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Local guy was selling a 55 with stand for $40. Picked it up before anyone else because I was local and got the money to him same day. I already have a eheim 2212 filter, the bigger of the 2 they say it's good up to 90 so I plan on using this. Probably getting a CO2 system for it and building a DIY canopy since it had no lid. I am planning on doing a AH supply lighting system. I am thinking 2 96watt kits. But you can only do 6700k bulbs. I was also thinking of just 1 96watt 6700k and 1 or 2 7800k. I say 7800k because aren't they more of a color popping spectrume? My 29 has a 67k and a colormax bulb which looks blue. Would a 7800k make the fish more colorful, I want they fish to pop too. Or is a colormax something special maybe I should just get a couple colormax bulbs on there own. Any suggestions? I will keep this thread up to date as I build the lights, canopy, stain the stand, setup the co2 ect.
 

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Yup , photo's are always good :)
 

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Tried to get photo's this weekend. It is stored in my crawlspace right now. Went back with the camera and forgot a flashlight. The flashlight wasn't the only thing I forgot, I forgot about that steel I-beam back there. Wacked it good and bled all over. Didn't need stitches but I got a nasty gash and bump on my forehead now. I will try to get some more pictures later in the week when I brave up to go back in there. LOL
 

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Can't believe I actually found this thread again. Time to update it. I pulled the stand out stripped all the pine off and started piecing it together. Found some cabinet doors at a second hand hardware store and got a bunch of oak trim and boards.

I am almost done putting the stand together and will post some pictures tonight. I plan on staining it red mahogany. I figured I would be done with it by now but it is a lot more work then I thought it would be.

The tank is going to replace my 29 planted. I already have the lights, heater, glass lids, and the Eheim 2217 running the 29 will move over. Stocking will be the same stock in the 29 for a while and when I decide to add more fish it will just be more Sunset Rainbows and a couple more synos.

But the move over will be 6 sunset rainbows, 2 syno petricola, 4 amano shrimp, 2 green lace shrimp and a L144 long finned yellow pleco and a long finned BN calico pleco. Oh yeah and one really old sad looking sparkling gourami.

I know in the 29 I was overstocked but I planned on setting up the 55 a long time ago. Just a tip to other people when they get a new tank, don't buy new stock until the tank is ready. :)
 

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I think you hit that ball out of the park!!! WTG :) :) :)
 
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