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Old 08-22-2012, 02:17 AM   #46
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Well the internal sump works! now I really need to figure out the outflow right now just has a tube in order to make it work, thinking spray bar? Or some kind of Lily output thing? flow needs to be dispersed somehow...







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Old 08-22-2012, 09:42 AM   #47
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Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!! What filter media are you planning to use?
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:11 AM   #48
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Actually had a bag of bio Max from one if my old AC probably load it up with some more bio media and maybe a little filter floss or something

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #49
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Setup is turning out to be nice.

Should definitely consider a spray bar. Maybe a DIY acrylic piece that doesn't stand out so much? Would really help prevent dead spots throughout the tank.
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:00 PM   #50
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that appears to be a lot of flow. ur gonna have hurricane shrimp
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Old 08-22-2012, 02:56 PM   #51
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Setup is turning out to be nice.

Should definitely consider a spray bar. Maybe a DIY acrylic piece that doesn't stand out so much? Would really help prevent dead spots throughout the tank.
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that appears to be a lot of flow. ur gonna have hurricane shrimp
Yes, a spray bar could be very beneficial, unfortunately I don't have ready access that I know of to acrylic tubing and would definitely need some practice

In the interim, I rigged up this little thing with some scrap glass. actually works pretty good!




set up at work, making sure everything operates in a decent fashion, also going to let it run a few days to make sure it doesn't decide to start leaking haha

Last leak test exposed nothing though





I have decided for the scape, that it will slope down from the back right corner. past that still up in the air, can't decide if I want to use black or white sand... Sigh.. Such a rough life haha


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Old 08-22-2012, 05:43 PM   #52
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OKAY THE GLASS BOX GAVE ME AN AWESOME IDEA

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why not run a hardline of pvc over ur media into a prebuilt glass box with drilled holes.. then u can have a glass spraybar

just take it over the top man. glass everything
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:10 PM   #53
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OKAY THE GLASS BOX GAVE ME AN AWESOME IDEA

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why not run a hardline of pvc over ur media into a prebuilt glass box with drilled holes.. then u can have a glass spraybar

just take it over the top man. glass everything
well for the time being going to use this.

I actually did think about a glass spray bar.... Bbuuuttt not sure how I would mount it unless I siliconed it to the side and if I did that... Well... Would suck if I got any algae growth haha!

Though.... Could make glass brackets. I just don't know, could be a little over the top lol

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Old 08-22-2012, 06:12 PM   #54
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ahh yes, the ever present threat of algae. i hadn't thought of that.. would be a real bummer ot have to cut a section off to clean
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:42 PM   #55
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Not to mention a pain! surprisingly the tank is getting fair circulation with this setup. though looks like my local fish store will be carrying Ada products! so bare bottom for now until I can get some Ada soil!

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:50 PM   #56
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So decided since I am not going to be doing any high light plants, or trying to do a carpet just going to do black sand, going to add a little more than what's in it currently.

For right now just dropped in the old plants and driftwood from my 2.5 gallon.

Going to use some lava rocks to attach moss to, maybe try and do a wall/ carpet of moss. definitely think I want to do mostly stone scaping in this tank.





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Old 08-23-2012, 10:53 PM   #57
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I would not do lava rocks personally they are to sharp for betta fins

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:15 PM   #58
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I would not do lava rocks personally they are to sharp for betta fins

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really? thats a first that I have heard!

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Old 08-23-2012, 11:20 PM   #59
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You'd probably be fine with a plakat or hmpk, but any with longer fins like half moon or veil tail, I personally wouldn't just to be cautious.

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Pretty sweet, NWA!! I like it!!
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