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55 Gallon Blackwater

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by LemonDiscus, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Guidoman888

    Guidoman888 New Member

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    Thats the best thng you can do. I agree why waste money and do it fast if you can do it slower but perfect :)
     
  2. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    I just hope to sell my guitars so I can do this :confused:
     
  3. Guidoman888

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    When I looked at your posts at craiglist (the links you gave us) I was wondering why you bought 3 guitars and never played on them :)
    They look really nice and I wonder why noone buys them :eek:
     
  4. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    I bought them because at the time I did... and I tried spending more time with it which never happened.... I actually sold TONS of old music gear to buy the 2 new ones and the other is about a 6 year old guitar that I hated the color of and re-did.

    I posted them in another city that is nearby and have had a few more responses there than in my city... but everyone seems to be trying to lowball me for a price that I WONT sell them for.... :confused:
     
  5. Anthony

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    Raise your asking price then you can lower it and make them feel like they're getting a deal. :)
     
  6. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    That is kind of the game I am playing now... I will take $300 for that Les Paul.... I am not sure about the others though.... I am counterselling one of my other 2 guitars now to a guy who just does not have $350.... He said he is looking for a decent guitar for around $250! I was like "I have JUST the things for you!" :) and I also said if he did $300 I would let the Les Paul go....
     
  7. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    I took a HUGE PH spike in this tank... even with peat in one of the filters my PH is HIGHER than from tap.... I bet it is that brick.... any thoughts?
     
  8. Anthony

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    You know, I thought about that when you mentioned putting a brick in there but I didn't say anything. :confused:
     
  9. James0816

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    brick?? rut roh...maybe i should go back and review again.
     
  10. James0816

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    also..what kind of rock is that to the right of the brick? looks like a chunk or concrete in the pic.
     
  11. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    No its not concrete... I stayed away from that.. But I dont know what it is (far from a rock specialist)
     
  12. James0816

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    Can u get a better pic?
     
  13. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Thread Starter Active Member

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    Yeah... give me a few minutes.... I think that is one that is new that I did not test...
     
  14. LemonDiscus

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    I actually looks like it is made up of mostly quartz which is why I think I grabbed it! I do see a lot of quartz in it..

    Still a bad pic but the best I can do..
    rock.jpg
     
  15. James0816

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    Looks like a completely different rock from the last pic u posted.
     
  16. LemonDiscus

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    Yeah... I moved it when I took the brick out... that is the one that sat RIGHT next to the brick... its upside down compared to that picture I took before..
     
  17. James0816

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    Ah. Did you drop test them first? I know the brick is bad but that other rock looks suspicious as well.
     
  18. LemonDiscus

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    No I didnt... that rock looks like quartz though... the brick is out now...
     
  19. LemonDiscus

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    Well, I need to take some tests on this tank. I have had it running with no livestock in it for the past few months. I am going to use this tank instead of Altums as a Discus Breeding tank... I may throw a sword or 2 into it but it will be VERY lightly planted.

    The water is VERY black. The one large piece of driftwood is leaching tannins like there is no tomorrow!! :D

    I am just waiting to see who pairs off with that 1 or if I can spot pairing behavior with any of the others.... Really I want this to be used to breed the Wild Heckels which is why I am keeping to a decorated tank for breeding.... I have plans... I dont know if it will happen...

    Also if the Discus (specifically the wilds) EVER drop their breeding tubes for me I will snag a male and a female and throw them into this tank.... I almost feel I need to be a bit proactive to make this happen...
     
  20. Guidoman888

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    I'd be really surprised if the heckels'll pair but it'd be great!