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  1. #1

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    Lo's Fluval Chi 6.6 Gallon


    Tank Specs:
    • Size: 6.6 US Gallons
    • Dimentions: 10(L) x 10(D) x 16(H)


    Equiptment:
    • Heater: I'd like to do under-gravel, suggestions??
    • Filter: The built-in
    • Lighting: The built-in plus natural, indirect lighting


    Plants:
    • Background: Hoping for Ambulia
    • Midground: Anubias Nana attached to driftwood
    • Foreground: Possibly dwarf hairgrass or something similar(200)


    Other:
    • Substrate: Eco-Complete mixed with Tahitian Moon Sand
    • Decorations: Drift wood


    Fish Plan:
    *** This list is subject to change. ***
    • Algae Eaters: 2-3 Otocinclus Catfish (not definite)
    • Centerpiece: 1 Male Betta
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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  2. #2

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    I'm going to buy my tank tomorrow and set it up this weekend or the beginning of next week. I plan to put the filter media into one of the two AquaClears on my 29 gallon for a few days to get it cycled!

    How long would I need to run them through the filter? A week? Or would less time suffice?
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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  3. #3

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    :) Just ordered my tank! It should be here on Tuesday, so I'll set it up then! I'm going to pick up filter media today on my way home to put it into one of my aquaclears, that way by the time I get my fish (I think that'll be on Thursday or Friday) it will be all cycled and ready to go!

    I'm going to have to look around and see what plants I can find locally and hunt down a nice piece of driftwood.
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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    Hey Lo, what kind of substrate do you have in the 29 gallon tank? Is it gravel by any chance?

    Oh, better yet, take a few pieces of biomax out of one of the ACs on the 29 and put them in a media bag and drop the bag into the chi and let it rest on the bottom for a couple of weeks. That should get the media in the chi populated with BB. Gravel from the 29 would work, too.
    Last edited by Taurus; 09-21-2012 at 02:44 PM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  5. #5

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    Hey Lo, what kind of substrate do you have in the 29 gallon tank? Is it gravel by any chance?

    Oh, better yet, take a few pieces of biomax out of one of the ACs on the 29 and put them in a media bag and drop the bag into the chi and let it rest on the bottom for a couple of weeks. That should get the media in the chi populated with BB. Gravel from the 29 would work, too.
    Ooh, that's a good idea! :D thanks!

    I am using the exact same substrate that's in the 29! When I set the tank up, scoop some of the substrate from my tank at home and add it to what's being put in the chi. :) Thanks for the advice!
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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    Biomax from your ACs on the 29 would work too. Just put some in a baggie with used tank water from the 29 on the day you set up the chi. As long as you keep the biomax wet, the BB should be ok until you put them in the media bag and drop it into the chi. You can always replace the biomax in the filter on the 29 with new biomax purchased at a the store if you have one near you.

    I'm not sure if the eco-complete\tahitian moon sand would carry enough BB to populate the chi filter...maybe it would...but I wouldn't count on it.

    Just a thought.

    HTH :)
    Last edited by Taurus; 09-21-2012 at 02:55 PM.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  7. #7

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    Biomax from your ACs on the 29 would work too. Just put some in a baggie with used tank water from the 29 on the day you set up the chi. As long as you keep the biomax wet, the BB should be ok until you put them in the media bag and drop it into the chi. You can always replace the biomax in the filter on the 29 with new biomax purchased at a the store if you have one near you.
    I'll do that! I have extra biomax anyways since I always keep an extra in case. Thanks a bunch for the idea!
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lolita
    Thanks a bunch for the idea!
    My pleasure. Oh, and don't add ottos to the chi for a month or two. They need a well seasoned tank with some natural algae growth to get off to a good start.
    When in doubt, do a water change.

    "This ain't rocket science!"

  9. #9

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    Trying to figure out a good spot for the tank. I'd love for it to be right on my desk so I can have my new betta right next to me all day!

    I attached a picture of my office to give you guys an idea of how it's set up. That empty corner of the desk doesn't get any direct sunlight because of the large support beam that's there. The reflection makes it look like it does, but on the sunniest day the light only actually directly touches the bottom few inches. I'm considering putting the tank here, so there is a lot of indirect, natural light for the plants but it won't affect the water temperature.

    I'm not positive, though. Any thoughts? Think it would look good there? It'll obviously be easier to tell once I have it and can put it there to see.
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    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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  10. #10

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    For your AC tank! - Northernguy Nice job on the tank! - Brookfish I sure hope this helps! lol Good luck! - Northernguy congrats on the fish - Lab_Rat This is a lucky Neon! - Northernguy 
    Such a good fish Mommy! lol - Northernguy Congrats on your award! - Brookfish Sorry about your Guppy! - Brookfish i hope the guppies are okay :) - Demi ^_^ this is a guppy? lol - domjd05 
    Happy B-Day :) - Agassizii Happy Birthday =D - Aeonflame Happy Birthday! - Brookfish for an excellent post - Lab_Rat thanks for the gift XD - genocidex 
    This makes 2, 8 to go! - homemadepopcorn thanks so much for coming to my aid! - fishmommie 

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taurus
    My pleasure. Oh, and don't add ottos to the chi for a month or two. They need a well seasoned tank with some natural algae growth to get off to a good start.
    Okay! I figured I wouldn't add them for a few weeks, but I'll wait until about my birthday (Nov. 15). That should be plenty of time. :)
    29 Gallon Tank : planted. stock: 2 GBR, 13 Harlequin Rasbora, 5 otocinclus, bn pleco
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    6.6 Fluval Chi: planted. stock: 1 male halfmoon betta
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