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  1. Equipment
    Hi all, I just successfully de-rimmed a 2.5 (only took one broken tank!) with much help from some friends, and it looks great now -- but there are a million tiny pieces of silicone left inside the tank, not adhered to anything, but just generally sticky and not washing out easily. I can pull...
  2. Tank Journals
    FTS as of May. 1st Please feel free to comment, make suggestions, or ask questions :icon_wink FTS as of Apr. 1st FTS as of Mar. 1st FTS as of Feb. 1st FTS as of Dec. 1st FTS as of Nov. 1st Hardscape: Tank: Mr. Aqua 12 Gallon Long Rimless (36"x8"x9") Substrate: 15lbs of Eco-Complete (bottom...
  3. DIY
    So I have been thinking about building my own ~20 gal tank, but am not sure what thickness I will need for the glass. I want a kind of long, low, and wide tank, so I'm looking at 24"Lx18"Wx12"H. It will also be "topless," i.e. no rim on top but still on bottom. Any suggestions?
  4. Tank Journals
    well this is my first serious planted tank.. my first tank is a low light 40 gallon that was going to be my centre piece... BUT due to unforseeable issues.. i just cant justify putting more money in this tank. so onto the new project. 15 gallon long.. shrimp tank so far. bought the tank at...
  5. DIY
    OK, so a while ago I had a 10g that sprang a leak near the top. I replaced the tank and the old leaky one has been sitting around my apartment tempting me... This morning I decided to remove the top and bottom black plastic rim and I spraypainted the back pane black. I plan on redoing the...
  6. Equipment
    I recently bought a custom size tank from an LFS. It's 36" x 20" x 20" about 60 gallons. I asked the guy i bought it from if it would compromise the integrity of the tank if i removed the rim. He said no. There is a cross-brace of the same thickness but he tells me it is not there for structural...
  7. Tank Journals
    So she finally arrived, not without issue but the less said about that here the better. The tank is amazing, really really good silicone work, immaculate really. Here's my first scape, nothing too special, just seeing what works where. I've already learnt that Mazatania is very brittle...
  8. Equipment
    Hello all, I'm about to pickup a 2nd hand 2213 without an intake pipe and would like some advise on the filter and mods I can do to it. 1. I heard the Eheim pipes are 12.5mm in diameter, is this true? I was going to replace both the intake and outlet pipe with Boston Tubing anyways seeing as...
  9. Tank Journals
    This tank will consist of only stone. I have not really decided on what type of dressing I will use for the foreground in terms of sand. That will come later. Right now Im working on the hardscape. So today I had a few minutes to play with stone, this Im sure will be one of dozen attempts in...
  10. DIY
    Hi All, Haven't posted in a while. I'm considering trying my first DIY rimless tank build. I wanna make a tank approx 24"L x 10"W x 7" t, maybe 8" tall. Question is this, how thick would the glass need to be and not bow? I'm not familiar with the standard thicknesses glass comes in cept...
  11. Planted Nano Tanks
    Updates are on the last page. Video of the tank. Before and After a trim. Original post below.
  12. Tank Journals
    An attempt at some simple aquascaping 2.5 gallon AGA 12W 6400k CFL circular Seachem flourite black Red Sea Nano filter Comments/critques/suggestions welcome. Some microswords. I split them up and planted them in the substrate. No idea if they will grow this way. Planting took forever...
  13. General Planted Tank Discussion
    Hey, I have been neglected my RCS tank and a ton of staghorn algae had grown on my gravel which happens to be Flourite dark. I was wondering if i could bleach the gravel to kill the algae and yet use it again. One more thing is a solution that would be needed if i needed to removed the algae...
  14. Equipment
    Hey, everyone. This is my first post. I've been lurking around here for a couple months or so, and am itching to get back into this awesome hobby. I've been especially inspired by all the beautiful planted tanks I've seen posted here. I'm trying to set up a 40 gallon tank (36x18x12) or...
  15. Planted Nano Tanks
    Well, since I finally have these tanks home, and together in their final configuration, I might aswell post their journal. This isnt going to be one of those updated every day journals, but hopefully having this up will make me not procrastinate on everything. First off, the introduction...
  16. DIY
    With a little over an year's experience in aquarium setup and less than 6 months experience in maintaining high end planted tanks, I am truely a novice in this area. However after doing my research and setting up my 80 gallon planted tank in the first go and seeing it thriving for over 4 months...
  17. Tank Journals
    Equipments: -5 Gallon Rimless aquarium -Eheim 2213(temp) -Clip On lights from idea bulb from Big Als.. Life Glo energy saving 15 watt=30 watts -DIY co2 with Nano Cermaric Diffuser Flora -Dwarf Hairgrass -Java Moss from another aquarium Fauna -Small Angelfish(Temporary so that i have...
  18. Other Websites
    Check us out and let me know what you think. http://www.greenleafaquariums.com Orlando
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