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My Rimless Dream

So I finally was able to pick up my Rimless hand built tank here locally... after saving up, and budgeting I finally was able to pay off the rest.
I used to work for the place I got it from and a friend of mine built it for me, handbuilt, handcut... perfectly level edges...

its a 36"x25"x18" rimless
Going to be hightech planted with driftwood rock and tons of color.


Here are is the begining...
It may take a while to get everything I need, but the tank i have!

NOTE: the lighting is only temporary (no its not filled)
I just used the LED fixture I had to light it up.
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AND.. lastly this tank is being use at this moment to be a home for my epiphytes (Orchids and a Tillandsia Ionantha)
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Wow those are beautiful dimensions! Definitely looking forward to what goes in this tank!
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Beautiful tank and beautiful plants. I see you have got some spikes there, good job!


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That's a very square shaped tank which seems appealing to me. Whenever I try to think up an aquascaping idea my mind always comes up with an idea for a square not a skinny rectangle and then I have to decide if I can adjust it and make it work in my tank. I wonder if thinking in squares instead of rectangles is something common.
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l agree with dan, l like the dimensions as well. How many gallons is it and what kind of plants/fauna do you have in mind?

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wow! great dimensions!
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Beautiful tank and beautiful plants. I see you have got some spikes there, good job!


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LOL Yes the phallies that NEVER STOP blooming. Ive also got three Vandas upstairs spiking (orange vanda, red, and purple) ...
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Thanks everyone.
I really struggled. at first it was going to be 30x24x18, then 36x18x18, then 36x24x24... lastly I decided on this one (36x24x18) and I do think it turned out perfect!

I plan on making it hightec.. this will be my frist hightec planted tank.
With lilypipes , inline everything... only things in the tank i want are the lilypipes, a drop checker (which im having trouble finding), and thats it, I may put a glass CO2 diffuser in it, not for the efficiency but the look, i like the glass look.... we will see if I do that or inline.


My thoughts on fish:

12 Cardinal Tetras
6 Marbled Hatchetfish
Otocinclus
One Discus (snakeskin)
3 Puntius Denisonii
possibly some Celestial Danios I dunno i just love them.
or some Phantom Tetras.. havent decided

Red Cherry/Crystal Shrimp
Amano's maybe
Nerites
... thats all on the inverts and fish that I can think of so far.


Plants. I want to incorporate many elements in this tank so I do have two peices of driftwood which Ill get pictures of soon , one is in the tank now, the other is large and needs work before i use it, IF i can use it.

I also want rock around the drifwood, to create that midwater feel, not deep lake, not shallow stream but somewhere in the middle...

Plants,
I konw I want an HC bed, some Crypts, Hygrophillia, Alternanthera reineckii, Rotala wallichi, Limnophila aromatica (i dunno im obsessed with this plant, but there is another one that looks like it that starts with a P... i forget...), Anubias, Bolbitis, etc?...

I havent really narrowed the plant list down much.. I know I want a few of those.
Any suggestions of course will help.

Things I still need to get are
the SunSun Filter (the 380gph one) im also going to use an Eheim 2215
Inline heater to fit the sunsun
CO2 Canister, I already have a duel gauge regulator
Drop checker
Lighting (which I just found where i can get it)
Have the stand built, which will be Bright High Gloss White
and the rest of the substrate/decorations

Oh and the 17mm lily pipes

I was going to set up a smaller tank before I had this one built so I went and bought all this stuff for a smaller tank which I cant use with a bigger one.

I think its around 65gallons... im not sure i forget how to find volumn LOL (Behavioral Neuroscience Major not a mathmatics!)
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An Update...

I ordered my Drop checker, CO2 Diffuser, and bubble counter on ebay so I should have that soon.

Got one of the glass drop checkers, Co2 diffuser is the one simular to what GLA offers, the 16/22 inline atomic one... and the bubble counter is the ADA style bettle glass bubble counter
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Not sure where you are thinking of getting your Denisonii from, but some PetsMarts have them for a limited time at $6.99. I've heard that they are getting random new fish every three months, so if your store doesn't have them now they might be getting them in the future.
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thanks for the heads up! I have connections to a LFS here so , getting them isnt a big problem.
6.99 is a great price though!
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thanks for the heads up! I have connections to a LFS here so , getting them isnt a big problem.
6.99 is a great price though!
Yeah I'm scouring Craigslist in my area to get a nice big cheap tank and get a large school of these guys at the $6.99, there's about 6 PetsMarts within an hour drive that I can clear out of their Roseline Stock. My LFS has them for 32 a piece, and another said the cheapest they can get them wholesale is 9.
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yea thats about right... they run about 4-9 $ wholesale depending on the supplier for smalls... the med/large Ive seen up to 15$ wholesale before..

I really hate to buy from Petsmarts.... im not fond of large pet chains.
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Update... I recieved my Atomizer today!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bubble counter and Drop checker on the way!

PICTURES!!!
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