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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-02-2015, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Farm tank

Starting a tank that will just be for farming stems

Was going to build a shallow, square shaped tank or buy a frag tank locally but I found a plexiglass display case that the neighbors at my work were tossing. It's 1/4" about 27" X 31" and about 12" deep. Its fully sealed all the way around with acrylic cement and I added some silicone around the seems just to make sure there were no leaks. Can't really beat free!
The sides do bow out a little when filled but it's so shallow I don't think it will be stressed that much.



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Awesome tank, can't wait to see this.


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Same here! I love the look of frag tanks.
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Made a stand.

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Lights are on their way. ( (2) 30" beamworks 4th gen Pent Lights 5500 lumens each)



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That's a great snag from the neighbors! I've enjoyed watching StrungOut's farm tank. I'm happy to see another farm tank I can follow.

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Lights and Co2 regulator finally came in.



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The lights look super bright, dp they only have white leds?


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Took my 10lb Co2 bottle in for an exchange and they didn't have any so I wound up with a 20lb.

The new AZOO Regulator is pretty crappy. I thought it was on the same level as my milwaukee but you can't even adjust this thing. I can't even get it to push bubbles out of my current diffuser so I had to use my old pollen diffuser.

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The lights look super bright, dp they only have white leds?
Yes, some people like to add the stick on strips to add different colors but this is just a farm tank for me.
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Been battling algae of all forms for a while but things are starting to clear up. Green water was really bad up until I threw a willow branch in and it's clearing up nicely. Have one SAE and one CAE in there along with a few RCS and snails to do some cleaning.





Bump: also got rid of that crappy azoo regulator that couldn't keep a steady pressure and replaced it with a milwaukee.
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That's some serious bowing. Great dimensions though.

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That's some serious bowing. Great dimensions though.
Ha! yeah. I've been meaning to do some sort of bracing but keep forgetting about it.
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How did you get the silicone to stick to acrylic?

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Well u replaced a bad reg. With another bad regulator. Milwaukee regulators unless they recently fixed them are garbage. Had one gas my tank when it was near the end and killed several hundred dollars of fish. In your case it may not matter cause it isn't a fish tank but a holding tank for plants. Just be careful though. I called the owner and he honestly wanted me to drill a hole in the solenoid to fix the problem.. That is the last time I ever purchased a product from them
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