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post #46 of 264 (permalink) Old 01-11-2012, 06:12 PM
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I was referring to a under water heater

You can get a piece of glass cut to fit from home depot.

I bough a diamond tip glass cutter and usually just buy the glass and do my own cuts.
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Yep, yet another journal from me coming soon, it seems. Awaiting a new LED fixture, need to get a second needle valve for my solenoid and need to order a few plants and then I'll get it going.

I think Option 2 is the best way to go. You can even get stainless steel clip things that hold glass at the top from AFA and a couple other retailers (sometimes you have to email to ask about them).

You could use Lexan in 2-3 shorter sections as a cover or even get some glass cut and sanded for you at a local glass shop for really cheap. I used to be worried about fragility but the I routinely drop and nudge things and have yet to break anything. Also easier to prevent scratching, there's more clarity and no risk of warping with glass. (I say go with what's cheapest and still looks good)

Can't wait to see how all of this turns out.


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So does that mean we'll get to see a journal from you soon? I initially was put off by the small size of this tank, but it has grown to be one of my favorite tanks.

I've looked into two options:
1. http://www.petco.com/product/112185/...:referralID=NA

2. (Via eBay)


Option one is not very aesthetically pleasing so I may just pass on that. Option two seems like the route I might take. I have a few sheets of acrylic that I might cut down to size to use as a lid. Essentially the same as a glass lid but less fragile. Lowering the water level on this tank is an interim solution at this point. Since it's only ~9.5 inches tall, and I already have about 2 inches of substrate, lowering it too much is unfavorable. I guess what's more unfavorable is having expensive shrimps commit suicide.



It's only a 20 gallon long tank at this point, but I might snatch up a 40 gallon breeder or another 55 gallon tank tonight. I bought a reptile humidifier to keep the humidity high inside the tank. Plants were cleaned thoroughly prior to being added to the tank. I have another small C. Keei shoot and a C. Flamingo that I'm using at the moment. I know you've stated that you didn't have much luck with the Keei emerged, so I'm not quite sure what to expect with this.
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Sweet 12 long and awesome pictures! I love the mix of shrimp...reminds me of different herds grazing on an African prairie . I've been debating whether to go with one or multiple types of shrimp (that wont mix) for my own tank.
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Are you worried about the CRS and OEBT's breeding?
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Sweet 12 long and awesome pictures! I love the mix of shrimp...reminds me of different herds grazing on an African prairie . I've been debating whether to go with one or multiple types of shrimp (that wont mix) for my own tank.
You should diversify! I personally would get a little bored watching the same shrimps swim around all day. I have breeding goals but first and foremost I enjoy a variety of shrimps in this hobby.

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Are you worried about the CRS and OEBT's breeding?
I am, but not just yet. The OEBT are still very young and are nowhere near breeding age. I'll most likely move them to a different tank in the near future.
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New pictures!
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CBS with red hinomaru (CBRS?):

Another berried CRS!
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nice. what do you plan on doing here? all shrimp tanks?
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Dude, that is going to be sick! Btw love the haphazardly-balanced MacBook

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nice. what do you plan on doing here? all shrimp tanks?
Mostly shrimp and plants. There will be 5 40G breeders and 4 20G longs when it's all done with. There's plenty of room for future expansion, but at this point, this is enough. Still a lot of work left but I'm pretty excited.

One year ago, this would've been all flowerhorn and exotic goldfish (ranchu, oranda, lionhead, etc.).

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Dude, that is going to be sick! Btw love the haphazardly-balanced MacBook
Thanks! I couldn't find a more convenient location to place it!
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One year ago, this would've been all flowerhorn and exotic goldfish (ranchu, oranda, lionhead, etc.).
Funny how this reminded me of how I first started the aquarium hobby raising flowerhorns about ~10 years ago. Got bored with those aggresive cichlids and started keeping asian arowanas, rare plecos (bred many of these in the past, including L046, L260, L400, hypancistrus inspectors, bristlenoses, etc), discus, then planted tanks. Almost went saltwater a few months ago when I saw a full 200g acrylic setup for a killer deal at craigslist but someone snatched before me.
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Funny how this reminded me of how I first started the aquarium hobby raising flowerhorns about ~10 years ago. Got bored with those aggresive cichlids and started keeping asian arowanas, rare plecos (bred many of these in the past, including L046, L260, L400, hypancistrus inspectors, bristlenoses, etc), discus, then planted tanks. Almost went saltwater a few months ago when I saw a full 200g acrylic setup for a killer deal at craigslist but someone snatched before me.
I started with piranhas before one bit a nice chunk of my finger off (fully recovered; nice scar). Then I was into exotic goldfish for probably a good 10 years and flowerhorns for a few, and now I'm here. I used to want a chili red arowana, but of course, they're illegal in the states. Almost bought one anyway on a trip to Toronto. Good thing I didn't have the $3,000 on me at the time.

I can't even imagine going SW. That's an entirely new beast in itself, with a mountain of challenges. FW is expensive enough for me!
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Looks awesome....cant wait to see the results....you should keep one Aro on hand to eat your culls...:P

Your TTs have colored up nicely...BTW...

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Really? Would it still if I'm running LEDs? The unit does not get quite as hot as the T5HOs. Thanks for letting me know, though. Maybe glass is the answer afterall. Unless someone has a different/better suggestion..
To my knowledge, acrylic warps because of the moisture so it will warp reguardless.

Tank is very awesome sir.
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This one is really nice, I would like to get some of these unique crs down the road.

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