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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-07-2011, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Shrimpo's dream tank...

...Isn't a 120 gallon mega aquascape. Too much of a challenge to maintain, plant, etc. plus costs more. Smaller is better for money

So here's my dream tank, still sketching everything out in my head. I really want this tank.

Tank:

Ada 60-f (8.4 gal)
Pressurized co2 (already have one system, might as well borrow it for this tank)
Filter: Eheim (no clue what size yet) but I want lily pipes darn it! lol
Stand: No idea either, the stand isn't that important for me and I'd probably get a cheapie at ikea.
Flora: Glossostigma
Fauna: Maybe some high grade crs once my population kicks off in my breeder tank, probably cardinal tetras.
Hardscape: Ohko stone, maybe granite. Undecided.
Basic plan: a basic iwagumi, I have a theme in my head but it's hard to convey.

Why?
Ada 60-f: Because iwagumis look best in long tanks, and the 60-f's look is awesome. Plus small.
Filter: Because seeing all these "lily pipes" and "swirling vortexes" etc just bums me out. Eheims are good quality too.
Glosso: Because I really like the look of glosso. I don't know what it is, but it kind of grabs me. It's a natural sort of forest quality. It's a plant with character. lol
Fauna: I just like cardinals, schooling tetras look good in planted tanks. CRS because I'd love to have a nice tank to show off my sss crs+cbs lol.
Hardscape: Because I like ohko stone, it might be the same thing as seiryu though which wouldn't work with the shrimp. Suggestions?
Basic plan: Because iwagumis are very calming. They're "zen" I guess. I'd position the tank right where I walk in, so the first thing I see is calm.

This is my absolute dream tank, I have a place for it, and in April I can (well...might be able to) finally make it happen.

Oooh I'd love that tank.

What tank is your dream tank and why?
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Stupid question... What are lilly pipes?
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Lily pipes are an extension to your canister's intake and outtake. They are wide and are nearly invisible (plastic) It's gives the tank an Amano feel and suits rimless tanks and people who want to hide equipment.

http://aqmagic.com/store/images/9mmLilySet.jpg
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Lily pipes are an extension to your canister's intake and outtake. They are wide and are nearly invisible (plastic) It's gives the tank an Amano feel and suits rimless tanks and people who want to hide equipment.

http://aqmagic.com/store/images/9mmLilySet.jpg

Very cool. Where can you buy these? I've never seen that before. but I'm all about hiding equipment.
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Lily pipes all over [Ebay Link Removed]

I finally built my "dream tank" this last summer:

125 gallon (72x20x20)
4 - T5 HO
120+ fish (rasboras/tetras/ottos/cories)
25-30 different plant species
2 eheim 2080
2 aquamedic 1000 CO2 reactors
pressurized CO2
inline hydor heater
infusion doser for dosing ferts 24x7
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Oh wow that's an amazing tank! Infusion doser? I've never even heard of that.

Whoa, 120 fish. That's amazing! You should post a pic!

That's a great tank. Is it an ADA?

Mmelnick, Lily pipes are so cool. They're inflow/outflow tubes you can put on your canister filters. They (like most ADA things) are really overpriced, but if you can get them, they're amazing. Lily pipes are to hob filters as ada is to rainbow gravel. I feel so spoiled to want them. lol
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Lily pipes are to hob filters as ada is to rainbow gravel. I feel so spoiled to want them. lol
Ha, that's funny. Sorry to hijack here.
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It's fine, they're reeeeeaaaally nice.
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Ok so I drew a picture of my dream tank. Decided (painfully though) that glosso wasn't what I was looking for. Now I'm on to hc.

I drew in lily pipes and a co2 diffuser just for mmelnick

Any thoughts/suggestions/ideas?
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New thought, I found a solution for my hc vs glosso problem. Little glosso! That's right, it's smaller than hc and it's shaped like glosso. It's elatine (hydropiper, hexandra, gussonei, they all look pretty much the same) and its leaves are 1/10 the size of hc. I want.

But it's nowhere to be found in the us... haha. Google it to see pictures, I lost the link.
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