|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|05-22-2012 03:42 AM|
Originally Posted by knuggs View Post
Hey knuggs, yes I am! I finally got it planted properly about 2 weeks ago. No crypt melt what so ever on this tank. Guess crypts don't always melt...
|03-30-2012 02:27 AM|
|knuggs||Are you still working on this tank? I love crypt jungles! I did it with my 40b main tank Nice job building your own tank!|
|12-22-2011 04:45 AM|
Originally Posted by HolyAngel View Post
Secondly, I'm not using the t5's on this setup. The LED fixture that I'm using will be controlled by an Arduino that I'm building and programming to run from dawn to dusk and I can control the brightness via code. I will also control the signal for the co2 solenoid via the arduino, so if the arduino looses power, neither the co2 or lights will come on. Total cost is about 40$ and a few hours of simple programming ( I already use the arduino programming environment for work.
This is an experiment, btw.
|12-17-2011 02:37 PM|
|HolyAngel||T5's will be waaaaay too much light on this tank unless you have no reflector and have them raised a foot+ off the top.. I'd honestly go with t8's instead, or led's, but less LEDs than you stated. I have a 15gal with this exact size with similar setup and ya, even with pressurized co2 2 t5's is asking for an algea farm. Other than that the tank and rest of the setup sounds good, good luck!|
|12-17-2011 02:16 PM|
Originally Posted by pagemee View Post
|12-17-2011 06:48 AM|
|Da Plant Man||
Originally Posted by fishykid1 View Post
Thats cool. I would have rather built mine for the experience rather than buy it. Yours looks great! :thumbsup
|12-17-2011 04:40 AM|
|pagemee||Building you own tank is brave. I would always doubt my seams, but looks good. Post your progress for us learners. My tank requires feedback, no advice yet. http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/ta...ed-pretty.html|
|12-17-2011 12:03 AM|
Originally Posted by Da Plant Man View Post
|12-16-2011 11:19 PM|
|Da Plant Man||
Yay! I think my 15g is the same dimensions. I picked it up for $10 at a thrift store, I derimmed it, and now I am going to make it into a terrarium
We gotta have more pics than it just sitting outside. Can't wait!
|12-16-2011 10:23 PM|
|fishykid1||Won't be running till after Christmas, but there will be setup pictures.|
|12-16-2011 07:39 PM|
|.Mko.||looks good cant wait to see you set it up =)|
|12-16-2011 07:16 PM|
Fishykid's 15G Self-Built rimless - Self built Fun
You would think 3 tanks is enough in the 12X13 foot bedroom of mine, but nope. I enjoy my aquatic friends way to much to keep it there.
This tank won't cost much at all to setup because I already have all of the equipment, just need the substrate.
Tank: Home-built rimless tank (24X12X12) - great demensions
Filter: Fluval 205
Light: DIY LED fixture (12X Cree xpg CW, 5X Cree XPE RB- will be dimmed) or 2X24W t5 (I have both)
Substrate: For now Seachem Flourite from other tanks. I will likely switch to mostly black diamond sand later
C. wendtii 'green'
C. Wendtii 'bronze'
Moss - can't decide which sp.
10X Rummy Nose Tets
1X Male Featherfin - I need a couple females
~XX Red cherry shrimp
This is the tank I built before I brought it inside - hadn't cleaned up any edges - filled and sat for 5 days - no leaks
I still need to build the stand for it, but it's going to be a simple 2X4 stained stand...nothing fancy like the last few I've made.