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Show me your Fluval Chi

Is anyone else using a Fluval Chi thank? I would like to see what other people are doing out there with it.

Here's mine so far:

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I have one, however I don't want to post a picture of it yet lol have very ghetto lighting at them moment, is that the marine land LED?
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I have one, however I don't want to post a picture of it yet lol have very ghetto lighting at them moment, is that the marine land LED?
Yes it is!
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Did you make a custom lid for it? It looks pretty good. Nice setup.
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This is mine, nothing special, but my RCS like it.



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You should turn the camera sideways and make the aquarium the focal point of the picture. I would love to see some detail inside of the tank.

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Is anyone else using a Fluval Chi thank? I would like to see what other people are doing out there with it.

Here's mine so far:

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Did you make a custom lid for it? It looks pretty good. Nice setup.
Yes, thanks! I took a 10x10 piece of glass and crazy-glued some acrylic shelving pegs to it. it looks dope. I tossed the stock filter and lights.
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This is mine, nothing special, but my RCS like it.
How do you keep your water so clear!! I have been having management problems.
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euhm... Established filter I guess.
When did you set up the tank?


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Where'd you get the glass and shelving rods

Here was mine a couple months ago just started:


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Where'd you get the glass and shelving rods
I think they cut pieces of glass at home depot and/or Lowes.
They probably also have those shelving pegs there.

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I think they cut pieces of glass at home depot and/or Lowes.
They probably also have those shelving pegs there.

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That's clever. Thanks for the tip.
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I think they cut pieces of glass at home depot and/or Lowes.
They probably also have those shelving pegs there.

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This is pretty accurate. I got the shelving pegs from home depot. they were like 60 cents each. i had to modify the pieces a bit using an xacto knife (8 pieces). Then I bought a 10x10 photo frame from walmart for like $4 and took the glass pane out of it and used that. If you do this, MAKE SURE that you don't get one of those dingy frames with a PLASTIC/acrylic window. Plastic will warp with the water vapor constantly hitting it and it will look messed.
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Do you have a pic how it looks now?
Did everything do well under the low LED's?

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Here was mine a couple months ago just started:



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okay I decided to take a photo of my chi >.> although my lighting is ghetto lookin lol will probably invest in one of those LEDs if it provides enough lighting for plants well here it is
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