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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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60f in the making.

Aloha guys,

I just picked up a 60f on my break(thanks to a friend) and will pick up some Amazonia soil.

Not to sure on how I wanna scape it yet, and will begin to start after my 60p(another setup) is done dry starting.

As for equipment, I was thinking a 2213 running on the 60f, will it give enought flow. Also its about 7inch high, can I run any style lily pipe and intake or suggestion on what pipes would fit the 60f?

Excited to get this setup!

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post #2 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-16-2012, 01:45 AM
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Can't wait to see this!

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Just a little update, picked up a(almost new) Eheim 2213 for $30 with no media.
Would that be a good enought flow rate for my 60f?
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post #4 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 12:19 AM
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Flow should be just right for that tank. You can even create a custom spray bar with ease and little cost. Or use lily pipes.

Can't wait to see how this turns out! So, hurry up for all of us impatient types.
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LOL. Will do!
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Looking forward to another 60F. I want one of these tanks really bad but don't have the means, the space, etc. Plus I want to upgrade my bigger tanks. Filter was a good choice, and awesome price.
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I love the 60-f. Planning it for my next tank. Can't wait to see how this one turns out!
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post #8 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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I just love the shallow look of it.

Originally I was gonna go with another 60p that I wanted to pick up. Someone on Craigslist had one posted. And called that I was interested. Later that day, a friend that works at a LFS said they had 60f in stock, and I just needed too have one. I replied back to the person and she told me she ha already sold the 60p but had a Eheim 2213 (in like new condition) an said if I was interests she'd sell it I me for 30 but was gonna post on Craigslist for 40. So I hurried up an met her.

So far all I got is a jalli a18 which was given to me(not to sure if I can get it to grow hc) and the 2213


Monday I will be building a stand.

This will be a slow process tank journal, but will update randomly lol.

Thanks everyone. I'm excited to get this going!
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Can someone direct me into what lily pipes would be perfect?

I notice with my glass intake from another tank, it sticks well over the rim.

Does anyone here make acrylic lily pipes and intake?
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post #10 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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I know I've been slacking but I'm almost there lol

It was "mail time" for me today. And after 4 days I received my Cal Aqua fluxus set, and my finnex ray 2 24" dd leds




Excited!!

I will build a DIY hanging light tho, only cause the led rest so close so will raise about 18" off soil.

I already have my hc.


And waiting for soil to come in hopefully by Friday. Also waiting on rock.

I hope to setup and starting running this this weekend but if not then I hope you all patiently wait with me lol.

So back in the boxes, until soil arrives
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I love it when a ton of stuff comes in the mail. Bet you're excited.
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post #12 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 01:31 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah, it's like the best day lol. And I'm very excited to get this setup going. My local shop doesn't have soil until Friday, 3 more days :/ lol
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The 60F has great dimensions. Can't wait to see what you do with it.


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post #14 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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The 60F has great dimensions. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
Yeah I'm still thinking it through.
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post #15 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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After recieving my things in the mail, I did a little prototyping on my finnex ray, with some "15lbs fishing lines" just to see how it would turn out. I kinda liked that floating look lol.

After work i will stop by lowes, to see why I can find to make a hanging kit.

Here's a pic of it hanging
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