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    My first tank 37g from Orange

    Hi everyone,
    I thought I'd introduce myself to the forum. Very new to this hobby and I must say it's been very rewarding and satisfying. I got this 37g tank for free and had no clue what I was getting myself into. I'm learning as I go and have made plenty of mistakes along the way 6 weeks in. I was introduced by my brother to this forum and am getting a nice crash course. Here's a few pictures from the start to now. Currently have my fishes in hospital tank dealing with ich and fungus but blessing in disguise gave me a chance to rescape the tank with mr. aqua and more plants.

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    Tank looks great.

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    just a bit advice, remove the plant from the pot.
    nice start with aqua soil, you wont be dissapointed.
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    I'm getting flashbacks of my first planted tank right now.
    THE CAKE IS A LIE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dealend View Post
    just a bit advice, remove the plant from the pot.
    nice start with aqua soil, you wont be dissapointed.
    Welcome to Scape.
    Thanks! Lol like I said learning as I go haha that was the first day brought home the plants. But they're out of the pot now and growing quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    I'm getting flashbacks of my first planted tank right now.
    Hopefully it wasn't a hot mess when I started first 3 pictures lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by regormang View Post
    Hopefully it wasn't a hot mess when I started first 3 pictures lol

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    It most definitely was, as most first tanks are. If you enjoy the hobby enough and make it out to the meetings the tank will progress quickly and by this time next year you'll probably have multiple set ups full of plants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    It most definitely was, as most first tanks are. If you enjoy the hobby enough and make it out to the meetings the tank will progress quickly and by this time next year you'll probably have multiple set ups full of plants.
    Oh yeah for sure! I was just talking to my brother yesterday about heading out to a meeting with ya'll! I been lucky enough to meet kole already I got the s repens u see in the newer pictures. Currently working on a 10g tank already still thinking about what I wanna do with it.

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    I remember saving the lead weights from my first couple of plants as well as the roxul.

    Was that an undergravel filter that you had running in pic 1?

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    I like to overall look in the 4th picture. I'm new to this as will start with my first tank this weekend.
    I have a driftwood similar to yours and I love how you have plants attached to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Shades View Post
    I remember saving the lead weights from my first couple of plants as well as the roxul.

    Was that an undergravel filter that you had running in pic 1?
    Yeah it was a cheap gravel from the lfs. Similar to eco complete I decided to take some out and add mr. aqua soil on top

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    Quote Originally Posted by dungBUG View Post
    I like to overall look in the 4th picture. I'm new to this as will start with my first tank this weekend.
    I have a driftwood similar to yours and I love how you have plants attached to it.
    If it's the same driftwood I really suggest soaking it a week or 2. The tannins was very heavy and made my water dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by regormang View Post
    If it's the same driftwood I really suggest soaking it a week or 2. The tannins was very heavy and made my water dark.

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    You can also boil the driftwood a few times to help release the tannins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dealend View Post
    just a bit advice, remove the plant from the pot.
    Just wondering what the reasons were for this? What are the ill-effects?

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    How did you get that awesome piece of driftwood?
    Tank is looking great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GettinTanked View Post
    Just wondering what the reasons were for this? What are the ill-effects?
    Rock wool is a temporary growing medium and pots restrict root growth. Pots also typically house multiple stems, rhizomes or nodes of a plant. These do well when seperated and planted spaced apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GettinTanked View Post
    How did you get that awesome piece of driftwood?
    Tank is looking great.
    Thanks man! I got it from a lfs but thinking about selling it. I wanna go for a different look for the tank.

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    Here's a update on this build had to do a rescape but everything is coming together. Added some buce,anubias petites, and stones I got from ck. Currently working on getting Phoenix moss to attach to the stones.

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    Last edited by regormang; 07-02-2018 at 06:30 AM.

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    NOICE
    "Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" - when I think of hair algae lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by vlow714 View Post
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    Took u long enough to come back lol

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