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  1. #11

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    Update: July 16th, 2009

    So I finally got my tank set up tonight!

    I have it currently cycling with start-right and some active gravel from my 10gal. I also tossed in some of the other aquariums water, not that that will probably make a difference.

    I have the tahitian moon sand (60lbs) in there and the aquaclear 70 filter.
    I washed the sand reeeeeeeeeeeally well before I put it in the aquarium, and I have the filter going, but it's been about 3 hours and it's still looks murky as hell to me... grr. =(


    I am a little unhappy with the stand I bought... it honestly seems a bit wobbly... and it's kind of in an area where someone could bump into it... so that makes me nervous. I'm wondering if I put like cinderblocks or something in the cabinet part of the stand if that would make a difference.

    I'm also still stressing about lights. :(



    I don't know why this tank is giving me such issues - but I've never had this many problems with a tank. Agh!! Hopefully it will get better as it cycles on... fingers crossed big time!!!


    edit:: also, my aquaclear 70 is NOISY!!!! Like the noisiest thing ever. It sounds like the unit is rubbing up against something but it's not... it's sounds like its coming from the motor, so I guess it's just loud. *sigh*. I'm so frustrated.
    Last edited by emilyekk; 07-16-2009 at 05:14 AM.
    2.6 gallon Fluval Spec

    Empty for now - going to get a betta after cycling.


  2. #12

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    Update July 16th, 2009


    Woke up this afternoon to the tank still being pretty cloudy.
    It's definitely better, but still really murky.


    I am wondering if I should just leave it along for a few day or should I go ahead and be doing small water changes every day or so until the water is clear?
    2.6 gallon Fluval Spec

    Empty for now - going to get a betta after cycling.


  3. #13

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    Update: July 25th, 2009

    Finally got the shop light and glass canopies set up today - GOOD LORD my tank is so much brighter! Yey! It now it running with two, 32W t-8 bulbs (which apparently put off more light so it's supposedly like running at a much higher wattage than 32W per light... that said - not sure what wattage I am ACTUALLY running, but it looks a helluva lot brighter, so I'm happy. Just hope the plants respond! They were starting to look a little sickly. I plan to leave the shop light on at least over the weekend before taking it off the tank to spray paint it. I assume I'll need to leave the light off a while to dry so I want to make sure the plants get a healthy dose of light before I take it away for a day (not sure how long I'll have to wait to put it back on the tank - hopefully not long!). I also bought flourish and excel today and dosed the tank with that, again, hope the plants respond well! I would really like a lush healthy low light plant tank.


    I did water checks on both my 55 gal and my 10 gal and my 55 gal was actually BETTER in terms of all the tests, so I decided to go ahead and transfer my two julii cories to the big tank. Well, I was a little worried, but one of my cories had a damaged barbell (which I assume was permanent damage) and that barbell seems to be repairing itself! YEY! I don't know if it's because of the substrate change for them (gravel to sand) or what, but yey! Healthy cories!!!


    So, all in all, going pretty good.

    This is what I have left to do:
    (short term goals)

    - Sand light fixture
    - Spray paint light fixture black
    - Get canister filter set up in tank
    - Get more plants
    - Get black background for tank (not sure what to use yet)
    - Get driftwood for tank


    (long term goals)

    - lots more plants!
    - get rocks for tank
    - caves for tank
    - get 10 more neon tetras
    - get 4 more albino cories
    - get 4 more julii cories
    - get 2 pearl gouramis
    - get 8 rosy barbs
    - get 8 glo fish


    end of update for now. =)
    2.6 gallon Fluval Spec

    Empty for now - going to get a betta after cycling.


  4. #14

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    Sounds good! Be sure to use something to attach the background to the tank. I use a product called seaview http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=18280
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  5. #15

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysee
    Sounds good! Be sure to use something to attach the background to the tank. I use a product called seaview http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...m?pcatid=18280
    I will look into that! I was trying to find a self adhesive background but was coming up empty.

    On my 10 gal I currently have a nice shiny black background but I had to use tape to keep it on (HATE THAT). I can't decide if I want to do black construction paper or the black shiny tank paper that most pet stores sell... not sure if you'd really be able to tell the difference in quality once it's on the tank.

    Another option I thought of, was to just hope my plants eventually cover the back so it's all green, lol... any low light plants good at doing that? I had read about Christmas Moss, anyone have thoughts on that?

    I do need to do something about the background though because my tank is against a STARK white wall and the first thing anyone asks me is "you gonna put a background up?" lol.
    2.6 gallon Fluval Spec

    Empty for now - going to get a betta after cycling.


  6. #16

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    Hodgkin's Disease - Testicular Cancer - emilyekk   Troop and Military Support - Amber Alert - Bladder Cancer - Endometriosis - Equality - Liver Cancer - Liver Disease - Missing Children - POW/MIA - Spina Bifida - Suicide - emilyekk   Breast Cancer - Birth Parents - emilyekk   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 - emilyekk   Anti-Tobacco - Colon Cancer - Colorectal Cancer - emilyekk   

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    Update: July 25th, 2009


    Added the albino cories. They are SOOOO happy. I've never seen a fish so happy, lol. They definitely love the change in substrate. One of my cories kept burrowing in the sand - so stinkin' cute -.

    They are all swimming around the tank and exploring. It's really adorable.

    Levels are still reading perfect.

    I may add the tetras or mollies tonight if all remains well. I'd like to have everyone out of the tank by Wednesday if possible.
    2.6 gallon Fluval Spec

    Empty for now - going to get a betta after cycling.


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