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nokturnalkid 03-18-2012 05:13 AM

Nokturnalkid's "Insert Fancy Name Here" 6g rimless *5/22 updated
 
Long story short, moved across the Pacific, sold all the stuff, and pretty much hobby was done. Until, the other half suggested getting a tank. Woo hoo. After much thought, finally decided on a rimless nano(actually turned down the option to get a bigger tank). So, enough chit chat and on to the stats

Tank: Shuber Wright 6 gal (16"x8.75x10.5")
Filter: Finnex PX-360
Light: ML 1624 (1x24w Pc)
Co2: 20oz paintball via Matheson 8-320 with post body from bettatail diffused by glass diffuser
Ferts: EI with diy tpn
Substrate: Up Aquasoil(be here in a few days)
Hardscape: Red lava rock and manzanita from tom barr
Fauna:
  • Pfr
Flora:
  • Rotala 'Gia Lai'
  • Rotala Green 'narrow'
  • Rotala Wallichii
  • Ludwigia Red
  • Synoganthus Belem
  • Synoganthus Maunus
  • Downoi
  • Erio Parkeri
  • Staurogyne Repens 049
  • Hydrocotyle Verticillata 'Japan'
  • Fissidens Fontanus
  • Mini x-mass moss
  • Mini pelia
Snapped a few quick pics of the equipment. Will update when the fancy dirt comes in.


I know how much you guys love those shots of boxes and packing peanuts. Lol
http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/IMAG0089.jpg

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/IMAG0090.jpg

Tank in its new home in the corner of the counter in my kitchen
http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/IMAG0102.jpg
http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/IMAG0103.jpg

Co2. First time using a dsr and that matheson is HUGE.
http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...d/IMAG0087.jpg

More updates to come...

kevinlambchops 03-18-2012 06:28 AM

What is the name of your regulator called?

mahko 03-18-2012 01:39 PM

That pic of the co2 tank is great. Going to need to strap that one down.

nokturnalkid 03-18-2012 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kevinlambchops (Post 1778962)
What is the name of your regulator called?

It's a Matheson 8-320 dual stage regulator. Got it used off ebay for $35. The post body is from bettatail and set me back $45. Also got a nano glass diffuser for $7. It's a rock solid co2 setup for under $90.

nokturnalkid 03-18-2012 03:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mahko (Post 1779127)
That pic of the co2 tank is great. Going to need to strap that one down.

Lol, no kidding. That reg is a beast. Gonna make a stand for it out of abs or pvc. Its honestly pretty sturdy as it is right now but with a 2yr old running around, beyyer safe than sorty.

nokturnalkid 03-21-2012 05:16 AM

Since my one and only experience with ada as turned into a muddy mess, gonna try something new with this tank.

http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...AxMDQuanBn.jpg

nokturnalkid 03-26-2012 05:28 AM

Here's the tank with substrate and hardscape in. Still tinkering around with it. Almost all of the lava rock you see will have moss on it, with a few more pieces pieces going in after being planted.

Fts:
http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...AxMjguanBn.jpg

The ever so popular 1/4 shot:
http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...AxMjkuanBn.jpg

nokturnalkid 04-09-2012 08:30 PM

Finally got the thing planted about a week ago. Some algae on its way in, but should be pretty easy to get rid of. Also, added a couple nerites.

Flora:
Staurogyne repens
Pogostemon Stellatus "narrow"
Rotala gia lai
Rotala green "narrow"
mini x-mass moss
Blyxa Japonica
Hydrocotyle Verticillata "japan"
Syngonanthus Belem
Hygrophila Pinnatifida

Fts:
http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...AxMzIuanBn.jpg

Top shot:
http://i816.photobucket.com/albums/z...AxMzMuanBn.jpg

Lowe 04-09-2012 08:39 PM

Love it! How do you like the tank so far? Looks great. Glad one of our active users has a good scaping eye!

nokturnalkid 04-09-2012 08:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lowe (Post 1811591)
Love it! How do you like the tank so far? Looks great. Glad one of our active users has a good scaping eye!


I actually like the tank. Silicone was pretty nice. My only issue would probably be the beveled edges. Definately not for everyone. My quick fix was just to turn the tank around. I also think the filter and light is perfect for the tank. I have no par meter but would put the light into the med. category, which is what I wanted. Too bad I bought this before the led fixtures came out.:(

malady 04-09-2012 09:21 PM

looks awesome

that filter looks very nifty for the price
does it include the spray bar too?
your making me want to spend money on my mini tank!

Lowe 04-09-2012 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nokturnalkid (Post 1811600)
I actually like the tank. Silicone was pretty nice. My only issue would probably be the beveled edges. Definately not for everyone. My quick fix was just to turn the tank around. I also think the filter and light is perfect for the tank. I have no par meter but would put the light into the med. category, which is what I wanted. Too bad I bought this before the led fixtures came out.:(

Well there is a 15% off going on right now. Ends tomorrow though :icon_wink. I'll PM you.

nokturnalkid 04-09-2012 09:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by malady (Post 1811651)
looks awesome

that filter looks very nifty for the price
does it include the spray bar too?
your making me want to spend money on my mini tank!


The filter includes a spraybar and a "jet" type flow. There's enough pieces to put the spraybar across the back(I only used one piece so that I could have the spraybar on the side). I bought this setup here. There's some on ebay but with shipping it comes out to be the same as if you ordered direct. I decided on buying from the site to support one of the sponsors.

malady 04-09-2012 09:48 PM

that is a good deal for the package
thanks for showing me, might tell the g/f to get this for my bday =)

nokturnalkid 04-09-2012 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by malady (Post 1811691)
that is a good deal for the package
thanks for showing me, might tell the g/f to get this for my bday =)

Hehe, my gf actually suggested getting a tank. Who am I to argue. Lol.


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