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post #31 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 05:04 PM
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That could work, how many gallons? Does it have seams? Don't put too much pressure on the seams, tanks aren't built to be on a tilt.

When I moved my 90 gallon I kept 6 inches of water so I could keep the fish in it...BAD IDEA!! Giggle. two months later one of the seams burst in the middle of the night from the stress of the move. Amazingly all the fish lived! I had enough other tanks to house the fish until I could fix the tank.
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That could work, how many gallons? Does it have seams? Don't put too much pressure on the seams, tanks aren't built to be on a tilt.

When I moved my 90 gallon I kept 6 inches of water so I could keep the fish in it...BAD IDEA!! Giggle. two months later one of the seams burst in the middle of the night from the stress of the move. Amazingly all the fish lived! I had enough other tanks to house the fish until I could fix the tank.
It's just your standard 5.5g AGA so i think it will be fine. It'll only have about a gallon in it during the move...just enough to keep the plants content.
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post #33 of 42 (permalink) Old 12-30-2008, 06:20 PM
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Can you get a better pic of how you have your lighting? I have the same tank and was thinking of doing the same thing, but didn't know how it would work. Currently have the stock light and a NO florescent I had laying around over the tank.

I like the zoomed filter I am thinking of getting one as well so I will be following your thread to see how it performs.

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I moved my 20H planted with the hairgrass carpet still planted. (I pulled the taller stems) Nothing moved. I sucked out all the water I could (there was still a bit above the substrate though) I think what helped me is I have a piece of driftwood that runs 75% of the length of the tank horizontally and the bottom portion of the wood is half-buried in the substrate. This most likely held the upper portion in the back in place and didn't allow it to move forward covering the hairgrass. So I guess if you didn't have anything planted in the middle you could put some sort of temporary rockwall in the tank in the middle to stop the substrate from moving too much.


also, I do like your new DW setup. I think some flame moss on the wood would look great!
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Merk1 99- I have this tank and have a Current 18W x 2 that fits perfectly on it.

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It looks sharp!
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post #38 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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The tank is falling prey to it's first algae bloom, here's what I'm dealing with:



It looks to me like bga, but it's kind of brownish too. Any advice on this stuff? I'm thinking a blackout would be beneficial.
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post #39 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-10-2009, 10:28 PM
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diatom maybe?..
put about 10-15 RCS, WC, then blackout for 3 days..
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post #40 of 42 (permalink) Old 01-12-2009, 03:57 PM
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Tank is looking good.
I bought the Zoo Med 501 and is working great. The only wish list for the filter is would like to adjust the flow for a little less and the fittings are not real snug. Any suggestions! It seems like the perfect little canister for small to 15G tanks. Where did you mount your spray bar. Oh since where ours is located it does not have room at the back to hold the filter so I just ordered the holder for it. Have a beautiful orange bungee cord holding it on in the meantime. Glad I ran into your thread to see you running this little guy.
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I cut both the spray bar and intake a few I inches short, then mounted them vertically next to one another the way you would arrange lillies. Flow is even throughout, all the glosso leaves sway gently no matter where. I'm thinking it's a perfect fit for the 4 gallon, though maybe too little if it were more densely planted.
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Looking at your Pics that was my guess on mounting. So much nicer than a HOB, just real clean. Maybe this is the beginning of the 501 revolution LOL

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