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  1. #1

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    Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED 
    For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl 
    I like your signature - aquariumlover10 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 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

    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 01:10 AM.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Rummynose Tetras and Cories

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

  2. #2

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    Congrats on 7,000 posts! - Slaphppy7 TGIF! - Taurus TGIF! - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Yes! TGIF - Compass 
    TGIF Back at brother. ;-) - Taurus It's almost beer:30. - Taurus Here's a neon :) - rebecca_finny Thanks for all the good info lately--have a donut! - WhistlingBadger Congrats on 7,800 posts! - Slaphppy7 
    T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Returning some of the treasure you've brought to the forum. - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 We ALL need more fish.  That's why we're here! - WhistlingBadger T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
    TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF Lee :-) - Taurus TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb TGIF - Taurus T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 
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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
    Sandy Hook Elementary......Lest We Forget
    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

    Join Date
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    Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED 
    For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl 
    I like your signature - aquariumlover10 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 
    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
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Rummynose Tetras and Cories

    "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, pair kribs, & nerite snails
    15 g FW planted: crown tail betta, neons, snails
    90 g FW semi planted: EBJD, congos, apple snails
    90 Gal Journal: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=93939
    Fishless cycling: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ead.php?t=5640
    Cycling with fish: http://www.aquaticcommunity.com/aqua...ad.php?t=36492

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    looking forward to the build, personally not a huge fan of the glowlights, but loving the other stocking

  8. #8

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    TGIF! - Compass My first gift goes to you, hope you like the rummy nose :) - fish gazer Thanks so much. - metweezer here's to 14,000 posts :) - steeler58 For a Super-good idea! - Rue 
    TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF!! - steeler58 TGIF indeed - RiversGirl TGIF back at you! - Taurus 
    TGIF back to you! - wgoldfarb TGIF - Taurus right back at cha! - fishmommie TGIF back at you :) - steeler58 Happy B Day! - Taurus 
    Which leaves on to ask which came first the cake or the beer! - Taurus Happy B-day buddy! - steeler58 Happy 51st...and many more! - Rue Congrats on your cycle!! - RiversGirl thanks - fishmommie 
    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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    This will be neat to watch progress, thanks for sharing with us gronlaura
    10 Gallon Beginner Tank... Journal

    40 Gallon Breeder: ... Journal

  9. #9

    Join Date
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    Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED 
    For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl 
    I like your signature - aquariumlover10 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 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

    Question Glowlight Danios


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    looking forward to the build, personally not a huge fan of the glowlights, but loving the other stocking
    What is the reason you are you not a fan?

    My centerpiece fish will be 2 calico BNPs and I want small, colorful and active schooling fish to share their tank. The glowlights only get to 1 to 1-1/4 inches, so a school of 12-14 should be just right. I am actually very excited to get these fish. As for the BNPs, this tank is really for them. I'm smiling just writing this!

    Question - ​Several other sites have recommended a dark substrate for the glowlights. What can I use that is like sand, but dark in color. I don't want gravel.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Rummynose Tetras and Cories

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

  10. #10

    Join Date
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    Congrats on the cycles! - Slaphppy7 Thanks for the Rep and the gift :) - steeler58 Using up my winnings on my friends! - Compass T.G.I.F.! - Slaphppy7 Thx4 - pRED 
    For your new tetra's :) - steeler58 pizza for all.  I finished my book today!!! - fishmommie Good job on your amazing tanks! - SeaLady thank you for all the helpful information - showmebutterfly new fish! - RiversGirl 
    I like your signature - aquariumlover10 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 
    Cesarean Sections - Headaches - Hospice Care - Multiple Myeloma - gronlaura 

    Question Glowlight Danios


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardy85 View Post
    looking forward to the build, personally not a huge fan of the glowlights, but loving the other stocking
    What is the reason you are you not a fan?

    My centerpiece fish will be 2 calico BNPs and I want small, colorful and active schooling fish to share their tank. The glowlights only get to 1 to 1-1/4 inches, so a school of 12-14 should be just right. I am actually very excited to get these fish. As for the BNPs, this tank is really for them. I'm smiling just writing this!

    Question - ​Several other sites have recommended a dark substrate for the glowlights. What can I use that is like sand, but dark in color. I don't want gravel.
    My 75 gal Journal & My Dual 29 gal Journal
    My 75 gal - Gold Pristella Tetras, Scissortail Rasboras, Neon Dwarf Rainbowfish, Leopard & Zebra Danios, Wild Caught BNP
    My Dual 29 gals - Left Tank - Diamond Tetras. Right Tank - Harlequin Rasboras
    Future 40 Long - Rummynose Tetras and Cories

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

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