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post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-20-2014, 03:45 AM
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You have the tank that I'm hoping to get in the future. I want to hang my Finnex Led too but I don't have space to hang it since the tank is more like a divider in my room.
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post #17 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-27-2014, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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Conduit light hanger coming together.
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Nice looking hanger!

Curious why you decided to hang it rather that rest it on the tank rim?
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Not quite sure...

Because I think it looks cool I suppose.
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Light hung.
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post #22 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 05:50 AM
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Love the mr aqua 17.1!

Also, once you're set up, you should join the 60P Club. We're welcome.
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post #23 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 03:05 AM Thread Starter
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Slow and steady.

Substrate added...
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post #24 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 03:08 AM
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nice idea with the cinder blocks.

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Nice tank build. Like the light hanging ideas. I used cinder blocks under a tank stand (Ikea besta) before. They actually saved my tank from a flood. Anyways, following
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post #26 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-04-2014, 11:57 PM Thread Starter
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Apparently reading forums and watching YouTube videos does not make me a master aquascaper...

What do you think?

Ok?
Loose the pebble river?
Keep the pebble river?
Start over?

Still deciding on a carpet plant.
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post #27 of 49 (permalink) Old 03-05-2014, 12:34 AM
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More plants, first off. Not sure what to say about the hardscape... not masterful, I'd agree, but hardly ugly. Most of us have a long way to go before approaching "masterful"...

I can't tell if that's anubias on the left, but if so, get the roots out of the substrate and tie it to a rock. Anubias roots feed by pulling nutrients directly from the water and don't like being buried. They'll be ok for a while, because they're super hardy, but eventually start to die.
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I agree with the comment about the Abubias roots above.

And yeah, you're right, the light does look cooler hanging than it does sitting on the tank! Also gives you ability to raise and lower it I suppose.
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Thanks for the advice regarding Anubias.
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My Mr. Aqua 17.1 (MMA17)

Your Anubias will be fine so long as the rhizome is above the substrate. Depending on what substrate you're using you might even use a root tab under it. I've had Anubias planted in similar ways that have flourished for several years & continue to do so. That is also how many people grow Anubias while emersed too. I've got several varieties of four different Anubias species in my emersed tanks, probably 25+ individual plants, all in a substrate mixture that is mostly soil based with rhizomes just above the surface of the substrate.


Although, while submersed I usually prefer to plant them somewhere that the roots will have room to grow super long! It's one of my favorite features of these plants!
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