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Welcome to JunYoUngMins Ten gallon Paradise
Contest Tank

Start Date


November 15, 2009



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To start off i'd like to say Good luck to everyone, lets all have a good time and learn from each other. Lets get this started!

The Plan
So to get started i wanted to do something different with this tank. I want this tank to look super clean, easy, and natural. So i have a few ideas i am going to do, but i cant share that right now. I am doing a DSB though
::EDIT:: Ok now that the contest is started my plans are to have a enclosed closed loop. there will be no drilling or anything. it will all be enclosed underneath the DSB. I will also be going rimless as many others are. i took off both rims from a standard tank and added more silicone.

The Equipment

  • $0-Tank: Standard glass tank


The Livestock

  • $12 LR 3lbs
  • $30 6 head frogspawn
  • $35 Red lobo brain
  • $35 Green brain
  • $27 5" Electric blue favia


Total=$289.78
Remaining Budget=$60.22

Edited by junyoungmin, 15 December 2009 - 10:29 AM.


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good luck!!

I like the bullet points :P

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good luck!!

I like the bullet points :P



Thanks you too!
yea its a big pile of html, it got confusing after a while

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I think I missed or something, but what kind of contest is this?

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That looks like a pretty decent light for the $$$, what do you think about it? I need some cheap lighting for my 125 gallon.

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I think I missed or something, but what kind of contest is this?


how did you miss it?? its the 10g $350 budget contest. it starts tomorrow so its not too late to join.

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$28.89-Filter: Aqua Clear 30Purchase site


Your shopping cart is empty. LOL :lol:

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That looks like a pretty decent light for the $$$, what do you think about it? I need some cheap lighting for my 125 gallon.



i like it for the amount i spent. its a decent looking fixture. there is a version with individual reflectors but it was 179$ still a good price but for the budget i went with this one. you should check them out.

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Your shopping cart is empty. LOL :lol:


haha yea ill have to fix that, but you can still see it on their site.
thanks for catchin that.


I didnt have enough sand for my DSB so no pictures until tomorrow =(
very disappointing! ive been waiting all day to set it up and now i have to wait anyway.
what a bummer!

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Ok so i have it filled i can now tell all my plans!!!

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Okay u have my attention :happy: what are da planz?

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I'm following the project. :)

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i am going to do an enclosed closed loop under my sand bed. i wanted to have no powerheads in the tank but also do something i though noone else would do. let me know what you guys think

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Sounds interesting. Why is there a pic of an old tank posted?

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i am going to do an enclosed closed loop under my sand bed. i wanted to have no powerheads in the tank but also do something i though noone else would do. let me know what you guys think

problem with that is the pipes are gonna be a little hard to hide unless you have a super thick sand bed (2" at least) and also closed loops are just plain hard to maintain. just get a Koralia 1 and be done with it. ;)

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problem with that is the pipes are gonna be a little hard to hide unless you have a super thick sand bed (2" at least) and also closed loops are just plain hard to maintain. just get a Koralia 1 and be done with it. ;)


i tested it on a new 5.5g macro tank i just started so ill have pictures of both. i like it better than powerheads. youll see in the pics

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i tested it on a new 5.5g macro tank i just started so ill have pictures of both. i like it better than powerheads. youll see in the pics

iight. :D

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::PICTURES::

ok so first ones are of the 5.5g test
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ill have pictures of the 10g up right after

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Pics of 10g!
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more pics to come!

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You are a Mad Scientist omgomgomg very interesting idea!!

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Pics of 10g!
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more pics to come!

just as i though... your adding a large amount of sand in there. also, those powerheads are in danger of sucking up small particles of sand.
lastly, that small area that contains your pumps will have 0 circulation and will probably be detrimental to your tank.

IMO 1 powerhead would have taken up a lot less space than all that sand you added into your tank...

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FTS up and running
still a little cloudy but its clearing up
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thats actually pretty cool
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genius!