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post #46 of 69 (permalink) Old 10-05-2013, 02:41 PM
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Oh yay. I've been really looking forward to seeing this tank go up
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post #47 of 69 (permalink) Old 10-05-2013, 04:11 PM
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Great build!! Always nice seeing new projects.


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post #48 of 69 (permalink) Old 10-08-2013, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Okay. Made a decision. Since this tank will be on the bottom of my rack, I think I'm going to use an AC30 for filtration instead of the Eheim. Will use it on a new 12" cube.

Slowly coming together!
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post #49 of 69 (permalink) Old 10-09-2013, 12:40 AM
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Hey do u want any manzy maybe? The wood usually scapes itself.
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post #50 of 69 (permalink) Old 10-09-2013, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Actually have a small mountain of Manzanita in the basement. Think I may be leaning toward some sort of rock scape if I can't find the perfect stump, though.

Can't wait to get this thing going.
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post #51 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 05:27 PM
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Any progress on this tank Jake? I'm interested in this size or the 14 gallon myself. Probably the 8 for my office. Are you going to use the truaqua light? I see those are $50 righ tnow, would 1 suffice for low to medium plants (probably no CO2)?

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post #52 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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No, using that fixture on a 30cm cube.

It could work on this tank but isn't ideal when it comes to spread.
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post #53 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 05:57 PM
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Have you seen the nano tanks of their in the clearance section? A 6.6 gallon and 14 gallon, $24 and $44 shipped? I was thinking those might be nice too, and you could probably run the finnex px360 or other filter with it. Any thoughts?

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post #54 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Most all-in-one tanks are a bad idea. I'd say those aren't a great deal. The high-clarity and bowfronts are great, though.

My philosophy: buy exactly what you want. Don't buy half of what you want while compromising over $20-$30. That's what makes this hobby so great - the waiting period. Wait til you find exactly what you want and you'll be happier with the end product.
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post #55 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 11:08 PM
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thanks Jake, I am interested in the Euro style, possibly high clarity tanks. It would be for my new office so I still have a couple of weeks to see what might fit. Its just that their price was amazing, but being on clearance makes me wonder why. I like a panoramic view of a rectangular tank over a cube, I have an Ebi at home and while I like it I wish it were longer. I was liking the Mr Aqua bookcase tanks for their length.

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post #56 of 69 (permalink) Old 11-04-2013, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
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AquaTop also has some rectangle tanks that are high-clarity - definitely give them a look on the site.

Have finally started playing more with the scape of this bowfront and believe I'm nearly settled on something. Hope to photograph it and get it planted ASAP! The move really zapped me for energy and I'm just now getting caught back up.
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Have another piece that could work in this tank:



Not quite sure yet. Still hoping to find a nice stump of some sort.
That piece looked like the ship from Thor 2



Thats a beautiful piece. Looking forward seeing the tank grow!
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post #59 of 69 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 03:17 PM
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Did you ever set up this tank? I like the footprint, so just curious what you did with it.

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post #60 of 69 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Ended up moving and haven't had a chance to get things going.

Just finished my new tank room last week, so all my tanks documented here on the forum will be coming back to life ASAP.
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