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post #16 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-13-2013, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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well i got the wood just now for the canopy i will start to build tomorrow and finally got my t5ho lights on the tank and see how she glows compared to my sad t8no lights haha

but plants are growing pretty good should kick off when the new lights go on and now that i put some root tabs in 2 days ago
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post #17 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-14-2013, 12:28 AM
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Why itsn't the aquarium fully supportted at the bottom ?
Glass don't do too well in tension.
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Why itsn't the aquarium fully supportted at the bottom ?
Glass don't do too well in tension.
i guess i didnt really think about it...

a little late now.... oooops

but my 150 never was for 5 years either, that was a high tech salt water tank... never had an issue with it until the lion fish hit the power head off the day after i left for Florida and let about 60%of the water out with no filtration everything was dead by the time i got home 2 weeks later
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well the canopy would have been built tonight and got stained/ painted tomorrow if it was for all the warped boards... got them nice and wet with my steam cleaner and clamped everything down ( i will see tomorrow when it dries if its straight or still messed up)

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not positive but about the comment about not having support at the bottem, I believe I read somewhere that most of the weight and pressure is distributed to the four corners of the fish tank so he is probably fine with no support. Also cant wait to see what becomes of this tank!
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Some baby bushy nose will do a better job cleaning the rock and glass BTW.
Say 10-15. They can be bred etc.

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not positive but about the comment about not having support at the bottem, I believe I read somewhere that most of the weight and pressure is distributed to the four corners of the fish tank so he is probably fine with no support. Also cant wait to see what becomes of this tank!
Actually the pressure from the water is distributed evenly over the entire bottom panel of the tank. The weight vector goes straight through the tank's center of gravity (In this case very near the center of the tank.)

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Some baby bushy nose will do a better job cleaning the rock and glass BTW.
Say 10-15. They can be bred etc.
will keep in mind depending on how the snails do but the only reason why i didnt really wana go with fish to clean is cause im gona be adding probably another 30 glow light tetras and a few other groups of three chiclids... so the tank will be pretty well full
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Actually the pressure from the water is distributed evenly over the entire bottom panel of the tank. The weight vector goes straight through the tank's center of gravity (In this case very near the center of the tank.)

ahhhhh so thats how it goes haha that makes a little more sense, I guess what I read was about something else.
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post #26 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-15-2013, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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before and after the messed up boards haha they are all 100% straight now


my main help =] i love my "puppy" hes a 75lb pitbull chocolate lab mix


out side without the top part


inside bracing
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all done, its been on 24 hrs so far all my frogbit has grown roots about 1 inch long then yesterday...
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Have you thought about growing some moss on the rocks? I think that would make it look niiiice.
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post #30 of 55 (permalink) Old 06-19-2013, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Have you thought about growing some moss on the rocks? I think that would make it look niiiice.
there is some in there near the middle left hard too see cause a neon tetra is in the way of it and its not doing to well (wasnt ever sense i got it) fyi its flame moss

and i just dont know much about mosses
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