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|06-02-2013 06:16 AM|
|Gmonsta13||your tank looks amazing. *inspired* and you might've just solved my tubing problems|
|12-31-2012 05:31 AM|
|Ben.||That's some thick substrate! two, three inches?|
|12-31-2012 04:56 AM|
|MrManana||Did the stand used to hold your light come with the fixture? If not could you link the stand to me? I've been looking every where for something similar.|
|08-07-2012 07:46 AM|
I haven't updated my journal but to make sure the 5/8" to 1/2" tube conversion didn't leak I put a rubber band on the outside and made sure it was twisted tightly. Right now though I've moved the fauna over to a new 25g tank and I'll be making a new journal for that shortly. The tank now has just a HOB filter and plenty o' shrimps
One thing I would recommend if you like the look of stainless steel pipes is this thread I saw on the buy/sell board. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...d.php?t=185620
It's some really awesome looking pipes that are more flexible than ADA's version - the intake with shrimp prefilter is great (ADA's version would still suck up baby shrimps as it's big enough openings). And assuming you don't need crazy flow, I would get the cross cut flow which looks sweet and it'll still provide a fast enough current. I haven't tried these pipes but their price is so much better than ADAs and they look basically the same (if not better). I would choose these if I were going for aluminum pipes. Good luck!
|08-06-2012 11:01 PM|
i would use some heat shrink on there, if you are still iffy. Tanks looks good though
|08-06-2012 04:22 PM|
Fusiongt - first of all I love your tank. I'm just about to start my first true planted tank.
I'm getting the bits and pieces together.
It's my only tank that I've had for years and has been ultra stable as a fish tank but the plants I added did the usual 2 months or so then died as there was no thought to providing what they needed.
Tank is Juwel Vision bow fronted 260lts with internal filter.
I want to add an external filter for more filtration and flow.
I like the look of your Metal jet pipe and Lily pipe.
Could you do me a massive favour and advise the internal and external diameter of these pipes.
I will be adding an Eheim Ecco Pro 300. It says hose size is 12mm diameter. I don't know if that is outside or inside diameter.
I can get hold of high spec stainless tube in 1/2" outside diameter. (I expect I would need to get the thin walled stuff though). If the sizes are about right I can bend it myself, drill or slot cut the inlet and make some sort of diffuser for the outlet. Also means I can use compression fittings and full bore ball valves for ease of use and maintenance.
|03-05-2012 12:46 AM|
|dragonsong93||This is a really beautiful tank...the aquascaping is just perfect|
|03-05-2012 12:15 AM|
|trueblu8||I love your tank.|
|03-02-2012 02:50 PM|
|Naisi||I'm speechless, what an awesome setup you have. And the photo's are breathtaking. Great job!!!!|
|03-02-2012 07:31 AM|
Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s View Post
|03-01-2012 04:26 PM|
|GMYukonon24s||Great looking fish and tank. How do you like your filter?|
|03-01-2012 04:19 PM|
|Volkswagen||Excellent tank and photos.|
|03-01-2012 05:15 AM|
Originally Posted by frrok View Post
So in short, I use the hard sponge because I don't have to clean it as much
|02-29-2012 10:13 PM|
Originally Posted by fusiongt View Post
by the way, your tank and pics look awesome.
|02-29-2012 10:06 PM|
Originally Posted by Kernowmcrae View Post
Originally Posted by frrok View Post
If you scroll up (or go here http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...ml#post1628932) you'll see some notes on the DIY screen top as well as a link to the thread I looked at describing how to do it. I like the aluminum screen top because it goes with the aluminum intake pipe.
For the aluminum intake pipe, I bought it at the physical Aqua Forest store but they also have it online here: http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...cPath=76_26_44
It's really well made and I like it a lot. I haven't taken pictures lately but next time I do I'll try to isolate it. I added 2 hard sponge prefilters (as opposed to soft prefilters like the fluval edge kind that just get sucked up into the filter killing the flow) and it's worked well with no baby shrimps getting sucked up.
One other thing to consider is another of ADA's metal pipes that said to be for outflow (I've never seen it in action it looks more like an inflow) and that's here: http://www.thegreenmachineonline.com...pe-p-1-outflow
I really wanted one but my local stores can't get it to me for cheap but it looks pretty darn cool!
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