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01-10-2016 06:25 AM
MABJ BeastMaster, what a fantastic looking tank you have!! Keep up the good work.

Say, being from Hawaii, do you keep any Opaes?
10-05-2015 04:32 PM
BeastMaster
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@BeastMaster, is that just a small tank you've converted into a sump? How do you have the intake(s) working? Just a siphon?

Tihsho, checkout "custom OTS filter for nano tank" for details & development. It's a sump I built from glass dividers that came w/ the tank (5 compartment betta tank) & yes, intakes are siphons. Needed 2 to match outflow.



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10-05-2015 02:38 PM
Tihsho @BeastMaster, is that just a small tank you've converted into a sump? How do you have the intake(s) working? Just a siphon?
10-05-2015 07:27 AM
Buu Anyone know an online shop that ships these tank to Canada?
05-23-2015 05:26 AM
BeastMaster Update since my post in Sep.
• flooded the tank & added sprigs of Monte Carlo to the HC groundcover
• added a bonsai driftwood piece that has B micrantha plantlets super glued to the canopy
• added a small colony of wild Neocardina davidii to keep algae under control
• OTS mattenfilter now powered by Ehiem compact 300 pump & plumbed w/Cal Aqua Labs glass lily pipes
• light source is provided by Finnex 18" Fugeray
• tank journal title changed from "Collage" to "iNewton"






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04-18-2015 02:50 AM
Zoomy Since this is a long damned thread and I'm lazy, anyone with a 38 or 50 gal DBP? I'm eyeballing these. I had been looking at the 38, since the hubby was not keen on me going with a 45g in the nano tank setup I'd originally been considering (mostly due to the added $$ of an all-in-one), but the 50g would still be cheaper than the 30g AIO and WAY cheaper than the 45 AIO...and he doesn't like the look of tanks that are only 12 front-to-back, as the 38 DBP is. I agree, so it looks like we'd be leaning towards the 50.
10-16-2014 12:20 AM
Couesfanatic I ran mine without a heater.
10-11-2014 03:31 AM
Andromeda01 Anyone here using a heater on their DB 3.2 gallon? If so what size/brand?

I have a Marineland 25 watt stealth on mine and there is too much fluctuation with the temp. It fluctuates from about 73.5 to 77.5. My guess is that happens because the heater is too big and heats up such a small volume of water too quickly before shutting off. Or maybe the heater is just faulty. Whatever the reason I'm looking for a new heater.

It's frustrating, the small heaters have no temp control and are unreliable while the reliable heaters are too big.
09-02-2014 12:12 AM
Couesfanatic Looks great! Let us know how the growth is with that light. It looks like the front to back spread is good. I've been thinking about switching my Beamswork for that finnex fugeray, but just for emersed growth stuff. Might be too much for submersed.

Here is my 10 gallon Deep Blue Professional tank. Stargrass and duckweed are the only plants currently. I have 8 CPD's in there, 1 Scarlet Badis, 1 Otto, 5-6 cherry shrimp and some pond snails. And thats a brine shrimp hatchery to the right of the tank. It requires no air pump or light. I feed these fish a mix of NLS and baby brine.

The floaters give a bit of a green tinge to the tank. I pull floaters out periodically and thin it up.

09-02-2014 12:01 AM
BeastMaster
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After a brief dry dock, will be using my old "Collage" tank and transforming into next years planted tank contest entry. I will be using the custom made OTS Mattenfilter (made from the tank dividers & lid) which will be modified to utilize a paintball CO2 system. I purchased a 18" Fugeray to replace the previous LED setup & will be using AquaSoil substrate (previous setup was w/o any substrate).

The plan is to DSM an HC lawn. The background planting will be pygmy chain sword. The DSM period will continue until just before the entry period. When the tank is finally flooded, will add accent plantings (driftwood pieces w/anubias & java ferns) to complete the scape. Hope this works, wish me luck!

Started DSM.




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08-26-2014 09:10 AM
BeastMaster
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Here is my update:
Nice tank! That's the look I'm going for except w/ pygmy chain sword along the back during DSM. Like your Beamswork LED but too wide for my OTS filter pipes so, went w/ Fugeray.

When the HC is planted, will post pics.
08-26-2014 07:14 AM
Couesfanatic Here is my update:
08-26-2014 04:18 AM
MABJ Good luck! Keep updating us with pictures.


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08-26-2014 01:40 AM
BeastMaster
Reincarnation

After a brief dry dock, will be using my old "Collage" tank and transforming into next years planted tank contest entry. I will be using the custom made OTS Mattenfilter (made from the tank dividers & lid) which will be modified to utilize a paintball CO2 system. I purchased a 18" Fugeray to replace the previous LED setup & will be using AquaSoil substrate (previous setup was w/o any substrate).

The plan is to DSM an HC lawn. The background planting will be pygmy chain sword. The DSM period will continue until just before the entry period. When the tank is finally flooded, will add accent plantings (driftwood pieces w/anubias & java ferns) to complete the scape. Hope this works, wish me luck!
07-02-2014 12:50 PM
MABJ Nice good luck with cycling! Keep us posted here.
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