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Old 11-15-2008, 01:32 AM   #31
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i dont know if any of you have seen my l.e.d set-up on my 55 gal tank, so here is a pic. i wanted to show the 55 gal because i also decided to build an l.e.d set-up for the 150 gallon. since i went with blue on the 55 gallon, i decided to go with red on the 150 gallon.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:57 PM   #32
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on to the process of covering the pvc with something more natural looking. i wanted to be able to break down the pvc in the event that i lose a fish or for emergency maintainance. i thought of glue, painting, and who knows what else.
I finally settled on rubber bands and rubber plants....who knows how well it will hold up, but its easy to break down. the plants that i used are actually lizard terrarium rubber plants. i just liked the look.
Anyways, here is the job partially done. i didnt get enough plants
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Old 11-17-2008, 01:26 PM   #33
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looking good I'd say the fake plants were the best way to go!
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:30 PM   #34
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**update**

This is pretty much the finished product. im not sure if i like the row of plants along the front, they were leftover's from the pvc cover-up. Anyways, here's a quick vid.
YouTube - my finished 150 gallon acrylic aquarium
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:31 PM   #35
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looking good I'd say the fake plants were the best way to go!
yeah, the more i researched planted tanks, the more i realized that i couldnt do it with the fish that i have. no biggy though. i just picked up my 220 gallon today, so im gonna start a build on it tommorrow.
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Old 11-19-2008, 08:27 AM   #36
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I used rubber bands in my fresh water tank once around my filter to hold down a silicone tube for CO2 and the rubber band looked like it got eaten away at. Yours still holding?
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I used rubber bands in my fresh water tank once around my filter to hold down a silicone tube for CO2 and the rubber band looked like it got eaten away at. Yours still holding?
yeah, but they havent been in there long. do you think i should use something else? what would you recommend?
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Over time, rubberbands do seem to break down. You could try zip ties.
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Over time, rubberbands do seem to break down. You could try zip ties.
thanks 4 the tip
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I use fishing line its mostly invisible and wont break down for years and years. Rubber bands are definately going to fail you and even zip ties will get brittle they may not break on thier own but oh well right!
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