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I am planning on doing an aquarium like this in the coming year and came across this picture. This tank is unusual- it looks like its on a stand. Anyone have any idea what manufacturer this could be.



Also, those adept at recognizing plants-- what types do you see in photo?



What do you think of this style of planted aquarium- do you like it?



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I love that idea.

Something different is why I like it. For sure my next setup will be something I have never ever done before, which will be fun.

As a side project, I think a tank like the one in that picture would be a lot of fun. Keeping aphids out of it would be my biggest struggle.

No idea on the plant names or the tank manufacturer...

Make sure to start a journal if you end up going with a tank like that. I'd follow along no question.
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I love that idea.

Something different is why I like it. For sure my next setup will be something I have never ever done before, which will be fun.

As a side project, I think a tank like the one in that picture would be a lot of fun. Keeping aphids out of it would be my biggest struggle.

No idea on the plant names or the tank manufacturer...

Make sure to start a journal if you end up going with a tank like that. I'd follow along no question.
When I do start it up I will definitely do a journal.

I love it too--- it will partially satisfy my dream of a pond in my backyard with beautiful koi. Just in extreme mini version- and no fish.


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it will partially satisfy my dream of a pond in my backyard with beautiful koi. Just in extreme mini version- and no fish.
Urhm.... "koi" style betta fish!


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Urhm.... "koi" style betta fish!

Damn, looks so amazing.
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Pic is little low res but I’d say that’s a DIY plexiglass project. Acrylic welding is actually pretty easy. You just need smooth cut plexiglass pieces cut to your specs or if you’ve got table saw and router fabricate your own.

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I just feel bad for the poor dog whose water bowl got so overgrown.....

Seriously though, love this idea. Especially Quagulator's idea of a koi betta, and/or some colorful shrimp to liven it up, in a slightly larger container with some open water space

A broad shallow bowl might work well for this kind of project. Easier than a DIY acrylic project unless you enjoy that sort of thing

Looking forward your journal chronicling this project
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Urhm.... "koi" style betta fish!

Now that is one Betta that makes me want a Beta- beautiful.

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Pic is little low res but I’d say that’s a DIY plexiglass project. Acrylic welding is actually pretty easy. You just need smooth cut plexiglass pieces cut to your specs or if you’ve got table saw and router fabricate your own.

https://youtu.be/hT6Ow_cBTps
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I just feel bad for the poor dog whose water bowl got so overgrown.....

Seriously though, love this idea. Especially Quagulator's idea of a koi betta, and/or some colorful shrimp to liven it up, in a slightly larger container with some open water space

A broad shallow bowl might work well for this kind of project. Easier than a DIY acrylic project unless you enjoy that sort of thing

Looking forward your journal chronicling this project

HA! Poor dog turned around and something grew clean out of his bowl!


Shrimp, maybe for this project. But, Im inclined to think that even shrimp may be off the table for this one. Its really densely planted and shallow.



I love that Koi Betta though...
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Look into 45s and 60s aquariums. UNS makes them as do other manufacturers. Doesn't have an integrated stand but it will give you the shallow height you are looking for.
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Do!aqua - an ADA brand - makes that particular tank. Rather, it's recently rebranded as DOOA.

There are similar square/cube tanks that have been cut down (shallow) like that available from UNS and others of various volume.
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Do!aqua - an ADA brand - makes that particular tank. Rather, it's recently rebranded as DOOA.

There are similar square/cube tanks that have been cut down (shallow) like that available from UNS and others of various volume.
There it is- cool! ~ Neo-Glass Air tank. Thanks, Jake


I also found a video (attached) on Youtube that the guy who set this tank did explaining how to set up a pond-style tank.

He goes over materials, layout, substrate, plants, fertilization, livestock, and maintenance. What is really great is he talks about the plants used in some detail ( submersed plants we are more familiar with and emerged growth plants typically used in ponds that we are not so familiar with). Take a look!



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Thats really an amazing tank- thanks for sharing!
Can you give us some info on this tank:
How long set up?
Fertilization techniques?
Substrate used?

Lighting?

Plants used?

That would be great!
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Very cool idea- I would follow along with this build!

Also, a little beta desktop spec V or something may be I'm my future. That's a good looking fish!
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This pond situation is why I nudged you to check out the 3-vase sets available at IKEA, @Discusluv. The shallow one in the set I got is perfect for this.

This one:



22cm diameter. Tons of room for a small container.

Here's an image of a setup I swiped from the internet somewhere as inspiration:



Could be a cheap and easy entrée into the whole pond idea to see if it's worthwhile. (I think it is.)

Good spot to use extra aquarium plants. Definitely some stems for emergent growth. Maybe a couple small marginal pond plants.
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This pond situation is why I nudged you to check out the 3-vase sets available at IKEA, @Discusluv. The shallow one in the set I got is perfect for this.

This one:



22cm diameter. Tons of room for a small container.

Here's an image of a setup I swiped from the internet somewhere as inspiration:



Could be a cheap and easy entrée into the whole pond idea to see if it's worthwhile. (I think it is.)

Good spot to use extra aquarium plants. Definitely some stems for emergent growth. Maybe a couple small marginal pond plants.
Thanks for the reminder, Im going to order this set.

Edit: Also, of topic, is that a Peperomia plant in picture- so pretty.


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