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Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Today, 01:43 PM
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Posted By davrx
Thanks Rob, I don't think they have ever...

Thanks Rob, I don't think they have ever reproduced but then all I ever do is top off their bowl with RO water and rarely, if ever feed them anything. They pretty much have been living off whatever...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Today, 06:03 AM
Replies: 104
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Posted By davrx
Rescape

I decided it was time for a rescape of the Giant Ecosphere. I liked the idea of using white branch coral to contrast with the red shrimp and black sand to also contrast with the white coral. So I...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks Today, 05:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Thank you. The internet is a great resource but...

Thank you. The internet is a great resource but I was also lucky enough to come in contact with Gary Bagnall, the founder and CEO of ZooMed. He's been collecting antique aquariums since the 1970's...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-24-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Haven't seen any bronze CO2 equipment yet ;) ...

Haven't seen any bronze CO2 equipment yet ;)

Bump:

Thank you!

Bump:

Thanks, they do come up from time to time, the larger Model 91's seem to be more common than the Model 90's but they...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-23-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Talking Thanks, just the look I wanted! Bump: ...

Thanks, just the look I wanted!

Bump:

Thank you, I appreciate that.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-22-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Yes, I agree

Yes, I agree
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-22-2015, 05:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Comparison with an unrestored Jewel Model 90

I recently acquired another Jewel Model 90, my second one, I sold my first several years ago. I couldn't pass this one up as I got if for a fraction of what it's worth. It's in unrestored...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 02-22-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Update: Tank Up and Running

Tank is up and running now, I have the MTS capped with the Activ-Flora and the stainless steel plumbing in place. I'm also using a Cobalt Aquatics Micro-UV inline sterilizer and Hydor ETH 201 heater....
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By davrx
I think the cost of disposable tanks would become...

I think the cost of disposable tanks would become too expensive over time and I could get one of these refilled at a sporting goods store just like I do with my paintball tanks.
Forum: Equipment 02-04-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By davrx
Anyone Have Access to One of These Nano CO2 Refillable Tanks?

I've been looking for the smallest refillable CO2 tank that would look good setting next to my restored vintage Jewel bronze tank. I came across this one from UP Aqua, their A-134 which is 0.115L or...
Forum: Lighting 02-04-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By davrx
I've decided to go with two Dutch Planted 6300K...

I've decided to go with two Dutch Planted 6300K XB 24" with a 90 degree beam angle from Build my LED. They seem to have a real quality light and I like that they're American made, something that's...
Forum: Lighting 02-03-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By davrx
Upgrade from CFL to LED Would Like Recommendation

I'm getting ready to dump my 250W CFL pendant (15,000 lumens) for LED's after several years. These CFL's keep failing prematurely and I've been wanting to save on electricity anyway. I have a 60...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-11-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Thank you and you're welcome!

Thank you and you're welcome!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-11-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Leak Test Passed

Passed the Leak Test Today. Ordered some MTS and Activ-Flora Lake Gems for the substrate. I have stainless steel intake and outputs to go with an Eheim 2211 filter and I plan on using the...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-09-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-09-2014, 04:14 AM
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Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
The glass was in pretty good shape when I got it,...

The glass was in pretty good shape when I got it, it has scratches but not many, they just aren't visible in the photos. No this one didn't come with a top. Thanks for the compliment.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-08-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Thank you! Bump: Thanks!

Thank you!

Bump:

Thanks!
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 12-07-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Finished!

Finally had a sunny day so that I could show what this looks like with natural sunlight rather than flash as the flash photos didn't turn out very well. Haven't leak tested it yet but I don't...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 11-01-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Thanks, I agree, I think they did a nice job. ...

Thanks, I agree, I think they did a nice job.
Interesting, this is probably the same sealant that I removed from my Klepper aquarium which was patented in that same year (1882). Not sure if it was...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 10-31-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Bronzing Completed

Picked up the cast iron parts to the tank today from the American Bronzing Co., aka Bron-Shoe Co. in Columbus and I have to say that I am very impressed with their work. The parts look great,...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Thank you, I plan to.

Thank you, I plan to.
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Thanks Bruce

Thanks Bruce
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Thanks Varmint! I've sold all the previous ones...

Thanks Varmint! I've sold all the previous ones I posted, couldn't resist the $. But by the time I'm done with this one I think I'll end up keeping it both because I like this particular model so...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-07-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Thanks Jerry, the slate that will have bronze...

Thanks Jerry, the slate that will have bronze paint on it will be the small area that extends beyond the edge of the cast iron. I'll be using a piece of glass on top of the slate inside the tank...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 09-04-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,453
Posted By davrx
Update

I took the tank to a bronzing company in Columbus today that's been in business since 1934, almost as far back as when this aquarium was made. They're going to bronze everything except the slate. ...
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