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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 05:31 AM Thread Starter
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First DIY Rimless Hardscaped tank

I'm not trying to aquascape, just messing around hehehe.
I'm hoping to cover up some of the negative space at the point where the 3 driftwood branches meet with anubias.
This tank is about ~2 months old?


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Manzanita wood


I left the silicon at the edges so that I could use it as a "brace" to hold a glass cover!

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-26-2008, 05:32 AM
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De-rimmed or DIY?
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De-rimmed or DIY?
Oh oops, I mean de-rimmed.
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Nice job! De-rimming is a pain, depending on the brand of tank you get.

More wood!
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More wood!
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Looks good dude! Have you gotten cuts from the edge yet? haha. I sanded the edges down because my arm would always get cut up when I was working on the tank.. made me look emo.
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I would love more wood, but I'm all out

I think the brand of this tank is marineland. The edges of the tank is already sanded. No more emo look! Got it from Petsmart.

The only problem now is trying to find a light that can hang high from the tank so it doesn't cover up the driftwood.
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Looks very nice!
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More wood! More wood!


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yeah, wood is easy to get. a few people on here sell some very high quality stuff.

you can mount a tillandsia on the wood sticking out of the water, which would make it look great and even more natural. and as long as your water ph is 7 or less (which it is for most people that use CO2), you could just dump it into the tank for a few minutes to water it.

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I want to see how this progresses. I have a feeling it will look really nice.
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I forgot about this thread!
I decided to use whatever wood I had left. Everyone suggested for MORE WOOD!
Well there's always next time...next tank...
After setting up: (Please don't freak out)


Midway:


After a quick trim:

I had some trouble with hair algae, but nothing major.
The HC did turn yellow for a few weeks. I couldn't figure it out. I started dosing 8 drops of Iron 3 times a week. The HC then perked up.
I'm using Fluorite black sand. I thought the fluorite would supply all the iron I needed?
Iron is an immobile nutrient. Lack of iron would show up in the new leaves.
I forgot about this. Before anyone start dosing, check the leaf pattern growth for deficiency!
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Hmm, methinks some moss would look nice on those branches
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