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Hello all!

I have decided to get back into the hobby after taking a long break! Unfortunately it has been a little while since I have a tank but I decided to really go all out on this one!

Here are the specs:

Tank: MrAqua 48G Rimless
Filtration: 2x Eheim 2215
Lighting: 2x Current Satellite + Pro
C02: GLA PRO-1-SS CO2 Regulator
Heater:Hydor ETH 200 In-Line External Heater 200w
UV Sterilizer: Turbo Twist 3x 9w
Substrate: ADA AquaSoil (4 Bags)
Stand: Maple Stand purchased from Aquarium Shop ( sorry, don't know the brand )

Ferts:
1 x PPS-Pro Fertilizer Package [Includes 2 x 500mL Fertilizer Dispensers]

Glass:
Lily Pipe Outflow: 2x ADA LILY PIPE OUTFLOW P-4 (13MM)
Lily Pipe Inflow: 2x LILY PIPE INFLOW V-3 (13MM)
CO2: ADA POLLEN GLASS BEETLE 30MM(CO2)

Fish:
2x German Blue Rams (this is a must for me, my favorite fish!)
?x Guppies
?x Platys
?x Ottos

Plants:
This is where I am going to struggle. I know I want some type of carpeting plant, but I want a very densely planted tank. I am not exactly artistic so I am still looking around for my best options. Feedback here would be greatly appreciated!

Driftwood: I have some driftwood already purchased and will attach pictures of the pieces as they come in

Most of my stuff is still on the way but I have already received a good amount of it!










And now I am going to shamelessly show you how cute my dog is. LOOK AT MY DOG LOOK HOW CUTE SHE IS



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Oh!

I guess I should add the ferts I am using! Editing the post right now!


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Wow! You really did go all out on the equipment!

I'm jealous haha.

Looking forward to seeing this develop.

Just looking at the stand, are you planning to put a board or something to support the full footprint of the tank? Or are you going to just have the tank supported along the edges of the stand?
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Wow! You really did go all out on the equipment!

I'm jealous haha.

Looking forward to seeing this develop.

Just looking at the stand, are you planning to put a board or something to support the full footprint of the tank? Or are you going to just have the tank supported along the edges of the stand?
Currently just planning on having the tank be supported along the edges

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Currently just planning on having the tank be supported along the edges
I may end up putting some ply wood down but it is my understanding that tanks are supported at their perimeter and not within the actual center of the bottom of the glass

If anyone could chime in that would be great!


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If anyone has any suggestions about the open top nature of the stand, feel free to post em! I am a little worried now but it seems like some places around the internet agree that the aquariums themselves are supported at the edges!

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Well from reading, it looks like I will be needing to look at a different stand. It does not seem that there is any waay for this safely be supported


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I think a mat will do. http://www.adana-usa.com/index.php?m...roducts_id=251


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Hey there dcut,

I have one of those on the way, but what I am concerned about is the open top portion of the stand. I think I am going to give this stand to my sister and get a hold of a stand that is completely closed on the top


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gotcha. good idea.


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I didn't mean to throw a monkey wrench into your plans. I don't have much experience with large tanks (or aquariums in general...). I'm just used to seeing rimless tanks sitting on flat boards instead of just around the edges. And personally I'm super paranoid about stuff like this so I err towards unnecessarily over built stands...

I think tanks with rims along the top and bottom can just be supported along the edges fine because the plastic rim is in contact with the stand and not the glass directly. That way any imperfections in the stand won't cause a sharp pressure point on the glass.

Maybe just put down a nice plywood board and use a foam mat to prevent any sharp pressure points.

I imagine the glass thickness on the bottom of the rimless is plenty thick to carry the water load with just edge support? I mean don't a lot of 55g stands only support around the edge?
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gotcha. good idea.
Yessir! Actuallym since I still have the receipt, I am just going to run it back and see if I can't exchange it for one with a full top or get a refund .


So that brings up the next point folks! Do any of you have suggestions for stands for a rimless tank?

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It is a beautiful stand...can you cut a piece of 3/4" plywood and lay it on top? Then lay the mat on top of that?


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It is a beautiful stand...can you cut a piece of 3/4" plywood and lay it on top? Then lay the mat on top of that?
You know, I probably could! But I am a worry wart and just want to make sure everything is done right so I don't think I am going to go that route. Just me being nit picky for safety!

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You know, I probably could! But I am a worry wart and just want to make sure everything is done right so I don't think I am going to go that route. Just me being nit picky for safety!
Just to touch up a little more! If it had a beam running running across about halfway through, I think I would be all for that!


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