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A little shameful to post pics of my little tower >__<

But I know everyone on the forum is always helpful in chiming in on ideas to improve members builds. :help:

A little bout myself...
Im a college student living in student housing, and I was lucky to pick up my own private room. I moved from Oahu, Hawaii to adventure into the "Mainland" to experience a different type of culture. Im now fortunate that I left Hawaii to be able to gain the experience in learning and knowledge of the beauty of aquascaping..

Well, long story short...

I
Love
Plants!

Anyways, heres my little tiny rack, that for sure needs improvement...



 

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I know I need to improve the support of this rack, and I do plan on applying plywood to each shelf to improve the distribution of weight.

I wish I could toss a 40B on the bottom shelf, but most likely will be forced to have a 20L bc of weight limits (each shelf max capacity 350lb).

Each shelf is 47"x18".. Could anyone think of any other sizes to make it efficient for a grow tank?

The goals for this rack is bottom shelf 20L, next shelf up: 2 x 10gallon, next shelf up: undecided, next two shelves up: storage.
 

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wow! that's great.... fill those tanks with tanks :D
 

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RE: Ebi's Planted Factory | RACK Build

I'm truly surprised they let you bring that into student housing. Looks great though. Maybe nano cubes on top?
 

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wow! that's great.... fill those tanks with tanks :D
don't tempt me lol.. I'm biting the lip! :icon_neut

I'm truly surprised they let you bring that into student housing. Looks great though. Maybe nano cubes on top?
we'll have to see ;)
Start one? :D
you got that into student housing? how the heck!? You at byu or uvu?
SHHH... lol.. I had the same amount of tanks you see on a different dresser/stand. Just recently added the rack.. i've been passing the cleaning check, so hopefully no problems! lol... UVU :proud:
Sweet setup! Hawaii eh? Do you miss tako poke? Can't get enough of that stuff!
Thanks! yupp, Wahiawa to be exact ;). haha I love fresh Poke! Im a spear diver, so I would catch my tako fresh!
 

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cool cool. Im hoping to get away with my mere 6 gal haha. and yea like ive told you before im down in the provo area all the time. Lots of friends at byu provo. Love the area, thinking about transfering down there!
 

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Tanks lookin' good, Ebi! Cool rack build.

Btw what kind of lightings are you using on those small tanks?
 

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cool cool. Im hoping to get away with my mere 6 gal haha. and yea like ive told you before im down in the provo area all the time. Lots of friends at byu provo. Love the area, thinking about transfering down there!
you'll be fine with that lol..
ohh yeah! You should by and check out my job, Animal Ark in Orem. Im a morning manager there.
Tanks lookin' good, Ebi! Cool rack build.

Btw what kind of lightings are you using on those small tanks?
thanks!

Right now I have 24" HO Coralife t5 fixtures with 65k bulbs..
I plan on selling those and tossing a 48" strip of Finnex LED's eventually :D
 

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dude when im down there next I will (ill need to-I need plants!). It might be this next weekend but it might also have to wait till the end of the month. I just have to wait and see.
 

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dude when im down there next I will (ill need to-I need plants!). It might be this next weekend but it might also have to wait till the end of the month. I just have to wait and see.
hahaha kk.. make sure to hit me up! Hopefully I have my 40B Farm tank going.
 

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40 Breeder Plant Farm | Start Up

Yayy,

I'm gonna be starting a farm tank..

I figured I'd do a 40B instead of the 20L I planned..
(Leaves you no choice when the buddy sells you his New 40B for $20...)

Heres pictures of the construction!



Also, picked up approximately 40lbs of used, 2-3 months, worth of aquasoil for $30.. which gives me about 2-3inches in depth. thanks 'happi'

Not bad for the $50 for the tank and soil. :thumbsup:


soil added


good depth you say?


the equipment.. (5lb CO2 currently being filled).
 

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Dude didnt know you were form HI haha!

Nice job so far man! :)
 

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Ebi's Planted Factory | RACK Build |40B FARM 6/04/13

Wow mike. I'm secretly starting a little tank collection...:)Jenn doesn't realize it. But I'm going to move things around too! Hopefully when you n da miss come back to visit you stop by !! Nice job btw
 

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Finally Filled | 40B Farm Tank

So, finally got the 40B filled with water. Was a PITA trying to get the canister going, since it was level with the tank..
Still waiting for the call back on my 5lb to be filled at the shop and got a huge order from Han (h4n) coming in Wednesday.

Heres how the garden looks so far..

my view from my bed (tiny room!)


small rack


Do!aqua Mini L | Iwagumi Redemption Day 52 | 06/07/13


Soon to be Anubias/Bucephalandra/PFR Tank.


Bee Shrimp Tank


Still in the process of clearing up. Hopefully it'll be filled up once large shipment of plants arrive.
 

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Very nice Mike!

what crypts are in the 40b?

and the green stems on the right on the bee tank and buce tank?
 

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Very nice Mike!

what crypts are in the 40b?

and the green stems on the right on the bee tank and buce tank?
Thanks Han.

The crypts in 40B are Florida sunset, they seem to me losing the red/white in them as there submerged leaves take over.

Bee tank are S. Repens 049 and Bruce tank are just anubias Nanas
 
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