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post #751 of 1884 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 04:48 AM
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Thanks! I started a journal for the tank so hopefully I can get a few pointers and keep motivated. It'll be a DSM start so typical slow progress till the flood once the scape is complete. That'll give plenty of time to find a good set of fish and a breeder to source them through too as well as pulling the trigger on a CO2 setup
Oh yeah, I've been through DSM and it's tough. I think I only survived 3 months before I just had to flood. Good luck though. It certainly gives you enough time to think about flora and fauna.


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post #752 of 1884 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 01:13 PM
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why did I open this thread?!?!?!?
Does anyone what is the mm size of glass they use all around? On the website, they only it ranges from 5mm-10mm. I shouldn't be too thick since its relatively low volume, but maybe the bottom piece is thicker
The bottom is definitely about twice as thick.
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12 Gallon

I've never posted here before, but I wanted to mention, my 12 gallon long is featured in this month's (November) issue of Tropical Fish Hobbyist if anyone wants to take a look! Thanks

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I've never posted here before, but I wanted to mention, my 12 gallon long is featured in this month's (November) issue of Tropical Fish Hobbyist if anyone wants to take a look! Thanks

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Hahahahahaha! I know I just never got around to figuring out posting and what not. Hopefully this works, I attached some shots of the tank:
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And a couple more shots, these are all from my iPhone
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My goodness, that is beautiful!

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Specs please
Sorry if I ask too much xD
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Coste: what did you use to elevate your light? I have the same one but its sitting right on the glass and its way too strong.

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Very nice! The scape is very full and balanced. It's always cool to know how people are overcoming the long tank though. What are you doing for flow, filtration and lighting? I see the coralife strip. Are those custom risers for it? I have a strip like that ill be using on mine and would rather not suspend it. You using co2?
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My goodness, that is beautiful!

For those of us that aren't subscribers, is there any info you could share with us here?

Certainly, let me see what I can do
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Very nice! The scape is very full and balanced. It's always cool to know how people are overcoming the long tank though. What are you doing for flow, filtration and lighting? I see the coralife strip. Are those custom risers for it? I have a strip like that ill be using on mine and would rather not suspend it. You using co2?
What I used to elevate the light is one of the most ridiculous self made contraptions imagineable. I literally took two clamps that hold up the lights on a fluval flora, and connected them across using chopsticks, ducktape and screws. It is pretty ridiculous. But believe me I searched far and wide and for a long time to find something to elevate the light off the tank, and was really coming up short.

As for Co2, I do not. I does Excel daily. I have a little grow out tank under the counter however that I use CO2 on, see attached picture:
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Specs please
Sorry if I ask too much xD
No need to apologize, I love talking about the tank. What exactly do you mean by specs? Water parameters?

One thing I am bad with in this hobby is the chemistry part. I do a lot of water changes but really only test my water if any of the fish appear to be unhappy. I used to use CO2 but that just messed up the PH too much. I also used to use RO water but the fish weren't happy, so I went back to regular Chicago tap water. I have pretty much the full gamete of Seachem fertilizers and have absolutely no rhyme or reason to my dosing method to be honest. I read the back of the bottle as to how that particular fertilizer helps the plants, and if I think I see something that looks off, or that needs to be improved with the plants, I add that fertilizer, lol.
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Very nice! The scape is very full and balanced. It's always cool to know how people are overcoming the long tank though. What are you doing for flow, filtration and lighting? I see the coralife strip. Are those custom risers for it? I have a strip like that ill be using on mine and would rather not suspend it. You using co2?
Sorry I forgot to address the flow. I have two internal fluval nano filters in there. One has the spray bar on at the end, which fits the width of the tank perfectly, and then I have another at the other end. The one at the other end does not have the spray bar on, just the nozzle to direct return flow.

I have since switched to a lily pipe, and that is a mistake. Unless you are doing iguawmi (sp?), it doesn't work that well for this set up. Too many obstructions to get flow to reach the other side. I have since had to add two additional, even smaller, internal nano filters to aid in the flow. Not ideal.
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Sorry I forgot to address the flow. I have two internal fluval nano filters in there... I have since had to add two additional, even smaller, internal nano filters to aid in the flow. Not ideal.
Sounds intense... how many ga/hour is that? how do you know when your flow is too little? I'm curious why not use a external canister?

edit: also, awesome Dutch tank, man!
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