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My 55 gal cheap planted tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by FishVixen, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    This is the tank I put together for under $8 yes $8. Tank was free off Craigslist, built the canopy with items I had around the house, (2 waterproof screw in fixtures with 2 100W CF scerw in daylight bulbs). 1/2 bag of potting soil ($4 for bag at Lowes) 1/2 bag pea gravel ($4 at Lowes), Everything else from other tanks.

    this was the tank 6 weeks later ai792.photobucket.com_albums_yy203_FishVixen_endlers006.jpg
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  2. Alleycat

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    Very cool !!

    I love Craigslist :)
     
  3. Anthony

    Anthony Active Member

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    Very nice looking tank ! Great job.
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

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    what did you use for a background (fabric)?
     
  5. mirandaf

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    very nice set up !!
     
  7. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    back ground I sponge painted.
     
  8. MOD_Dawn

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    wow, I thought it was fabric. Now that's creative ;)
     
  9. Anthony

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    I'm impressed !
     
  10. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    Why thank you folks!
     
  11. MasterBlue

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    I like the 55 gal and the Angels are awesome.
     
  13. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    Have 1 marble and 1 DD (black angel) left in this tank as I will be adding some PB (platinum blue) to it soon.
     
  14. MasterBlue

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    Remember my moto! Pics or it didn't happen ;)
     
  15. FishVixen

    FishVixen Thread Starter Active Member

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    LOL As soon as I move them I'll get pics.
     
  16. Robin Milford

    Robin Milford New Member

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    The 55 gal is the one of the best I have used. I really like this site. carrot