50L Starfire Desktop tank

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  1. DerikPelser

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    Hi all

    I waited for this a long time, since I ever saw one the first time at a LFS about 2.5 years ago.
    With my first fathers day my dream came true as a present from my darling wife.
    She got me a 50l starfire tank.

    Luckily the Aquasoil, water and filter came from the old crappy garage tank. So no need to break the tank in.
    Drift wood was already soaking for a month just in case.(Was planned for the 3 foot rebuild with some others pieces soaking.)
    Only new addition is the Colorado sand

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    24 hours later
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    Desk shot
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    P.s. That's a hand drawn Rocky Balboa pic on the wall.

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    Like to see an update in a few months
     
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    @DerikPelser since no one beat me to it, does your wife have a sister?....dibs......

    (just kidding, my gf got me into fish,gasp theyre rare, hold hold on)
     
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    Very nice!
     
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    Nice tank !
     
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    Tank Looks EPIC!
     
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    Wow that's awesome! Great desk area! And happy first Fathers' Day, I spent my second Fathers' Day changing substrate in my new 2ft while my wife watched on, was really cool...
    By the way, is that an Elite HOB? How are you finding it?
     
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    Looks good.
    Very nice. :)
     
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    DerikPelser

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    Thanks All
    @RoGe - Its a good budget filter. Does the job.
     
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    Very nice looking setup.
     
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    I got the CO2 organized today. Just need to refill :).

    Lekker if you have fish tank friend working with you.
     
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    So a small update.
    I replaced the wood in the tank. Every time I clean the glass I would dis lodge the wood and cause chaos with the substrate and foreground sand.
    So I now replaced it with a peace I can easily take in and out as I need.

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    Eish - Bad pic. Will upload new one tonight.
    Thats Cellphones for you....
     
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    Hi All

    As promised, here some better pics.
    Any plant ideas welcome

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    amazing looking tank dude
     
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    7 weeks in

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    Lyk goed man jou tanks se scapes is baie mooi
     

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