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Old 01-26-2011, 12:58 PM   #1
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hello all

well after losing all my tanks fish and toys to the exwife and being on the road for 5 years i have finely settled down and acquired a new tank now comes the long hard road to geting it to work and look the way i want it



some of the things i will be doing and using :
black rock as a gravel bed
diy ugf
diy stand and canopy

if any body is interested i will be happy to post the specs and designs of any or all parts

this is what i will be starting out with
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Old 01-26-2011, 01:50 PM   #2
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Looks like that tank needs some major work with a razor blade and some vinegar.

Out of curiousity, why the UGF? If I were to DIY a filter on a tank that size, I'd look at building a sump or at least a DIY canister filter.
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i dont have a lot of space to work with and also i have had real good results with ugf in the past. i may try a sump at some point once i get the new stand built but right now i have no place to put anything and i am on a real tight budget and i can biuld a ugf for under $20 U.S. and between that and the under sized filter i got with the tank should get me running
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this is what it looks like after the cleaning
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:32 PM   #5
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I understand about the budget thing. After it's cycled, what are you planning on stocking?
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:08 PM   #6
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Cleaned up nicely. What are you looking to stock after you get your diy projects finished and the tank is cycled?
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the fish

thinking about doing a bunch of different tetra's an plchastomuos or 2 and some ghost shrimp
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