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Ebi's Planted Factory | RACK Build | Tiny update! 12/07/13

A little shameful to post pics of my little tower >__<

But I know everyone on the forum is always helpful in chiming in on ideas to improve members builds.

A little bout myself...
Im a college student living in student housing, and I was lucky to pick up my own private room. I moved from Oahu, Hawaii to adventure into the "Mainland" to experience a different type of culture. Im now fortunate that I left Hawaii to be able to gain the experience in learning and knowledge of the beauty of aquascaping..

Well, long story short...

I
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Anyways, heres my little tiny rack, that for sure needs improvement...




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I know I need to improve the support of this rack, and I do plan on applying plywood to each shelf to improve the distribution of weight.

I wish I could toss a 40B on the bottom shelf, but most likely will be forced to have a 20L bc of weight limits (each shelf max capacity 350lb).

Each shelf is 47"x18".. Could anyone think of any other sizes to make it efficient for a grow tank?

The goals for this rack is bottom shelf 20L, next shelf up: 2 x 10gallon, next shelf up: undecided, next two shelves up: storage.
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wow! that's great.... fill those tanks with tanks

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RE: Ebi's Planted Factory | RACK Build

I'm truly surprised they let you bring that into student housing. Looks great though. Maybe nano cubes on top?
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Talking nice rack!

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you got that into student housing? how the heck!? You at byu or uvu?
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Sweet setup! Hawaii eh? Do you miss tako poke? Can't get enough of that stuff!


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wow! that's great.... fill those tanks with tanks
don't tempt me lol.. I'm biting the lip!

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I'm truly surprised they let you bring that into student housing. Looks great though. Maybe nano cubes on top?
we'll have to see
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you got that into student housing? how the heck!? You at byu or uvu?
SHHH... lol.. I had the same amount of tanks you see on a different dresser/stand. Just recently added the rack.. i've been passing the cleaning check, so hopefully no problems! lol... UVU
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Sweet setup! Hawaii eh? Do you miss tako poke? Can't get enough of that stuff!
Thanks! yupp, Wahiawa to be exact . haha I love fresh Poke! Im a spear diver, so I would catch my tako fresh!

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cool cool. Im hoping to get away with my mere 6 gal haha. and yea like ive told you before im down in the provo area all the time. Lots of friends at byu provo. Love the area, thinking about transfering down there!
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Tanks lookin' good, Ebi! Cool rack build.

Btw what kind of lightings are you using on those small tanks?

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cool cool. Im hoping to get away with my mere 6 gal haha. and yea like ive told you before im down in the provo area all the time. Lots of friends at byu provo. Love the area, thinking about transfering down there!
you'll be fine with that lol..
ohh yeah! You should by and check out my job, Animal Ark in Orem. Im a morning manager there.
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Tanks lookin' good, Ebi! Cool rack build.

Btw what kind of lightings are you using on those small tanks?
thanks!

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I plan on selling those and tossing a 48" strip of Finnex LED's eventually
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dude when im down there next I will (ill need to-I need plants!). It might be this next weekend but it might also have to wait till the end of the month. I just have to wait and see.
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dude when im down there next I will (ill need to-I need plants!). It might be this next weekend but it might also have to wait till the end of the month. I just have to wait and see.
hahaha kk.. make sure to hit me up! Hopefully I have my 40B Farm tank going.
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40 Breeder Plant Farm | Start Up

Yayy,

I'm gonna be starting a farm tank..

I figured I'd do a 40B instead of the 20L I planned..
(Leaves you no choice when the buddy sells you his New 40B for $20...)

Heres pictures of the construction!



Also, picked up approximately 40lbs of used, 2-3 months, worth of aquasoil for $30.. which gives me about 2-3inches in depth. thanks 'happi'

Not bad for the $50 for the tank and soil.


soil added


good depth you say?


the equipment.. (5lb CO2 currently being filled).

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dude looks good. ill be heading down thursday. Ill be sure to swing by sometime this weekend.
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