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post #61 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 04:31 AM
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Don't be surprised if one day u see a iguana in there, you close to havin a jungle!

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post #62 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 05:37 AM
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That's a stunning tank!
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post #63 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Don't be surprised if one day u see a iguana in there, you close to havin a jungle!
Ha yeah that would look great. I like the jungle effect above.

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That's a stunning tank!
Thanks Ashok :-)

Will get some close up pics and angles at some point over the weekend but not planning on adding to it now as I'm going bigger.



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post #64 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 02:21 PM
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just gorgeous. Very well done!
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post #65 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-25-2012, 03:04 PM
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absolutely love this tank, this is motivating me to do something similar. I was curious though are you still only using two bulbs or are you running all 4 now? I bought a similar lighting fixture and was curious how much light it pushes into the water portion seeing as its a few feet above the tank.
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just gorgeous. Very well done!
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absolutely love this tank, this is motivating me to do something similar. I was curious though are you still only using two bulbs or are you running all 4 now? I bought a similar lighting fixture and was curious how much light it pushes into the water portion seeing as its a few feet above the tank.
Thanks zoominsi, it's getting some great feedback.
As for the lighting, I have had all 4 on but back down to 2 as there is a lot of sunlight coming through the patio door onto the tank at present. It's raised about 3 and a half foot from the water surface. all 4 wouldbt be a problem if there is a fair bit of above water foliage as they create lots of shade. I just have to be a little careful with how shallow it is.
They push ALOT of light into the water mainly down to how the reflectors are designed. I don't get much light spread outside of the tank really compared to other t5 units.
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post #67 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-26-2012, 01:13 PM
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Really nice set up

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Thanks zzrguy I love the zero maintenance aspect of this tank


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Oh wow I LOVE this, especially the plants in the shower caddies! Oh all the fun ideas I have now haha. It looks like a mini pond and it is fantastic.
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Beautiful tank!
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post #71 of 107 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you both of you, I'm very happy with it, it's come a long way in a really short time, and will be updating with some photos and videos this week.
Just preparing to order a bigger one


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This tank is sweet looking, I absolutely love these low height tanks!

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Love your tank. Keep up the good work. Your crypts look awesome. Very nice growth.

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Very nice looking tank! I just got something with similar dimensions, but smaller.
Are you still using the Eheim 2213? Is it enough filter for all that tank?


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This tank is sweet looking, I absolutely love these low height tanks!
Thanks mate, is a big change from my big high tech tanks I've been used to keeping. Even if I go back to co2 I'll still stay shallow
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Love your tank. Keep up the good work. Your crypts look awesome. Very nice growth.
thanks dude, for a low tech the crypts are fantastic. I've just gotten some new camera gear so will take lots of shots and close ups with the macro lens etc too. Should give off a better view than the iPhone lol
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Very nice looking tank! I just got something with similar dimensions, but smaller.
Are you still using the Eheim 2213? Is it enough filter for all that tank?
Sweet!! You doing a journal??

The eheim 2213 was fine, especially with the duck bill end which gave a greater velocity. I use the filter mainly for flow more than anything and mechanical, as the huge roots from the rip plants help to take in any excess nitrates ammonia etc but as the plants have grown in so thick I changed to a fluval 306 but it's set on half flow. Mainly full of filter floss. The wide outlet helps given the front to back depth of the tank.

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