Originally Posted by Mostro
What a gorgeous tank. Your "fresh water reef" concept is so natural looking and the whole scape undulates across the tank with great rhythm and proportion.
I've already "plagiarized" your lighting approach and now I see you have the acrylic lily pipes that I was eyeballing as well. I'm concerned about the delicacy of glass and I am intrigued by the surface skimming function of this style.
How does the skimmer portion of the return work so far? Can you see a difference from the intake that you used previously? Any scratches from cleaning (mebbe too soon to tell)?
I hit your lighting thread, hope the thoughts help. I was concerned about shipping glass from Hong Kong myself. I decided against using the skimmer. It can simply be removed and the intake works without it. I felt it and the acrylic screen were too restrictive. So I've just using a foam pre filter over the open intake tube.
They include a tube brush. I'm going to run it through the pipes(installed) each week during W/C. Hopefully if I stay on the cleaning it won't become a problem.
I don't see much chance of scratching up the pipes.