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No where near enough flow - even with a 2217. Tried a bunch of configurations to see what worked best. Also tried several other sets of lily pipes that I have on other tanks.

The clear hose and tubing that I've got will end up looking fairly decent, I think.

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why did you use the lily pipes that wouldnt work in the ebi?
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No where near enough flow - even with a 2217. Tried a bunch of configurations to see what worked best. Also tried several other sets of lily pipes that I have on other tanks.

The clear hose and tubing that I've got will end up looking fairly decent, I think.
just edited my post.. it said did shouldve said didn't. but you answ3ered the question i meant to ask anyways.... and ahh i see. makes sense! did you do anything with scaping yet?
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Finally Dremeled out the back of the shelving unit and placed the stands:



You like that blur? Someone had a bit too much espresso.



As you can see, it's going to hold up nicely. Just need to cut the chain to size and we'll be good to go. That's as high as the arms extend but I'm sure I'll be fine on flexibility.

There's non-slip grippy stuff beneath each stand and each of those storage baskets is filled with heavy crap like fertilizer and cans of paint.

Also put some grippy shelf liner beneath the tank.

Received my final bag of Azoo Plant Grower Bed and a bit of Marsilea minuta today so hope to get a rough scape going tonight. Anubias, C. parva, Marsilea minuta, bit of fissidens or other moss behind the rocks. May hold out to see if Gordon gets Bacopa australis in this weekend before settling on a scape.

If anyone has thoughts on plants, feel free to chime in. Not settled on these and am open.

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looks great! im sure the tank full of water will help the stand stay weighted down too!

are you going for a high tech? iwagumi-ish or what?
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Thanks!

Stand is plenty heavy - just trying to weight the actual metal lighting stands down, as they're seated atop shelves. Have baskets on top of the stand platforms holding them down.

Going as low-tech as possible since this is a shrimp-only tank with the addition of some Otos. Lots of open space for shrimp observation. Not gonna do much with carpeting plants since Otos tend to be sneaky little buggers that stir up substrates on occasion. You should see how they're behaving in their current holding tank that's got a sand bottom.
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ah i got ya!

As for plants/scape, hmmm. you could do something really cool with the rocks built in and protruding from steeps slopes. and you could do alot of anubias nana petite in the crevices.
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What kind of padding are you using under your tank? Is it the shelf liner stuff with all the holes in it, or something thicker? Love the setup so far
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It's similar to the stuff with holes in it but a bit thicker. Got it at Home Depot in the same section (same brand). Con-Tact manufactures it. Their version of stuff with holes in it is called Grip Liner. The stuff I used is called Grip Premium. It's a solid sheet of foamy rubber grippy stuff.
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It's similar to the stuff with holes in it but a bit thicker. Got it at Home Depot in the same section (same brand). Con-Tact manufactures it. Their version of stuff with holes in it is called Grip Liner. The stuff I used is called Grip Premium. It's a solid sheet of foamy rubber grippy stuff.
Thanks, i'm looking for something to use under my 12L so i can start working on it
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i bought a cheap yoga mat from target for $10. it was enough to cut out 2 strips for the 12gal tank. still debating if i want to use just one or both
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One will be plenty for sure.

The stuff I have is thin and I'm just using one strip of it ($5/roll).
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Wow, that is really really nice. I LOVE the stand. Did you build or buy that?
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$79 at Target. Thank goodness I made a late night run for Coke Zero (don't judge - it's my only poison outside of fine Kentucky bourbon) that evening.

The plan was to build one with similar dimensions until I realized I could really use six compartments to stash away all the tank stuff I've got.

Still have a bunch of pine, birch and birch veener to use up so I'll probably build something to house three small shrimp cubes.

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Very nice

Can't wait to see how this tank goes.

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$79 at Target. Thank goodness I made a late night run for Coke Zero (don't judge - it's my only poison outside of fine Kentucky bourbon) that evening.

The plan was to build one with similar dimensions until I realized I could really use six compartments to stash away all the tank stuff I've got.

Still have a bunch of pine, birch and birch veener to use up so I'll probably build something to house three small shrimp cubes.
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$79 at Target. Thank goodness I made a late night run for Coke Zero (don't judge - it's my only poison outside of fine Kentucky bourbon) that evening.
lol. Is it on their website? I might just get this and get the 60-F instead of the 45-F.

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