The JBL Sansibar river sand is "Graining: CA. 0.8" it's bigger than the stuff I was looking at but after a few guys have mentioned the problem...
Hi guys, have been soaking a large piece of driftwood root (I think its birch) for around 2 weeks now.
Found it on my local beach, looks like it's...
Looking great. Never seen black tetras before.
Starting to look very cool :)
Just love the layout on this setup. I am hoping to mimic it when I eventually get my 90 up )
Epic piece of nature's art :)
Epic, I always watch sticklebacks in a shallow stream near my home. In breeding time they are fearless :)
It's for the non-planted area around a side planted island. Will be using ADA aqua soil Amazonia and ADA aqua soil powder for the planted area.
Cheers zozo, that's a very cool contraption :)
Cheers Swordplay. Just had a look at the jbl range. The sand i Linked looks more like their
As I just mentioned to Tim above, The more I...
It is very fine. Looking at it now it may be to uniformly white also, to the point of being unnatural if you see what I mean.
Cheers Tim. The sand I was looking at in the lfs was super fine, I mean it was like dust.[ATTACH]
From the videos, I have been watching about...
Cheers guys. Out of interest, does anyone know what type of white sand I have been seeing in documentaries about clear amazonian water habitats?
Was in my lfs today. They have a very fine white silica sand that looks exactly what I wanted for my upcoming tank. I will be using it for the...
Looking great man
Top man zozo :)
Hi fishy, was the link meant to be for another documentary you were linking?
They can also build 10mm optiwite so that's what I'm going for. It was not clear what they could offer in terms of glass in the emails but...
Cheers zozo. Can't wait to get started now but still debating the stand build and lighting. I really miss having an aquarium, I had more viewing...
I'm waiting for a quote for the stand to support either 90Lx45Hx45W or 90Lx45Hx50W. Its going to be made from 3x3inch timber. It will have a...
Has anyone got experience with both these lights? Is one better than the other?
Looks great Dave.
That link really helped me understand where the extension would be fitted etc. Cheers :)
Cheers zozo, the tank will be around 90x45x45 what thickness plywood would you suggest?
Ah, ok now I see. I like the idea very much but he is using TMC Mini 400 compared to TMC 1500 tiles. I wonder if this system would support the...
Hi all. Could I get some alternative suggestions for the top surface of a self-build aquarium stand?
I have been considering plywood but was...
That's a bit worrying :(
This would also be a system I could consider. BTW both links are the same :)
The reason i was looking at the other rail was that the height can be adjusted using the built-in system.
Great idea. Just had a look on the Ikea site. This one could be customized quite easily I think. Plus it has a system for raising and lowering the...
Is this "breaking" a regular occurrence?
What did you use as the baseboard for the tank? Is it marine ply?
Hi guys, a few questions again if I may.
What thickness marine ply should I use for the top of the stand?
Are there any other materials I should...
The RGB version has really improved the lighting. Are you running both the A-series and RGB at the same time?
I like the layout :) Will look great with lots of moss on the wood.
I think hanging them is the way to go, for now anyways. I won't be able to hang them from the ceiling but I can mount some sort of angle brackets...
Gave them a call but still looking at around £480. Can't really justify that amount. Will look again at the TMC 1500 tiles without a controller.
I agree, a friend of mine (professional carpenter) is now going to build the stand for me. :)
Does anyone use one of these? What is your opinion on the build quality and finish?
I have been trying to get quotes for a rimless/braceless...
Cheers zozo. Have just been nosing around on the website of the firm that gave me the quote. They have been mentioned on the forum before but...
Cheers for this info. I don't want to go below 8mm, I would be constantly fretting over an indoor tsunami. I will always air on the side of...
Out of the 3 emails, I have sent only 1 company has bothered to reply. Where did you get your tank made if you don't mind me asking?
I got the quote via email, unfortunately, I was not given a thickness option so am assuming 6mm is what they use. I don't want to skimp on the...
Hi guys, had a quote for a 90x45x45 tank with 10mm base and 6mm sides.
Do you think 6mm is a bit thin for a tank of these dimensions?
On a pair of lamps plus the goosenecks? I'll give it a shot tomorrow :)
This is what I am thinking of doing. The tank will be against the wall and won't line up with the ceiling beams either. Will need some sort of...
