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the CHEAPEST nature aquarium ever! -journal-
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aqua-artist
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Joined: 01 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: 2006.11.12(Sun)11:06    Post subject: the CHEAPEST nature aquarium ever! -journal- Reply with quote

Hello fellow aquarists and fish lovers!
A few days ago one of my relatives asked me to build her a small planted aquarium just like mine Cool , I agreed...but she surprised me by telling me that she can't pay lots of money on a fish tank, ah what's new huh? Rolling Eyes
So I ordered a custom built rimmless tank ( for only 10 bucks!! ) and I got it today. Specs: 60cm tall...I haven't checked the other specs yet, lol Confused
I also got a heater, a small Jebo filter( I wanted a bigger one but she really didn't pay me much Laughing ), and a cool lamp. Most of the plants are from my tank ( except for the stem plants-Hygrophila_rosanervig and the grass).
The rocks were collected from a near mountain area.
All in all the whole project costed 30 $ U.S. Costs may rize a bit..Who knows?
and now with the pics :

The rocks


The gravel:


The tank with filter and light:


First rock arrangement:


Plants in!


done..




Notice the Java Moss tighed up with a rock ( I will add some more Moss Rocks later )






It's located in her living room....
I hope you like this journal Wink

Cheers!
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danny29
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PostPosted: 2006.11.12(Sun)11:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting a new tank next year when I have the money but that inspires me to buy now thanks
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FishieDee
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PostPosted: 2006.11.12(Sun)11:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

good one aqua-artist.
I always enjoy your layouts of your tanks.
surely give me inspiration too man
I just haven't posted pic of my tank yet
I shall when I make the time to.

but that sure is nice looking 10 bucks tank!
I love the rimless look personally
for a change!!! Smile

please keep us posted man!
peace!
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aqua-artist
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PostPosted: 2006.11.12(Sun)12:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!
I will keep you posted with fresh pics for sure Wink

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Minsc
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PostPosted: 2006.11.12(Sun)15:27    Post subject: Re: the CHEAPEST nature aquarium ever! -journal- Reply with quote

aqua-artist wrote:

All in all the whole project costed 30 $ U.S.


Wow! You got some great deals! Add four cherry shrimp and a pair of guppies and you'll have a full tank in no time Laughing

I'm looking forward to seeing it grown in a bit, it's going to look great!
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deborah_claro
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Joined: 11 May 2006
Location: Virginia, USA

PostPosted: 2006.11.12(Sun)16:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jassar, it looks good! Your usual talents are coming through.
Nice three rock placement, in a sort of Sanzon iwagumi arrangement similar to the ones Amano likes to do.
It's nice!

But tell me about the rimless tank. Is it more subject to the stresses and strains of water against the glass?
Can it hold up to the pressure?

Deborah
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redmum
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PostPosted: 2006.11.12(Sun)17:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!

I particularly like the way you have put the plants just under the rock... looks very nice, I might try it! Look forward to the updates.

Is there a cover? Will there be a lot of evaporation? (sorry a bit clueless about 'rimless' tanks).

anna
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Patricia Black
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PostPosted: 2006.11.12(Sun)19:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing! But can you get the plants to survive? Enough light? CO2?
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Danikins
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Joined: 19 May 2006
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PostPosted: 2006.11.12(Sun)20:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice!
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Dusko
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PostPosted: 2006.11.13(Mon)4:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good man !!! I love the way you placed the stones.
Can't wait to see the mature set-up in about 3 month.

How strong are the lights?
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