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post #16 of 82 (permalink) Old 08-29-2012, 01:04 AM Thread Starter
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Im not huge on wood or rocks around here lol. Wood is mostly soft and the rock is basalt and more basalt. Boring stuff. Well I took the advice of someone and used a sponge brush to put the stain on the stand. Eh. Didn't work so well. So gotta wait 4 more hours before I sand it off and restain. If I can get that done I'll post a pic of the final product. (costing me about $110)
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I would suggest going with mineralized soil...I had thought of doing it with me 125 and didn't and now wish I had. I have a 20 gal that I have MTS and I don't dose at all and the plants flourish. I have even thought of tearing down my 125 to do MTS.

Looks like a great start. Ever think about running a Purigen reactor off your Fluval? Also, I would recommend an inline Atomic CO2 diffuser from GLA.

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I would suggest going with mineralized soil...I had thought of doing it with me 125 and didn't and now wish I had. I have a 20 gal that I have MTS and I don't dose at all and the plants flourish. I have even thought of tearing down my 125 to do MTS.

Looks like a great start. Ever think about running a Purigen reactor off your Fluval? Also, I would recommend an inline Atomic CO2 diffuser from GLA.
Well actually I already got an inline atomic, so thats covered. Im not sure on mineralized soil? Im going to use ADA amazonia for the substrate, but im curious lol
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Second attempt, first coat of finish, (it came out looking more red and darker then it really is)


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Wow. That'll contrast really well with the plants and discus.

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Thats my hope as well. Discus wont be going in for quite a while after i set it up im thinking though
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Are you using Amazonia or New Amazonia? As I understand, one leaches ammonia, and the other doesn't, or something of the sort. Could be the difference in how long the discus wait...

Are you going to stain the stuff that's not stained in the photo? You don't want water getting under the tank during water changes or aquascaping (which, if you're like me, can be very messy) and swelling up that untreated wood or causing it to rot...

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It seems to be a mix of both. 2 bags of each and a full bag i have in a 20. Ether way, I'm going to put em in after the plants have a good root. otherwise there could be problems.
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Ok, heres the stand finished tonight, just finished actually. It didn't actually come out all that great or the way i wanted but i thought the 2tone color was interesting.

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Just broke down my 60 gal to start getting ready for my 75. I STILL dont know what I want to do for an aquascape! heeelp!! Any thoughts anyone?!
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that one beautiful stand that you build there.



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what kind of regulator are you using?
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Well I'm off to HOME DEPOT. Just curious how much did the materials cost you for the stand.

It looks awesome. Drawing up plan right now.

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Well I'm off to HOME DEPOT. Just curious how much did the materials cost you for the stand.

It looks awesome. Drawing up plan right now.

Lets see. about 150 with mistakes lol without you could easily do 110 or less for that stand. (I didnt know what I was doing haha)
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what kind of regulator are you using?
I don't know for sure lol. Its green leaf aquariums "choice" reg.
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