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All comments for tank of the month here please.
 

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Are we waiting for someone to take the plunge here? I am willing with my shrimp tank but I know it isn't ready to win!
 

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stanleo said:
Are we waiting for someone to take the plunge here? I am willing with my shrimp tank but I know it isn't ready to win!
Enter! we need more participants. Im sure its amazing. When is a tank truely finished? lol
 
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The tank is finished when you decide to tear it down and start over.
 

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eaglesaquarium said:
The tank is finished when you decide to tear it down and start over.
Well said XD
 

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I dont think that mine will ever be finished... always have my arms in both tanks. :) now to get my wife to let me have a third..... ha!
 

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I cant even talk my missus Into letting me have a 2nd lol
 

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SLIM said:
I cant even talk my missus Into letting me have a 2nd lol
 
Have you tried crying

Just kidding
 

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I kinda slipped it in as a "hospital tank" then it turned into my plant tank.... lol She came to me a couple months ago and said when are you taking that tank down? LOL 
I told her I will take it down when I can afford to get the right lights for my big tank.. :) she didnt like that......

Oh and by the way Slim, Your tank looks awesome!
 

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snazy said:
I cant even talk my missus Into letting me have a 2nd lol
 
Have you tried crying :drool:
Just kidding :D
Haha that might actually be worth a try. Lol
BigFish01 said:
I kinda slipped it in as a "hospital tank" then it turned into my plant tank.... lol She came to me a couple months ago and said when are you taking that tank down? LOL 
I told her I will take it down when I can afford to get the right lights for my big tank.. :) she didnt like that......
Oh and by the way Slim, Your tank looks awesome!
Lol now that is an idea worth trying. I recon she'll go for that too lol your a genius:)
Thanks by the way, love your tank too. The hardscape really sets it off
 

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Lol good luck!

Thanks for the compliment. Its pretty easy to do a 20 gal long scape compared to my 135gal... which im doing a 100 gal water change on today with cleaning my fluval fx5 too. Whew. Five gallon bucket at a time going back in sucks.... :)
Oh yeah it all started when she gave me a hundred dollar gift card for new fish... then I set up the "qt" tank... I dunno if I will ever get another gift card now... lol
 

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BigFish01 said:
Lol good luck!
Thanks for the compliment. Its pretty easy to do a 20 gal long scape compared to my 135gal... which im doing a 100 gal water change on today with cleaning my fluval fx5 too. Whew. Five gallon bucket at a time going back in sucks.... :)Oh yeah it all started when she gave me a hundred dollar gift card for new fish... then I set up the "qt" tank... I dunno if I will ever get another gift card now... lol
Hahahaha at least you got anither tank. I want a small heavily planted high tech nano for the kitchen. Shrimp and tetras. I quite like the fluval edges. The 46L would suit me nicely.
I aint cleaned my fx5 out in about 6 months lol I really need to get round to that lol
With water changes, why not use a hose instead of buckets. Empty and Syphon straight outside or into a sink then connect the hose to your taps and refill. Simples.
 

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Thats what I thought. I love my little tank. It was a 20 tall but I 2anted a bigger footprint. So I went to petco while she was at work... and they had their tanks on sale for a buck a gallon. So I got it. And a new lid and light... she did notice... lol all I got was. That dont s3em too temporary... and left it at that.

with the hose I had a problem and it fell out of the tank. That was a bad day. Plus my tank is fifty ft from water source. And my polka dot loaches like to go through the tube... not to mention I have a tankless water h3ater with a mind of its own. Its either cold or shower hot. So I found that didnt work for me. I drain it into a 50 gal trash can then drag it over to my sump croc and syphon it into there and pumps push it into our "seasonal" pond... lol
I go about 4-6 months between cleanings on my filter. I hate cleaning it. I fill a five gallon bucket, squeeze one sponge a few times, then change the water in the bucket because its black. Would take it out to the garden hose but wouldnt the cold water kill the bacteria off? I have well water so there would be no chlorine in it.. Same water i take from tap and dump into the tank with no treatment. 
 

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Drastic temp change is not good for the bacteria no. Their hard work to clean aint they lol.
We need more people to enter. Where is everyone?
 
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