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Justind823

If I can get in with this then I might be down. Pretty close to the standard 2.5 - I just can't go back to a rimmed tank  😟 and I don't want to remove the trim...

 

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Just finished reading through the whole thread. Sounds like this might be a possibility:naughtydance:

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This guy is extra salty
54 minutes ago, Friendly said:

those look like something you'd find on a Pandorian (movie Avatar reference) beach.

Shhhh🤫 no spoilers

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seabass

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Frag Factory

News from the UK

 

I've found a tank! It measures 31.5cm x 13cm x 18.5cm

 

This in the inferior inches unit is 12" x 5" x 7" roughly

 

We're losing out slightly on size but it's much closer to the spec of our American friends. I'm not sure it's glass though... I shall have to inspect in person at the weekend.

 

They are available for £15 (with gravel and filter... ?!?) from pets at home:

http://www.petsathome.com/shop/en/pets/fish-tanks-and-cabinets/aqua-town-kids-aquarium-with-filter-12-litre?orderBy=3#

 

 

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Eric_n_ga
On 3/1/2019 at 7:06 PM, GraniteReefer said:

I can’t even get 50$ for my Kessil a150🤣

 

I'll take it 😁

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spectra

Needs to be a rimless tank............that plastic rimmed stuff just doesnt fit the room in my house.......

 

Willing to play but need some options not just one tank......

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GraniteReefer
5 hours ago, spectra said:

that plastic rimmed stuff just doesnt fit the room in my house.......

Who are you Martha Stewart?B8ADDF50-0ABE-4AE7-9A4F-34FC0E1AAB12.jpeg.4c30bf2d1eaf44c649fb3dc4b7d48c85.jpeg

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A Little Blue
6 hours ago, spectra said:

Needs to be a rimless tank............that plastic rimmed stuff just doesnt fit the room in my house.......

 

Willing to play but need some options not just one tank......

Don’t count on it. These ppl hate creativity. 🤣🤭

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wetsocks

Well it is a fishtank contest and not a home fashion show lol.

 

I don't think you guys have thought through how this is going to be judged. (Forget the different classes unless you know you have enough people.)

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spectra
2 hours ago, GraniteReefer said:

Who are you Martha Stewart?B8ADDF50-0ABE-4AE7-9A4F-34FC0E1AAB12.jpeg.4c30bf2d1eaf44c649fb3dc4b7d48c85.jpeg

Not even close..........

 

Just not into tanks with a plastic top........

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1 minute ago, spectra said:

Not even close..........

 

Just not into tanks with a plastic top........

You can take the plastic top off...

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spectra
Just now, This guy is extra salty said:

You can take the plastic top off...

Looks like crap to me no polished edges.

 

No big deal like I need another tank to deal with........

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kimberbee
2 minutes ago, spectra said:

Looks like crap to me no polished edges.

 

No big deal like I need another tank to deal with........

Then stop complaining!!

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spectra
1 minute ago, kimberbee said:

Then stop complaining!!

Not complaining I was just asking about options.........everyone likes options.

 

Its kind of like the jar one it just needed to hold not over a certain amount and everyone could go with what they wanted.

 

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GraniteReefer
22 minutes ago, spectra said:

Looks like crap to me no polished edges.

 

No big deal like I need another tank to deal with........

Deep blue ones have polished edges

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seabass

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Patiently waiting 

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Friendly

yeah, let's just get this party started!

 

everyone...chime in again on the following so Chris can collate all the info easily:

- how big a tank we should use? should we all be the same or should it be anything up to a maximum capacity?

- should the filter capacity be included in the tank volume cap?

- should there be categories/themes? examples?

- should there be a budget cap, if so, how much?

- should there be a limit on equipment?

 

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Friendly

- how big a tank we should use? - 5 gallons or less, no specific size

- should the filter capacity be included in the tank volume cap? - no, & sumps aren't allowed

- should there be categories/themes? examples? - perhaps, idea's like types of gardens, or species only tanks (zoo;s or paly's or gsp or nem's, etc)

- should there be a budget cap, if so, how much? - yes, $200, excluding cost of the tank

- should there be a limit on any equipment? - no, but if spare/on-hand equipment is used, subtract from budget at 75% of current value (it's used equipment)

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kimberbee

-how big a tank we should use? 2.5 gallon or equivalent

- should the filter capacity be included in the tank volume cap? small hob filters only (or similar), no sumps

- should there be categories/themes? examples? most creative, biotopes, cheapest/smallest budget, most colorful, strugglebus, international

- should there be a budget cap, if so, how much? no

- should there be a limit on equipment? no

 

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seabass

To me, I wonder what everyone's thoughts are on filtration:

  1. Canister filters
  2. Internal filters
  3. Protein skimmers
  4. Reactors
  5. Hand built filtration (HOB, internal, AIO, etc)

 

Or should we try to keep the tank natural with only an optional HOB filter?  :unsure:  Would this restriction help level the playing field?  Thoughts?

 

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33 minutes ago, seabass said:

To me, I wonder what everyone's thoughts are on filtration:

  1. Canister filters
  2. Internal filters
  3. Protein skimmers
  4. Reactors
  5. Hand built filtration (HOB, internal, AIO, etc)

the feeling I've gotten from Chris is that the filter would need to be internal or hob...no AiO tanks, canisters or sumps, so by extension, no reactors or skimmers.

 

I do like the KISS system for pico's. it helps make them less intimidating to the new comer.

 

edit - though, if we have enough participants, perhaps we can add categories...such as specific tank sizes and one that doesn't limit the equipment used, to see who can come up with the most vivacious pico when using technologies.

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Frag Factory
51 minutes ago, seabass said:

To me, I wonder what everyone's thoughts are on filtration:

  1. Canister filters
  2. Internal filters
  3. Protein skimmers
  4. Reactors
  5. Hand built filtration (HOB, internal, AIO, etc)

 

Or should we try to keep the tank natural with only an optional HOB filter?  :unsure:  Would this restriction help level the playing field?  Thoughts?

 

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I want to run a HOB, but only so I don't need a heater and powerhead in the tank. I would probably run it bare.

 

At such a low volume, water changes are going to be 10x better than protein skimmers or reactors.  

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This guy is extra salty
1 hour ago, seabass said:

To me, I wonder what everyone's thoughts are on filtration:

  1. Canister filters
  2. Internal filters
  3. Protein skimmers
  4. Reactors
  5. Hand built filtration (HOB, internal, AIO, etc)

 

Or should we try to keep the tank natural with only an optional HOB filter?  :unsure:  Would this restriction help level the playing field?  Thoughts?

 

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Keep the hand built filtration (hob, internal, AIO)

the filtration should be KEY into classification or category for the contest

 

 the rest can be scrapped 

 

the size restrictions would be 5 gallons (Total system volume) or less

 

 

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spectra
1 hour ago, Friendly said:

the feeling I've gotten from Chris is that the filter would need to be internal or hob...no AiO tanks, canisters or sumps, so by extension, no reactors or skimmers.

 

I do like the KISS system for pico's. it helps make them less intimidating to the new comer.

 

edit - though, if we have enough participants, perhaps we can add categories...such as specific tank sizes and one that doesn't limit the equipment used, to see who can come up with the most vivacious pico when using technologies.

I like the idea of the HOB filter as stated hiding equipment in there is key...…..who wants a small tank with a bunch of equipment in it ? 

 

Why no AIO ? they do make some small ones now. 

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