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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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1st planted 20 long

This will be my first attempt at a planted tank. I just got done building my stand. All though I have had several reef tanks in the past this will be my first attempt at a planted tank. I will attatch pics as my project moves on.

Equipment

T-5 lighting current 30" with freshwater bulbs
Canister Filter (brand not sure yet researching)
DIY C02 To start off then pressurized.

Substrate
Aquarium Plants sub.

Hardscape
driftwood
petrified wood

Here is a pic of the stand


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 06:48 PM
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Cool stand. I like the look of the tile with black wood. I am looking forward to seeing this develop. Welcome to the Planted Tank!

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I have built others like it,but this one is my fav. I like to have a work place when working on the tank. Any comments welcome.
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your stand has got my wheels turnin'. i love how any day i can come across something new or interesting in these forums. good luck!


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What a unique stand, i've never seen one with tile in front.

Welcome to the forum, and it looks like you've got some great plans for this tank!
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Thanks for all the comments. The stand was inspired by a local reef store they have the most beautifull tanks. In front of all the tanks are tiles with fish on them. I was going to use the same kind of tiles but then came acroos these. It helps when you manage a flooring store. I just got my substrate in from aquariumplants.com anyone used this stuff if so some feedback. Thanks again Glad to be here.
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quick update

Well I should be getting my light tommorow. I took some pics of the tank yesterday I was rinsing the substrate. Let me know what you think of the hardscape still palying around. And yes that is a dino head my little daughter is obssesed with jurrasic park so she bought me that for my birthday. I think it looks pretty cool. I am going to cover him with some kind of moss. Ideas would be appreciated. I also am going to cover most of the tank with some HC. Any feedback is appreciated.


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Neat stand. I really like the idea of having a little work surface in front of the tank. I am always resting things on the edge of the tank when I'm triming or working on them and things are always falling in!
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Great looking stand! I am interested in seeing how this comes together with plants.

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Update 7/8

Well I managed to get a couple pics taken before I headed off to work this morning. Let me know what you think. The vals in the back are about 1 week in and already seeing tons of runners. My hc should be here in a day or so. That is what I have so far. please give me feed back.



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Nice looking setup. IMO it would look better if you couldn't see through the tank.
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looking nice, I would try to get some diffrent plants but it looks good, i agree with the backround suggestion
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