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Old 10-01-2016, 11:59 PM   #1
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So Here we go again . But this time around , I have everything ready except for the most important part... the damn tank . I have literally threw money at people and stores for this 75 gallon rimless tank and the sales keep flopping. It started with Aquainspiration breaking the last tank in stock that I put a deposit on , then my buddy who runs one of the biggest tropical fish distribution in southern Ontario not being able to get to the glass that would have built my tank to local glass not being able to deliver . But we are almost there . I hope to have the tank by the end of next week. For now I have the following equipment and fish all ready to roll

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200 lbs of seiryu rock
5 pieces of root like driftwood
Ada aquasoil
48" finnex ray 2
48" finnex 24/7
Co2 direct injection from the fish room . The tubing was actually built into the walls when I renoed my basement
Ferts: home brew ei liquid dosing ( same ones many of you have bought from me over the years). I also dose my own root pills that I have made .


Fauna:
5x dwarf neon rainbows
30x paskas blue eye rainbowfish
6x featherthin rainbows
25x gertrudae rainbows.
4x peacock budgeons
10x celeb rainbows
10 x rice fish
6 or 7 sae

100plus black chocolate shrimps


Flora: to be continued


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Old 10-02-2016, 01:13 AM   #2
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Can't wait Jimmy your tanks are awesome I'm sure this one is going to be no different. What are you using for filtration?
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:10 AM   #3
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Can't wait Jimmy your tanks are awesome I'm sure this one is going to be no different. What are you using for filtration?


Thanks man. I'm going to be using a eheim pro 3 . It's just enough filtration but not enough water flow for my liking . I will also put in a small power head to keep it moving . Still waiting for the glasssssssssss gosh. Thanks planter for the props bro


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Finally got the cabinet painted , got the tank made , rocks are ready to go . I'm looking to do a split scape with a winding trail going towards the back , creating a elevated back for the depth perception . Want to submit this one for the aga and and iaplc if it's good enough .

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6 bags of Ada aqua-soil
Very fine river gravel by seachem
Root wood
Root tabs ( home made).
My own ei formula
River rock , random rocks to create the back elevation


I'm gonna do a prelim hardscape tonight




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Please tell me that the rear pane of glass is going to be fully supported on the underside?

My own 75G "Cube-ish" (30" x 24" x 24") reef tank failed several years back now because of ~exactly~ that reason… my stand didn't completely support the entire base of the tank (I made the stand the exact dimensions of the tank, then routed the edges to give a "finished" look… the routed edges caused the problem - losing that extra material on all 4 sides put too much pressure on the seams)
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man I am so glad you responded with that, because I was gonna ask if anyone had this issue. I am going to put a piece of wood there to extend that area and make 3 right angle pillars to support it. I was a bit sketched out about it, but I figured it would be ok... apparently not.. So thanks a bunch man. I can definitely see it giving out now.
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Cool nice rocks. From Aquainspiration?
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Cool nice rocks. From Aquainspiration?


Yup all from Ai , I'm gonna nuke it with muriatic acid to sharpen and darken the look . Some pieces look pretty dull . I'm gonna follow what harry did on his post . His turned out very nice .


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man I am so glad you responded with that, because I was gonna ask if anyone had this issue. I am going to put a piece of wood there to extend that area and make 3 right angle pillars to support it. I was a bit sketched out about it, but I figured it would be ok... apparently not.. So thanks a bunch man. I can definitely see it giving out now.
I'm not saying it ~will~ happen, but it did to me! (Search for my thread: "Dang It!")

IMO, It's a lot easier to prevent any issues now (whilst the tank's still barren) than it is to attempt to remedy any issues later!
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Yeah Jimmy I would not fill it the way it is. Best to support along the entire base.

Where did you score then tank?
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