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12-15-2012 01:34 PM
Crob5965 well the wife had the baby so I'm off work until the new year and hopefully I'll have a sump/refugium and canopy by the time I go back to work
12-10-2012 11:23 AM
Crob5965
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Here's mine, there's a build thread with newer pics in there.



very interesting do you have any more pictures?
12-10-2012 08:18 AM
Assassynation Here's mine, there's a build thread with newer pics in there.

12-10-2012 05:13 AM
halffrozen My old 40GB setup.

Now it is a shellie tank.

12-10-2012 03:52 AM
Crob5965 Thanks for the kind words on my Tank I cant wait to start work on the Canopy and the sump/refugium

I'll post more pics in the next couple of weeks
12-09-2012 10:29 PM
Crob5965 this isnt mine but it's the one I used to build mine from, hope it helps
in addition if you PM me your E-mail I can send you some plans for a sump
12-09-2012 10:23 PM
Crob5965
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Very nice look you got goin there Crob! I will be doing a similar scape in a sense. Thinking wood on one side, rocks on the other, but probably less than what you have. Hoping to let the plants fill in more of the rest, and by doing it in a mid-tech tank (medium lighting, no co2, but dosing excel+ferts if I can get away with it) I hope to see moderate growth rates, not so slow that I get bored, but not fast enough to where it becomes problematic for me.

Thanks for the pics!
-Scott
yeah the growth rate in this tank is a little slow but not too bad
the tank in the background is my Dirted tank and it's hard to keep up with it
12-09-2012 10:21 PM
scbrooks87 Very nice look you got goin there Crob! I will be doing a similar scape in a sense. Thinking wood on one side, rocks on the other, but probably less than what you have. Hoping to let the plants fill in more of the rest, and by doing it in a mid-tech tank (medium lighting, no co2, but dosing excel+ferts if I can get away with it) I hope to see moderate growth rates, not so slow that I get bored, but not fast enough to where it becomes problematic for me.

Thanks for the pics!
-Scott
12-09-2012 04:00 PM
Crob5965
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I really love the look of your tank, with the white substrate and clean lines. It really sets the tone nicely.

As for recommending more LEDS - tough to say since you don't specify what you're using now, but if it were me, adding more light would cause me to consider how much more maintenance I'd put upon myself. More light = more growth = more messing...just my .01

:-)
I bought a cheap knock off of the Marineland 36"
The brand is beamworks 120 LED w/ 9 moonlights
It's supposed to put out 10K


I moved it to the front of the tank and like how it looks it shadows the back a little but it also helps hide wires and air lines quite nicely


I used to have 3 DIY cfls like your tank and loved it but the wife wanted a cleaner look I might put them back when I build my canopy


I love your planted tank my 55 was supposed to look like that but I'm not really happy with it
12-09-2012 03:18 PM
m00se I really love the look of your tank, with the white substrate and clean lines. It really sets the tone nicely.

As for recommending more LEDS - tough to say since you don't specify what you're using now, but if it were me, adding more light would cause me to consider how much more maintenance I'd put upon myself. More light = more growth = more messing...just my .01

:-)
12-09-2012 03:04 PM
Crob5965 These are from today I think the tank is about 3 months old now I'm still looking for the pictures of the stand I will post them as soon as I find them.
I will be adding the Canopy over the Xmas Holidays and will add pics of that also.
Was wondering if anyone thinks I should add another 36" LED or would that be too much
12-07-2012 02:25 AM
scbrooks87 By the way... I think the foreground plant (too new to know what it is) should have been trimmed better. It's kind of overgrown!
12-07-2012 02:24 AM
scbrooks87
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Oh if only they stayed that way for long! I see these guys do their contests where they go into the event, set up their elaborate gorgeous layouts that look like something that should be in a museum, get judged, tear down and go home all in one day!! That tank you posted looks like one of them. Keeping the white sand separate from the black would be a challenge, especially with animals in the tank. Beautiful though!
While that is the case for most tanks, I agree... I am please to report... it lasted at least two whole months!! hahaha.

That pic was from 4/30/05...

This pic is from 6/25/05:


But yes.... most showcase tanks were for competition purpose, go up once, and sadly get ripped down. LAME!

-Scott
12-07-2012 01:40 AM
m00se
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Originally Posted by scbrooks87 View Post
(PIC Removed) I really like the way this was scaped... Just found it online. I want to do something similar with mine, but the white sand area would be quite a bit smaller. I just think it looks so cool to have that "river" of white sand in there.


-Scott
Oh if only they stayed that way for long! I see these guys do their contests where they go into the event, set up their elaborate gorgeous layouts that look like something that should be in a museum, get judged, tear down and go home all in one day!! That tank you posted looks like one of them. Keeping the white sand separate from the black would be a challenge, especially with animals in the tank. Beautiful though!
12-07-2012 01:29 AM
Kayen
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Thanks for the props, guys...always a work in progress! That's the fun isn't it?!

Kayen, I think you mean this one:

http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/my...e_verticillata

That plant grows explosively and propagates via runners. If I neglect it for 2+ weeks I have to get it out from behind spray pipes, the intakes, off the tank edges. I love it's looks though.

I would love to look at your tank(s) but I have a DNS block on my work machine that won't let me see photobucket pix. Draconian things...
Awesome, I'm going to find some cheap hanging planter in my corner and find some of that and let it grow out over the top of hte tank and see how she goes... thanks!
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