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11-27-2013 09:12 AM
defiant Honestly I don't remember the exact dimensions. I actually made the dimensions fit the area the tank was going to be displayed in.
11-21-2013 05:35 AM
PJM
Measurements?

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ok so i finally finished my stand only because i needed it for my LFS anniversary tank layout contest.

I made the stand the same way as i did for my other tanks. the only difference is i made a frame around where the tank will be sitting and will fill it with white decorative sand. I only made it this way because the footprint of this tank is so thin that if i made it to the exact dimensions this thing will probably tip over.

also i didn't want to have wasted space.

i eneded up again using 3/4" birch wood and the bombay mahagony stain.



here is where i made that box. so the tank will sit inside here and i will fill all around it with decorative white sand or silica sand.


Awesome Stand and aquascape! Could you give measurement or do a youtube or forum on how you built it? Great idea with the sand and little stones!
05-10-2012 05:04 PM
ADA
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chris sorry for the late post but ive been so busy lately that i havent had time to logg on. my final plant selection in this tank was. Belem hairgras, marseila crenata, mini pelia, philipines trident fern, HC, needle leaf fern, petite nanas. the light that is on there was an off brand from my LFS it has 2 t5 HO bulbs 39w each. it sat about 4" from the top of the tank.
Heya brother.. how are you? Are you still keeping planted tanks? Is this tank still running? Its still the best 12g long imho. Seeing yours inspired me to get mine.

Hope all is well with you!
08-08-2011 09:15 AM
defiant chris sorry for the late post but ive been so busy lately that i havent had time to logg on. my final plant selection in this tank was. Belem hairgras, marseila crenata, mini pelia, philipines trident fern, HC, needle leaf fern, petite nanas. the light that is on there was an off brand from my LFS it has 2 t5 HO bulbs 39w each. it sat about 4" from the top of the tank.
07-29-2011 06:06 AM
chris.rivera3 awesome tank!! although the tank is with a new owner now, do you mind sharing what your final plant list was??? also what light is that?
07-29-2011 01:18 AM
Kosey929
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I had 2 Marineland LED strips (doublebright) running above mine, and I had lots of algae issues, even with pressurized Co2.. My plants were really crawling low on the substrate too, (an indicator that my light is high).. I have the tank under my window though, with the blinds always closed.. I'm wondering if there's still enough light leaking in through the blinds to cause this problem, because it's hard to imagine those LED lights being too much. Going to move the tank and see how things go after that.
I have two Marineland LED lights on my 56G planted tank - one is a double bright and the other is a reef compatible - and I've only had minor algae issues. I've been leaning towards one double bright for the 12 long, but have to admit I'm intrigued by the lights Defiant is using... What to do????

Sorry if I just hijacked...I'm still learning this forum stuff.
07-25-2011 02:19 AM
ADA
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thanks kosey...make sure you create a journal on here when you do start your journey....

just letting you know that i have been running 2 t5HO bulbs over this tank since i started it without any algae problems. some have said that T5HO bulbs are too much for this tank but ive had no problems with them.
I had 2 Marineland LED strips (doublebright) running above mine, and I had lots of algae issues, even with pressurized Co2.. My plants were really crawling low on the substrate too, (an indicator that my light is high).. I have the tank under my window though, with the blinds always closed.. I'm wondering if there's still enough light leaking in through the blinds to cause this problem, because it's hard to imagine those LED lights being too much. Going to move the tank and see how things go after that.
07-25-2011 12:41 AM
defiant
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Your tank is beautiful! I am in love with, and just purchased, the same tank. I just don't know what I'm going to do with it yet.

I love how you have chosen plants and rocks that are scaled well to the low height of the tank...and ultimately make it look larger. Thanks for the inspiration!
thanks kosey...make sure you create a journal on here when you do start your journey....

just letting you know that i have been running 2 t5HO bulbs over this tank since i started it without any algae problems. some have said that T5HO bulbs are too much for this tank but ive had no problems with them.
07-24-2011 11:06 PM
Kosey929 Your tank is beautiful! I am in love with, and just purchased, the same tank. I just don't know what I'm going to do with it yet.

I love how you have chosen plants and rocks that are scaled well to the low height of the tank...and ultimately make it look larger. Thanks for the inspiration!
07-24-2011 10:48 PM
defiant
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Grats on the 3rd place win!
thanks gray i havent forgotten about you and yes i do have your custom acrylic spray bars. You did pay the $40 for them a while back. im just trying to find the right box to fit it in and have it shipped out to you.

I have to stop my planted tanks for now but its not permanent. Ill be back into it in a few months untill i can get my housing situation finalized. then i plan to build me an ada gallery hahah
07-24-2011 09:15 AM
S&KGray Grats on the 3rd place win!
07-24-2011 02:05 AM
ADA
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i just let it grow without any trimming, i used PFertz on a daily basis. thats the beauty of the true belem hair grass
Yeah, it grows really uniformly huh.. really short. I have some, in my new tank but I only had a few tiny pieces, which I spread out. Hopefully it grows in.
07-24-2011 02:03 AM
defiant
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Wowwww.. I LOVE the pellia, and the belem grass.. How do you get it to grow so thick and nice?
i just let it grow without any trimming, i used PFertz on a daily basis. thats the beauty of the true belem hair grass
07-24-2011 02:02 AM
ADA Wowwww.. I LOVE the pellia, and the belem grass.. How do you get it to grow so thick and nice?
07-24-2011 01:59 AM
defiant Well here is my last update to this tank setup. sadly it has moved to another home and owner. I really had fun working with this tank and i hope that those of you that followed this thread enjoyed it as much as i did. recently it took 3rd place in our LFS planted tank show. hope you enjoy the pics.















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