Very nice work on the tanks. The light looks very nice.
Thanks Gravy!Very nice work on the tanks. The light looks very nice.
good question Tex Gal. I really don't have a solid answer. For one, i didn't want overheating to be an issue and i also knew it'd be easier to arrange the equipment with some room. I also wanted to keep the rimless look as much as possible (without suspending the fixture) so i tried to keep the lights off the tank. Hopefully i'll be able to take the legs off and suspend the fixture in the future to give it the 100% rimless look.Why did you leave so much room between the tank and the lights? Just wondering?
Thanks a bunch, i like them too they just need to grow out a bit and i think they'll look great. I really need to get my hands on some downoi and blyxa because i really think they'll bring this tank all together. Also, any idea on how long eco complete tends to cloud up the water?I really like your new plant additions. They look great.
Thanks! The trim wasn't too hard to take off. I rushed and cracked one tank but i took my time on the second one. I found it was easier to slice/cut the corners of the trim and just basically peal the trim off. But i just can't stress enough that you need to take your time and dont yank too hard on the trim.great looking tank, was the trim hard to take off?? Great diy hood btw
From my research, anything 10g and under is relatively safe to take the trim off of. Some people have even done it to 20g which is just way too risky IMO. So i'm not too worried about the structural integrity.I know this is probably a dumb question, but are you worried about the rim as a structural component? Is it just the silicon that holds any tank together?
Thanks! I'm liking it a lot too. It's been fun watching the growth day by day. I can't wait till my blyxa and downoi get here- they should almost complete the tank. Also, i dug under some of the substrate around the marselia and found a lot of runners with plants sprouting on them so the foreground should start filling out quicker. I figure I'll go ahead and update it again since it's a journal:That tank looks really nice! I like it
Thanks FishandTurtleJunkie! I agree, i cannot wait for the foreground to fill in. I'll also be adding a few more plants in the next couple of days. I'll update it when i do so.It is coming together nicely. When the marsilea fills in it will really look great.
I've posted several throughout this journal (the most recent one is about 2 days old), but i'll post another after work tomorrow. Do you have a thread for your tank? If so i'd like to follow itTry to post a pic i'd like to see how it looks. I just set up a tank that looks a lot like yours.