My 60x45x45 Aquascape

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  1. rizzledizzle

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    Hi All,

    This is my new project and my second attempt at aquascaping. It's a 60x45x45 starfire tank that I picked up second hand, including the cabinet which the previous owner built. I made the light hanging frame from copper pipe.

    I am in the process of finalising the hardscape at the moment. I'm using moon rock, spiderwood, ADA Aquasoil, course beach-like sand and some larger accenting gravel pieces. I used multiple pieces of spiderwood to try create one rad looking piece. I am still fiddling around with the hardscape and trying to get a look that I am happy with.

    Any comments or ideas are welcome! :)

    the equipment is:
    - Starfire 60x45x45 tank
    - 4 x 24w t5 lighting
    - Dophin c1300 canister filter
    - Cade lily pipes
    - 2kg co2 cylinder with solenoid regulator

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    Looks brilliant, really looking forward to the rest of the journey, good luck

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    Nice scape but the Dophin c1300 is way too powerfull even with a spraybar.
     
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    Thanks Bradley! I'm super excited about this one.

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    Looks good so far. :thumbup:
    I will be following to see how this progresses.
     
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    Thanks Andries. That is one of my concerns. The tank and filter where bought from the same owner who had been using the two together. He had a beautiful scape and no issues with the flow. I'll have to wait and see once it is up and running and make a plan if it is to powerful. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Thank you!

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    What rocks are those?
     
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    Moon rock. I bought them from Lifestyle Pet Hyper.

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    Thank you!

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    Looks cool! Is this the tank from Maurice?
     
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    It is indeed. A very hard act to follow!

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    The filter itself has valves that one can close but I don't know how effective that would be. I will definitely look into the ball valves. A great idea, thank you!

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    If I am not mistaken the valves on the filter are ball valves .
     
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    I think you're right. I'll double check when I get home.

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    You must be excited !! You got yourself one incredible setup . Seen this tank in all its glory . Enjoy the journey . I am following this for sure !:thumbup:
     
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    Very much so! I'm hoping that I'll be able to do it justice. Maurice's scapes where incredible so I've got a lot to live up to with this tank haha.

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    Does it have bulit in ball valves?
     

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