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Aquascape No.6 - ADA 45P

Ive been putting almost all my time and energy into my next 120P aquascape and decided to knock down my small tank and set it up with a very low maintenance scape.

Ive been toying with setting up my nano as a low tech reef but keep reminding myself I really don't have the time. So to hopefully scratch the itch I put this scape together.











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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-18-2015, 10:19 PM
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Looks great! are those Buce's?
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Thanks. Yea it is a combination of Buce Brownie Red and Nana petite. All of them are just small frag cuts from larger plants. So they look a bit scraggly and the leaves are point every which way.

Just needs time now to fill in.

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awesome scape! I am going to be something very very similar to this very soon for a new home for my shrimp =). cant wait to see this tank mature!
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How did you make that nice purple background/back light?

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How did you make that nice purple background/back light?

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It is a waterproof LED strip adhered to the back edge of the stand. And on the same timer as the main lights. I just cut the strip to length. It was a fairly inexpensive purchase online.

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Very nice!

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Nice! I'm also interested in seeing the stand and the tank next to it. Heheh Are you using iron pipes for the stand?
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Blue LED on the front is a nice touch. I want to look into setting one up. Did you make it yourself?

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Nice! I'm also interested in seeing the stand and the tank next to it. Heheh Are you using iron pipes for the stand?
Its all part of my shelving/desk unit. It is made out of 1-1/2" galvanized pipe and 2" x 16" poplar shelves.



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Blue LED on the front is a nice touch. I want to look into setting one up. Did you make it yourself?
Yea that wasn't by design. I was surprised that the light was transmitted through the bottom pane of glass out the front.

The light was just a kit that could be trimmed to length. So basically out of 10' of light I only kept 18". Not a big deal as it was a really inexpensive kit.

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Its all part of my shelving/desk unit. It is made out of 1-1/2" galvanized pipe and 2" x 16" poplar shelves.


Niiiiice! Wow, that office space looks really awesome! I'm actually in the middle of a desk project that also uses iron pipes and 2" thick boards and I noticed them in your pic, so that's why I asked. I live in a small apt, so mine's on a way smaller scale. Lots of props on that, though. How did you join the pipes to the boards? I've seen flanges online, but I see that you haven't.
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The boards have holes drilled and slipped onto the pipes and are just resting on the elbow joints on the front. A pipe goes back off the Tee and has an elbow pointing up on the back which puts it at the same level. So the board rests on the two Tees in front and the two elbows in the back.

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Whoa simple and nice design! You must have some crazy drill to make a hole that big. Iron pipes, esp galvanized, are not cheap. Thanks for sharing that info though!
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Whoa simple and nice design! You must have some crazy drill to make a hole that big. Iron pipes, esp galvanized, are not cheap. Thanks for sharing that info though!
No way I could of made it myself. I have a handyman that has done stuff for us for years. So I designed it and he built it. It was a big project for sure. And yea there was a lot of complaining about stuff like "drilling these holes is hard". Apparently poplar is really tough stuff.

Nice thing is it appears to be pretty water proof. I spill on it all the time and just wipe it up with a towel with no water spots or damage.

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