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The only thing I have from your list is a Tom's Mini Canister filter. Good for up to 20 gallons.
You been hiding that all this time you little creep!!! Lol
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ok, we really need to do a swap soon.....my tanks need to be trimmed and i don't want to throw any plants away.....see?

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You been hiding that all this time you little creep!!! Lol
Haha...It's been sitting in a box for months. I keep planning on using it for a planted tank or something but I haven't got around to it. It's a sweet little filter that's for sure. Not sure I want to trade it now that I think about it

Got enough Glosso Bill!? Jesus. haha
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Not sure I want to trade it now that I think about it
well, if you decide you want to.....i know a guy who would make a trade for it


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Got enough Glosso Bill!? Jesus. haha
yeah, i have a stem or two....lol funny thing is, you can't see the back of the tank from the pic, but it covers about 80% of my substrate....lol
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oh, and i started that glosso patch with about 20 tiny, single stems. i just think it likes me
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Bill,

If you want to throw a few glosso my way, I may try them in my metaframe.

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just a side note. that co2 splitter i got? the thing is awesome. takes a bit of tweaking to get things adjusted, especially on a 20ft run, but well worth the time and money spent
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What do you guys think....

Still thinking about what size tanks I wanna make with this 2mm glass. I'm likely only going to use these for raising fry, but plants are bound to find a home in some of them haha. But anyway...according to online glass thickness calculators, then maximum LxWxH I can safely build is 24x24x10(only filled 8 inches high). I might just be young and stupid but a 24x24x10 inch tank would be awesome! haha. But what size do you think would be practical? 12x12x10 is in my head and so is 24x12x10. The reason it can only be 10 inches high is because that's the maximum weight the glass can handle, but that's fine for me because I want the tanks to have a nice low profile to increase air/water surface area.

Let's hear you're thoughts or dimension idea's!
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I've also thought about a filtration system already If I go with a bunch of pretty small tanks, I want to "connect" them all with pvc U-tubes that will keep the water levels equal. Then I'll add a block of poret foam and all my other media into the last tank and then have a pump from the last tank into the first and the U-tubes will allow the water to flow between each one. Yes, if one U-tube got clogged I would be F'd, but I feel like I would notice it before it did any damage because I would start to see the level rising in one tank compared to the others.
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What do you guys think....

Still thinking about what size tanks I wanna make with this 2mm glass. I'm likely only going to use these for raising fry, but plants are bound to find a home in some of them haha. But anyway...according to online glass thickness calculators, then maximum LxWxH I can safely build is 24x24x10(only filled 8 inches high). I might just be young and stupid but a 24x24x10 inch tank would be awesome! haha. But what size do you think would be practical? 12x12x10 is in my head and so is 24x12x10. The reason it can only be 10 inches high is because that's the maximum weight the glass can handle, but that's fine for me because I want the tanks to have a nice low profile to increase air/water surface area.

Let's hear you're thoughts or dimension idea's!
I would make 12x12x8 terrariums for emersed growth. Building tanks scares me....lol
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The only thing I have from your list is a Tom's Mini Canister filter. Good for up to 20 gallons.
I think the Tom's canister is the one I have been thinking about getting. Maybe two because the tank is so long. Is the canister new or used? I'd be open to trading if you change your mind.

If you are making the tank a fry tank, why not make one long tank with dividers? Drill a couple of 1 or 2 inch holes in each baffle and use a bulkhead fitting with stainless mesh. You could go longer than 24" because the dividers would add support that would keep the glass from bowing.
I found hot tub fittings a while back, they may have been drains. They have a screen the would work well to keep each section's inhabitants separated.
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I think the Tom's canister is the one I have been thinking about getting. Maybe two because the tank is so long. Is the canister new or used? I'd be open to trading if you change your mind.

If you are making the tank a fry tank, why not make one long tank with dividers? Drill a couple of 1 or 2 inch holes in each baffle and use a bulkhead fitting with stainless mesh. You could go longer than 24" because the dividers would add support that would keep the glass from bowing.
I found hot tub fittings a while back, they may have been drains. They have a screen the would work well to keep each section's inhabitants separated.
Hmmm...one tank with dividers does sound nice. I guess the only thing it limits me from is changing stuff around like I could do with multiple small tanks. I believe the maximum length of the glass I have is 30 inches, so that would limit how many chambers I have as well.

The best part about these fry tanks is going to be that I'm going to have pleco fry and guppy fry in the same tanks. The pleco's will clean all the protein scum off the walls for me
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