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Old 07-01-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #2
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Interessant.
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Old 07-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #3
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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It looks awesome! I love the low shape and the leaf litter. That glass looks really thick.
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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It's very thick. Solid half an inch for every piece. Apparently, it used to be a 55 gallon column tank the person before me had it cut down.
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Old 07-03-2012, 06:51 PM   #6
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Alright. Today, I'm looking for a little, mostly unrelated aquarium advice.

One of my cats is obsessed with aquariums. Not the fish. Not the shrimp. He sees it as the ultimate water bowl. He is also fat, clumsy, and stupid. A few days ago, he managed to launch his blubberus body up onto the light fixtures. In his attempt to retreat after being spotted, he dropped a light fixture into the tank. After a few hours or dry time, the fixture was back to working order, and I had to come up with a new idea for the aquarium.

The ghetto light rigging it came with, while effective, put the lighting up a bit higher then I'm looking for at this stage. I'd really rather not raise the lighting for at least a few more weeks while everything settles in. Thusly, I've been hoping retard cat has moved on for his quest of things drinkable. (Seriously, we have 2 other aquariums, he never tries to drink out of those. Just THIS one. >_<)

I awoke this morning, to 2 light fixtures thoroughly underwater and a splash radius of about 2 feet around the aquarium. Including into the power strip. That was plugged in and on. >_< Everything has been unplugged and is drying now, no harm done, this time. For the amount of cat hair floating in the tank, I can only hope he fell in this round, which would account for the massive splashes. But that's no guarantee he won't try it again. He is very stupid. How does one keep the very obnoxious cat from dunking the light strips every 48 hours? As this already has a few immersed plants, a solid cover isn't an option (not to mention I don't like covers on my aquariums, far to fiddly).

Any ideas? Anyone?
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #7
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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Put the cat on craigslist. 'Free'
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Relocate the tank to a freestanding position away dorm any chairs or tables for the cat to climb up on.

Nice work on the tank. Great find....
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Put the cat on craigslist. 'Free'
As tempting as that may be, I don't think I could be so cruel to a stranger. LOL.

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Relocate the tank to a freestanding position away dorm any chairs or tables for the cat to climb up on.

Nice work on the tank. Great find....
If there were any other place to put it, I probably would. Sadly, this was pretty much the only option. Between having duct tape face up on the table near by for a few weeks, and creating a bit of a baffle, I think I've solved my problem. No soggy light strips or cats in a few weeks.

Thanks! It was my first time dismantling and resealing a tank. Whoever put it together last time, didn't bother to square it up. There were several 1/4" gaps between pieces of glass. Pretty impressive it held water as long as it did.

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Nice tank! I like the whole look for it.
Thanks! It's grown in quite a bit the last week or two. I'll try and get a few new shots of it tonight before I trim it up and do a water change.
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Nice tank! I like the whole look for it.
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Old 07-24-2012, 03:18 AM   #14
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VERY COOL TANK!!!

The scape and plants you used are GREAT!!!!! Can't wait to see how it grows in! Sorry I can't help on shrimp, as I have not been able to get into them, YET!!

Keep up the great work!
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:28 AM   #15
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VERY COOL TANK!!!

The scape and plants you used are GREAT!!!!! Can't wait to see how it grows in! Sorry I can't help on shrimp, as I have not been able to get into them, YET!!

Keep up the great work!
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Thank you! It's really starting to grow on me!

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What kind of leaves are you using in the tank?
Indian Almond Leaves. I'm thinking next week it will be time to add 4 or 5 more. I tear them up a bit, they sink faster that way and make it easier to put them where I want them, rather then let them cover up all the little plants growing in random places.

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Looks awesome! Great job! I love the footprint of the tank!
Thank you! I'm quite taken with the footprint myself. Really about the perfect size, though sometimes I wish the glass were a bit thinner. Haha.
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