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Old 03-20-2013, 01:39 AM   #46
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Now I have a good answer when I hear, "What do they need all of that space for?" I'm out of room, but will have to find a spot for something like this.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:18 AM   #47
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Glad you like it! I've seen tanks far neater than this and far smaller. Lol. But I think these little ones are very neat
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:21 PM   #48
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Everything is going really well here. The shrimp are molting, but one is berried, which worries me lol. No more babies in this tank.
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Old 03-22-2013, 12:55 AM   #49
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It looks great, Mark!
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Old 03-22-2013, 01:11 AM   #50
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It looks great, Mark!
Thanks kindly . Here's a few of the shrimp.

I love when shrimp have super shiny healthy shells.

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He sure makes this tank look big lol.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:07 AM   #51
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New light finally here!!!

It is pretty amazing. I think I found the perfect light.

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Old 03-27-2013, 05:12 AM   #52
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Cool.. How many watts does it use?
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:31 PM   #53
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Cool.. How many watts does it use?
3 watts. 6700k. It really is excellent
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:38 PM   #54
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That light is awesome ... I've been waiting for your update so I could decide if I needed to get one!
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:11 PM   #55
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That light is awesome ... I've been waiting for your update so I could decide if I needed to get one!
Haha! Well I wasn't forgetting. Glad you like it. I had to dig deep to actually find the light. And shipping took forever.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:23 PM   #56
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The scale of the little micro tank is great. Is that a filter in the back of it? Hagen Mini Elite without the airline? I use one of those in my daughter's 5 gallon for her betta. How do you think it would do with sand in a small tank like this one? Seriously considering one now after seeing how the light looks on yours.
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It really does complete the tank. Yeah I didn't exactly know the function of the air tube, so I took it out.

The tank is so easily scaped lol.

I actually was going to try sand but decided against the trouble. I think it is worth a shot. Just have a backup plan.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:55 PM   #58
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The air tube theoretically pulls air down into the tank because of the lower pressure caused by the movement of water from the filter - since there is no surface movement from the filter itself. I have the thing so heavily baffled in the betta's tank that the airline is probably useless, but I left it anyway.
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The air tube theoretically pulls air down into the tank because of the lower pressure caused by the movement of water from the filter - since there is no surface movement from the filter itself. I have the thing so heavily baffled in the betta's tank that the airline is probably useless, but I left it anyway.
I suppose I could readd it. I thought it kinda ruined the look.

So all in all, I spent about 10 on the tank 8 on the filter and 16 on the light.

The wood was spare wood from an order, the FSS was spare, the moss was something I was about to throw away and the shrimp were culls.

Not to make it sound less special, but I did have a goal and purpose of making a nice tank for my girlfriend, and I did. She really loves it!

$34 on a tank, not bad.
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Old 03-27-2013, 05:57 PM   #60
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This is a sweet little tank you put together on the cheap, classic MABJ style. I think the light looks really cool hanging like that, really completes the overall aesthetic. Will look even better once the moss grows in.
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