile for my tanks and what fish I keep

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    If you don't mind me asking what problems did you run into with your old bnp? I remember something about bloat but that's it and would like to avoid possible problems.
    20 gallon tall: empty
    29 gallon: moderately planted with 9 bloodfin tetra, 1 german blue ram, 11 glow light tetra and 1 BNP
    10 gallon QT: empty

  4. #4

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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady 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 Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

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    they were eating foods they shouldn't, high protein foods that were not vegetarian. my Tetras like to eat only on the bottom of the tank so I was feeding them bottom dweller wafers. the BN's were eating them too, which were not good for them. that's how they got the bloat.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

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

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    Aqueon does make a 30 modular led unit. Have not tried it out yet (have some other bills to pay first). The fixture comes with one led tube and it has slots for two more. The led tubes come in daylight and colormax.

    Good luck on the setup!

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    Congrats on the new tanks! It will be fun watching your progress on your journal.
    30 g FW planted:corys, ABNP, blue angel, harleys, zebra danios, apple & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted:crown tail betta, neons, pygmy cory, clown pleco,apple & nerite snails
    90 g FW planted:congos, rainbows, roseline sharks, swordtails, ottos,krib pair, ABNP, peppered cories, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://bit.ly/1vC7gVX
    fishless cycling: http://bit.ly/1DARf3T
    fish in cycling: http://bit.ly/1ILvcfp

  7. #7

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    Wow, that stand looks fantastic! You're doing a great job!
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    Happy AC anniversary - SeaLady 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 Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 For all your help. - metweezer Best wishes for the new year - SeaLady Thanks for the nomination :) - steeler58 
    Thanks 4 help - pRED T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly Thanks for sharing your knowledge! - Silbar Happy Easter - fishmommie 
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    Quote Originally Posted by JudiJetson View Post
    Wow, that stand looks fantastic! You're doing a great job!
    Thanks! I have to finish this one, build the second stand and the canopy, which will have 1 frame with 2 removable tops like my 75 gal. I didn't want a heavy cabinet look for the stands, so I have a unique idea for finishing the front and sides. I have decided to invest in Rena XP2s (M) and inline heaters for these 2 tanks and I need to make the stand cat-proof, but accessible thru the front. In my head my idea will work - hope it does in reality!
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Candy Cane & Rummynose Tetras

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

  9. #9

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    It's fish flake friday, like the old days!! - steeler58 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 Merry Xmas To You! - Sandz Happy Christmas! - Slaphppy7 Happy, Happy new year - SeaLady Happy Birthday Kido...better late than never :-) - Taurus 
    Happy belated Birthday, how come nobody knew? - steeler58 T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 T.G.I.F. - showmebutterfly For your new furry addition-no cats! - Boundava Happy Easter - steeler58 

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    Really awesome, I give you a lot of credit... I don't think my building skills are up to the challenge of doing stands!
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    In for DIY and pictures!

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