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megamax42 03-03-2012 05:17 PM

Fluval Chi RCS tank
 
Finally got around to taking some pictures of the Chi

Started with 7 rcs and now there's about 11 with 2 females berried again.
2x9w compact fluorescents, 10,000k and a 6500k.
Zoomed 501 for filtration.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1571.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1572.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1573.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1575.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1576.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1577.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1579.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1580.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1582.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1585.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1586.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1587.jpg
http://s1187.photobucket.com/albums/z381/megamax42/

megamax42 03-03-2012 10:04 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgO24OyFTx4

skindy 03-04-2012 06:03 AM

Nice tank! I especially love your driftwood! Which Chi do you have?

megamax42 03-04-2012 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by skindy (Post 1756317)
Nice tank! I especially love your driftwood! Which Chi do you have?

Thanks! Its the 5 gallon, with almost none of the original equipment in place lol.

jamesyu 03-05-2012 01:42 AM

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Originally Posted by megamax42 (Post 1756524)
Thanks! Its the 5 gallon, with almost none of the original equipment in place lol.

I was planning to do something like that, just keep the tank and stand and toss the filter, etc.

actually I still might =) and put in a betta and some floaters

megamax42 04-03-2012 01:25 AM

Some updates, along with a couple pics of the 40 gallon.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1865.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1864.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1861.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1859.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1858.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1857.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1856.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1855.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1852.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1851.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1848.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1847.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1846.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1840.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1832.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1831.jpghttp://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1830.jpg

Mablisboa 04-11-2012 06:15 PM

Really nice tanks... Whats the name of that little plant growing on top of the rock? I love them...

megamax42 04-11-2012 08:03 PM

Thanks! Dwarf baby tears I believe. A week or two ago I was making my rare trip to petco to buy frozen food (can't beat 120 piece frozen foods for $11) and noticed them covering this lava rock in one of their tanks. Usually I would never buy plants from Petco however it looked like a very healthy, well kept tank and I had never seen this plant in any other lfs. I got someone to help me and told him which one I wanted, however he couldn't find the price tag anywhere. Since I was buying the frozen food he ended up giving it to me for free so I was a happy camper :icon_mrgr

Mablisboa 04-11-2012 10:11 PM

Can't beat that huh!!! Lol... They are so cute tho!! I wonder if they'd grow good in a low light tank... :/

GMYukonon24s 04-11-2012 11:17 PM

Beautiful pictures

megamax42 04-12-2012 03:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Mablisboa (Post 1814752)
Can't beat that huh!!! Lol... They are so cute tho!! I wonder if they'd grow good in a low light tank... :/

Hmm, not sure, the usual care guides for them say high light, however a day after I put them in they were already growing faster than anything else in the tank.

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Originally Posted by GMYukonon24s (Post 1814853)
Beautiful pictures

Thanks!

GMYukonon24s 04-13-2012 03:22 PM

Your welcome I just like the plants in the background. I have some like that in my tall tank.

megamax42 04-21-2012 07:02 PM

I ended up taking out the four leafed clovers (Marsilea quadrifolia) because they were almost at a complete standstill as far as new growth goes and wouldn't stay planted.

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_1912.jpg

megamax42 09-11-2012 04:58 AM

Ballast went out on the shrimp tank light the other week, instead of fixing it though I think I'm gonna test the waters of diy led's with a small fw build, a little practice for the jbj 24 cube. A little expensive for such a small tank, but the plan is to eventually add an arduino and diy auto-dosing system, nerd out with it, so a modular system was the goal.


Got most of my supplies today :bounce::bounce::bounce:

http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/.../IMG_23844.jpg
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_2385.jpg
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_2386.jpg
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...G_2389copy.jpg

megamax42 09-12-2012 03:28 PM

Called up a computer store yesterday and asked if they had any trash/scrap heatsinks laying around. They were very cool and let me poke through their box of oddballs and take these two for free. Initially I was looking for both the LED and the driver, however since CPU heatsinks are so small I decided to build a heatsink for the LEDs. As for the driver I'll probably use the heatsink on the left, because the driver fits the copper surface area perfectly.


http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_2390.jpg
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/...2/IMG_2391.jpg


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