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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-02-2012, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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I want one of these. Congrats lol.


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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-03-2012, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Here's where the tanks going to go. In my bedroom,on my nightstand, off center a little so i can still use my alarm clock.



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Very cool! What light is that


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Very cool! What light is that
Looks like the Archaea 36W clip-on.
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Do you think the noise will keep you up at night?
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think the noise will keep you up at night?
I dont think so, i have had tanks in my room in the past, and im a fan of ambient noise. its like a couple hundred dollar cd of "sounds of a babbling brook"

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Looks like the Archaea 36W clip-on.
Yessir! That's what it is, and i like it quite a bit.
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Are you going to use a canister filter for a more silent sound? Or since your a fan of ambient noise, you'll go for the soothing sounds of water trickling down from an HOB? LOL
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Good start, when you do your hardscape keep your substrate line straight. And as for nose at night i have uh....5 tanks in my room LOL
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Are you going to use a canister filter for a more silent sound? Or since your a fan of ambient noise, you'll go for the soothing sounds of water trickling down from an HOB? LOL
For filtration i was planning on an Eheim 2213. I have the 2215 and 2217 running on other tanks, and IME you cant go wrong with them. HOBs always end up going from trickling to rattly for me.
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For hardscape i was thinking of a rock formation like this:







@kribkeeper888: Can you elaborate on the methodology behind a straight substrate line? I am back and forth between a sloping hill(pictured in my second post) or a straight slanted line in front (pictured above) and appreciate any recommendations.

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@Brian_Cali77: Can you elaborate on the methodology behind a straight substrate line? I am back and forth between a sloping hill(pictured in my second post) or a straight slanted line in front (pictured above) and appreciate any recommendations.
Umm, that wasn't me who suggested that. I like the more aggressive slope in the second set. As for rattling HOB's... I know what you mean.
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I just ment at the front of the tank keep it straight across and slope from there.
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Due to extremely laziness, here's two rounds of updates.

10/2: Day 1 DSM
Hardscape: i like strong curves in the flow, something different for the eyes



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