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post #16 of 173 (permalink) Old 03-19-2011, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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my erio came in the mail today!




also, my c. nurii 'pahang mutated' had three leaves, now two have melted off, it only has one. the latest to melt off was a new leaf also. i hope it makes it, i want to see it get bigger...

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Hi Dave,
I'm absolutely IN LOVE with your stand! I recently invested in a 20 tall and was looking into making a stand using your design. Was this based off an internet design or an original?
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it is an original that i based off two designs i had seen. the basic 20/29 stand found at walmart a few years ago, but i took the idea for the doors being the entire from of the stand from ada. if i was to do it again, i would have made it a little bigger where the tank sits. i made it 30 1/4" x 12 1/4". make sure you measure your tank, i didn;t, thinking "i know my footprint"

the stand is 31 inches tall. the whole thing with the tank is just over 4 feet tall.
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my driftwood finally sunk! and my plants were shipped today, so by friday ill have pics with the added plants...

now to get a solenoid and an eheim...
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it is an original that i based off two designs i had seen. the basic 20/29 stand found at walmart a few years ago, but i took the idea for the doors being the entire from of the stand from ada. if i was to do it again, i would have made it a little bigger where the tank sits. i made it 30 1/4" x 12 1/4". make sure you measure your tank, i didn;t, thinking "i know my footprint"

the stand is 31 inches tall. the whole thing with the tank is just over 4 feet tall.
Thanks for the advice! I've been sketching a design based off of yours, with a height of 33 inches. I'll make doubly sure it's large enough for the footprint

Can't wait for photos with the plants, by the way!
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post #21 of 173 (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 04:03 AM
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Yay for health erios! It looks great in sand. How are you liking it?

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Yay for health erios! It looks great in sand. How are you liking it?
i love it. i am now thinking i shouldn't have ordered hc because it will take up the room i have for more erios lol.

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Thanks for the advice! I've been sketching a design based off of yours, with a height of 33 inches. I'll make doubly sure it's large enough for the footprint
mine was planned at 30 inches, but ended up at 31 after mounting the legs to the top frames with a half inch lip for the plywood bottom of the stand and plywood top to sit flush. if you have any questions let me know, i'll be glad to help however i can.

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post #23 of 173 (permalink) Old 03-23-2011, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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new plants will be here thursday! moss sometime soon i think, not sure how long it takes from canada. pics will be up thursday after i put in the new plants.
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i HOPE it itsnt frozen to bad.... lmao if it is ill send you more with better packaging... it was really warm when i sent it.....

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it has been around 70-80 here for a few days, maybe itll thaw before they deliver lol
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Hahaha! I love the comment in your edited field. I've been posting WV 'talk' for days now and getting called out on it. LOL Let me know how that erio does for you.

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so our power went out last night from 6:30pm until 2:30am. until it came back on i was freaking out. my tank temp dropped to like 64F from 80F. also my plants arrive today, and i didn't want them to be in the dark for any longer. my solution was to go buy a 10 gallon, take it to my uncles, and fill it with water from my 29 and use one light, my co2, heater, and filter on it with the fish and new plants until the power came back on (they had told us it would be out until saturday!) my uncle does have an empty (as in no fish) 29 gallon at his house, but with a ph of 8.8 i was worried my fish would have all died.

i almost had an excuse to get a 10 gallon haha. i want one for a shrimp tank...
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ha ha ha sneaky sneaky 10 gallon... thats poopy about the power going off. at least you did have an emergency option good to know it only lasted a few hours.

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Great job dave!
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post #30 of 173 (permalink) Old 03-24-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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plants arrived today, but im missing the pogostemon stellatus 'broad leaf' and prosperpinaca palustris i ordered. kinda angry right now. ill post pics later, took a break to plant the ones i did receive, and now i have to go back to raking gravel so i can do concrete work tomorrow.
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