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Old 07-25-2012, 01:07 AM   #141
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oh ooh ooh
try red cherry shrimps! I think itll look nice
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:16 AM   #142
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oh ooh ooh
try red cherry shrimps! I think itll look nice
I've seen the one on dustin's fish tanks on youtube with cherries and heaps of moss. Looks awesome!

Sanded and coated the foam with one coat of epoxy. Doesn't look too bad.

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Old 07-25-2012, 07:08 AM   #143
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I've seen the one on dustin's fish tanks on youtube with cherries and heaps of moss. Looks awesome!

Sanded and coated the foam with one coat of epoxy. Doesn't look too bad.
Looks awesome!
Now I am really excited to see this finished. I am so impatient lol
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:51 AM   #144
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So I just broke the glass lid to the tank. Crap! That's the second time I've done that now. Bought a light today. It's a 20w t4 and fits perfectly but now I'm worried it could get wet and short out. The packaging states its strictly for indoor use only. I don't really want to spend any more money on lids for this tank. I could get some acrylic but it's so expensive. :/

Painted the foam brown like the frame. Doesn't look awful. Decided brown would be easier to match than the colour of the sand.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:10 AM   #145
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So I just broke the glass lid to the tank. Crap! That's the second time I've done that now. Bought a light today. It's a 20w t4 and fits perfectly but now I'm worried it could get wet and short out. The packaging states its strictly for indoor use only. I don't really want to spend any more money on lids for this tank. I could get some acrylic but it's so expensive. :/

Painted the foam brown like the frame. Doesn't look awful. Decided brown would be easier to match than the colour of the sand.
I wouldn't use acrylic for the top it will bend from the heat. Glass all the way or nothing imo
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I wouldn't use acrylic for the top it will bend from the heat. Glass all the way or nothing imo
I am sorry to of your accident.
I agree the acrylic would have to be really thick or reinforced at best to keep it from warping. Glass is best, just be more careful with the third.
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Ok. Thanks guys. I didn't even think of that. I'm pretty sure the tank is discontinued now so finding another stock lid could prove to be difficult.
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Check around in your local phone book. You could possibly find a place that cuts glass. Some of the places around my area that does windshield repairs will also cut flat window glass. So you might be able to give dimensions and have it cut.
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Great minds think alike Just got back from an aquarium manufacturer and he said he can make/cut me a new one for 16 bucks. Can't beat that! Thought I was going to be up for $50 worth of glass or something stupid.


Went on a shopping spree and spent WAY to much. Got a blue planet tank maid internal filter 700L/H.
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Great minds think alike Just got back from an aquarium manufacturer and he said he can make/cut me a new one for 16 bucks. Can't beat that! Thought I was going to be up for $50 worth of glass or something stupid.

Went on a shopping spree and spent WAY to much. Got a blue planet tank maid internal filter 700L/H.

The t4 light I got yesterday.

And some awesome wood I found at the aquarium makers.
This is gonna look great!
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