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Old 05-23-2012, 08:05 PM   #16
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Yeah, it's like the best day lol. And I'm very excited to get this setup going. My local shop doesn't have soil until Friday, 3 more days :/ lol
Cool Tank! I want to see how that light works out for. Is Aquascapes getting a shipment in?
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Old 05-23-2012, 11:41 PM   #17
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Cool Tank! I want to see how that light works out for. Is Aquascapes getting a shipment in?
Thanks.

Jojo said soil should come in by Friday.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:20 AM   #18
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Okay so I went to home depot and picked up a few stuffs to make a hanging kit for my finnex ray.








It came out pretty good, and hoping it'll hold, lol all together everything costed me like 25-30 bucks!
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:56 AM   #19
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That looks great!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #20
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So I finally got a stand today, my aunt was gonna throw out her old tv stand, so I took it :/ if only it had a cabinet!!

Tomorrow hopefully soil comes in, then I'll be ready to set it up .


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Old 05-25-2012, 04:26 PM   #21
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Lets get this party started already... The suspense is killing me :-)

I hate brackets, makes it look cheap. If you can, get 2 hooks and hang it from the ceiling. Makes it look like the light is floating in air.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:18 PM   #22
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Lets get this party started already... The suspense is killing me :-)

I hate brackets, makes it look cheap. If you can, get 2 hooks and hang it from the ceiling. Makes it look like the light is floating in air.
I will look into it. I had these brackets laying around so I didn't think of using hooks.
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:21 AM   #23
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So my soil had finally came in today. And got started on the hard scape.


After a few attempts, ended up with this layout. Tried going for a mountain scape. So in the mean time, gonna look for smaller seiryu stones. I used a piece of plastic to separate the soil and sand. And stoping roots to go into the sand.


Then added sand


I'm gonna dry start this too, and planted hc. Tomorrow I'm hoping to find ug mini pellia, or weeping moss.


Any suggestion Or opinion would be nice. Thanks!
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Old 06-06-2012, 10:43 AM   #24
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The light is too high?
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:09 AM   #25
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Yeah I raised it to work and scape it. It's lowered now, 17" above soil
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:28 AM   #26
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you could just put a small shelf on the brackets, and then put something nice on that.

that could be a pretty neat look.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:21 PM   #27
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Nice scape 808.

Love these tanks. I'm in the beginning stages of a 60-F build as well, but mine is moving much more slowly. I will be hanging my tank on the wall w/ a custom box below hiding all the equipment. Should have the stand roughed out this weekend. I'll be following your progress.
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Old 06-07-2012, 12:21 AM   #28
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Nice build. Consider putting a rock barrier between your soil and sand or it will be tough to keep them separate.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:36 AM   #29
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Very nice.

Are you using any particular brand/type of soil and sand?

And, are you keeping that plastic sheet in place between the soil and sand or was it removed?
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:01 AM   #30
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Sso- I took you're Advice and added a shelf. Thanks

Tank- I really wanna see how that wall/shelf stand comes out. It will look pretty awesome. I agree. I really like the shallow-ness of this tank.

Mot- the plastic piece is there I separate the sand and soil.

Etane- as stated above. I left the plastic piece in their to separate the sand and soil. I'm using Ada Amazonia, and the sand is Ada as well.
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