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Old 12-29-2011, 12:09 AM   #21
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Your driftwood looks really good. I like those shapes.
Just a note, black actually absorbs light rather than reflecting it. However, I agree that having a background wouldn't really change your light enough to matter.
Thanks! I might just skip a background, for now at least.
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I personally really like a background on a larger tank... it is almost a must. But I do not ever put a background on small rimless tanks. I think they look "cleaner" without them as a small tank. All personal preference though
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I personally really like a background on a larger tank... it is almost a must. But I do not ever put a background on small rimless tanks. I think they look "cleaner" without them as a small tank. All personal preference though
I agree... a background kind of ruins the rimless look.
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I actually don't do backgrounds an any of my tanks. I like to be able to look through the back glass sometimes, so I just skipped the backgrounds and I still think all my tanks look good. Who knows, maybe everybody else sees my tanks and thinks they look aweful, but its all about the look that works for you.
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I am considering ditching my AC20 for some kind of internal filter that is more concealable... I want to bring out the rimless look more
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So, did you replace the filter the Chi came with or did you add the AC20 in addition to it?
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So, did you replace the filter the Chi came with or did you add the AC20 in addition to it?
I replaced it. The chi's filter was not good, it had too low of a flow rate and have bad lighting (13x 1 watt LEDs)
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I have heard that the filters were pretty crumby. Good thing you already replaced it. I think I see a heater in there too?
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I still have a chi somewhere, the filter quit and I haven't bothered to get a replacement. Keeping tabs on the thread to see what direction you take it maxwell, I may do the same =)
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I have heard that the filters were pretty crumby. Good thing you already replaced it. I think I see a heater in there too?
yeah, it's a tetra 25w glass one that heats it to 76
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