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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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Nokturnalkid's "Insert Fancy Name Here" 6g rimless *5/22 updated

Long story short, moved across the Pacific, sold all the stuff, and pretty much hobby was done. Until, the other half suggested getting a tank. Woo hoo. After much thought, finally decided on a rimless nano(actually turned down the option to get a bigger tank). So, enough chit chat and on to the stats

Tank: Shuber Wright 6 gal (16"x8.75x10.5")
Filter: Finnex PX-360
Light: ML 1624 (1x24w Pc)
Co2: 20oz paintball via Matheson 8-320 with post body from bettatail diffused by glass diffuser
Ferts: EI with diy tpn
Substrate: Up Aquasoil(be here in a few days)
Hardscape: Red lava rock and manzanita from tom barr
Fauna:
  • Pfr
Flora:
  • Rotala 'Gia Lai'
  • Rotala Green 'narrow'
  • Rotala Wallichii
  • Ludwigia Red
  • Synoganthus Belem
  • Synoganthus Maunus
  • Downoi
  • Erio Parkeri
  • Staurogyne Repens 049
  • Hydrocotyle Verticillata 'Japan'
  • Fissidens Fontanus
  • Mini x-mass moss
  • Mini pelia
Snapped a few quick pics of the equipment. Will update when the fancy dirt comes in.


I know how much you guys love those shots of boxes and packing peanuts. Lol




Tank in its new home in the corner of the counter in my kitchen



Co2. First time using a dsr and that matheson is HUGE.


More updates to come...

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Last edited by nokturnalkid; 05-23-2012 at 05:19 AM. Reason: updated flora and fauna list
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What is the name of your regulator called?
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That pic of the co2 tank is great. Going to need to strap that one down.
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What is the name of your regulator called?
It's a Matheson 8-320 dual stage regulator. Got it used off ebay for $35. The post body is from bettatail and set me back $45. Also got a nano glass diffuser for $7. It's a rock solid co2 setup for under $90.

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That pic of the co2 tank is great. Going to need to strap that one down.
Lol, no kidding. That reg is a beast. Gonna make a stand for it out of abs or pvc. Its honestly pretty sturdy as it is right now but with a 2yr old running around, beyyer safe than sorty.

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Since my one and only experience with ada as turned into a muddy mess, gonna try something new with this tank.


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Here's the tank with substrate and hardscape in. Still tinkering around with it. Almost all of the lava rock you see will have moss on it, with a few more pieces pieces going in after being planted.

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Finally got the thing planted about a week ago. Some algae on its way in, but should be pretty easy to get rid of. Also, added a couple nerites.

Flora:
Staurogyne repens
Pogostemon Stellatus "narrow"
Rotala gia lai
Rotala green "narrow"
mini x-mass moss
Blyxa Japonica
Hydrocotyle Verticillata "japan"
Syngonanthus Belem
Hygrophila Pinnatifida

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Love it! How do you like the tank so far? Looks great. Glad one of our active users has a good scaping eye!
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Love it! How do you like the tank so far? Looks great. Glad one of our active users has a good scaping eye!

I actually like the tank. Silicone was pretty nice. My only issue would probably be the beveled edges. Definately not for everyone. My quick fix was just to turn the tank around. I also think the filter and light is perfect for the tank. I have no par meter but would put the light into the med. category, which is what I wanted. Too bad I bought this before the led fixtures came out.

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looks awesome

that filter looks very nifty for the price
does it include the spray bar too?
your making me want to spend money on my mini tank!
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I actually like the tank. Silicone was pretty nice. My only issue would probably be the beveled edges. Definately not for everyone. My quick fix was just to turn the tank around. I also think the filter and light is perfect for the tank. I have no par meter but would put the light into the med. category, which is what I wanted. Too bad I bought this before the led fixtures came out.
Well there is a 15% off going on right now. Ends tomorrow though . I'll PM you.
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looks awesome

that filter looks very nifty for the price
does it include the spray bar too?
your making me want to spend money on my mini tank!

The filter includes a spraybar and a "jet" type flow. There's enough pieces to put the spraybar across the back(I only used one piece so that I could have the spraybar on the side). I bought this setup here. There's some on ebay but with shipping it comes out to be the same as if you ordered direct. I decided on buying from the site to support one of the sponsors.

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that is a good deal for the package
thanks for showing me, might tell the g/f to get this for my bday =)
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that is a good deal for the package
thanks for showing me, might tell the g/f to get this for my bday =)
Hehe, my gf actually suggested getting a tank. Who am I to argue. Lol.

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