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Old 03-01-2003, 11:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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hi all,

This tank is a setup i just made for my gf's dad. He asked me to buy all the things i thought he needed....sweeeet...

In any case, all the gizmos are pretty much set up and rearing to go!! We are just waiting for the plants to arrive and then i will aquascape the whole tank. Hopefully I can get it up and running in time for the competition..

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Size: 5ft wide x 18in High x 18in Depth
Lights: 4x40watts (2xNEC Quadphosphor (5200K) + 1xNEC HG + 1xNEC Triphosphor (5000K))
Heating: TetraTec 300watts + Dupla undergravel heating
CO2: Pressurised 25lb cannister
Electronic: Tunze pH controller + solenoid
Reactor: Dupla Reactor 400
Substrate: 3mm red/brown quartz
Fertiliser: Dupla laterite (+Duplaplant 24 + DuplaPlant)
Filtration: Eheim ProII 2026






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hi all,

This tank is a setup i just made for my gf's dad. He asked me to buy all the things i thought he needed....sweeeet...

In any case, all the gizmos are pretty much set up and rearing to go!! We are just waiting for the plants to arrive and then i will aquascape the whole tank. Hopefully I can get it up and running in time for the competition..

Details:
Size: 5ft wide x 18in High x 18in Depth
Lights: 4x40watts (2xNEC Quadphosphor (5200K) + 1xNEC HG + 1xNEC Triphosphor (5000K))
Heating: TetraTec 300watts + Dupla undergravel heating
CO2: Pressurised 25lb cannister
Electronic: Tunze pH controller + solenoid
Reactor: Dupla Reactor 400
Substrate: 3mm red/brown quartz
Fertiliser: Dupla laterite (+Duplaplant 24 + DuplaPlant)
Filtration: Eheim ProII 2026






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Old 03-02-2003, 01:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Awesome! That's a very nice tank, I love that driftwood! Isn't is fun playing with other people's money?

What plants are you hoping to put in there?

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Old 03-02-2003, 01:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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WOW, great job! The driftwood looks amazing!
It looks like you used the Glo-mat ballasts, they are great for bulb placement!

PS: how is your snakeskins?
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Phil: Yups....it is fun, as you would know...
Funnily enough, it makes you a bit more conscious of the costs as you sometimes feel as if you need to 'justify' the gizmos...
For plants i am thinking of putting e.tenellus as foreground, with java moss and java fern on the driftwood. Some m.micranthenum, baby tears, r.macranda as the stemmed plants.


ekim: good spot! they are indeed glo-mats. After using normal ballasts, the glomats seem to be much better in terms of reducing under canopy heat. Wires make it a little messy but nothing that cant be fixed... The snakeskins are doing good. I might give them away to my gf's dad or sell them back to a lfs. Although they are going ok, i think they could be growing better in a smaller and dedicated discus tank. Just seems to be too much compromise between the needs of the plants and the discus. I am sure that it can be done, but my busy schedule doesnt allow me to spend as much time on the fish as i would like...

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Old 03-02-2003, 12:40 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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There is sooooo mmmuuuccchhhh potential in this tank.
I can already see the plans going. It's going to be awesome. I can tell

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Old 03-02-2003, 01:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Well, RATS...am I the only one who can't see the pictures?!? All I've got is the Red X of Death!

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Old 03-02-2003, 02:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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thanks james..
hopefully i can live up to its potential....hehe

vicki: i am not sure what's wrong...perhaps you could try http://www.comcen.com.au/~shaw/...
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Ah, NOW I can see it. Great looking wood! You'll have to keep us posted as it develops! What plants do you have ordered?

That's a really nice looking stand. Kind of an unusual size, but I really like the dimensions--what brand tank is it?

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