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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=11202&pictureid=23242 Here's the temporary scape for my DB 3G Tank, waiting on Tax Returns to get some new stuff for it.

18x6x6 Tank
Aquaclear 20
24" 10K 24W T5HO daylight bulb (i know its overkill)
Flourite mixed in with Fluval stratum
No stock yet, planning on 6 Boraras brigittae and 2 Otto's

Any criticism (Good or Bad) will be greatly appreciated.

-Jared
 

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Hmm there definitely is no balance, yet at least.

I always like a floater on my tank.

Also did you attempt to de-rim it?...

I have the same tank, and if you want to see how I went about setting it up, check out the confused journal in my sig.
 

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Hmm there definitely is no balance, yet at least.

I always like a floater on my tank.

Also did you attempt to de-rim it?...

I have the same tank, and if you want to see how I went about setting it up, check out the confused journal in my sig.
Yeah.. this is just a temporary scape until i get more driftwood and plants. And yes, i did try de-rimming it, but kinda messed up the silicone a little :( Stay tuned!
 

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Hahah.. Derim may not have been the best idea. I kinda like it with a rim.

You went this far, don't leave the silicone all like that haha
I cant find anything too get the silicone off, I tried a razor, a razor blade, a knife, duct tape for some reason and even using my hands! this silicone doesn't wanna come off D:
 

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I've read that the black silicone is stronger, this could be why it's more difficult to remove.
There is a ton of threads dedicated to de rimming tanks, with instructions on how they did it. My personal opinion, it's more trouble than it's worth. I'd just buy a rimless tank. Definitely possible to do 10 and under successfully though.

My tank came today, going to start a build thread this evening. Excited!
 

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im looking at new lights since tax returns are just around the corner but i cant decide on which one to get? the choices are:

1.) the BeamsWork 0.2W Tri 18" HI LUMEN LED Light Fixture

2.) A 14" 24W Power Compact Light Fixture Extendable Series

(both are available on Aquatraders for undr $50
 

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http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/picture.php?albumid=11202&pictureid=23242 Here's the temporary scape for my DB 3G Tank, waiting on Tax Returns to get some new stuff for it.

18x6x6 Tank
Aquaclear 20
24" 10K 24W T5HO daylight bulb (i know its overkill)
Flourite mixed in with Fluval stratum
No stock yet, planning on 6 Boraras brigittae and 2 Otto's

Any criticism (Good or Bad) will be greatly appreciated.

-Jared
***UPDATE***
Tax returns are coming in Monday, ill take pictures of the stuff I get so expect an update soon! :tongue:
 

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NEVER. EVER leave your 4 year old nephew near your tank with sand paper. He will try and "pet the glass" with it and scratch it up. :angryfire:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire:angryfire
 
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