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post #16 of 382 (permalink) Old 11-13-2016, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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Where did you order your plants from?
Love the tank, going to look amazing!
Have you used sun sun filters before? I'm setting up a 90 gallon, looking at filters, hard to decide!
I have not personally used SunSun before, but a buddy of mine had one of their lower flow units and loved it, so I figured Id give it a shot.

As Belton mentioned, they are from aquariumplants.com

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Your setup and stand look great. Wish I were as handy with woodwork. I had a 75 in the past also, and hope to get one back going again sometime. I still have the stand lights and everything. I just need time and willpower.

1. You mentioned not wanting a reactor, so I was going to ask you if you had ever tried one of the inline diffusers. I had one on my 75. I have to agree; however, that the bubbles rising are magical. I also am getting together a tank, and have been having this exact same debate with myself. I don't want more crap in the tank, but the disk diffusers are easy and fun to look at. F it. I am going to do disk. Can always add an inline later if I want.

2. I had T5 on my 75. You won't regret it. Someone on here (maybe it was burr740) mentioned that LED is just too much a pain with all the variables you have to figure out before you can buy one. T5 is much easier and straight forward. Also some nice bulb color choices. I have LED for the tank I am working on, but that is because I wanted to try it and not completely be the old guy stuck in the past.

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They look like aquariumplants.com pictures.
Thanks for the complements, there really wasnt much "woodwork " in the stand. just some 2x3s wrapped with a black sheet

I have used the inline diffuses before, I dont like them. They just spray micro bubbles all over the tank. From what I remember, they were quite loud too, I could here this constant hissing. Im very noise sensitive, I cannot stand little white noise sounds.

I have had great success with LEDs on my other tanks. But with this tank being as deep as it is and with the plants I want to keep, I just couldnt find a cost effective LED solution. Im happy with the T5ho unit I got, I think its going to work great!
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They just spray micro bubbles all over the tank. From what I remember, they were quite loud too
I didn't have that trouble, but didn't have mine cranked up much.
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I didn't have that trouble, but didn't have mine cranked up much.
I just prefer disc diffusers
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Alright guys,

This is going to be the LAST update until I set this bad boy up! I have literally everything I need to get this going, except for the plants, which will be here on Wednesday!

I have budgeted around 6-8 hours to add the substrate, hardscape, plant and get everything going. Sore back is a promise.

So, I got a black Aqueon pro 250W heater, and my buddy gave me his Aquatek regulator. I finalized all the pluming and ran the co2 line. Mounted the power strip, managed the cables and dialed in the co2 at 4bps to start.

The next time you see this tank (barring any disasters) it will be 100% setup, and the real fun will begin!

Here is the hardware corner, very tidy I feel.


and here is the inside of the stand!
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Lookin good man!

Why arent you using the SunSun's skimmer? That's one of its best features imo
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post #21 of 382 (permalink) Old 11-15-2016, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
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Lookin good man!

Why arent you using the SunSun's skimmer? That's one of its best features imo
Oh yea? I figured it was just a gimmick. Maybe I'll give it a second look. I assumed it would just suck in air and make the filter noisy.
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Nah it's dead silent and will keep the surface crystal clear.

Just an fyi, to make it work the intake tube has to be lower than at least one ring. All the way up turns the skimmer off by design.
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Nah it's dead silent and will keep the surface crystal clear.

Just an fyi, to make it work the intake tube has to be lower than at least one ring. All the way up turns the skimmer off by design.
Good looking out, I will have to give it a shot.
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great build, i truly appreciate the clean look the the tubing on the side- very slick! one thing to note though, if the Co2 cannister is filled at the moment, it may become unbalanced and fall over as it empties. also, have you considered in-line heating options? Im looking forward to see how this fills in!
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Great looking build so far. And ^ looks like a lot of tweezer planting to me LOL
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Editing the reveal video

heres a little teaser

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My fingers hurt. Just thinking about all that tweezer work lol
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my other expensive hobby....my golden retriever "Samson",
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My fingers hurt. Just thinking about all that tweezer work lol
lol yep planting grass sucks
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