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Marineland Pillar 6 Gallon LED

Just got this yesterday, I haven't hooked up the led lighting, so the picture is without the back and top. I'm super excited, it's a new home for my betta.
So, any ideas as far as hard scape?
So far it's just black sand.

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I was thinking of just going with 3 small rocks, and I'm not sure about any wood in this tank. Might cast too much shadow?

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Here are some pictures today after set up:

Goliath seems to really love it, so I'm glad.
My thoughts so far is it's a pretty nice tank, it's very attractive. The filter and lights are on the same powerline. If you're handy that could be rewired. The instructions say to match the wires by colors, and the writes aren't color marked. That was silly.
The filter didn't turn on at first, that concerns me.
I can fit the tiny Tetra 50 watt heater in the filter effectively hiding all the equipment.

I might disconnect the Penguin filter and swap it out with an Aquaclear, that way I can have the lights separate.

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Nice cylinder! I just got one too, it's strange how they look from different angles.
Best of luck with yours, it's looking good.


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Nice cylinder! I just got one too, it's strange how they look from different angles.
Best of luck with yours, it's looking good.
Hey, thanks!
Any plans for modifications?

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Hey, thanks!
Any plans for modifications?

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I don't know what I'm doing with it yet, but it's not the Marineland like yours.
Just a cylinder: https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/pl...evidensis.html


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New growth has been noted, so the lights are sufficient.
I hooked up a simple diy co2.

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Very well done!
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Nice job.. where did you buy that tank? I have never seen it before.

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Thanks!
It's brand new, I got it at Petco for about $50.

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Very nice tank. I was wondering what the plant in the third picture was. I had some sold to me as mayaca but I am pretty sure it isnt.
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Very nice tank. I was wondering what the plant in the third picture was. I had some sold to me as mayaca but I am pretty sure it isnt.
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The 2nd group of pics, 3rd one is r. rotundifolia.


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Here are a few more pictures:

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what kind of filter came with the tank? a biowheel?
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what kind of filter came with the tank? a biowheel?
This is the part I'm dissatisfied with. The filter is wired together with the lights, and yes it's a biowheel Penguin. I took the biowheel out but it still breaks the surface excessively. I'll have to dismantle the filter if I want to change it out since it's linked to the lights.

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