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post #511 of 521 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 07:06 PM
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You should sell me some of those SSS cbs ;D since you netted them out already
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post #512 of 521 (permalink) Old 08-31-2013, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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I wish I had enough to sell! Maybe some day.

I've got a bunch of berried females, so maybe next year I'll be able to sell some.
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post #513 of 521 (permalink) Old 10-19-2013, 02:31 PM Thread Starter
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Now that I'm all moved, I'm getting ready to set this tank back up. Rather than stone, I'll be using large pieces of driftwood, ADA Aqua Soil and such.

Adding a black background today and getting things leveled. Hope to have photos of the hardscape soon.
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post #514 of 521 (permalink) Old 11-06-2013, 06:57 PM
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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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I just had a quick question. Based on this picture it looks like you used those zoomed light stands?

When you said dremel out the shelves and placed the stands... Where did you put the base of the stand? Under the tank on the shelf?

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post #515 of 521 (permalink) Old 11-06-2013, 09:12 PM Thread Starter
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Yep, if you read the journal, you'll see they're ZooMed.

This: "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."

They're placed on shelves, held in place by non-slip shelf liner, weighted down by the storage baskets. If you look at the very post post in the journal, you'll see a reversed example.
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Yep, if you read the journal, you'll see they're ZooMed.

This: "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."

They're placed on shelves, held in place by non-slip shelf liner, weighted down by the storage baskets. If you look at the very post post in the journal, you'll see a reversed example.
Oh awesome jake thanks for the info! I totally missed the first post and was wondering what the dremel was for haha.

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Honestly, it was nice for me to go back to the beginning of this tank. Motivated me a bit more to get the new setup finalized!

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Oh awesome jake thanks for the info! I totally missed the first post and was wondering what the dremel was for haha.
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How's that twelve coming along?

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kirk: Slowly! To say the least.

I've moved around a bunch and the tank is currently sitting dry in my bedroom. I have a scape I like sketched out and have been making final plans for the kind of shrimp I want.

Now that the worst of winter weather is over, I need to set things in motion.
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Life ended up getting in the way but I started the ball rolling today.

New setup soon!
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It's a year later and I'm still working on the new build. Along the way I've picked up two more of these tanks, including a higher clarity version.

My new place should be finished soon and I'll be moving all of the tanks in. Can't wait to start updating this again!
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