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post #31 of 79 (permalink) Old 09-14-2013, 02:23 PM
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Dude! The mini crazydaz tank!! It's so sick. This is my eventual dream tank to have when I'm out of college! Hurray for crypt tanks!!! Booyah!!!can we get some close up pics soon ?
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Dude! The mini crazydaz tank!! It's so sick. This is my eventual dream tank to have when I'm out of college! Hurray for crypt tanks!!! Booyah!!!can we get some close up pics soon ?
Thanks.

Close up pics coming in the next few days. Just waiting for the water to clear up.

Every time that I walk by this tank I say out loud: "this is ridiculous".


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This is ridiculous. Great job man. Did I miss the description of the pot on the wood? Is that to weigh it down or??
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This is ridiculous. Great job man. Did I miss the description of the pot on the wood? Is that to weigh it down or??
Exactly. The pot was there just to hold the wood in place as it kept soaking...otherwise it would just float to the top.

Coincidentally, I was showing the tank to a friend yesterday and the pot just suddenly fell over. The wood stayed in place so the pot is no longer there.

Aside from the cheaper plants that I purchased for the time being I've added some rarer ones:
Crypt Nurii
Crypt Bulossa
Crypt Ideii
Anubias White
Anubias Nana Petite
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Is this sweet tank about 12 inches high?
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Is this sweet tank about 12 inches high?
14 inches.

It's nice since I never have to stick my hands in the tank --- tweezers do the job.


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post #37 of 79 (permalink) Old 09-17-2013, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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Received a useful book from Malaysia today. Should help me out with all these crypts in this tank.






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Oh man, I can't waite to see how this progresses. Nice work.
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Very nice work. I would like to know if you plan on doing something about the fixture power wire? As it stands it distracts from this gorgeous set up. My advice, from experience, I have hung a few lights and one of the options is to run the power wire UP to where you are hanging it from and then have an extension cord going up one of the poles through the backside. This way it isn't as distracting. You can also go straight back to the pole but since you are sitting side view of the tank it will still be distracting. This isn't too say that it looks ugly as it stands, by no means, it is just that something so simple as tucking and hiding sets of set up like this. TFS and great build.
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Thanks.

Close up pics coming in the next few days. Just waiting for the water to clear up.

Every time that I walk by this tank I say out loud: "this is ridiculous".


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That really did make me laugh out loud!
I know how you feel - I said the same thing when I was setting up my 180G tank in my 700 SQ Foot apartment!

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Hello. Took some quick update pics today after adding some fish. At the moment all the fish are somewhat test dummies but they seem to be doing great since they are eating.

10 Ottos
8 Tiger Barbs
10 Rasboras
5 Buenos Aires Tetra (these are pretty large)
handful of random endlers

This is a very low maintenence tank with zero algae. I essentially just do 30% water change weekly and that's as far as the maintenance goes. No fertilization, no cleaning, no scraping etc. I do add co2 for the entire time that the light is on. The water still has a slight yellow tinge to it from the large amounts of driftwood...it's getting better though. Plants were not growing due to about 20-30 par so I decided to lower it a bit and now it's hovering around 35 par.

I am really enjoying this tank. It's literally a half hour conversation when someone walks into my place for the first time.

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That's just awesome!

Love it bro!
Sooooooooo jealous !
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Just came across this thread. I remember seeing this tank up for sale here and thinking that I was incredibly jealous of whoever got to look at it every day lol.

It's absolutely gorgeous and definitely ridiculous I will be following this thread, very curious to see what you do with it!
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Very nice! Any plans for emergent growth?
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