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post #16 of 466 (permalink) Old 08-24-2011, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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The goodies arrived this morning, so I set up the tank!

Here are some pictures, would have posted more soon, but photobucket wasn't cooperating.

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FTS. The moss looks kinda bad, because I realized I was out of super glue, so this was my first time using thread...


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I think the tank looks great! I have to be honest though, I hate when people say that they are just going to throw some stuff together and they end up with a badass looking tank that looks much better than all the ones I actually try to scape! I can't wait for the arrival of the OEBT's. I'm switching my RCS all from my 20g to my 10g so that I can use my 20g for OEBT's in the future. They should really pop with the red Flourite substrate.

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Ha, thanks for all the kind words, man! Honestly I really did throw it together. If you have the right hardscape, and you jut go with the flow it will turn out well. Usually if I think about how I;m going to set it up too much It end up looking terrible This tank took me about 15-30 minutes to set up, that includes draining it, scaping, and refilling.

I can't wait to get my OEBT's either. I'm going to give the tank a bit to settle in, and then next month I'm going to order some from Geenisgood! She has been a tremendous help to me with this tank so far.

Thursday my mosura mineral supplement should arrive, and then I just need the shrimp.

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take your time cycling the tank and you are golden for the OEBT's. The tank looks great. and it being a $5 tank is even better!
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looks good! when do the shrimp come?
Thanks, bob! The shrimp will come some time early next month if the water parameters are good by then. I'm in no hurry though. I will be purchasing them from Greenisgood.

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take your time cycling the tank and you are golden for the OEBT's. The tank looks great. and it being a $5 tank is even better!
Yep, that's what I plan to do. Threw some bio balls, and a sponge prefilter from an established tank and stuck it on this, so It should cycle pretty well.
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Okay, so last night I realized the temp in the tank was at 75.7 degrees, which could cause problems with OEBT's especially if it were to rise much more. So I got a 1 1/2 inch 12 v fan, and wired it up to an AC/DC adapter. I drilled a hole in the right side of the hood so the fan had a place to draw air from, and then attached the fan inside the hood. It was a success! Today the tank was sitting at a cool 69 degrees! It works so well I may need a heater. What does everyone else keep the temp at in there OEBT tank?

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Very nice DIY!

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Thanks, Bahugo! I'm pretty happy with it, it works quite well. My temperature problems are solved.

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No need for a heater, 69 is great for OEBT
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No need for a heater, 69 is great for OEBT
Awesome, I figured I'll use a heater just to keep it stable, because I'm sure the temp will fluctuate a little through out the day. What do you think, or should I not even worry about it.

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My little Hydor 25W keeps my 6.6G tank at a perfect 71 all the time. Love it.
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Thanks for the info, betta maniac. I think I'll just use a heater I already have and set it at 70 degrees. That was the temp should stay pretty consistent. With the DIY fan it seems to fluctuate between 69 and 70 degrees.

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Removed the Java fern, and replaced it with an Anubias Nana 'Petite' Also added a marimo moss ball. Tank parameters all look good, and it's pretty much complete. Now I just need some shrimp.

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