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MABJ 01-19-2013 06:09 AM

Segregated nano moss tank
 
Hey guys,

This should be my third and final tank journal thread here for a time. At least until I get my first apartment.

I purchased another Deep Blue Professional tank (check my 18" in my signature) to do a divided tank for two Crays who do not get along.

I originally had a hard time with the tank. The rim on it was nice, but extremely long, so my standard "nano" filter (Azoo Palm) did not fit on it.

I finally decided what to do. I just started whittling away at the plastic.

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A note on the palm.. They updated their model to include 1: a prefilter 2: extra media. I'm very pleased with the update.

I'll continue to update this. I plan on attempting to scape it tomorrow, along with seeding it with LOTS of media.

Thanks for following along,
Mark

MABJ 01-19-2013 08:36 PM

So now that I finally got the tank modified to fit my filtration, I need to work on a light and my scape.


I know it needs work, and I did want to do different things, but I'm running out of brilliant scaping ideas.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/20/basa9yqy.jpg

MABJ 01-22-2013 07:43 AM

I didn't go with the piece of driftwood in the right half of the tank, it was too bulky.

But I got the filter up and running, seeded material and the driftwood is just sinking now!

Nothing left to do but wait.

I'd really ask for light suggestions for this now!

MABJ 01-23-2013 02:20 AM

Considering a light from eBay. Probably a beams works. Even though I know it will be long. Hmm


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Bluek24a4 01-23-2013 03:32 AM

Isn't the Beamswork 300 a perfect fit for this tank?

MABJ 01-23-2013 03:36 AM

Thanks for commenting :)

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/23/qapajutu.jpg

This is the one I'm considering. Im not sure what the beamswork 300 is exactly


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Bluek24a4 01-23-2013 03:42 AM

Haha you got it. I love the DB 3 Gallon tanks.

Its in this picture: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=beams...9,r:5,s:0,i:96

I forgot that they make those clip ons though. That's another good choice.

MABJ 01-23-2013 03:53 AM

Hmm this is the one gal, not the three gal. It is DBP tho :) thanks for the suggestion


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Sake 01-23-2013 04:07 AM

Have you thought about going rimless on that tank? Also scaping that is gonna be a pain. There is no room for anything! Will the CPO's eat plants? If I recall they probably will, I am gonna be 0 help with this one lol.

MABJ 01-23-2013 04:11 AM

Lmao. I'm just growing mosses in this one. Moss until it grows out the top.

I need the rim for the divider unfortunately.


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MABJ 01-23-2013 04:13 AM

But yes... It has been TOUGH to scape.

I could think of some neat ideas utilizing super glue and dw.

But I'd need lots of wood, carving knives, saws. Idk. Not worth it for this tank.

I'll just let them do their thing. Fill it with fissidens and Xmas moss.


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Bluek24a4 01-23-2013 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by MABJ (Post 2324242)
Hmm this is the one gal, not the three gal. It is DBP tho :) thanks for the suggestion


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I think I may have misread your OP. My apologies. But I do love those DBP tanks in general.

What are the dimensions of this tank?

MABJ 01-23-2013 04:14 AM

Great question. Allow me to go measure.

I've got snails in here now helping the cycle, so let's hope in a week or so it is ready.


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MABJ 01-23-2013 04:34 AM

Ok here are the dimensions.

8" x 4.75" x 8.25"H

It is a cute little tank. I need to cut a black background for it.


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Bluek24a4 01-23-2013 05:48 AM

Well then even the small Beamswork fixture I have is still too big for that tank. That should be easy to cut the background for. I didn't know DBP made a tank that small.


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