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What'd you do in the fish room or aquarium this week?

TRyan

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What did you do new or exciting in the fish room lately?

I switched over to spray bars after using several different lily pipes and different arrangements. I am really liking the better dispersion of CO2 and better oxygenation with the spray bar.


I also finished building a cabinet for my 60U tank and a cabinet for a future 90P tank. The 60 is black and the 90 is stained.

I want to try my hand at building a Yugang reactor for both thanks in the near future.IMG_20240519_143846079_HDR.jpg
 
I switched over to spray bars after using several different lily pipes and different arrangements. I am really liking the better dispersion of CO2 and better oxygenation with the spray bar.
I agree, I even went a step further and have holes drilled on both sides. It helps keep my plants up against the back wall from suffering any deficiency or flow issues due to my hardscape and other stems in the front.
 
Oh good it wasn't just me 👍

Nothing with actual water.. dragged an old AIO up out of the basement to use as a quarantine tank, and put together a new table stand for it

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Actually a great deal, $139 and rock solid with a stainless top if anyone needs one. Pine and rubberwood, no MDF 💯 Sturdy enough to take a 90P in the future.

Installed cork for a soon to be plant wall, in a yet to be scaped, sometime shrimp tank..

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The black back wall on an all-in-one really bugs me. I wish more of them were offered in white, or even frosted.
 
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Oh good it wasn't just me 👍

Nothing with actual water.. dragged an old AIO up out of the basement to use as a quarantine tank, and put together a new table stand for it

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Actually a great deal, $139 and rock solid with a stainless top if anyone needs one. Pine and rubberwood, no MDF 💯

Installed cork for a soon to be plant wall, in a yet to be scaped, sometime shrimp tank..

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The black back wall on an all-in-one really bugs me. I wish more of them were offered in white, or even frosted.
This looks great, I can't wait to see it complete! I'm curious and intrigued how the cork will do. Did you silicone it to the back glass?
 
Did you silicone it to the back glass?

No, I really want to be able to move it at will or replace parts of it etc without having to scrape silicone off. So right now it's just being held in place by those two clamps you see sticking up, and I'm looking around for some plastic clips I can replace them with longer term.
 
No, I really want to be able to move it at will or replace parts of it etc without having to scrape silicone off. So right now it's just being held in place by those two clamps you see sticking up, and I'm looking around for some plastic clips I can replace them with longer term.
Have you flooded it yet? Im curious to see how aggressively the cork tries to float
 
No, I really want to be able to move it at will or replace parts of it etc without having to scrape silicone off. So right now it's just being held in place by those two clamps you see sticking up, and I'm looking around for some plastic clips I can replace them with longer term.
I’m curious, too … does the cork not deteriorate underwater? How do you attach the plants/moss?
 
Have you flooded it yet?

I have not, everything in the fish room progresses sloooowly lol 👍 baby steps.

It's reasonably rigid, half-inch thick, if it's a problem I could redo with the one inch thick material.. Bottom edge will be held by the substrate against flapping in the current, or that's the theory.

Plan is to attach epiphyte/ rheophytes with these,

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and see how that works out.

Not sure about moss yet, but easy enough to use moss mats on mesh pieces and then pin up the mesh.
 
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