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02-14-2014 09:32 PM
somewhatshocked kirk: Slowly! To say the least.

I've moved around a bunch and the tank is currently sitting dry in my bedroom. I have a scape I like sketched out and have been making final plans for the kind of shrimp I want.

Now that the worst of winter weather is over, I need to set things in motion.
02-13-2014 06:44 PM
kirk How's that twelve coming along?
11-07-2013 12:29 PM
somewhatshocked Honestly, it was nice for me to go back to the beginning of this tank. Motivated me a bit more to get the new setup finalized!

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Oh awesome jake thanks for the info! I totally missed the first post and was wondering what the dremel was for haha.
11-07-2013 03:28 AM
Psiorian
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Yep, if you read the journal, you'll see they're ZooMed.

This: "There's non-slip grippy stuff beneath each stand and each of those storage baskets is filled with heavy crap like fertilizer and cans of paint."

They're placed on shelves, held in place by non-slip shelf liner, weighted down by the storage baskets. If you look at the very post post in the journal, you'll see a reversed example.
Oh awesome jake thanks for the info! I totally missed the first post and was wondering what the dremel was for haha.
11-06-2013 09:12 PM
somewhatshocked Yep, if you read the journal, you'll see they're ZooMed.

This: "There's non-slip grippy stuff beneath each stand and each of those storage baskets is filled with heavy crap like fertilizer and cans of paint."

They're placed on shelves, held in place by non-slip shelf liner, weighted down by the storage baskets. If you look at the very post post in the journal, you'll see a reversed example.
11-06-2013 06:57 PM
Psiorian
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Finally Dremeled out the back of the shelving unit and placed the stands:



You like that blur? Someone had a bit too much espresso.



As you can see, it's going to hold up nicely. Just need to cut the chain to size and we'll be good to go. That's as high as the arms extend but I'm sure I'll be fine on flexibility.

There's non-slip grippy stuff beneath each stand and each of those storage baskets is filled with heavy crap like fertilizer and cans of paint.

Also put some grippy shelf liner beneath the tank.

Received my final bag of Azoo Plant Grower Bed and a bit of Marsilea minuta today so hope to get a rough scape going tonight. Anubias, C. parva, Marsilea minuta, bit of fissidens or other moss behind the rocks. May hold out to see if Gordon gets Bacopa australis in this weekend before settling on a scape.

If anyone has thoughts on plants, feel free to chime in. Not settled on these and am open.

Thanks for reading,

Jake
I just had a quick question. Based on this picture it looks like you used those zoomed light stands?

When you said dremel out the shelves and placed the stands... Where did you put the base of the stand? Under the tank on the shelf?
10-19-2013 02:31 PM
somewhatshocked Now that I'm all moved, I'm getting ready to set this tank back up. Rather than stone, I'll be using large pieces of driftwood, ADA Aqua Soil and such.

Adding a black background today and getting things leveled. Hope to have photos of the hardscape soon.
08-31-2013 09:42 PM
somewhatshocked I wish I had enough to sell! Maybe some day.

I've got a bunch of berried females, so maybe next year I'll be able to sell some.
08-31-2013 07:06 PM
Bananariot You should sell me some of those SSS cbs ;D since you netted them out already
08-31-2013 02:31 PM
somewhatshocked I should not be allowed to spend so much time on this forum. Because every time I check out a tank journal, I want to try something different with this tank.

The latest idea involves picking up some DIY mesh covering from Bulk Reef Supply and using this tank to house a school of 15-20 of my Corydoras habrosus. I'd use Aquasoil, Anubias, Crypts, driftwood and keep it simple.

Guess we'll see what sort of wild ideas I come up with over the next couple weeks.
08-30-2013 06:04 PM
somewhatshocked It's already been torn down in preparation for the re-scape. but there are any number of ways to suspend it. If you look through this journal (posts 50-60 or so), you should see photos.

Just attach a couple segments of chain to an S-hook.
08-30-2013 05:28 PM
londonloco Jake, can you do me a big favor? I need a up close and personal pic of how you suspended the light from the hanging tree. I hate to beat this to death, but I'm having a problem visualizing it.
08-29-2013 07:11 PM
somewhatshocked Four hours later, 99% of the shrimp are removed, most of the plants removed, yadda yadda:



Actually put the plants back in the tank after all the shrimp were removed because I need a place to keep them until the rescape takes place. Counted more than 50 Anubias. Insanity.
08-28-2013 01:57 AM
sacme
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By slowly dripping them into the new tank. If parameters are close, it usually only takes an hour or so. If they're off? I'll drip for 4-6 hours if necessary.
Thanks, slowly learning more about the little critters
08-27-2013 08:58 PM
SevenportsJohn
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By slowly dripping them into the new tank. If parameters are close, it usually only takes an hour or so. If they're off? I'll drip for 4-6 hours if necessary.
Good man.
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