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Wicket_lfe 03-11-2012 09:24 PM

my 2.5g with a 38 gallon sump?
 
so i wanted a 2.5 gallon sharing the water from my 38 gallon. so here are the pics, step by step as I did it.

my seltz L external powerhead
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...0/P3110219.jpg

I made a little overflow box from a specimen container, with a sponge to trap any shrimp that get sucked in.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...0/P3110218.jpg
Here is the 2.5 gal

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...0/P3110220.jpg
Here is the proximity to my main tank

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...0/P3110221.jpg

Here is the placement of the pump and the overflow box
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...0/P3110223.jpg

Placement of the rocks i got
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...0/P3110227.jpg

final product
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...0/P3110231.jpg

Now just waiting to get some shrimps :)

Aquatic Delight 03-12-2012 01:16 AM

looks nice,

fusiongt 03-12-2012 02:59 AM

Would love to see a video of it in action!

Wicket_lfe 03-12-2012 03:07 AM

I'll get one up when i figure out how, but its nothing too exciting. lol

Wicket_lfe 04-11-2012 12:07 AM

updated pics. starting to get some green on the stones, but its not horrible.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...0/IMG_9676.jpg

binako 05-08-2012 07:03 PM

This looks great! Any updates on this? What kind of plant/moss is that in the front?

Wicket_lfe 05-10-2012 02:52 AM

Its gotten overgrown with guppy grass, random moss and duck weed. All from the random shrimp packages I've received. I really need to clean it up, but the DHG is growing well. lol

kwheeler91 05-10-2012 05:07 AM

Looks good. Love the use of the pepsi can as pump stand :)
Personally I like a little algae growing on rocks and wood, gives it a natural look.

Jeromeit 08-22-2012 07:46 PM

Im sorry how does water get from the 38 gallon to the 2.5 gallon? I want to do something like this but with a 38 gallon and a 72 gallon... any tips?

Bluek24a4 08-23-2012 12:19 AM

Big fan of that little scape. I also kinda like the green on the rocks. Speaking of which, what kind of rocks are those?

GMYukonon24s 08-23-2012 04:20 PM

Nice looking small tank.

NWA-Planted 08-23-2012 04:23 PM

That hair grass looks super healthy, what kind of lighting? Substrate? Etc lol :)

"People who don't like bacon can't be trusted. - NWA-Planted"

Wicket_lfe 08-24-2012 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jeromeit (Post 1987568)
Im sorry how does water get from the 38 gallon to the 2.5 gallon? I want to do something like this but with a 38 gallon and a 72 gallon... any tips?


I have a pump going from the 38 to the 2.5. Since the 2.5 is slightly higher than my 38, water flows back down to the 38 from a mini overflow i built. Hope that helps.

Wicket_lfe 08-24-2012 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NWA-Planted (Post 1988514)
That hair grass looks super healthy, what kind of lighting? Substrate? Etc lol :)

"People who don't like bacon can't be trusted. - NWA-Planted"


Sadly its been overrun by guppy grass and duck weed, and my neglect due to a new lady friend. :icon_redf:icon_redf

But its just fluval shrimp substrate and a CF bulb i had laying around in a swing arm lamp. I think its 6500K.


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