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post #196 of 363 (permalink) Old 10-08-2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Check Amazon.

Though, I still maintain this product is absolutely not worth the price unless you just need a small bag and don't plan to keep any plants.
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Though, I still maintain this product is absolutely not worth the price unless you just need a small bag and don't plan to keep any plants.
agreed, but its an investment for high grade shrimp in smaller tanks.
I like how hard it is and doesnt break down like most other substrates.
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ADA Aquasoil is a better buy and is even cheaper.

UP's product is just nice for those who want something quick or when AS isn't available in the states. But I like it well enough.
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Got some new wood from Tom Barr today for the 45-F I'm working on:





I'll have a ton left over that I can also use for the new 3gal.

Excited!
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Working on some hardscape ideas for the new 3gal.

These are just ideas, nothing is set in stone. Ignore all the kitchen stuff. The other half wasn't home so I took over (shhh)!

Kind of boring:



Meh - even if I changed out the center piece of wood for something more interesting:



Much more to my liking:



The thought is to put fissidens on the green parts - both on the small piece of wood and on small black lava rocks in front of the larger pieces of driftwood:



Maybe mini xmas moss clumps along the tallest piece of wood.

There are countless other options. Just need to play around a bit with all the wood I got from Tom.

Decided to use some leftover UP Aqua Shrimp Sand and plan to house F1 Mischlings.
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Looks good now get it cycling!

You need some fissidens. Let me know.
Cover shipping and I'll send you some!
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It'll be a couple weeks until I finalize a hardscape and get a light fixture built for it.

Probably going to use some aluminum c-channel and 2-3 SMD5050 strips. It's either that or use a spare 24" Marineland Double Bright I've got.
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Decided to add more support/weight spread to the shelving unit with my tiny tanks.

Before & after:



Putting one on each shelf to better distribute the 26lbs per shelf for the 3gal tanks (rated for something like 270 per shelf) - including under the tank that's already there.

It's MDF that I primed, sealed twice and then coated with foamy rubber non-slip grippy bits.

No, I wouldn't do this with heavier tanks.

But I enjoy the new aesthetic of my three-tier tank rack with these new additions.

Gonna put a 45-F on top (or maybe a custom acrylic frag table I've got - 10" x 20" x 6" rimless).
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Is this thread encompassing the entire rack now?


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Allow me to complain for a moment... making decisions can be tough! (Not really)

Can't decide whether I want to use a spare AC20 I've got on the new 3gal or use one of the many little Red Sea HOBs around here. Guessing I should go with the AC20 so I have more flexibility with media.

Or maybe I should snatch up a Zoo Med canister.
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I stuck two Azoos on mine and I really like the flow/dual surface movements.

Do you think the 20 would be too strong?

I think the canister would be cool!


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Currently using an AC20 on the 3gal that's running. It's turned all the way down and shrimp seem to enjoy the flow.

2 Red Seas could work. Have a couple of them in storage.

Kinda want to use the spare AC20 I've got to set up a 5.5gal for Endlers and Cories.

Maybe I'll buy another AC20. Only time will tell!
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Currently using an AC20 on the 3gal that's running. It's turned all the way down and shrimp seem to enjoy the flow.

2 Red Seas could work. Have a couple of them in storage.

Kinda want to use the spare AC20 I've got to set up a 5.5gal for Endlers and Cories.

Maybe I'll buy another AC20. Only time will tell!
Well cool do you like the AC20? Did you mod it at all?


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