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Dayumdanny 11-16-2012 02:54 PM

Danny's Custom 4 Gallon Shrimp Tank
 
So I got really inspired by the way deep blue built its 3 gallon long tank. You can check out it on my 3 gallon journal in my sig. I liked the idea of a long and slim tank for shrimps so I decided to make my own. It will be made out of 1/4 inch acrylic.

Tank Dimensions - 24L x 6W x 7H in inches

I haven't been able to assemble it yet because I'm still waiting for the cement. Preview: Cut pieces

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...C7BA3B624D.jpg

Filtration: Sponge Filter

Lighting: 36" Beamswork 129 LED fixture

Substrate: Ada Aquasoil Amazonia New

I just recieved the 9L in the mail and the bag is huge!

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...CCF7719E53.jpg

Plants: TBA

Shrimp: I am almost certain I want to start a colony of SS Grade CRS. Not sure what neos I want to put with them but in the future I will introduce Taiwan bees

I can't get anything else until my tank is assembled + cycling the ammonia out of the Amazonia.

Dayumdanny 11-16-2012 10:44 PM

The cement came in the mail today here's the finished product! Just need to give it a day to cure then comes the water test.

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...2DB5E8AC99.jpg

nightshadebel 11-16-2012 11:23 PM

Very nice! Great job.

AwkwardShrimp 11-16-2012 11:25 PM

thats nice! where did you b uy the acrylic from?

Green_Flash 11-17-2012 12:41 AM

that came out pretty good, is that your first DIY acyclic tank?

Dayumdanny 11-17-2012 04:11 PM

Thanks everyone!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Green_Flash (Post 2081263)
that came out pretty good, is that your first DIY acyclic tank?

Yeah this is my first I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I think my next project will have to be a custom mr aqua 12 gallon long out of acrylic.


Quote:

Originally Posted by awkwardshrimp
Where did you b uy the acrylic from?

It is actually scrap acrylic. My girlfriend's dad works with construction so he can get me a ton of scrap acrylic. It just so happened the two pieces I used to make the tank was almost new condition. With only wear and tear on the protection paper.

SpecGrrl 11-17-2012 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dayumdanny (Post 2081721)
Thanks everyone!


Yeah this is my first I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I think my next project will have to be a custom mr aqua 12 gallon long out of acrylic.



It is actually scrap acrylic. My girlfriend's dad works with construction so he can get me a ton of scrap acrylic. It just so happened the two pieces I used to make the tank was almost new condition. With only wear and tear on the protection paper.

You could sell your custom tanks! A new industry is born!

Dayumdanny 11-17-2012 07:21 PM

Here's an update:

Water test from last night
http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...4393D32B0D.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...439BC96558.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...43A40452A8.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...43AB6C7ADD.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...43B16C6F6A.jpg

An hour later: (not the final layout, just what I had extra)
http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...43BD2C1327.jpg

Neatfish 11-17-2012 07:29 PM

Pretty cool. You should of went with a clear not black hob filter.

Dayumdanny 11-17-2012 07:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Neatfish (Post 2081867)
Pretty cool. You should of went with a clear not black hob filter.

Yeah I probably should have, that's what I had lying around. I'm not sure if I want to switch the positions of the sponge filter on the left and the hob. But I definitely will black out the background of the tank.

Dayumdanny 11-27-2012 05:06 PM

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...3F7CB1F673.jpg

Finally after a week of cycling my ammonia and nitrite levels are almost zero.

If anyone was wondering I did a search and to speed up the cycling process I had the temperature at 85. I used a sponge filter and two aqueon hob filters with sponge intakes. They all already had media bacteria on them from filtering another tank. I also used anacharis from another tank along with dwarf water lettuce.

I just ordered some plants and Borneo Wild stuff along with 20 CRS Grade SS. Now gotta wait to scape the tank and for the shrimp to come.

MikeS 11-27-2012 09:31 PM

Subscribed! Very cool.

dougolasjr 11-27-2012 10:17 PM

Looking good so far can't wait to see more.

Dayumdanny 11-29-2012 08:54 PM

Here's another update!

Shrimp are scheduled to arrive tomorrow. More pics to come. In the mean time I recieved my plants I ordered here's the fts let me know what you think!

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...55E0DA658E.jpg

From left to right

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...5553306411.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...554A2F81FD.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...552F8EF335.jpg

http://i1179.photobucket.com/albums/...553AE35C41.jpg

GMYukonon24s 11-29-2012 08:59 PM

Nice job! That tank looks great.


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