Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
Finally set the hardscape on this 20 gal.
I set the scape and plumbed last night then electrified and added water this morning. Fortunately there is no shortage of lava rock here on the Big Island.
Here's the hardware list;
Aqueon 20 gal. High tank
Koval 24" LED light
Artic Breeze USB fan
Inkbird itc-308 temp controller
Inline Co2 reactor/ heater tube (DIY, pictured)
5# Co2 tank
MOD Complete mini stainless regulator
Penn plax Cascade 1000 filter
CNZ bio sponge
Cobalt Aquatics micro UV sterilizer
To mount the filter intake and exhaust tubes I split two acrylic tube/pipe clamps. I cut 4 small pieces from an acrylic baseball holder to use as spacers and glued them on one half of each clamp. Then I ground and sanded them to to exactly match ( or something close) the clamps. Then I glued the halves back together being careful not to glue the clamps to the tubes so that they are still adjustable. It was a bit of a pain but that's why you don't see any ugly suction cups in the tank.
Any advise is appreciated, thx