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    DIYFK member wermbang's Avatar


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    55g Community tank

    This contains mainly mollys and platys at the moment. There is a couple cory catfish, a common pleco, and zebra danios.



    Bought the tank like this $30, with tons a blue rocks in the bottom as well. Traded the decorations for a 30g setup.
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    Just trying to lay it out
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    added pool filter sand, rocks, and the driftwood
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    and stocked. In the right corner I have a diy co2.
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    very nice looking tank
    10 Gal - Honey Gold Gourami, Picuts Catfish
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    55 Gal - 6 Electric Yellow labs, 1 Electric Blue Johanni, 2 Red Tops, 2 Red Zebra's, 1 Reef Cichlid

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    tank looks good, but I would support it better, you got the ends with no suport, so all the weight is being held only by the center edges on the front and back, you are asking for a broken tank that way.
    Canadian Pleco lover! Soon to be built DIY 2000 Gallon RTC tank, Go Big Or Go Home!

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    looks nice but as said i don't understand why the tank overhangs that much on each side? I couldn't sleep at night lol

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    I have egg crate all along the bottom to help with the weight distribution from the rocks. The overhangs are not that far out. Eventually I will get a taller stand for it.

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    Well you were right Divine, the drips started. Click here to enlarge So now I get to try my hand at resealing a tank. Luckily I had picked up another 55 for the stand, so I have set that one up with the decorations/rocks. Also hooked up my Odyssea 500 to it.
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    Since that photo I have added the fish, and some live plants. Just added a pair of Kribensis last night

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    looks good =). Are you keeping the fake background or have you thought about painting it?

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    I am keeping the blue with plants on for now, until I get me live plants built up

    On the first 55 I added a black background using wrapping paper.
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    i like the transition of sand and rocks in the substrate, has a great look to it.

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    Hey y'all I have a 55 gallon that I set up about 2 months ago and right now I have 3 opaline gouramis (2 gold females and 1 blue male). I also have a, rainbow shark a pictus catfish and a green spotted puffer. They all seem to get along fine, so I was wondering what would be some good tankmates for these guys.

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