Travis

Trav's NEW 20H (Updated 4-28-09)

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All right so....the wifey is buying me a drilled 20H and 10g sump.

 

Here's how the layout will be.

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I'm going to use 1" flex hose insted of pvc to eliminate elbows.

 

Lighting will be a CurrentUSA Sundial T5HO 4x24w.

 

I'll be picking up the tanks in two weeks, the LFS is doing the work for me. :)

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Thanks, she is ;)

 

I'm going to use a Mag 5 for the return and two Hydor Koralia Nano Streams for water flow.

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Going back to a 20H, huh? And the 15 was just starting to get somewhere! :P

Oh, and congrats on becoming a daddy-to-be!

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Thanks :D

 

I'm really excited about this tank.

 

I'm thinking blue for the background.

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guess we all know who wears the pants in your family, IT ISN'T YOU :P

 

 

I'm just playing. Question.

Why didnt you drill the tank for the return as well? Makes more sense to me, but that's just me.

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less holes = less chance of cracking the glass.

i did it once with my 20L, and nothing happened. If the guy drills it correctly, why not?

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I'd rather not chance it, nothing sucks like having 20 gallons of saltwater on the floor :)

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mixed :)

 

Ok. I can live with that. -_-

 

Always glad to see a new travis tank.

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Awesome Travis. Looking forward to see how this stunner turns out as well. I already have my can of Krylon Fusion blue paint ready for my new 20H. Can't beat a nice crisp blue background. Makes all of the colors stand out and pop.

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Got the stand in today! B)

 

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Sweet door nobs

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The sump

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I was going to have the LFS make the sump too, but I had this one and they wanted $80 for a 10g sump. I'm on a budget so....I opted to use the old sump and put the $80 on something better...like...CORAL.... lol.

 

The sump obviously won't be on top of the tank. I have to make a stand for the sump so that it will fit over the magnetic door hing. Im going to build it this weekend.

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The sump is in place :)

 

I had a problem fittng the tank in the stand because of the magnetic door lock, so I found away around it, or should I say, over it. ;)

 

I made a stand out of 3/4" square metal tubeing.

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I also just painted the back of the tank (blue) and am waiting for it to dry. More pictures to come :D

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For this tank, I want an 'open' rockscape. I want lots of caves and openings inside the rock structure. Not sure what it's going to look like, I'm just gonna wing the aquascape for the most part :)

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