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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 04:06 AM Thread Starter
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killa finns 34g cube

This will be my first planted tank,so far I have a current usa 34g cube. I have just finished building my stand. Its 3/4 oak plywood doubled up so all 3 sides are 1.5 in.








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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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I also have some drift wood that i am waiting for it t sink. Water is mostly clear now, but I have to still hold the wood down with a rock. I have it in t tote, here are some pic of the aquascape from all 4 angles. I used black vinal for the back.
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post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 04:27 AM
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Nice stand, what did you use as a finish on the wood?
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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 04:53 AM Thread Starter
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minwax polyshades, stain&polyurethatne in 1, classic black satin. 4 coats with a 220 sand in between each coat. Started out using a purdy brush for stain but couldn't get a smooth even finish, the final coat i used sponge brush that worked great.
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Great stand build! Are the top and bottom pieces solid oak or ply with veneered edging?
The use of space in the stand is great too! Drawers are awesome, and the towel bar is a must!

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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 07-24-2012, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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The bottom very bottom, towle bar, and drawer are solid oak. The rest is plywood with veneer, that I made with a table saw from scraps that a friend gave me.
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Almost ready for water, I got a Fluval G3 filter, Hydor in line heater, 2 Current Trueluman Pro 12" 8K lights, and 2 sets of Current moon lights, and 2 bags of EC. I am makeing a light a hanging light fixture out of leftover oak and conduit.
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post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-28-2012, 04:36 AM Thread Starter
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Ok now I have water and some life in my tank. I got the Finnex 810 heater controller that livingword26 suggested to me. I ordered from kensfish and actually got the 810m, not going to complain about that. I have a small amazon sword, jungle val, hornword, and another plant that i dont know the name of (came on a piece of driftwood from petco. 6 neon tetras, 3 albino cory cats, 1 guppy and a dwarf fire gourami. My Ammonia and Nitrites are at 0ppm, Nitrates is 5ppm, PH is 7.6,GH 7, KH 4, and EC us/cm is 392. I have been doing 5g water changes with RODI water to try to bring down the EC, and GH, and hopeing the PH will follow. I would like to put angles in here so a lower PH would be better, any suggestions or opinions are welcome.







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Nice setup, I'm diggin' the stand too.


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post #12 of 27 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 02:31 AM Thread Starter
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!!!Update!!!
For my first planted tank i think things are going well. I would love some feedback on what the pros think here.









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I see fish in your tank that should not be together at all. In nature Neons are the Angels main food.
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neon and angles?
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Yes and that DG too. Pretty cool tank too.
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