Almost ready…

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Posted on 9th June 2010 by King7 in Purchase

I finally order the filter today.  After doing lots of comparison between 205, G3, 2215, 2217, and ES-600, I finally went with the 2215.  G3 was the clear winner, but the flow is just way too strong for the 60-P.  I using the 304 on another tank but I decided to give the 2215 a try base on the overwhelming recommendation on plantedtank.net.   My friend however, switched from eheim to fluval so hopefully I’m not making a mistake here.  I’m hoping one day I will have another tank big enough for the G3 or even G4 (not to mention the next release will have the heater module option)

Here is my latest damage from petsolution:

Eheim 2215, Small Mag-Float, and Digital Thermometer

I also started the boiling and soaking of the driftwood

my wife absolutely hates it when I do this (especially with her nice pot)

Aquascaping

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Posted on 9th June 2010 by King7 in Landscaping

Thanks to all who voted for their favorite landscape.  The obvious winning is #2, which happens to be the hardest one 🙂 (go figure).  After doing more research on that particular setup, it will be very difficult to duplicate that inside my much smaller tank.  As I was looking through the driftwoods and rocks at AFA (with the help of the employees), I was able to gather parts to create a simpler version of the tree branch look.

Here is my latest and current goal for the tank: (picture taken from here)

I know it is much “simpler” but considering this is my first attempt at an iwagumi setup, I want to make sure I can succeed!

I also want to take this time to give thanks to plantedtank.net, rexgrigg.com, AGA, AFA, and youtube for all the information and inspiring photos.  Also, special thanks to my wife who encouraged me to start this project and not rushing me at the AFA store 🙂

p.s. I think I finally decided on the filter, Ehiem 2215.  Now I just have to order it so I can start on my tank.