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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Galaxy paradise (宇宙天堂)

yes found my account back time to post the mountain of pictures i have of my tank. From the start till the end (but i guess there will never be an end )

Ok time to see how it all began,
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The plan







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The tank
The tank will be 100x50x50cm

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CO2
(Old CO2 setup. Using a 10KG instead of 500gr version under the tank)


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filtering
Eheim 2217 with Lily pipes


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Lighting
Real light HQI Lampe 1x150W+ 2x39W T5 + Moonlight 95cm













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next step
Waiting for the tank and building the stand

to be continued...

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Time to show the progress of the DIY ADA stand. I will show part 1 first later on i post more screens and finally the result

First step was making the drawings/plan
second: go to the DIY store :P to get some MDF wood and to tell the man behind the saw how large and how many pices of MDF i want.

Back home time to drill some holes (if you don't drill the holes the MDF would split and became useless)





after some puzzling you get something that looks like a stand







and don't forget the doors. Still need to fix them to the stand.





end of part 1. soon part 2 etc

enjoy

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You all know this problem. when you have an aquarium you have lights, pumps, heaters etc. and they all have plugs. Maybe a few needs time clocks to control for example the lights. Over here whe have these kind of sockets:



very nice but not with the combination of time clocks you put one in it and you loose 3 sockets

so time to make my own sockets

Here some pictures and a sneak preview of the stand








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That's a really nice stand Paulus. I like how clean and uncluttered it is inside. Looking forward to the rest of your pictures!
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after finishing the outside of the stand it was time to drill some holes for the tubes and the wiring.







I will paint this stand in 2 colors. The outside will be grey the inside white. I want to keep the inside light cause it looks nicer and it is easy when you need to connect the filter, add a plug etc. The borders i have sealed with kit. Now it is easy to clean and no problems with water or dust that get stuck between the wood.







finally i added some Rubber studs under the stand.



For now this update. screens of the tank,stand and lighting next time

and yes i still need to fix the doors

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Part 3:
The stand has some grey paint on it and is set in place. The only thing that needs to be done are the doors.
When this was all done i measured the position for the lamp. after that time to drill holes and hang the lamp

The result so far:






Some better shots of the lamp:




And the Lily Pipes:



Next step: aquascaping

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Since this thread is called Galaxy Paradise, am I right to assume that Galaxy (microrasbora) fish is the main feature of the tank? If so, HOT.
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That is just sick. Awesome lights, and really nice stand. It looks sweet already, and there's nothing in it! haha
It is indeed quite the paradise.

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ohhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooo nice lights!
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Since this thread is called Galaxy Paradise, am I right to assume that Galaxy (microrasbora) fish is the main feature of the tank? If so, HOT.

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Since this thread is called Galaxy Paradise, am I right to assume that Galaxy (microrasbora) fish is the main feature of the tank? If so, HOT.
'Galaxy rasbora' is actually an old name for Celestial Pearl Danios, gorgeous little fish either way.

Man, these all updates are amazing. And so are the other tanks in the background, are there any pics of those?

And slightly OT but I love your sloped ceiling for some reason, so cozy.

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tried some setups

first one:


second:


third (and final):






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