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1 hour ago, seabass said:

Nitrifying bacteria will survive for months without an ammonia source.

Interesting. TIL.

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2 hours ago, seabass said:

Nitrifying bacteria will survive for months without an ammonia source.

 

A slide puzzle aquascape?  That would be something.
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Well it’s going to be out of water for a 36hr cure..I’ll probably have a mini cycle once it gets wet again.

 

yea sort of like a slide puzzle 🧩 

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Just now, This guy is extra salty said:

Well it’s going to be out of water for a 36hr cure..I’ll probably have a mini cycle once it gets wet again.

Why not put it in a 5 gallon bucket of saltwater with a powerhead?

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6 minutes ago, seabass said:

Why not put it in a 5 gallon bucket of saltwater with a powerhead?

The acrylic has to cure with the rock attached 

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Ah, I see.  I'm interested to see the results.

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As I have mentioned I made a stand. lexan doesn’t weld as clean as acrylic does but I can’t argue. Kind of makes it look like the tank is floating..

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Y’all will have to wait until i get lights on it.. hopefully this weekend

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Nice work!  Stand looks cool.

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9 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Nice work!  Stand looks cool.

Thanks! 🙏 

 

i have to make another shelf for it. A little wobbly for my tastes😩

 

but mostly the ole lady loves it!

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29 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

As I have mentioned I made a stand. lexan doesn’t weld as clean as acrylic does but I can’t argue. Kind of makes it look like the tank is floating..

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Y’all will have to wait until i get lights on it.. hopefully this weekend

 

11 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Thanks! 🙏 

 

i have to make another shelf for it. A little wobbly for my tastes😩

 

but mostly the ole lady loves it!

This is a sexy setup! Glad it was well received! And once again, brother...Congrats. I'll have shipping for the tank wrapped up in a day or so, no worries, and I appreciate you fitting it into your busy life, brother!

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The stand reminds me of the ones ADA makes that are all glass. Very nice look.

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7 minutes ago, MetaTank said:

 

This is a sexy setup! Glad it was well received! And once again, brother...Congrats. I'll have shipping for the tank wrapped up in a day or so, no worries, and I appreciate you fitting it into your busy life, brother!

I was kind of scared that she wouldn’t like it. Her first response is “it’s kind of tall”

🤬(she asked for a 36in tall stand for it)

 

dont worry @MetaTank take your time man, you have other things to worry about. 

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2 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

I was kind of scared that she wouldn’t like it. Her first response is “it’s kind of tall”

🤬(she asked for a 36in tall stand for it)

 

dont worry @MetaTank take your time man, you have other things to worry about. 

I think it looks really clean, and I think these tiny tanks NEED to be up higher. They sorta invite you to stick your nose up close to the glass/acrylic and stare at the tiny world going by, and if they're too low, you'll always be crouching down, or end up planting a chair in front of it, blocking what looks to be like a doorway?

 

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Tell your wife I dont think she is old. Need to compensate for the age you've been assigning.

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48 minutes ago, MetaTank said:

I think it looks really clean, and I think these tiny tanks NEED to be up higher. They sorta invite you to stick your nose up close to the glass/acrylic and stare at the tiny world going by, and if they're too low, you'll always be crouching down, or end up planting a chair in front of it, blocking what looks to be like a doorway?

 

Well we decided to move it cause of the light were on it would keep us awake cause it’s next to the bedroom.

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well you still have to kind of stoop down to look at my setup but not necessarily in a squat position.

 

now comes I have to add a back to the stand for more stability 😭

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1 hour ago, Joevember said:

The stand reminds me of the ones ADA makes that are all glass. Very nice look.

That is interesting I had to look them up, very neat!

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10 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Well we decided to move it cause of the light were on it would keep us awake cause it’s next to the bedroom.

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well you still have to kind of stoop down to look at my setup but not necessarily in a squat position.

 

now comes I have to add a back to the stand for more stability 😭

Yeah, a back will fix that no problem. I built a SUPER janky stand for my 36 gallon freshwater years ago, and once I added a "back"(mine is in the front) it was solid as a rock. Before that, it was a little...shifty...lol

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46 minutes ago, MetaTank said:

Yeah, a back will fix that no problem. I built a SUPER janky stand for my 36 gallon freshwater years ago, and once I added a "back"(mine is in the front) it was solid as a rock. Before that, it was a little...shifty...lol

Yes a little shifty. I’m glad I saved a couple of the drops from the same sheet. I thought of putting a door on it but I’m kind of digging the “cubby” but I will have to “sand” the lexan where I’m going to weld it cause it’s a special type that has a film on it that is scratch resistant. 

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2 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Yes a little shifty. I’m glad I saved a couple of the drops from the same sheet. I thought of putting a door on it but I’m kind of digging the “cubby” but I will have to “sand” the lexan where I’m going to weld it cause it’s a special type that has a film on it that is scratch resistant. 

Is it difficult to sand it? I like the cubby style as well.

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44 minutes ago, MetaTank said:

Is it difficult to sand it? I like the cubby style as well.

Not really I use 120grit sand paper, but i only have to do that cause of this specific Lexan. Normal lexan I wouldn’t have to do that. 

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Ole lady  wanted to see what it would look like with the light on. Plus she changed the location of the tank. 

 

what do y’all think?

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Wow with that stand it really does look like the tank is floating! Nice work

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16 minutes ago, yoshii said:

Wow with that stand it really does look like the tank is floating! Nice work

Thanks 🙏 

once the contest is over I’ll probably put the 30 gallon AIO on it. My coworker decided to see the shear strength of it (he weighs 300+) I was leery of him standing on it 😂 

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Tempestas

That is one spiffy looking stand. Nice work!!

 

Although I do have to ask what is up with the sump? 🤔


JK, we know it's for a post-contest upgrade...

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2 hours ago, Tempestas said:

That is one spiffy looking stand. Nice work!!

 

Although I do have to ask what is up with the sump? 🤔


JK, we know it's for a post-contest upgrade...

What sump? Can’t use scratch resistant lexan as material, the special coating will leech toxic stuff into water.

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4 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

What sump? Can’t use scratch resistant lexan as material, the special coating will leech toxic stuff into water.

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Although now that I look more closely it looks like another tank turned onto it's side.

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