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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-29-2013, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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Okay so tomorrow I'm picking up a rimless 50x30x30cm tank second hand for $10

About all I have worked out already is some Gary stones from my local creek

And my aquasoil from my 150 litre tank

This will most likely be a hi tech tank as this is replacing my 150 litre as I would go back to a smaller tank so it cost nothing fert wise


I'm planning on grabbing a fluval 106 for a filter and using my existing cerges reactor might order a smaller one or an atomic diffuser

Also seeming this is a rimless tank I was thinking about making a light stand and hanging my next light system

I'm thinking of making a surround from either acrylic or polished alloy sheet so I basically have a reflector and housing in one and running a few LEDs from my old build

Albeit with a lot less of the 3w diodes

Thinking using the 2 10w's and 3 of the 3 wats around each of the 10w LEDs on a new heatsink and then build the surround around that with a fan

And possibly seeing if I can get a similar look to the Ada solar 1 light that I like the look of
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 12:37 AM Thread Starter
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Okay I got the tank today don't worry the 3 foot light isn't staying lol it's just there till I sort out a more suitable fixture although I may set up a little tank next to this one aswell

Anyways here's the pictures





I am dry starting this tank

Anyone suggest any additives I could get easily or locally in Australia that would be awesome as I'm gunna leave it emerged for as long as I can

And some criticism on the scape would be good too

Also I'm using up aqua aqua soil in this tank
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-01-2013, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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And I'm planning on adding some emerged grown hc to this tank aswell. One big awesome carpet fingers crossed
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Got some hc I the tank yesterday

Will add a photo shortly

And I'm gunna add a species of rotala behind the rocks,

Should look pretty sweet when the tanks filled


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That's really cool! What livestock are you thinking about?
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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Just red cheeries and rummynose ATM but il decide fully around the time of filling

I wouldn't mind 1 or 2 bronze corydoras aswell
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-14-2013, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Here's a pic as promised
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Update


Well in the last few days iv had crazy melting of the hc........

So iv gone back to straight tap water

Moss is still growing like crazy tho

So can someone help in the recovery of my hc???

Would really appreciate it thanks
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-07-2013, 01:36 AM Thread Starter
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Ended up filling the tank will see how this goes also added 2 bronze cories and albino sucker cat today

See how this goes (also tank has been filled for a few days now)
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Maintain the humidity ( cling rap and air once a day ) Get the hc to take root first man
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post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Oh it's rooted in pretty well nothing come up when I filled I got the c02 concentration up so I'm hoping it will all take off over the week if it does back il have to grab a bunch of plants in there to take up all the c02


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post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-09-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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So il be starting this tank from scratch again soon but with glosso instead of hc or maybe both who nows

But I wouldn't mind the tank just being low tech aswell

ATM I'm building a cabinet for it so thats the first thing on the to do list



Il update tomorrow on what's going on next (I need some clip on led lights before I can really start the tank up anyways
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