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spyke 08-22-2011 07:38 PM

Spyke's Iwagumi Mini M! (DIY stand & lights) really this is just a teaser. so.....

So there will be no pics or super important specs that all you crazy fish/plant/shrimp geeks (like me) must know.

But here are some less formal and structured details for the tank to come.

ok, its an ADA mini m...duh

scape is going to be iwagumi scape with ohko stones YAY!
probably just hc, glosso, and possibly dhg as plants go.

probably s grade crs or ss grade cbs...maybe even super green babaultis if i can find any. and maybe ember tetras, i really want half red tetras ...but those are like super impossible to find. or neon green rasboras if i get the green shrimps.

paintball c02

uhh...ada multi type amazonia(new)

diy 26w light fixture and light stand.

refurbished and painted stand. (looks legit now)not like it was made in the 80s...(cuz it was)

and it will sit right next to my ever changing 40B iwagumi.

ok that's all for now.

NeonFlux 08-22-2011 07:48 PM

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I can't wait for the updates.. You teaser!!

spyke 08-23-2011 03:19 AM

bwah haha ha ha.....

got the last parts for my light tonight and m first package containing my filter did not arrive today...oh well all 3 boxes will show up tomorrow...while i'm at school for 10+ least it will be cool to come home to a bunch of ADA awesomeness.

Kitty_Kitsch 08-23-2011 04:29 AM

-O- you jerk! You totally got me...

shrimpnmoss 08-23-2011 04:49 AM


demonr6 08-23-2011 02:46 PM

-2 for extreme let down.


redeem yourself quickly!

spyke 08-23-2011 03:08 PM

tonight my fishy will be satisfied. and yess...all three boxes are out for delivery as we speak...hurry up school, i'm done with you already, i have more important things to tend to!
and wont see pics till about 9-10pm this very evening. i don't have a single one uploaded of the diy stand yet...and definetely not the product.

spyke 08-23-2011 10:13 PM

packages are delivered!!!!! but i'm still at school...hurry up illustration class!

spyke 08-24-2011 04:56 AM

ok here it all is...this is details just pics to satisfy...i should probably get better at my journal construction...but i'm just too excited and tired at the same time.
here is the stand before.
and after with the tank...
that light and stand is just pvc painted gray to match the stand. i thnk i turned out pretty sweet. but the light is just a deconstructed twin bulb screw in fixture that is made for incandescents, but i put in 2 6500k 13w cfl bulbs to get 26w of growing power. it looks stinking bright. and the cover is just tin or something sheathing made for duct work that i just cut and bent a little funny. If anyone wants more specs on how i did it with pics i can do that...oh yeah, and my stand is sweet like the mini solar. the top joint of the pvc is not fastened so i can swivel it forward and nice.
new logo...booooooooyaaaaaaaaah!
put tourmaline bc, crushed up api root tabs and some biozyme all in the bottom...its my cheap, yet effective base layer. at least there is 1 ADA product down there!
ok and here is scapes 1,2,3 and 4...I'm partial to 2 and 4, but i need to mess with all my rocks some more and break a few up... thanks AFA for getting what i asked for. and then some.

yeah need more AS and definitely need to break up my bigger rocks to make nicer 2ndary stones. ok now enjoy and quit whining....

reiko1078 08-24-2011 05:26 AM

Sweet rocks what kind are they?

shrimpnmoss 08-24-2011 05:41 AM

#2 looks good!

spyke 08-24-2011 11:33 AM

it's ohko stone from AFA...

and yeah, i do like number two, but i just have to break up some of the rocks. what is in there works good, but then i just have one rock that is huge still available, and i want to explore all my options.

spyke 08-24-2011 11:33 AM

i'll do more scaping tonight. and post pics for people to comment on.

gnod 08-24-2011 12:48 PM

those rocks look so badass.. i want some
love the stand too. looks so clean!

question tho, the light stand, is that all made from pvc pipes? just curious adn forgive me if this is a noob question... is that going to be strong enough?

spyke 08-24-2011 07:03 PM

yes that pipe is plenty strong. its just holding up a whimpee little light. it's also bolted to the side of the stand.

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