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    New Store Display Tank

    I just finished setting up another display/sell tank at the store.
    It is a 33g 24lx18x18 Mr Aqua Rimless.
    Using Mr Aqua soil, and co2. Eheim 3 filter

    The purpose of this tank is to accomplish the following:

    Demonstrate a CO2 system to potential customers
    Show off what a difference has a substrate vs gravel in planted tanks
    Proper lighting (35-40 mol at substrate)
    Landscape in a way to house fancy plecos (hence the embedded driftwood)
    Landscape it in a way to merchandise fish easily

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    here is our other display/sell tank. It is a 48g Mr Aqua tank, also with Mr Aqua soil. We constantly sell the lilies and blyxia out of this tank. It is in the 25-35mol range, non co2.
    We keep our dwarf cichlids, apistos here.

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    Place some Xmas moss on the wood so it creeps up and is 1/2 in the water etc, has access to the tank water etc.

    It'll take to the wood really easily, if you do this with Fissidens, then you'll sell/make more $.

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    I tried it with java but it doesn't like being out of water. I have not been able to get Xmas moss in months. I'm tryin to get a wholesaler for mosses.

    Even as is the lack of nice fw displays in stores down here is 0 so people come in and just stare at the tank. Lol




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    Nice tank, however. it seems like you have the spray bar above water level, this will cost you co2

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    Need to strike a balance between happy fish and happy plants. Fish before plants. A 5 lb will go a long time in a 33 gal tank.
    I've seen what too much co2 does to fish.


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    My friend is opening a fish store and I'm trying to help her find display pet store fish tanks.Where would be a good place to start? We tried Petco since they are going out of business in our area but they are a no go.Does anyone have any other ideas please share your ideas and remove my problem i need your help friends o shall be thankful to you for you sharing ideas with me.

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    We built everything from scratch.
    There are some companies that make the shared system merchandisers. Marineland is one of them.. There is another company out of jacksonville fla.



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    Here are better pics of the store:

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1&l=1d2baa4339

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    Henry,

    Store looks great!
    Thanks,

    Gerry.

    'When something's not right, it's wrong'. Bob Dylan

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