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post #1321 of 1843 (permalink) Old 01-31-2014, 06:31 AM
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Search for Pyrex Tubing. Pyrex brand is owned by Corning if that helps. Pick a size that fits common black hose suction cups. The clear plastic glows and detracts from the view.

If the tank is only see from the front sides than using opposing violet pipes at each short end would make the best currents.
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Search for Pyrex Tubing. Pyrex brand is owned by Corning if that helps. Pick a size that fits common black hose suction cups. The clear plastic glows and detracts from the view.

If the tank is only see from the front sides than using opposing violet pipes at each short end would make the best currents.
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I personally use ZooMed 501 canister filter I picked up for $25. The spray bar fits perefect and very easy to conceal so you don't have pipes and all that junk on the side of that tank. Here's a quick video to show you really how powerful the flow is. Mind you I haven't cleaned the filter in over 3 months so does slow a little bit but actually better slower for the fish I've noticed.


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I personally use ZooMed 501 canister filter I picked up for $25. The spray bar fits perefect and very easy to conceal so you don't have pipes and all that junk on the side of that tank. Here's a quick video to show you really how powerful the flow is. Mind you I haven't cleaned the filter in over 3 months so does slow a little bit but actually better slower for the fish I've noticed.
Are you using the stock filter media that came with the 501? or did you change it up? also did you cut down on the spray bar to fit horizontally across the left wall?
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Hey guys, I'm moving at the end of the month and I want to buy a stand. I really like this one but I can't seem to find it on the IKEA website

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ea#post4359233

Can anyone recommend something I can use from IKEA? Thanks!

edit: Actually, I think I found it or something similar but only in one color
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39906332/

Are people using the shelf unit?
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Hey guys, I'm moving at the end of the month and I want to buy a stand. I really like this one but I can't seem to find it on the IKEA website

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ea#post4359233

Can anyone recommend something I can use from IKEA? Thanks!

edit: Actually, I think I found it or something similar but only in one color
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39906332/

Are people using the shelf unit?

You are correct on the stand. I don't know why it won't give you color options online but there are a few options to this.

To my knowledge, the stand comes in a dark wood finish, a light wood finish, a white finish.

The doors come in dark wood, light wood, white, whatever color that is in the link (glossy finish), teal blue, orange and red.

I could be wrong here. The thing about it is, they display each one as a unit but the doors are interchangeable. When I bought mine, I didn't think about the idea of putting a different color door on, not that I think I made the worst decision. So online, you may only see the blue door on a white stand but you can also put the blue door on the dark wood stand. It's a lot easier to figure out in the store than online. It's way more customizable than they make it seem online, which is weird, because this line is one of the most customizable lines they have and that's why it is so appealing. You would think they would market that better.



That said, you can search "besta" on here and get a good idea of what different options look like. Many people use them with 60P dimensions because it fits really well. Be aware that these stands are a few inches lower than most stands and many of us don't use the legs, making them even shorter.
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Thanks so much talontsiawd! As you say, it is odd that they don't give color options when looking at these units online. I'll check them out in the store this weekend.
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Thanks so much talontsiawd! As you say, it is odd that they don't give color options when looking at these units online. I'll check them out in the store this weekend.
Just be aware that even in the store, the don't show all combinations. If you go for the darker stand, it won't have a blue or orange door on display but you just need to figure out where to find the door. Opposite with white, the white will only be displayed with colorful options or a white door.
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Some of you may remember my old 12g Long journal, "Tranquil Valley" Tranquil Valley // 12g Long Iwagumi . Well I did a complete overhaul this past week and am doing a Malaysian Driftwood Scape. Here is the progress.

After nearly a year and a half or so of having an Iwagumi scape I was ready to change things up in a big way. I was growing bored of just a stone focused scape and wanted to take a stab at using some Malaysian Driftwood. I repurposed my Aquasoil "New" that I had used in my previous scape, and also kept one of the stones that I attached fissidens to, as well as some Rotala Indica (that has lost its indica).

***Disclaimer: these pix are garbage, I will take better ones in the near future***

Playing with my wood that I bought from 405 Tropical:






Initial wood placement in tank, with some minor planting.(the hard edge of the large branch on the left is covered/softened by plants)



My mother'in'law checking it out.



Fully planted shot:
[Coming soon.]

None of the fauna is pictured but I will list it anyways.

• 12 Ember Tetras
• 9 Blue Axelrodis
• 4 otos
• 3 Horned Nerites
• 3 Amano Shrimp

Sounds like a heavy bioload, but these are all so small I'm not too worried about it.

• CO2 is being used at 1 bubble every 2 seconds
• 7.5hr photo period
• Dosing, minimal, Seachem Flourish Comp and Seachem Iron as needed, as well as a pump or two of Seachem Excel here and there

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Amazing! A 2217 for a 12G? Wouldn't that blow everything away considering how powerful the outflow is?

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I put a 2213 impeller in the 2211 and it's plenty powerful.

Are you using 2 inflows?

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one or two eheim 2213?

I love everyones tanks! Beautiful!

I currently am waiting to order my 12L. I have been wanting to get one of these for a couple years now. Ughh. Ever since i had to take down my 46G bow front to make room for our new daughter. I have a nice 36" light from the 46G which will work great. It'll be a while though, since i have to finish my addition first.

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I just added a second 2211. What a difference!
Nice! do you mean flow?
I have a 2213 in waiting, but have considered using a second 2213 as many have said that one is not enough given the length of the tank and lots of plant growth.

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Wholly riptide Aquaman!

The Eheim 2211 is plenty.

There is a source for glass spray bars out there or make your own with full length Pyrex glass tubes.
How do you drill the holes in a glass tube?
Is the 2211 plenty of flow? Without lots of plants, maybe?? Just wondering...

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I put a 2213 impeller in the 2211 and it's plenty powerful.
Wow!, cool! Does it work effectively the same to put a 2215 impeller in a 2213 to increase flow?

Is there a difference in the wattage of the various power heads?

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