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post #31 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-04-2013, 11:57 PM
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I have the perfect name for this setup: Rack City lol

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post #32 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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got some glass cut at a local shop. only $15 for all 3 pieces. I only made the lid cover half the tank because the only reason for the lid was to keep the bubbling spray from the filter contained. Also, didn't want to take the lid off and on for maintenance, netting shrimp.... so heres the pics

1/8" glass, dimensions: 17 1/8" x 5 1/2"





i think they look pretty good! and for $15 why not?
heres some lava rocks (bbq rocks) i picked up from home depot. the bottle is there for size reference. i'm planning on using these to tie moss on to and whatnot...



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Those rocks will sure come in handy for a variety of purposes.
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Impressed. Not just because you have 3 ADA tanks, it just looks really awesome the way you did your stand/lighting. It's so much more elegant than the typical "fish room" or commercial shelving most people use. Not that there is anything wrong with the other way, I just like this better as you can really display things. Need to talk to girlfriend now and make a bunch of money lol.
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Impressed. Not just because you have 3 ADA tanks, it just looks really awesome the way you did your stand/lighting. It's so much more elegant than the typical "fish room" or commercial shelving most people use. Not that there is anything wrong with the other way, I just like this better as you can really display things. Need to talk to girlfriend now and make a bunch of money lol.
thanks! yea i know some petco/petsmart 10gals with a commercial shelving will work just as good, but i really like aesthetics. it needs to look sexy! haha

My active aqua pump just came in the mail. i got it from amazon for pretty cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/Hydrofarm-AAPA.../dp/B002JPEVMC

i hope its not an overkill.... its really really strong. i'll probably end up using it one the lowest setting.
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post #36 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 05:06 AM
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looking good man. Hey just a suggestion since you're in the early stages. This will increase your biological surface area as well as give the tank abit more of a cleaner look.

This is just my spin on the hamburg filter using the guts of a sponge filter.



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post #37 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 06:14 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks. So is that basicly a sponge filter wall?
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yes. I sew up the gap on top to prevent little ones from climbing into the crevice.

I've just never been a huge fan of the sponge filters with the weighted feet for shrimps. I'm always afraid I'll accidentally squish a baby shrimp underneath its weight if I bump into it or pull an airline tubing.
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post #39 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 06:27 AM Thread Starter
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Thats actually a really good idea that ill keep in mind, but i actually dont like backgrounds on rimless tanks. I wanna be able to see straight through the tank. I used those sponge filters cause hopefully my scape and along with the plants(when the grow in) will hide the sponges. Where did you even buy that kind of foam? Oh, and i worry about crushing my shrimp as well. Shrimps are suppose to make us happy, but seems to stress me out more than anything... And make me broke!
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LOL broke and stressed instead of relaxed? Sounds like golf to me.

Actually I push it against one side of the tank with a snug fit.

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post #41 of 56 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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heres my ro/di unit!


tanks filled. (bad pics) i added some floaters to help with the cycle. hopefully i'll be getting some driftwood soon. will be ordering my plants this week as well.
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One step closer to shrimp.
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This is looking great. You may as well set up a bed, dinner table, and your computer there. I doubt you'll move from this location in the house.
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This is looking great. You may as well set up a bed, dinner table, and your computer there. I doubt you'll move from this location in the house.
Its in my room! I have my bed, computer and eat in there all the time!!! Hahaha.

Cant wait to get this thing planted! Hopefully it will be by the end of this week.
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post #45 of 56 (permalink) Old 03-05-2013, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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here's an iphone pic update. not gonna lie i kinda rushed the scape, but oh well looks good enough for me... lol the stem plants are already starting to grow. should have ordered more...

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