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Old 04-19-2010, 07:18 PM   #1 
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Finally set up my tank -- pictures!

The tank is a Marineland Eclipse Hex 5. It's a really nice tank but the only downside is that I have to take both the light and filter hood off for water changes and cleaning.





I have a couple of questions!
1. There are tiny bubbles EVERYWHERE! Will they eventually go away? They're really annoying and distracting.
2. I have a Marineland Stealth Pro heater (50 watt) and the glowing "light" is barely visible. It's meant to be green when the desired water temperature is reached and red when it's heating. The only way I can tell if it's on or idle is if i take the hood off and look at it from above the water. I know a few people use this heater so can anyone else relate? I'm worried there's something wrong with it.

I will be starting a fishless cycle tomorrow so hopefully all goes well!
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #2 
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Nice tank!!!
Yes, the bubbles will go away. I don't know about the heater though.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #3 
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The tiny bubbles are just trapped oxygen from when you poured the water in the tank. I think, anyway. What they are doesn't really matter because they're harmless and will make their way to the top and disappear in a day. I'm really good at specifics. HEH.

As for the heater, you shouldn't be relying on the light to be indicative of water temperature. I'd plop a thermometer in there, or stick one on the sides, and use that instead. That way, even if the light is on, or off, or red, or green, or broken, all you have to pay attention to is the thermometer reading.

I like your tank by the way. It's very full. Good luck with the cycling.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:44 PM   #4 
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Thanks! I never see bubbles in any of the pet store tanks so I guess it makes sense that they eventually go away.

I do have a thermometer but it would be nice to look at the heater light to make sure it's working.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:50 PM   #5 
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But your thermometer would indicate whether it's working or not. And if so, how well. I almost pay no attention to my heater light, because whether it's working or not, as long as my water is warm, to me, the heater is legit.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:54 PM   #6 
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I LOVE your tank!!! That pink plant just adds the perfect splash of color!

I wouldn't worry about the heater though. As long as the water is warm, no need to worry!
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:13 PM   #7 
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Your tank set up is very pretty. I just love how lush it looks!
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:44 PM   #8 
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Very pretty! I like the pink plant, too.
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:24 PM   #9 
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Love it!!! :d
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Old 04-19-2010, 09:25 PM   #10 
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very nice tank!!!! LOVEEEEEE the plants!


Quick question.......is the reason u have so much gravel on the bottom for cycling reasons? I dont have that much....mine is maybe 1-2inches.

Ive seen this same thing in a few tanks now and was just wondering.....
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