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MiSo's 57 gallon rimless

Spent $160 for the tank and stand. I been wanting to get back into planted tanks for a while now. I ordered lots of stuff and its on the way. Here's a tip, never order plants when your light fixture hasn't arrived yet. I thought everything would arrive together... big mistake. Oh well, live and learn.
i got plants in a tub with lamps over them but no sure if they're all going to make it.

here's my progress so far and will update as everything moves along.
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looking forward to seeing this tank develop!
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You would probably be better off going to a glass cutter and asking for scrap and use it to seal the bulkheads instead of the box.
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Looks great! You did a good job removing the overflow- good choice IMO. You could probably use Loc-Line for the outflow and just put a strainer on the inflow. Tom Barr has used this method and it seems to do a pretty good job at keeping all of the filter components hidden. You probably wouldn't need to keep the box divider in there if you decided to go this route either.

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ordered some loc line a few days ago. =)

i guess there'd really be no need for the box... as long as the bulk heads don't leak. glass only cost me $3 from michaels, no big loss there.

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update so far.

the DHG was kinda difficult to get seperated from the mat. the roots are attached and you have to pull it out. dhg comes off in nice plantable clumps though. took a minute to figure it out, but eventually, you get the hang of it. took about 3 hours to get it seperated and planted. hopefully, in a few months, i'll have a full lawn. i already trimmed 1.5 inches off the top of the dhg and its still pretty tall. i'll give the dhg a month or two, then give it a haircut.
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forgot to mention... the first time i tested the tank for leaks, i did have a leak in the threads. went out and got this stuff. problem solved.
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Keep us posted as the green fills in.... nice set up.
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That driftwood!
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Subscribed, your setup is looking very good.
Really like that driftwood piece!
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i got the driftwood from tom barr. i like the way he displays his wood for sale plus his prices were better from other vendors. the buildmyled doesn't have a moon light and i wanted one so i went to amazon and bought a cheap $14 led fixture. it didn't fit on the rim on my tank though, i had to make a little perch for it using some scrap acrylic i had laying around. snapping really small pieces is pretty difficult so i had to work with what i had. its not show room quality but for now, it'll do. maybe when i get the right tools, i'll re-make it. tried to take a night shot, but the quality is pretty bad. i wish the small fixture had a dimmer, i think its a little bit too bright for my taste. i just want the fixture to barely light the tank at night.
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Wow, that looks great. Good job removing the overflow, as far as I can see, looks flawless. I really like your layout and scape.
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Any updates on the DHG????


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post #14 of 37 (permalink) Old 08-12-2013, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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exactly 1 month after planting the dhg and the fissidens. the fissidens has really taken off. big difference only 1 month makes. the dhg is a slow grower, you just gotta be patient with it. =)
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Looking good. Have you consider a shorter foreground. Belem will give you a similar look to the DHG but will only be 2-3 in tall at the most.
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