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post #31 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 05:40 AM
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Nicely done. Waiting for the scaping to begin.
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post #32 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-19-2012, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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So patience its not always my best virtue but the silicone has set for 24 hours so I figure if a spot is going to leak its going to happen.

So set it in the kitchen on a towel and filled her up with 5 gallons and marked the water line, no immediate leaks found, heading out for the day... See what I come home to






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One very small pinhole leak in a corner I expected for some reason. already trimmed out silicone and redid that spot. not to bad IMO

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post #34 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 12:07 AM
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I really am starting to like the low height tanks more and more. I also like the longer tanks but I am asking myself about the "depth", from front to back and which would be more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, a narrow yet long tank like the 12g 36"x8"x9" or one like you have built. You certainly have much more depth than a narrow tank. I like the look of a carpeted tank and it seems you will have a lot more choices with the large footprint. The tank looks great and I cant wait to see how it turns out after scaping it.

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I really am starting to like the low height tanks more and more. I also like the longer tanks but I am asking myself about the "depth", from front to back and which would be more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, a narrow yet long tank like the 12g 36"x8"x9" or one like you have built. You certainly have much more depth than a narrow tank. I like the look of a carpeted tank and it seems you will have a lot more choices with the large footprint. The tank looks great and I cant wait to see how it turns out after scaping it.
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post #36 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 12:49 AM
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you got me thinking about using those for a fish room when i get into shrimp!
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post #37 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-20-2012, 01:02 AM
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I am so glad this worked, I have so many ideas now! What brand/type of silicone did you use?
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Just used GE I silicone can get at walmart :-)

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Leak corrected, doing another leak test.

Also figured out how to do the filtering, basically a sump, inside! will have a little 92gph fountain pump powering the setup very right side.


Right portion is 4 inches high to allow water to freely flow into the filter media and can build substrate up to 4 inches if ii wanted.

Then the water will flow down and under into the pump area


Then last, water pumps up and out back into the tank, I may trim that pane down a smidgen more



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AWESOME IDEA!
i like that idea. man ur really gonna make me do this aren't u
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How is the pump going to pull water from the bottom (through the media chamber) vs pull from above the pump? Or are you going to enclose the pump area somehow?
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AWESOME IDEA!
i like that idea. man ur really gonna make me do this aren't u
yes.... Yes I am

Got the idea from looking at the truaqua nanos
And a buddy at work and then it kind of hit me like OMG duh!




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How is the pump going to pull water from the bottom (through the media chamber) vs pull from above the pump? Or are you going to enclose the pump area somehow?
The pump area glass is sectioned off from the total tank water except for the one inch opening in the bottom of the first chamber.

We will see how it works, I may gave to put a tube on the output so its not just cycling the water in the second chamber

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AWESOME IDEA!
i like that idea. man ur really gonna make me do this aren't u
Tempting. Very tempting.
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AWESOME IDEA!<br />
i like that idea. man ur really gonna make me do this aren't u
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Tempting. Very tempting.
Give in to the madness... I mean this is my first attempt only time will tell how truly successful it is haha. just have to finalize lighting... Looking at using a 16" finnex fuge Ray about 8 inches up. should give perfect lighting... Unless I diy a setup :-/

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post #45 of 107 (permalink) Old 08-21-2012, 12:07 AM
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Wow man, maester Betta is gonna love that!!!

He probably felt pretty lucky
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