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post #46 of 153 (permalink) Old 04-02-2014, 05:07 AM Thread Starter
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So, got some stuff done today.

Started the stand. Gonna be all one long one that holds both tanks side by side. Here's a preview.



Also... Switched the rock around. It was just annoying me. This happens when you don't plan and sit with your hardscape for a while... But its much better this way... Love the overhangs and crevaces... So do the fish.

Sakura cherries will be here tomorrow



And lastly... I added another reactor. I took a nylon filter sock and cut a tiny hole for the inner tube of the maxmix. The nylon catches a lot of bubbles. My diffusion rates are much better now and flow wasnt depleted as much as I though it might be.



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Nice 20l setup!
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I keep seeing these journals with large tanks and awesome aquascapes. It makes me really want to take the plunge and go for a large rimless. Nice job on the scape man. I like the dark white contrast and the wedge of the driftwood in between the rocks. Just curious, what are you doing/using to keep your water so clear? Purigen?
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I keep seeing these journals with large tanks and awesome aquascapes. It makes me really want to take the plunge and go for a large rimless. Nice job on the scape man. I like the dark white contrast and the wedge of the driftwood in between the rocks. Just curious, what are you doing/using to keep your water so clear? Purigen?
Thanks man!

I want a larger rimless in the future as well. Plan on having 2 90g or so rimless tanks side by side when I buy s house.

This is just a 20L.. As for the water, i just have a low bio load and have a ehiem 2217 filter. It provides a lot of filtration. I had originally bought it for a 55g but it does an awesome job on this tank!



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Stand is coming along nicely. Can't wait to get these tanks on it. The colors of the reef beside the planted tank is gonna pop.

Still a few layers if paint and primer to go

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very nice craftsmanship! hehe wish I was more experienced with that kind of stuff.
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Thanks!

haha, its not as hard as it looks. Measure twice cut once, use wood puddy and sand the heck out of it... I kinda just learn as I go lol. had a sculpture class in college that taught me a bit though.


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So... I Finally finished the stand. Got both tanks side by side and I'm loving it so far. Heres some pictures.


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very beautiful, and love the contrast!
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Very beautiful tanks. First time I see both tanks displaying side by side. Thank you. Very nice.
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Wow! That is an awesome setup. Great great update. Do share more pictures when you get a chance!
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very beautiful, and love the contrast!
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Very beautiful tanks. First time I see both tanks displaying side by side. Thank you. Very nice.
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Wow! That is an awesome setup. Great great update. Do share more pictures when you get a chance!
Thank you all for the kind words! I am happy with the way it turned out... almost exactly as I pictured it. I would like to move the tanks flush beside each other in the center but i know ill spill water on the outside the second I do haha.

I'll get some nice pictures soon. Probably do a nice video soon as well.


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New Video of the tank, not sure how to embed it here... so here's the link.

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Very nice tanks and video! I watched a few on your channel... awesome job!
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