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post #16 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 04:58 PM
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I think a corner tank can be a great set up for depth as you have stated. The background it looking good.
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post #17 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-21-2012, 05:24 PM
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I have a 70g corner bow. I used Eco complete and Eco cichlid sand in the front. It is hard to come up with a scape...... But I still love my tank. Also you will prolly want several water circulators to push water around, ESP if you are growing live plants and using co2. Jmho
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Ya I have 2 canister filters one with a spray bar and a koralia power head if I need.

The corner tank will free up alot of space in the living room. Happy wife=happy life
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the background is almost done

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post #20 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-26-2012, 08:17 AM
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While I only run 1 canister on mine I have 3 water circulators on mine to push the water around and ensure no dead spots. Your background is coming along nicely!
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Here it is soaking, any suggestions for how long? I was thinking a couple weeks.

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post #23 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 12:40 PM
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What kind of mortar did you use?

How is the foam performing after a year in the water?
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post #24 of 56 (permalink) Old 04-02-2013, 12:53 PM
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Your background looks great. Looking forward to seeing your slice of pie develop.
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post #25 of 56 (permalink) Old 09-26-2013, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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THREAD REVIVE!!!!! so that last picture was about as far as I made it. Life happened and I never finished my project, so the tank and all the goodies have been in the basement. I think over the next few months I will get it up and running. Fall project.

Right now I am just shopping lights. Wanting to go all LED. Right now either finnex ray2 or ecoxotic panorama strips. I think I have given up on doing a DIY led fixture. It doesnt seem like the cost savings is really there looking at the price of these new LED fixtures.
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Ordered a ray 2 today will likely add a monster ray but I will take some par readings first. I siliconed in the background tonight
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I like the background.
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post #28 of 56 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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Do you all think the silicone will be enough to secure it. I used it on the bottom, 1 side and the back. I tried to apply it as heavily as possible. even with cement its still pretty buoyant.

In other news, goodies arrived when I went home for lunch today.




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Hey Carpal, was wondering if you could do me a favour. You have a par meter right? Could you get some reading on a normal 23w CFL bulb? Thanks!



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Hey Carpal, was wondering if you could do me a favour. You have a par meter right? Could you get some reading on a normal 23w CFL bulb? Thanks!
Ya I do, want me to try it at some different distances? Underwater?
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