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Ultum Nature Systems 60u

Well here we go again.
This time around I'll be building a UNS 60u. Plan for the scape is rather simple. Heavily planted with stems and foreground plants. As usual, plans might change. Seems to be the trending occurrence in my builds.

Tank: UNS 60U

Stand: DIY (2" square tubing, 3/4" pipe. 065 wall for both and mild steel)

Light: Twinstar 600SP

Filter: Eheim 2217

Heater: Hydor Eth 200

Co2: second needle valve running off my custom regulator.

Hardscape: Undecided

Flora: Undecided

Fauna: Undecided

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Here are some pictures of the stand prior to being fully welded

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Here are some shots of the stand all wrapped up.

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That looks killer! You don't see many people welding up their own stands... did you use a MIG? What did you use to paint it to get such a smooth uniform finish?

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That looks killer! You don't see many people welding up their own stands... did you use a MIG? What did you use to paint it to get such a smooth uniform finish?


Thank you! Yes 220 mig hooked up to gas. I just used spray paint.


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Man good job on that stand. Would you consider selling custom stands in the future?


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Man good job on that stand. Would you consider selling custom stands in the future?


I might be able to take an order here and there. The welds arenít ďcertified weldsĒ though. What I mean by that is that they are not those pretty mig weld coins some people lay down. Iím self caught to sometimes my welds come out nice sometimes theyíre ugly. I took a flap disk and smoothed out all my welds though. For that seamless blend. If someone isnít too picky about the welds then Iíll be glad to make something happen.


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good job! Can't wait to see that tank flooded. Good sanding and spray paint will deal with the welds just fine.
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Hereís the Twinstar 600sp hung up and some ideas for hard scape




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This project has been on hold. No specific reason just havenít really gotten around to it. Finally I have ordered some of the final pieces to the puzzle. Eheim 2215, gla gro regulator, 5lb co2 cylinder, archaea Super diffuser, lily intake, Koke Stone and Horn wood. I did reorder another piece of horn wood and 15lbs of koke.

In anticipation of the 60cm, I found a 55g food safe barrel that holds my rodi. This will make cycling the tank much easier as my last bucket was 10g.










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Hereís what Iím thinking for scape. I did rub out of soil but the idea is to Bank the back right corner in order to allow the stem plants to eventually break water and become emersed. Bottom portion will be a carpet along with lower light plants under the shaded area/in the rocks.



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Excited to see this one develop. I've had my eye on the 60U for a while.
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Excited to see this one develop. I've had my eye on the 60U for a while.


I would not hesitate tbh. The dimensions along with quality have exceeded my expectations. I have 5 tanks and at times I feel like people believe Iím sort of sales rep for them since that i post about, but truth me told Iím just a very big fan of their product.


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Finished layout. Now I fully submerged it to allow the soil to leach as much nutrient as possible before planting. I do tho to minimize algae. Works great, 3 tanks so far with the process. Been doing 50% wcís everyday this week. Went with a GLA gro-1. Iíve been curious about these regulators for some time now.







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