Tank Setup Advice Needed

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  1. RudiSin

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    Yes. All the maintanace. Will it be planted? I am down scaling. But if you automate alot that helps. Sory askng again species tank or mixed?
     
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    Can I stick PVC to glass using aquarium Silicone?

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    I have failed maybe epoxy?
     
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    You possibly could but why?
     
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    I have an old mirror framed tank. See attached pics.

    I want to install a LED Strip right around the inside of the brace where the glass sliding lids rest on. I want them to be placed at an angle to maximise their effect. I am going to use some spare pvc trunking I have laying around.

    Initially wanted to glue the trunking caps at an angle to the sides and the brace and then stick the lights on that, as it should be strong enough to hold the light weight of it.

    I am now going to cut the one edge off the trunking to create the angle and use that sticky black double sided tape to hold the cap and stick the trunking to the tank.

    What you think?903199889115ade662974274b42fc18c.jpg4dbe2e2837b1eb6295bb3ae79e068b49.jpg3f3f8dbcb8549617a0279f0031f5d585.jpg

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    Can I remove these mirrors or will it compromise the structual integrity of the tank?

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    Phase One Lighting complete

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    Now I am itching!!!014bc15d8ec523cb32f8926d91747e08.jpg9a90c6e5c5f628ea438f1be3c99ba826.jpg5dd29f6cd858fcd15b2165cb3af93f43.jpgff02348cbf2381461fd51d57db4d2290.jpg

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    Looks cool man
     
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    Thanks. Still not sure about the mirror rim though4a8e433e8ded058457b6d55b6c79899b.jpg

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    You can remove the mirror. It wont affect the tank in any way except to have it look better
     
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    Cant Wait! Want to build a Canopy for it then... It Never Ends does it?

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    Nope... when the bug bites.. it never ends

    Looking good!
     
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    Never been a fan of mirror trim lol
     
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    Dont like it either, but will have to do til I can build a proper canopy. Busy designing a stand and canopy. Time, money and skills are lacking at the moment though. Rome wasnt built in a day

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    I know this all too well...
     
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    Open top maybe?
     
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    Problem with open top is that I would need to change lights again as they will show my DIY modification

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    I want to start cycling. Filled it last night, busy bringing it up to temperature (between 25 and 26°C)

    I have 2 Neon Danios, 4 Flourescent Glass Fish and a single female guppy in my current 30lt tank. I want to move all of them to the big one to help with cycling (I am not too concerned if they dont make it as none of them are part of my planned stocking anyway). Also want to just move the decoration and filter currently in the small tank over temporarily as I have heard this also helps with cycling. Going to put existing gravel in an old stocking and place in the new tank as well. Need to reseal old tank ASAP as it currently leaks a bit and I want to convert to a shrimp tank.

    Big tank currently has a Via Aqua 470 Internal filter running temporarily until I can afford a decent canister or up until I have built a stand to house my planned sump. Wont be stocking other fish until I have sorted filtration. Or will this be ok for light stocking?

    I currently have an excessive amount of driftwood soaking for about a week and dont intend on stocking additionally or adding plants until that has been added to the scape. How long does it normally take to soak?

    I would prefer not to have an airstone running in the new tank. Is it really nessesary?

    Sorry for all the questions. Is there something I missed? All input is greatly appreciated.

    P.S Plastic plants were just dumped in there to show the wife that it is not dull and that the colours pop once added to the tank.ecceb93cc64172a729af03372eebc49c.jpg224215d119218e037a38280e514b2f2d.jpg

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    Nice one, like the thread and the updates.

    Tanks that run at 25 and 26°C ... they are for specialty fish so I am not 100% sure what your ultimate stocking plan is - also keeping a tank at that temp in winter needs loads of electricity. Unless what you are planing absolutely needs those temps I go a little lower on the temp.

    Wood soaking ... if it is still adding a tint to the water once you add it to your tank - consider running some purigen for crystal clear water.
    The airstone provides water surface move movement - this is where the oxygen exchange happens. No the high temp means you have less oxygen in the water column. You could just have the internal filter break the water surface.

    Later Ferdie
     
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