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Tony Swinney

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

Tourney said:
Got the replacement yet Tony?
Nope :(

Probably next week, they say. Much as its awful having the damaged tank sitting next to me all day, and not being able to do much with it, I'm so stacked out with work I wouldn't have time to do it if it was OK !

Pic below shows how it looks this morning ! Various bits of hardscape in there - quite like the stacked polystyrene look myself :lol:

Also undecided on which light to use - rim mounted luminaire, or ceiling hung osaka lights, or I could hang the luminaire :? ??? I think keeping the rim clear will be nice, so hanging one set of lights or the other.

Tony

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

You can suspend the arcadia lum's you need a kit for it though...
 

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

Yeah, I've modified 2 arcadia suspension kits to hang the osakas at the minute. Hanging is definately the way to go, just whether to use the osakas or the arcadia :?:
 

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

The arcadia (Y) The osaka unit's aren't as pretty.
 

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

Hi mate, thats looking good, pop a few more rocks around the base of the main ones and it'll be great!

I'd go for the Osaka lights, they really suit the cabinet and the reflectors are really good.
 

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

Hey, I'd say the Osaka lights as well, they seem to balance out the cabinet. The Arcadia looks "flimsy" (I know they are not though) compared to the hunk of a stand! With all that polystyrene you could go a for a new style floating rock scape!?
 

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

looking ace tonser. i think you need smaller polystyrene though to compliment the large stone....... iwagumi rules i'm afraid :lol:

i bet your itching to get it running
 

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

Looking good. From that photo the arcadia looks better looking to me - but I agree with Dan, the Fluval ones do go with the cabinet. I think you're in the best position to choose!

Tank looks very green - you sure they used optiwhite on it??? Could just be the photo.

Hope you get it sorted soon, those rocks look great.

Mark
 

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

Thanks for your thoughts guys.

Dan Crawford said:
Hi mate, thats looking good, pop a few more rocks around the base of the main ones and it'll be great! I'd go for the Osaka lights, they really suit the cabinet and the reflectors are really good.
I like the slim profile of the arcadia, but then I like how the Fluvals match the cabinet :lol:

As the fluvals are already hanging I'm going to go with them first, and keep the arcadia in reserve.

oatfish said:
With all that polystyrene you could go a for a new style floating rock scape!?
Yeah I'm going to tie HC to the poly and float it, tanks going to be called "The Flying Carpet" :lol:

saintly said:
looking ace tonser. i think you need smaller polystyrene though to compliment the large stone....... iwagumi rules i'm afraid - i bet your itching to get it running
Thanks Mark - but if you count them, theres an odd number of poly bits :D I'm just pleased i'm stacked with work, otherwise it would be doing my head in !

I still havn't decided if this is going to go Iwagumi style or manzanita based - might end up with both in there ;)

vauxhallmark said:
Tank looks very green - you sure they used optiwhite on it??? Could just be the photo.
Yep, its a lot bluer in daylight, definitely optiwhite :D

Tony
 

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

I was very excited about Tuesday Steve, but have just had a call to say that it wont be here until next Saturday :(

That will be over 11 weeks since date of order !

Tony
 

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

id be gutted too. iv been looking foward to see this running. cant imagine how annoyed you are
 

Tony Swinney

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

Thanks guys.

Its 100 x 45 x 55 high James - just deep enough to reach the substrate comfortably ;)

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

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Thanks guys.

Its 100 x 45 x 55 high James - just deep enough to reach the substrate comfortably ;)

Tony
I'm planning a 90x60x60, but looking at the depth of that, 45cm might be fine... keep us posted mate, I'll keep my eye out :)
 

Tony Swinney

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Re: Tonsers 200L Optiwhite

Yep, the tank arrived Easter Saturday.......

but had a couple of "issues", so thats gone back too :twisted: :twisted: :mad:

Awaiting news on when the next one will be here - hopefully it'll be 3rd time lucky and I'll be able to do something with all the substrate, and hardscape thats been waiting for its new home for a few weeks now. :)
 
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