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  1. bYrd

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    Oh that is delightful, perfect set up (and it appears your other half approves!); props to your work and finishing details.

    I’m looking into getting a nano tank for my study; can anyone comment on long term use of the Fluval Edge 23/46L and/or Biorb setups? Yes I know I’m paying dearly here for aesthetics over function, both are tricky to clean and I’ll be very selective on fish.
     
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    I did do it once, it didnt like to be honest.
    Whites gives it that timeless classic look.
     
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  3. MUTMAN

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    just shit stirring :)
    the black didnt look like i thought it would either :(
    the white is great :thumbup::thumbup:
     
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    I cant believe your still floating around on OCAU.
    Ive been missing for about 8 years lol
     
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  5. MUTMAN

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    welcome back :)

    im more surprised Agg has put up with me for all this time :)
     
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  6. Johnbu

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    Looks great.

    Hate to see your electricity bill heating up 1000L of water in the garage :D

    One thing I am concerned about is the structure the wall/house.

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    The weight of whole length of the blue section of wall is supported by the red single studs.

    Should be at least double or triple studs under the lintel. I'd say the wall is load bearing because I can see there are 2 double studs which have been cut.
     
  7. n3wbi379

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    This is the old setup... been running for 10 years since the house was built.

    The wall is NOT loading bearing... would have collapsed by now lol.

    You check these things before you build or pull wall down.
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  8. Johnbu

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    Fair enough.. you'll be surprised how many dodgy renovations occur where they simply cut the load bearing studs, which is only discovered much later on when the plaster starts cracking.
     
  9. Digit

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    Hehe, so I grabbed another tank, already set up with a pair of Apistogramma panduro. It's been set up here for about a week and they've already spawned!! Some amazing plants in there too!

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  10. MUTMAN

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    looks like you have a case of MTS
    if you get advice now you can stop it before it takes over
     
  11. Digit

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    I do... badly! Haha.

    I've got plans for more too lol haha, a few display tanks in the house (1 saltwater reef, 3 freshwater) and a rack for breeding to hopefully cover running costs. Haven't started yet though, still in the planning stage.
     
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  12. jonsey

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    I have a bad case of Multiple Tank Syndrome (MTS) I used to keep a fishroom, however, I moved interstate and took 12 month contracts in multiple states so I was fish tank free.

    I moved back to QLD but due to covid I wasn't able to move into my townhouse and instead renting. It has a 2nd living room, it now has a 4ft planted high tech tank, 3 tier african 4ft rack 4ft sump with partition for a 2ft tank, a 4ft and 2x 2ft all plumbed, and a 6ft rack, 2x 6ft tanks with sump. I have done the measurements for another 6ft rack but I am doing my best not to do it until I can move into my place as moving it will suck.
     
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  13. Digit

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    Haha that's awesome, got any pics? I'm interested to see what you're using as racking for 2 x 6ft tanks
     
  14. fleetfeather

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    Progress on the Peninsula 15 Mini. The hardscape isn't perfect, but it's close to what I'm looking for. Plants will be mostly Anub, Ferns, Mosses, and Buce's, plus a carpet :)

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    A quick question for the group as I prepare the above tank for planting:

    If i buy a bunch of submersed-grown monte carlo, how should I go about planting it without it rising to the surface during flooding? It should have a root structure to it, but I forsee it still rising up if I plant it directly into soil (but could be wrong here)
     
  16. Digit

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    I can't say I've tried it but I assume if you plant deep enough it should be fine, if not you can weight it down with little plant weights you can buy, or maybe a breadclip will work?

    Hopefully someone can help you out further though
     
  17. .Radiant

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    Monte carlo is really tricky to be honest, it doesn't have a deep reaching root structure to begin with and uproots easily even when established. If you're getting a decent mat of it, I'd break it up into small clumps and plant the clumps deeply. Cross your finger it takes hold and good luck if you have any critters that root around.
     
  18. Technics

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    I agree with the planting deep part. Even if you mostly bury it it will still grow up and out. I break it up into small clumps and use tweezers and plant into well moistened substrate. It also helps to use a fairly fine substrate. I still have bags of ADA Amazonia powder I use for it but anything fine should work.
     
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    Gotcha. Thanks all. I get the strong feeling this is going to be one of the more frustrating (and expensive) elements, but hopefully it's worth it
     
  20. Daft_Munt

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    I hate you, for getting me interested in that tank... My 3x2x2 is in storage, along with the filters, heater and gravel. I dont think the undergravel heater will last...

    Digit, like the apistos, looks like the prefect tank for breeding
     
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