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Old 11-15-2012, 04:03 AM   #31
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Well, I have some blyxa on the way.

It didn't even last two days. I had the whole thing cleaned up and only had what I needed underneath the tank. Sigh...




Anyone have any good ideas as to how to secure the #5 cylinder under there?
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:25 AM   #32
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Nice looking tank.

I like the stand as well as that is what I need. What kind of wood is it made from?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:48 AM   #33
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Nice looking tank.

I like the stand as well as that is what I need. What kind of wood is it made from?
3/4" medium density fiberboard.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #34
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Setup looks great, if I may make a suggestion. Get some nice wood in the left corner behind that Sword. Something that will branch to the right hand side of the tank. Will make this setup really pop out. Something like spider wood. Even a well placed pile of rocks will work, with some Anubias attached to it.

I have only one question on the setup though. Why do you want the surface movement in there? With added Co2 will this not cancel out some of it, as surface agitation creates O2.

Your setup looks super clean by the way.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:01 PM   #35
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Large zip ties from Harbor Freight or Home Depot. Cheap and easy to replace. My last package contained 50, I think. Enough to last a lifetime for $8.

Could also use truck tie-downs for about the same price. They'd just be a bit more visible.

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Anyone have any good ideas as to how to secure the #5 cylinder under there?
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:06 PM   #36
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Well, I have some blyxa on the way.

It didn't even last two days. I had the whole thing cleaned up and only had what I needed underneath the tank. Sigh...




Anyone have any good ideas as to how to secure the #5 cylinder under there?
Some ideas on securing the 5# cylinder:
You could run and extra 2x2 or something across the back lake and add some kinda metal or strap system with latch.
you could find a fire extinguisher mounting bracket and paint it black that would fit the tank and mount it to your leg. (dont know if they make one that size but should?)
You could make a base outta some 1" board and route out a channel to put a piece of sheet metal around that the tank would sit down inside. (kinda like the ADA style mini CO2 holders)

dont know if any of those would work or what your looking for, but thats what I got.

Nice tank again and sorry your Swagelok reg failed. Nice regs as always by the way too.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:40 AM   #37
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Thanks everyone!

Black Velcro?

Ooo..! I think I have it. But have to wait till payday.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:42 AM   #38
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Setup looks great, if I may make a suggestion. Get some nice wood in the left corner behind that Sword. Something that will branch to the right hand side of the tank. Will make this setup really pop out. Something like spider wood. Even a well placed pile of rocks will work, with some Anubias attached to it.

I have only one question on the setup though. Why do you want the surface movement in there? With added Co2 will this not cancel out some of it, as surface agitation creates O2.

Your setup looks super clean by the way.
O2 is good. Very good. CO2 is relatively cheap and I don't mind adding more if I have to.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:33 PM   #39
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It still needs a trim. I think I'll do it when the Blyxa gets here. I decided to take the mp10 out. There just wasn't a need for it, as Tom mentioned...

Things are growing nicely.

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Old 12-06-2012, 11:38 PM   #40
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Did a trim this afternoon.

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That's only about a 1/3 of what I cut out. It should fill in pretty thick next time.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:53 AM   #41
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It already looks great, how do you like the Nuvo 16? Have you encountered any issues with it?
I absolutely love the shape and style of it and my wife has told me that she wouldn't be terribly mad if I end up buying one so I'm thinking hard about it right now.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:11 AM   #42
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I like this a lot.

Less is more!

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It already looks great, how do you like the Nuvo 16? Have you encountered any issues with it?
I absolutely love the shape and style of it and my wife has told me that she wouldn't be terribly mad if I end up buying one so I'm thinking hard about it right now.
Thank you. I like the functionality of it a lot. The lights that come with it are alright. I sold them. I didn't care for the pedestal either. I had a major problem with the first one they sent me. The silicon wasn't sticking every place it should have. It's really just a Jebo tank with a built in overflow system. All in all, I'm pretty happy with now. They had to send me 2 more before they finally sent me one that didn't have issues. I have no idea if they've worked out the manufacturing problems yet or not. It's been a year...

I wish it was a little deeper.

I would go with a tank from somewhere else if I had to do it over. Most likely Pico Aquariums.
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I like this a lot.

Less is more!
Thanks man!
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:22 PM   #44
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Update time



Coming back from a trim. I had to remove the return spouts for the time being because they were shading a patch of the blyxa and it was growing weird. I also re-homed the guppies and added a pair of rams. The rams actually like each other but spend most of their time hiding out in the sword. Added three ottos too. One crocked and one decided to live in the overflow area until this afternoon when I found him during a water change.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:27 PM   #45
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looking good, I like the huge plant, is that a sword or crypt?
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