2nd build
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > General Planted Tank Forums > Tank Journals


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-18-2012, 04:41 AM   #1
Brian041
Planted Member
 
Brian041's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 182
Default

2nd build


I happened to come across a free fluval edge 6g tank. I was planning on just using it as grow out tank, but then I decided I'd rather have it just as a small desk tank. Sadly it was missing everything but the glass tank itself.



However, being the DIYer I am, I looked at it as an opportunity to build most of the tank myself with a new custom canopy, filter, etc... I'm thinking I might do another rock wall like I did on my 55 (picture below).



So, this time I'm going to keep a start to finish journal of it (hopefully, if time permits between college and my various jobs).

One question I did have for the forum is what are some stocking suggestions for a small tank like this? I know Bettas are good for this size tank, but I was wondering if anyone had any different suggestions.
Brian041 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 11-18-2012, 01:34 PM   #2
Brian041
Planted Member
 
Brian041's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 182
Default

So I drew up a rough idea of how I want it to go. Normally with custom backgrounds I go with the equipment chamber on the right side, but due to the small central opening on the Fluval edge, I had to make the chamber in the center. Since I'm building a custom canister filter with this one, I have a bit more room to play with as opposed to if I got a bulky hang on the back filter.



front view


top view


side view


back view
Brian041 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-21-2012, 09:20 PM   #3
Brian041
Planted Member
 
Brian041's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 182
Default

Update, stated forming the base of the wall. Decided to include some planting boxes to allow for plants in areas besides just the substrate.



Brian041 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012