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Old 12-29-2016, 05:48 AM   #1
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Bert's 60g Planted Tank

I've brought a bare 60g (120x45x45cm) tank.

I brought the tank for $30 from a LFS that was closing down. The tank came without a stand so I've had to make my own.

Hardware I'll be running will be:

Makemyled 120cm LED tube x2 (Plant specific)
Maybe 2x60cm LED tubes if needed
Auto controller.

Aqua one 1200 canister filter (main filter)
Aqua one 750 canister filter (just for water polishing)

2.6kg co2 bottle with azoo regulator.

Cerges DIY co2 reactor.

Substrate will be black Eco complete.

Plants list will be (or similar):
HC Cuba
Pogostemon helferi
AR mini
S Repens
Needle leaf Java fern
anubias pangolino
anubias barteri
Java moss or willow moss.

Planning a proper scape for this one. Hoping to order the lights and filter to replace the one I'm using from the Oscar tank next week.
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:12 AM   #2
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Built the stand today, just need to get some door handles and catchers. I've got some painted aluminium angle for the edges of the cabinet to tidy it up.

The stand is made of pine and Tasmanian oak. I've lined the outside with v joint pine.

I've painted the whole whole thing with "monument" coloured paint.

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That's is a nice stand.
Will be following the profess of this build for sure.
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That's is a nice stand.
Will be following the profess of this build for sure.

Thanks fresh. Just have to build a hood for It and clean the tank up now. I wanted to go hoodless but I I don't think I can due to evaporation. Plus I want to hide the ugly bracing at the top. Lightings going to set me back $320
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I understand about the evap thing.
Why so much for the lighting? Is it because of the tank length and depth? Have you considered a DIY LED setup? I have no experience with that but have seen a few videos on it.
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I understand about the evap thing.
Why so much for the lighting? Is it because of the tank length and depth? Have you considered a DIY LED setup? I have no experience with that but have seen a few videos on it.

I'm too lazy to make my own I've already got the auto controller etc from the 30g plus 2 60cm lights of the same type so I think I'll just fork out the $$ for them.

They also come with a remote to dim them etc (I'll be running the auto controller once the 30g is stripped down but I need the remote to run them untill then)

Here's the link so u can check them out
https://www.ebay.com.au/ulk/itm/201474782947
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So I've finished the stand (minus the ally edging). Put the floor in today and put the door handles and catches in. Gave it a final coat of paint aswell.





I'm happy with the finished result, should like nice all set up in the house.

Hopefully get around to making the hood tomorrow, I'm making it out of timber and aluminium tread plate. Lighting will be attached to the aluminium so I'm hoping this will also work as abit of a reflector. (Lighting certainly isn't going to be an issue in this tank).
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Bert's 60g Planted Tank

Sneaky devil I didn't see this thread. Great effort with the stand. How come ppl in America/Aus have all the tools for DIY and know how to wield them? It's like another hobby haha. I thought cutting some drainage crate was getting creative!

What's happening with the 30?
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