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Old 11-08-2012, 06:05 PM   #31
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Haha I might rethink what puffer I'll probably just have my gf pick one. She's the one who has been begging me to get a puffer for who knows how long.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:28 PM   #32
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So I finally got the stand in my room and got the 29 gallon tank and stand out. Then I cleaned the 55 and got it on the stand

only problem im having is eels are escape artists so before I get him I'm gonna need to find a way to cover the tank better :/

Right now I have a pieces of acrylic that almost fits over the tank but leaves like a 2" gap on either of the sides. Fits perfectly front to back though.

Let me know what ya think
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:17 PM   #33
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Man is that a great looking stand!!!! Lol geez, for me just sending you picks you did an amazing job recreating it! What height did you go with?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:22 PM   #34
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Thanks yeah, I used to do stuff like that for drama tech in school. I wanna be an architect it's 36" tall.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:25 PM   #35
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Thanks yeah, I used to do stuff like that for drama tech in school. I wanna be an architect it's 36" tall.
Both of your tanks are coming along wonderfully and I actually just got done building something very similar too lol

Quick Dual 29&20H Stand Build.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:28 PM   #36
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As for sand and rock. Base rock becomes live rock when it goes through the cycle right? Or do I need to add some live rock to seed the base rock? Also sand, should I do a regular sand or maybe a black sand? Does it have to be fine sand or does it matter?
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Color will depend on your preference but I'd go with black. The size of the substrate will depend on livestock and then your preference. The base rock will become live ove time but I would reccomend seeding with atleast 10% live rock for the beneficial hitch hikers.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #38
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How does the black sand effect the look?

And my stock list is snowflake eel, blood red hawkfish, Fu machu lionfish, and popuan Toby puffer. Does it have to be fine? Or does it matter?

And I'll seed with some stuff from my 90 gallon then
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:42 PM   #39
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Mr pillow has a 40 gallon breeder predator tank on black sand if you wanna check it out. Looks ok but not for me. I'm not 100% sure on grain size but I would think finer the better with the lion and eel.
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Which substrate did you have in mind? I have a really fine sand in the predator tank, which are great for my two Wrasses. Though I wish I would have went with the Fiji Pink, not as fine, but would have worked, and not as easy to kick up. In my community tank I have Tahitian Moon Sand( black). It's definitely an interesting substrate. I have mixed feelings about it. I like the whole being different factor, but I I only had one tank I would go with a white sand. It gives the tank a less tropical look.

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