New aquarium.

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  1. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    The acrylic for my upcoming aquarium project came today. I plan on doing a nano planted, so the dimensions are 24 x 14 x 11. This is be my first acrylic aquarium and I'm glad to finally have one, as I've heard a lot of good things about acrylic tanks. I plan to glue it tomorrow. I'll provide updates along the way. 20161107_164526.jpg
     
  2. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    So it is going to be around 16 gallons? What do you plan to use for filtration?
     
  3. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Eheim 2211.
     
  4. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Do you plan to build a controller for it once the design is done?
     
  5. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Possibly. It depends on how helpfull it would be.
     
  6. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    You are on the aquarium controller team.
     
  7. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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  8. Ozzy47

    Ozzy47 German blue ram Fish guru

    So, how is the progress on this build going? Will be nice to see it in use. :)
     
  9. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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  10. Ozzy47

    Ozzy47 German blue ram Fish guru

    How long before you fill it and start to cycle it?
     
  11. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Just ordered this last night. Screenshot (93).png
     
  12. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Are you going to use a controller on it?
     
  13. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Possibly. It would be nice to have my aerator turn on and off at certain times, but I could just do that with a timer.
     
  14. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    What would you use for dosing pumps without it? What are your plans to add dosing pumps to the controller?
     
  15. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    For a tank that small I would just add about 1/4 cap of Flourish every week.
     
  16. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    I think that you should use dosing pumps. Respond to my thread in the project forum.
     
  17. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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  18. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Sorry for pic quality.
     
  19. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    It looks good!
     
  20. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    I know it's hard to tell from the pic, so I'll list out everything I bought:
    Eheim 2211/Classic 150
    Eheim 100 Air Pump
    Eheim Jager 100w Heater
    (I know I'm going kind of heavy on eheim equipment)
    Seachem Prime, Flourish, and Stability
    Fluval Stratrum (4.4 and 17.6 pound bag)
    API Master Test Kit
    5" Net
    25ft Air Tubing
    Air Stone
     
  21. Professor_fish

    Professor_fish German blue ram Fish guru

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    Eheim is probably the best brand IMHO, i use alot of their stuff. I have used alot of Fluval stuff (particularly pumps) and it just isnt made as well as Eheim. I like German made stuff, Tetra is another German company that make some of the best Aquarium products. If you read Tetra patents (ok i know thats sad), you see they have some of the best scientists in the business.

    Are you going to flame the rough edges on the top of the tank edges? Or maybe use wet and dry paper?
     
  22. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    One day I would like to build a display tank. I currently do not have any display tanks.
     
  23. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    I tried to flame the edges with a butane torch, but it only warped the back. I'll likely end up sanding it.
     
  24. Professor_fish

    Professor_fish German blue ram Fish guru

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    Dosnt matter how many you tubes i watch showing you how to do it, i cant flame acrylic either! I use sanding with wet and dry paper.

    I know a guy who makes alot of our acrylic stuff for work, he has showed me no end of times how to flame, i normally burn the acrylic!! He on the other hand gets a fantastic finish.
     
  25. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    I've also seen that buffing is a common practice. Do you know of good compounds to use?
     
  26. Professor_fish

    Professor_fish German blue ram Fish guru

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    Toothpaste is my weapon of choice! Although i am told Cerium Oxide is what you should use. I find different cheap toothpastes work well, i use teeth whitener ones for the first cut, then i use baby tooth paste for the polish.
     
  27. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Joey flame polishes the edges.
     
  28. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Good for him.
     
  29. Ozzy47

    Ozzy47 German blue ram Fish guru

    Maybe we should give him a cookie.
     
  30. Professor_fish

    Professor_fish German blue ram Fish guru

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    Is this the same muppet with 10,000,000 you tubes hits and a brain the size of a planet? (all hail the Jim)
     
  31. Ozzy47

    Ozzy47 German blue ram Fish guru

    Yeah, same dude.
     
  32. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    He's Carp's God, and Carp can't get over the fact that he displeased him.
     
  33. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    He isn't my god
     
  34. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Yes, lets give him a cookie.
     
  35. Professor_fish

    Professor_fish German blue ram Fish guru

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    OOO displeasing a god.......never good :D.
     
  36. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Updates. 20161130_175821.jpg 14805575997771383403456.jpg 14805576412431014247486.jpg
     
  37. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    More plants to come soon... 20161130_175804.jpg 20161130_175809.jpg
     
  38. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Your tank is fancy. I want to do an indoor 300 gallon rubbermaid stock tank pond for stingrays.
     
  39. Angelphish

    Angelphish Bolivian ram Well-known Member

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    Loving this controller. Plants do too. 1480557827836-1952962888.jpg
     
  40. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Rainbow cichlid Administrator Fish mentor

    Kessil lights are cool. Do they make any for just general tank lighting, or do they just make them for planted tanks and reefs?
     

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