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Custom 2.5g Rushing Canyon

What do you do when you have two cracked 2.5 gallons laying around from careless trim removals?

Take them apart and make a new tank of course! I never really liked the tall look of the AGA 2.5 gallons so I decided to make it wide!

Broken piece removed and tank laying with original top facing left


I didnt take pictures of the finished product empy but heres next best thing

Rock layout siliconed and tank test filled for a second time! No leaks!



Doesnt look like much because the angles dont do it justice

Filling with eco complete


Then sand


Really starting to take shape isnt it? hehe




Initial planting of HC and one A. Petite

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Filled, cleared, then added a couple of these guys






Filters only in there temp, ima replace it with a mini canister

But what do you guys think?!?!?
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Once things grow in, this is gonna be a great looking tank. I love how much deeper it is than my 2.5. Have you calculated how much volume there is now that you've changed the dimensions?

What are you going to do for ferts, co2, lighting, etc for this tank?

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its the same demensions as a 2.5 just on its side
and I'm going to dose everyother day with seachem ferts and diy co2
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Nice tank looks great !! it gave me a lot of ideas for some project over the weekend. Haven't found those elite mini in a year around here...so ordered 2 more for CO2 distribution.
thanks for sharing and that was a great idea !
what canister are you going to use?


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:0 I should do this with my broken 10 gallon

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Nice tank looks great !! it gave me a lot of ideas for some project over the weekend. Haven't found those elite mini in a year around here...so ordered 2 more for CO2 distribution.
thanks for sharing and that was a great idea !
what canister are you going to use?
Thanks! Glad it got your creative juices going!

As far as canister I'm thinking either the zoomed 501 or Rapids

Gotta find out what the flow is like, I dont want too strong a flow for the shrimpies
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What a great idea. Where you able to salvage the broken glass and reuse it on the front? This looks great I can't wait to see it fill in a little.
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What a great idea. Where you able to salvage the broken glass and reuse it on the front? This looks great I can't wait to see it fill in a little.
No I left the broken piece off and put the bottom off the other tank on this tanks top so I could have the side with the broken glass orginally as the top
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Thanks! Glad it got your creative juices going!

As far as canister I'm thinking either the zoomed 501 or Rapids

Gotta find out what the flow is like, I dont want too strong a flow for the shrimpies
not sure on gph but the tom's rapids gets pretty slow over a period of time and for a larger tank you can modify it by removing some parts to get more gph but that's not the case here.
good luck with the tank


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Nice idea except I would have thought you would remove all the panes of glass, cleaned off all the silicone, then resiliconed the whole thing at the same time for a cleaner silicone job

Your hampton bay lamp might run into troubles since your tank is shallow now, there's less for the light to penetrate so you would need less light
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Truly cool. Those proportions are fantastic, and you've achieved a nice impression of scale.
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Nice idea except I would have thought you would remove all the panes of glass, cleaned off all the silicone, then resiliconed the whole thing at the same time for a cleaner silicone job

Your hampton bay lamp might run into troubles since your tank is shallow now, there's less for the light to penetrate so you would need less light
Yea this was a practice tank, nothing too fancy
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it looks really good! i love that u put some substrate ontop of the rocks so it really looks like a canyon!
great setup.. cant wait to see more!
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Stunning aquascape.. inspirational..

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