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post #61 of 80 (permalink) Old 03-27-2013, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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This is a sweet little tank you put together on the cheap, classic MABJ style. I think the light looks really cool hanging like that, really completes the overall aesthetic. Will look even better once the moss grows in.
Haha thank you very much!

I'll be breaking my style soon on an ADA tank.

I can't wait till it gets bushy.

The biggest piece of wood still has air logged in it, so it is light in the water, if that makes sense. I'm waiting on it to officially sink.

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I'm creating my style, I think. I'm actually pretty much starting over, now that I've learned so much on this forum suddenly my old tanks and equipment seem inferior. I'm selling off everything and starting fresh with my DBP 18" tank. We should get that Pimp club started if possible as you mentioned in a post somewhere I read. I love Nano tanks, and can't wait to see it come together. It will be a slow, anxious process. I think I'm going to go ahead and at least toss in my substrate and let it start cycling. I'll start a journal tonight.

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Looks very nice

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I'm creating my style, I think. I'm actually pretty much starting over, now that I've learned so much on this forum suddenly my old tanks and equipment seem inferior. I'm selling off everything and starting fresh with my DBP 18" tank. We should get that Pimp club started if possible as you mentioned in a post somewhere I read. I love Nano tanks, and can't wait to see it come together. It will be a slow, anxious process. I think I'm going to go ahead and at least toss in my substrate and let it start cycling. I'll start a journal tonight.
Definitely, definitely keep me posted.

I'll get to making the pimp club! I'll ask somewhatshocked if he'll be pimp #1 since his pictures inspired me to get it.

I developed into realizing there is are fine lines between expensive, too expensive and good quality.

I only learned it about two years ago, but since then I've been trying to buy the most valuable things that are worth their weight in their utility value.

Aqua scaping materials are my favorite to drop big bucks on lol. The better materials you have to work with, the better head start you have to looking awesome.

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Looks very nice
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Let's do the pimp club for sure. Jake is the man, bringing these tanks to us in full force. Your build was/is awesome, I've seen several others. I want in early on the list, #3 would be cool. I'm hoping to take mine slow and make it epic! Thanks pal, keep it up

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Since the kind kick in the butt, I rearranged and finished the lid for this.

The logs only just sank, so they're still a little buoyant. I'll take a picture soon. I also purchased this light. Amazon.com: Solar Flare Micro Gooseneck 6700k Led Light: Pet Supplies
I'm super happy I found it. It *SHOULD* be perfect for this little tank.

I've put a few mosses in here, but not so many my girlfriend needs to worry about trimming.
i'm a little late to this party, but i'm glad i read through the thread. my LFS has several solar flare fixtures, and i've been eyeing them and wondering. I never seem to remember to look them up at home after i've left, though!

that is a nice looking light, on a nice looking tank. My wife seems to be OK with me buying a large tank (in fact we had a conversation about turing a non support wall into a big tank) but i really think i'm falling in love with nano tanks.
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i'm a little late to this party, but i'm glad i read through the thread. my LFS has several solar flare fixtures, and i've been eyeing them and wondering. I never seem to remember to look them up at home after i've left, though!

that is a nice looking light, on a nice looking tank. My wife seems to be OK with me buying a large tank (in fact we had a conversation about turing a non support wall into a big tank) but i really think i'm falling in love with nano tanks.
Nano tanks rule! I'd love to start a big rack for them. I know I'll do a wall of shrimp tanks some day

Thanks for the compliment. The only thing they overlooked was the on/off switch.

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Cool looking tank! I love nano tanks That's my thing! LOL
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Cool looking tank! I love nano tanks That's my thing! LOL
Same here thanks. I like the way it turned out. Exactly how I pictured it.

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Sure I'll do one tonight.

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It actually took longer to update, but I bring EXCITING updates.

There were two shrimp berried, and perhaps one has dropped her eggs, but one truly did give birth.

I know this is only a .5g, but I will let them breed out to the fullest extent. At any given time, I can only see a few shrimp, so it suggests there is a lot of hiding places. In order to photograph them, I did a feeding time photo shoot.

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(See any babies?!)
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(The berried mama is yet to be done birthing. She has maybe 4 left to give off. Their eyes are huge!)
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The numbers SEEM overpopulated, but the tank is super healthy and visibly it is NOT. Very confusing.

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Niiiiccceee!!! Your Rili's are looking good, now with Babies! Awesome update MABJ!

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Thanks! They're my girlfriend's now. I just have to teach her how/when and how much to feed.

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