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So here I am again, back from a 2 month hiatus (work blocked the forum), and I just completed a tank transfer.

My old ten gallon glass tank developed a worrisome bow in the front and I managed to sweet talk the fiancee into letting me get an equally-sized acrylic Clear-For-Life 10 gallon. Here's the evolution of setting up the tank:
Marine Depot did a great job packaging!


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The tank


Using light diffuser grating (egg crate) to create the slope


Another view of the egg crate


The temporary home for my critters, replete with bubbler and heater


The Mopani driftwood chunk and the SeaChem Fluorite from my old tank


Filling her up!


The finished product (for now)


I'll be adding some Dwarf Hairgrass when it comes in this week, and I have plans to add a school of galaxy rasboras, so it's only gonna get better from here! Thanks for taking a look

ClearForLife 10G Acrylic, 4 HET rasboras, ~80 RCS, various snails. Ludwigia repens, various moss. Eheim 2211 Canister, 50W heater, Finnex FugeRay Planted+ 17W LED.

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Re: New Tank, New Scape, and New Fish!

Nice looking tanks. Like those shrimp tanks, huh? A 48g Mr Aqua rimless/frameless would have looked better



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Nice looking tanks. Like those shrimp tanks, huh? A 48g Mr Aqua rimless/frameless would have looked better
Happy wife happy life! Lol.

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I would have started that off with single life.... ;)



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Love the tank. First one I have seen like it. I lead a sheltered life. :/

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Re: New Tank, New Scape, and New Fish!

Got the DHG in there today, and replanted some of the stems that had gotten kicked up. The water is crystal clear, will post more pics this weekend! Thanks for the comments guys

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New photos! PWC, and FTS of the tank and stand, and just the tank.






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Re: New Tank, New Scape, and New Fish!

Like the algae covered wood - seriously. I noticed your drop checker...do you have anything in it? Looks clear. Mine are always dark blue or some shade of green but never clear - even when they are starting to turn yellow.



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Nice setup. Your walls are also lovely; my room is painted the same colour!

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Re: New Tank, New Scape, and New Fish!

Looking good!I have the same gravel with sand in my 180G.Dig the natural colors myself.
The wood does look awesome!Can't wait to see it all grown in!
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Re: New Tank, New Scape, and New Fish!

I probably need new DC solution jrman, it's about a month or two old. And yeah, the mossy log is an unexpected bonus from my old jungle tank. It's covered in Marimo tufts and some Java Moss. Thanks for the input guys!

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Look very good ,esp with the blue wall
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Marimo tufts, what a great idea. Love the look of it. If you don't mind, I will be copying your idea this spring. To cold to ship right now. I absolutely love the tank. Very peaceful. Can't wait to see it all grown in.

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Re: New Tank, New Scape, and New Fish!

Guy, switch the light with an LED fixture and your lid shouldnt bow like that anymore. Or get a piece of glass cut for it. I would go LED LOL.

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Re: New Tank, New Scape, and New Fish!

An update:
DHG is starting to propagate, and first round of gardening is complete. Ludwigia repens and camboba are growing like weeds.

Had an outbreak of green spot algae and have cut back my photoperiod from 9:00a.m.-8:30p.m. to 11:00a.m.-8:30p.m. and will be scrubbing the walls this weekend. Also encountering protein scum problems, probably from overfeeding. Cranking up the filter resolves the protein scum problem.

Headed out of town for a week next week. I'm going to secure the CO2 in my absence, hoping I don't come home to pea soup in my tank. However, in that event I have a UV sterilizer and good cleaning supplies. At least my shrimp are fat and happy off the algae!

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Re: New Tank, New Scape, and New Fish!

Status Update!

I was gone XMas to NYD last week, secured the CO2 during my absence and came home to a tank that needed the walls cleaned and some minor gardening, but after ~1hr this weekend had that and a 50% PWC completed. Here's a new photo!


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Re: New Tank, New Scape, and New Fish!

Looks great!

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The tank looks awesome! Great job.

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