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    SW to FW conversion

    So some how I deleted my original post on my FW conversion. Will just post the pix of the conversion.

    Driftwood I ordered for the tank.

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    Tank cleaned ready to go. Just need to clean glass better.
    The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Cousteau


    Wine is for wisdom, beer is for strength, but bourbon is the water of life.


    The New glass 300 build
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    Making Wet/dry filters using rectangular salt buckets. Drilled 1" Holes along the bottom of chamber 3 to allow the water to drain out.



    Drill holes in the lids for stage 2 and 3.


    Drill the bottoms of 1 and 2, like you do the lids.


    Put egg crate in the bottom to keep the bioballs from clogging the outlet holes.
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    Fill with bioballs.


    Covered with nylon sponges from dollar store.


    Cover sponges with fiber floss.
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    Wine is for wisdom, beer is for strength, but bourbon is the water of life.


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    Ghost overflow to drain box in sump.








    Water drains through chamber 1 into chamber 2 via the holes in the bottom/tops. Goes through the fiberfloss to filter particulate, then down through the sponges and bio balls to feed bacteria. Then flows out of chamber 2 into chamber 3 and out to the sump. I used 2 7" bricks in chamber 3 to keep everything on the bottom of the sump.
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    Driftwood came in.



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    3 Chinese Algae Eaters





    3 Plecos.

    One Pleco is huge, the other is a Synodontis catfish. Both came from a co worker.
    The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Cousteau


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    2 Abino Cory Cats and 4 Emerald Greens



    6 Whitefin Tetras


    2 discus from my JBJ nano and 3 that I picked up from Jim at Petco.
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    The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Cousteau


    Wine is for wisdom, beer is for strength, but bourbon is the water of life.


    The New glass 300 build
    http://www.thescmas.com/forums/showt...ighlight=ghost

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    Just saw this and thought you might be interested.

    Free plants, central Denver
    http://www.marinecolorado.org/forum/...central-denver

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    Nice looking discus! I have a couple 15+ year old clown loaches that eat better then I do.

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    So is there a place that carries a decent selection of drift wood and decorative rock for planted tanks in springs. who are also reasonable who are not charging 50 bucks for a 3inch piece of wood lol thanks in advance

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    Manzanita-Driftwood.com is where I ordered from.
    The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Cousteau


    Wine is for wisdom, beer is for strength, but bourbon is the water of life.


    The New glass 300 build
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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    Manzanita-Driftwood.com is where I ordered from.
    thanks Murf this is your fault I'm doing a plant tank just thought you should know LOL

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    The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Cousteau


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    How is the new adventure going?
    Is the tank settling in good?
    Bump, Bump...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murfman View Post
    Manzanita-Driftwood.com is where I ordered from.
    I ordered a piece from him! he doesn't respond to emails very well I had to email him 3 different times before he responded that took like a week to here from him. ordered and paid him almost a week ago and not a word from him the only thong he seemed to do fast was claim the money from PayPal lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larrypueblo View Post
    I ordered a piece from him! he doesn't respond to emails very well I had to email him 3 different times before he responded that took like a week to here from him. ordered and paid him almost a week ago and not a word from him the only thong he seemed to do fast was claim the money from PayPal lol
    https://www.facebook.com/search/top/...riftwood%20com

    Always got back to me fast on FB.
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    Wine is for wisdom, beer is for strength, but bourbon is the water of life.


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    Some more pics of those fi$h! Costs 10$ or more a month to feed my few fish brine shrimp and blood worms and they are up in front corner of tank every morning or if you walk up to it.
    Cant imagine feeding all those discus everyday. Might as well show them off!

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