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Old 01-12-2015, 11:01 PM   #41
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awesome tank! I'd go with blue shrimp. Blue would present a nice contrast to the other colors or red even would look nice.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:14 PM   #42
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here is a link with some info on them
Whatever Happened to the Box/Corner Filter?

Thanks for the link. Brings back memories. My favorite was the corner filter.
Yeah, it takes up some space, but it really ties in with the classic tank.


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Old 01-13-2015, 01:07 AM   #43
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Vintage Metal Tank

Here's a pic of the filter before I put it in - I have gravel in the bottom but maybe I'll pull it out and add more?

I've got some grass hiding some of it, and I printed off a dark blue background today at work, so I'm hoping that that helps hide it, without it losing the vintage look lol

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Old 01-13-2015, 02:57 AM   #44
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Maybe it is the sponge? Does that try to float?
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I think it's a combo of the sponge, the lightweight ceramic media and the air that's bubbling through the whole thing. Weirdly enough, it floats more on one side than the other haha
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The traditional black charcoal did weigh things down.
If the color of the API BioChem Stars is a bit too contrasting, you could try ceramic rings. They are quite heavy and are typically off white. Fluval and several other brands available: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000HH...110_SY165_QL70


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Old 01-14-2015, 05:32 PM   #47
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There's very little in life that's worse than finding out there's a pinhole leak in your tank somewhere.

If I go over all the seams, being sure to touch glass on all sides, do you guys think that'll work in sealing it? It's such a tiny leak.
Top of the tape was the 1/12 at 9pm and the water line was the next day at 5pm.
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:18 PM   #48
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If your heat is cranking it could just be evaporation, in my open top 5.5 gal I lose about 3/8" a day. Do you see any signs of water on the exterior or underneath the tank?
Edit- late to the party,.love that little retro party monster! Is the air already running?
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I think that is normal evaporation occurring. Especially this time of the year. Are you seeing any moisture at the bottom of the tank on the exterior corners?
What kind of top is on it?


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I had the filter going, I keep my apartment around 72 when I'm home and 65 otherwise (for the winter). There's no top to it yet. I'd kill to chalk it up to evaporation, but the water underneath the tank that peeled the (admittedly also vintage) varnish off my table says otherwise.
It's still so early in the game that I don't mind so much being safe than sorry, but blahhhh I want my fishy tank to be bubbly and pretty!
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