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This is gonna be cool.
Gotta love the simplicity in the construstion. no special substrate, no expensive lights. i agree with steven though, this is gonna be a tough scape to get a good looking heighth to.

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Here is what I hope to have when I am done.

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wow, nice photoshopping.it will look cool if you can get it to look like that.

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LOL. That is some great PS work! Good that you have a vision for this tank. It will keep it from becoming a stem field.

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Good that you have a vision for this tank. It will keep it from becoming a stem field.
Thats my greatest fear. When the project gets close to Go-Time I usually get way too excited and lose sight of my plan.

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yes, I do have the same tank, Bought it as a terrarium at first with a screen enclosure on top and a chamelion inside. But was made of 1/4 glass, chamelion eventually died,and I turned it in to a planted tank ( the 1/4 tank broke when I was putting water in it to fill it up, hey they didn't tell me it wouldn't hold full water) so they re-made it out of 3/8 glass. You may want to run a 2x4 across the center of the bottom of the tank, thats what I did. I don't have a canopy on mine, but after seeing yours I just may build one for it...... let me know if you have any heat issues.

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Looks good Brad...Plants and water on saturday then?
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Looks good Brad...Plants and water on saturday then?
Kurt, I plan to go buy out Tims Anubias and Crypt stock, and a large part of his driftwood stock.

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That'll work. XD

Good for your low-lighting too.

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That'll work. XD

Good for your low-lighting too.
Steven, I agree. I have come to the understanding that I will not have an Amano or Chong looking tank without CO2, and thats not somthing that I have the time nor money to do right now. So I am going with things that I know I can grow well (who cant ) and I may get some other stuff in the future to cover more of the open area in the tank. But for now, my vision is a lot of Anubias, Crypts and Swords... with some Marselia Minuta for a foreground cover if I can find any.
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cool! really massive! i was suprised when my 12" cube arrived at how big it was

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Nice work on the stand and good stuff with AHS and an Eheim filter. At first I thought I saw a Cobalt Discus around that Anubias, but it must of been my imagination.

DIY stands are definately the way to go to save a little and make sure they are solid. That will look great with a bunch of Endlers scooting around. BTW, which Eheim did you get, an Ecco?





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Nice work on the stand and good stuff with AHS and an Eheim filter. At first I thought I saw a Cobalt Discus around that Anubias, but it must of been my imagination.

DIY stands are definately the way to go to save a little and make sure they are solid. That will look great with a bunch of Endlers scooting around. BTW, which Eheim did you get, an Ecco?
You're right about the Discus

The Eheim is the ECCO 2234 model. I actually just turned it on about an hour ago. Tank seems to be clearing up nicely. Flicked the lights on to get an idea as well.



EDIT: I don't know why the stand and canopy look so different in color. They're really not. Must be the angle of the camera or the flash or somthing.

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Just got done planting. The water clouded up terribly again but thats expected with planting the tank.

Its hard to see but there are 5 rather large chunks of Driftwood in there with Anubias ties all over them.
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did u plant all that with the water in?
i cannot plant unless the water is out

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