Something different

Discussion in 'Members Systems' started by Jaco143, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Jaco143

    Jaco143

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    So i probably don't have the normal kind or ideal kind of setup, but it sure is something different.

    Here is a couple of pics of my fish and the 140 odd litre coffee table tank.

    A couple more...

    And a full shot tank

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  3. speedz

    speedz In need of a fishroom....

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    how did you make this tank?
     
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    Very very nice :)
     
  5. AidanEel

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    very cool
     
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    very nice! perhaps share with us the filtration specs and a top down full tank shot would be great?
     
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    Zoom Retired Moderator

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    You can actually buy them from LPS. Because of the "novelty" of the design, the LPS push the price up something stupid. I've also seen an entire dining room tank where there's a tank underneath exactly the same design as this coffee table. My only concern is that when you sit at the table, you will definately get that "aquarium" smell whafting up as you eat.

    I know most of us fishy people don't actually mind that smell... but your guests will only ever come once to a dinner invitation!
     
  8. Gilbertr14

    Gilbertr14 Phenacogrammus

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    Heavy Biolaod and HOB not friends, tried it.
    Went external, so that you can get enough media in, which is the HOB's short coming
     
  9. Donny

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    Very cool looking tank. :) :)
     
  10. Gareth

    Gareth Angel Freak

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    Looks great
     
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    Jaco143

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    Thanks guys,

    Will get a few shots of the full tank so that you can see how it looks. Yip, it was a tad more expensive than a normal tank, but was an easy way to convince my wife to get a tank.:bigsmile:

    Two of the legs are canister filter's which contains the media, balls and those white carbo rings. As well as those "mesh" plastic filter stuff.

    Not sure what HOB means? But from my experience the filtration system handles the bioload rather well.

    I would say the shortcoming of the tank is the lighting. The lights have to be on the edges rather than right above the tank.

    I want to get strip led lighting in there to give the water a little bit more of a bluish colour. No matter how clean my tank, the water never looks as crisp as under different lighting.

    Maybe it's because i'm a "fishy people" :p, but i don't know what smells you are talking about. Will ask the wife if she thinks the tank has a bit of a whiff.
     
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    Very nice Jaco.

    Is there some kind of cover between the glass table top, and the water? Because otherwise I'm guessing the condensation would make the glass look dirty permanently?
     
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    Jaco143

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    Hi SauRoN,

    Good observation!

    Nope nothing between water and glass top. Yes, condensation does have a bit of an effect.

    In summer, when i wipe clean the top once or twice a week when i do the water changes you can't see any dirt.

    In winter, droplets hang above the points where the two pumps creates a bit of a stirr on the top. Obviously the water is broken there and more water evaporates from there. So in the winter there is almost always water droplets hanging in two of the corners. But it still doesn't appear dirty, just looks a bit odd.
     

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