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my new 5.5 (this makes 3 tanks)

any way over the break i picked up a small 5.5 gallon to mess around with not sure what i'm going to do for scaping but should be fun. for light i'm using a hampton desk lamp, seemed people really liked them for nanos. filter i'm not to sure about yet thinking about using a zoomed 501. what i realy wish i had done was baught the ehiem 2211 i saw at the pet store back home but it was expensive and i couldn't justify it for substrait i order 3 liters of AS Amazonia II to try out should be fun. and thats about it for now, hoping to get a beter idea about plants in it i really want to grow UG in there but will see. other than that i need ideas for plant to put in there. also acould use some help with stocking ideas too.


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I would try to take the plastic rims off before setting up.
That light will deff work they are all the rage.U will prob. need CO2 with that light. Before you plant, decide what type of scape you want. Collect all your hard scape and play around with the scape. Until your satisfied with it. then plant.

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have CO2 so not a problem, and will be messing around with the scape a bit. with taking the rim off do you just get something flat and sort of jimmy it off and how sharp are the edges of the glass?

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well got the top rim off and wondering how the hell do you get the silicon off the glass (other than with a razor)

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well got the top rim off and wondering how the hell do you get the silicon off the glass (other than with a razor)
Razor and elbow grease... Lots of it

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Despite all the work, you'll be much happier with the rim off. I know i was
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Razor and elbow grease... Lots of it
dam thats what i feared. and yess i do like it this way.


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What tools did you use to take off the top rim??
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Nice job Ozy. If you are dangerous you can try to remove the bottom rim.

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I love the rimless look. I'm thinking about pulling the trim off my 2.5 fry tank. Since it is a fry tank...it's not really a 'looker' tank. But still, I thought it might be fun.

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Nice job Ozy. If you are dangerous you can try to remove the bottom rim.
i've though about it but not sure had to use a hunting knife to get the top off so i'm not sure how the bottom would react to it. but hay i'll give it a try

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well got part of the bottom off it terns out the bottom panel is actuaily rased a 1/4" from the bottoms of the side panels so i thought i would just leave it as.




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how long did this take you to remove the trim?
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not long like 5 to 10 minutes

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Looking good, although its next to the PC...a nail biter should be fine tho
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