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post #31 of 110 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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What is a "jet" lily pipe? Haven't seen that type. Do you have a link? Google is failing me.

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post #32 of 110 (permalink) Old 03-13-2013, 07:47 PM
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Here's a glass one from Do Aqua: http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=736

Stainless Steel one from ADA: http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...products_id=83

BorneoWild also makes a SS one: http://www.borneowild.com/prod_v.php...=14&p=61&stxt=

I'm sure there are others. The ones I got I believe are AquaPipes brand, but they don't make them anymore. I found mine on the SnS a couple weeks ago.

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The trouble with lily or jet pipes is that they'd have to be dangerously strong to reach the full length of the tank. A 2232 (which I use) or 2213 (previously used) leave a lot to be desired on that front but are perfect with spray bars.
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Cant believe I missed this thread. Such a unique scape!
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post #35 of 110 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the jet pipe info!
I'll start with the eheim, probably make my own more attractive spray bar, and then later I can look into the jet pipes if I still want to, but sounds like the 36" length of the 12g may be an issue.


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Yesterday I picked up some white sand for the river, the filter and heater should be here tomorrow and I've had some plants sitting here that need to get placed today/tomorrow. So the tank should be at least partially filled... today?!

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post #37 of 110 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 02:41 PM
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Gah, my favorite nano tank. Awesome scape my friend. I think a jet inlet will be fine. The tank is long and narrow so if you have the drain on the opposite end you should have no problems.

Just stock it with fauna that enjoys a swim in the river.

ps always thought it would be cool to do one of these tanks as a riverscape with some white cloud minnows.
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Thanks, Rob!
The only problem i might have with pipes on both sides is the height of the soil on the right.

Ok, here is the final scape before i plant it and screw it all up!


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post #39 of 110 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Alrighty, I got my taiwan moss tied to little slate pieces and started filling.
I need to bring in more water tomorrow and get the filter hooked up.
I have that nice Amazonia soot cloud and layer on top of the water.

I still have to get my flame moss (mid-ground) and dwarf hair grass (background) planted.


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post #40 of 110 (permalink) Old 03-14-2013, 10:18 PM
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Very nice! For the soot, you wouldn't happen to have a wet vac handy?

You probably already know before you hook up the filter to have the water clear n clean (prevents clogging, algae problems etc).
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Well, i kinda figured it would be a good idea to take a paper towel or something and lay it on the surface to lift out the stuff on top. I put my hand in and it came out covered in nastiness, lol.

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post #42 of 110 (permalink) Old 03-16-2013, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Filled, planted and filter hooked up!

Unfortunately I ordered the 5/8" size heater instead of the 1/2" so I need to either find one locally this weekend or order another and return this one to amazon. So the plants are going to be a little cold. Hopefully they are ok till early this week.

It's hard to tell but tied to the slate pieces is Taiwan Moss in the foreground, some flame moss in the mid-ground and dwarf hair grass in the back.

The filter was thrown together really quick but eventually I'll get more hose and put the spray bar on the other side and/or make a custom longer one to span the tank.

I also gave the tank it's first dose of Green Brighty, Brighty K, and Green Bacter.

What do you think so far?




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When it fills in, it will look really nice.
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Looks great
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When it fills in, it will look really nice.
Yeah, I hope so! haha
I guess we'll see.

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