Will check them out, cheers Erik
Had a look at the Kessil A160WE Tuna Sun lamps. They are gorgeous but at £230 per lamp plus £30 each for the Gooseneck lamp stands I would be...
Hi guys, could I get some recommendations for Amazonian fine white sand for the non-planted area of my upcoming tank project?
Hi all, I have been watching this great documentary on youtube. It shows popular aquarium fish and plants in they're natural habitats. Its also...
Lovely looking tank.
I am leaning more and more towards the TMC tiles. Have been reading up on them, color rendition seems to be exactly what I am looking for. Plus as...
Cheers imak. They certainly do the job.
Cheers man. Tank looking great :)
I think the 2k fire extinguisher is the way to go. Will start looking for a local supplier/refill store this weekend.
Cheers Andy. Really don't want to go over 60cm so have decided, if need be to place the Co2system outside the tank.
Cheers Michel. So the Chihiros won't be up to the job then? If I have to go with 4 of the TMC Grobeams, maybe I should look at 2x TMC Ultima 1500...
No idea mate, this is the system I'm getting...
Cheers lain, So 60cm should do me then you think?
Hi all, Now that the dimensions of the tank and all the kit needed to go with it is decided on, I thought I should get cracking on the stand.
Are the extinguisher cylinders all around the same height? Am planning on building my own low profile (as low as I can get away with) cabinet/stand.
Will stick with the fire extinguisher, maybe i could get it refilled at the local fire station?
Hi all, what are the most commonly used cylinder types and size? And where would i get them?
Will be used with Co2art system.
I also like the sand, it seems to be very fine grade. What type is it?
Quick question. Where ti get the Co2 cylinders? I dont see them on the Co2art website?
Following with interest :)
Very very cool, you really have an eye for scale.
Personally, I really like the large beach area. I think once the plants take off and start to cascade down the face of the rocks it will set it...
What size tank are you going to use fishy?
How do you like the chihiros led? I am thinking of getting the 90cm version.
Some amazing looking tanks
Hi guys, can I get some feedback for the above light system? How well do the plants do etc?
Looks good, plus a dimmer at that price! I am trying to find out when the RGB version is due as well.
Only seen it on they're site. Its a great website but very very slow. Its not my PC as I have a new rig. Shame really, I would spend more time on...
Hi, have you got a release date for the RGB model yet?
Yep, it will probably be from Greenmachine.
Many thanks imak. Updated my list to the JBL CristalProfi e1501 greenline. I believe the new JBL CristalProfi e1502 greenline is due around now...
Cheers Dave. I prefer to stick with a single filter, looking at the JBL CristalProfi e1501 greenline as recommended by imak. This filter also has...
Cheers lain, will update my list to 300 :)
Hi all, need some suggestions for lights and fittings.
I have been looking at Wavepoint LED strip light 6500k 36"...
Many thanks Tim
Hi all, after reading the forums for info I have started to put a shopping list together.
Would appreciate any opinions on the chosen kit and...
Nice one guys, I don't mind adding it to the routine maintenance routine :)
Something that would not detract from glassware?
Hi guys, does anyone run the above filter with a Co2art Inline Co2 atomizer and/or Hydor inline heater?
If I wanted to go with this setup, will I...
Tank looks great :) How old is it? Was just reading a little more on the additives, seems they help extend the lifespan due to the extra nutrients.
Hi all, does anyone use substrate additives, in particular, ADA tourmaline bc, ADA clear super and ADA bactor 100?
I have been watching TGM tank...
Cheers lain, how often is often in terms of cleaning the inline? One a week, once a day?
Hi all, am considering using this Co2Art system...
Cheers mate :) Need to get a shopping list going, I can get lost in the detail of things sometimes, so want to get started asap :)
I see, nice work :) Do you think the JBL CristalProfi e901 Greenline external canister filter, would suitable in a 90x45x45 (182L) tank?
Looking to find a suitable Black sand substrate for Corydoras panda.
Am thinking of a corner type island planted area with the front and opposite...
Looking real good :) The tank is very close to the dimensions I was thinking of getting (90x45x45). Did you go with 40 height for lighting reasons?
Hi all. Its been a while since I have visited the forum, a few years in fact.
Previously I was here to get advice on setting up my first...
Cheers guys, I was worried that I had to get it spot on :thumbup:
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