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Old 10-08-2013, 04:32 AM   #16
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This was my attempt at a Dutch tank. In retrospect, I would have used fewer different plants and maybe used wood at the substrate to separate the groups.

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Old 10-08-2013, 04:54 AM   #17
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I'm just super careful to not get my besta stand wet. I also added extra reinforcement.
How did you reinforce the stand? So far, my stand seems pretty solid with no play what so ever. I'm like 99% confident that it will hold. But I'm just curious what you did... maybe it will make me 100%! LOL
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Old 10-08-2013, 04:56 AM   #18
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This was my attempt at a Dutch tank. In retrospect, I would have used fewer different plants and maybe used wood at the substrate to separate the groups.

Dude your tank looked great, IMO! That's kinda the direction I'm going with mine right now... I know I have too many different species in mine but I'm going to embrace my collectoristis for now until I get sick of it... I already started cutting back on species in my other tanks though.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:50 AM   #19
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:34 AM   #20
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Yay finally! I was suprised there wasn't one sooner. Will def post a pic once it its filled...
I have a whole bookmark tab dedicated to 60P journals lol
Me too! I used to constantly try to find all the 60P threads when I was researching, had a stack of links of 60P


Opinion the Besta stand: IKEA has a glossy glass top you can buy that glues on at the corner. They give you extra "glue" in case you mess up (which I did) and you remove the glue with a blade. Just make sure the stand is level, you can adjust the "legs" on the stand.

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That driftwood is banging, it's like the perfect size. About the over planting question you have, I was always told to plant a lot when first starting a tank. I end up planting a tiny bit then slowly planted more, I didn't encounter any problems beside the occasional water change. I believe you can go either way.
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Old 10-08-2013, 10:41 AM   #21
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Nice scapes people.
I'm just trespassing, gotta go back to 12L

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Old 10-08-2013, 05:09 PM   #22
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I'm just trespassing, gotta go back to 12L

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Do you have pics of your 60p setup? That was alway my favorite tank of yours.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:26 PM   #23
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Yeah man... if you get your stand wet often, then the Besta may not be the ideal choice for you. I'm super careful not to get mine wet... if there's a drop of water, I make sure to wipe it off immediately. If there's a potential for water splashing, I drape everything in towels.

I think what you're describing is a DIY ADA-Style Stand. If you're good with wood-working then you can probably build one (there's plenty DIY threads on the topic). Or you can hire a carpenter and give him the blueprints.

This older thread I started before I bought my Besta stand might help you (there's links to some how to's).
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...105&highlight=
Brian, like always, your answers are on point and are in a timely fashion. I appreciate your help constantly, brother!
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:38 PM   #24
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Brian, like always, your answers are on point and are in a timely fashion. I appreciate your help constantly, brother!
No prob... glad I can help! So what did you decide to go with? Are you going to build a stand?
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Old 10-09-2013, 11:06 PM   #26
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How did you reinforce the stand? So far, my stand seems pretty solid with no play what so ever. I'm like 99% confident that it will hold. But I'm just curious what you did... maybe it will make me 100%! LOL
I used some wood and custom cut some pieces to fit along the backside of the stand (outside) then I cut two pieces that went along the inside of the stands left and right walls. to finish it all up there was one piece that connects the left side, right side, and top of the tank all together ( it acts as an internal brace)
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More formal intro....

I can't fly the banner (I don't think) as my sig is getting clogged. I would love to join. Not really that far along right now but here is where I am at...trying to do dutch on a small scale:



I have a besta stand like most, plan to do a DIY stand in the future, not because I think the Besta stand is bad, it's a bit short and I have some people who are really good at making things like this. It will also help me learn woodworking which I need to learn certain tools to redo some things on my home.

Outside of that, pretty traditional equipment...2215, lily pipes, Hydro inline, GLA Atomic inline, 5lb co2 tank, etc.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:47 AM   #28
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More formal intro....

I can't fly the banner (I don't think) as my sig is getting clogged. I would love to join. Not really that far along right now but here is where I am at...trying to do dutch on a small scale:



I have a besta stand like most, plan to do a DIY stand in the future, not because I think the Besta stand is bad, it's a bit short and I have some people who are really good at making things like this. It will also help me learn woodworking which I need to learn certain tools to redo some things on my home.

Outside of that, pretty traditional equipment...2215, lily pipes, Hydro inline, GLA Atomic inline, 5lb co2 tank, etc.
With this tradition equipment you speak of, would you change anything in hindsight now?
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:50 PM   #29
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With this tradition equipment you speak of, would you change anything in hindsight now?
I just meant my equipment is pretty standard of what you would see on a 60P or similar sized high tech tank.


As for anything I would change, I may have gone with my 2234 instead of my 2215 for ease of cleaning but my 2215 was already cycled and I had to move all my fish from my last tank into a 6 gallon so I wanted things to cycle as soon as possible.

The other thing is I will probably make my own stand. I am using Besta from Ikea, spoke about in this thread. I don't have any problem with the stand but I would like to make my own. I don't have the tools to make one or the know how but I have to buy all the tools anyway and learn how to use them. Both my father and brother in law are really good at this stuff so I will likely have them help me build one in the future. My only reason for that is I really want something a bit taller, that fits the tank absolutely perfectly, and learn so I can make custom stands for other thanks. I have to do some trim work in my home so learning how to make stands is an easy intro to that.
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:48 PM   #30
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That tank is banging man... love it!
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