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    SCAPE Member Just Planted Mrlacroix55's Avatar
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    Hello Scapers!

    Hello!

    Ive always owned fish tanks my entire life, but just recently I started getting big in to aquascaping!

    My journey in to building my tank began with me finding the right size. I went with a 65 tall, (25x18x36). After I found the perfect tank, I wanted to build the perfect stand for it. Thankfully I've been blessed with an upbringing of working with wood and carpentry. I built a beautiful stand to showcase my tank. Once I found the perfect location to put the aquarium, I starting looking in to substrate and what kind of scape I was looking in to. I used 4 bags of eco complete and 25 lbs of black sand as a cap. I went to a masonry supply store and picked up 65 lbs of large red volcanic rock and designed a scape I really love. I also built my self a 3 gallon canister filter housing 14blbs of volcanic rock and polyester filling to filter the tank. I mated it with a 560gph pump and tied in a 200 watt filter inline. I threw a finnex planted 24/7 plus 36 inch light on top and put some of my platies and molly's.

    The tank is doing amazing so far and now i am ready to add co2 and plants!

    I am looking for to meeting everyone at this months meeting!


    Aquarium Picture.jpg

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    SCAPE Member Just Planted alidium's Avatar
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    Hi! I'm pretty new here too but have found this forum to be incredibly helpful and the members are super helpful and kind. Hopefully I'll see you at the meeting too!

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    SCAPE Member Sr. SCAPEr Tyrone's Avatar
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    Welcome and good start. Can we get a shot of your DIY filter?


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    On Duty 3000 posts, Grand Master SCAPER Zenzu's Avatar
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    Hello Nicholas, Welcome to Scape. I like your tank dimensions, however you may have a difficult time getting the proper amounts of light needed to sustain plants in a 25" deep tank. Additionally 1 finnex 24/7 is insufficient lighting for the tank, I would suggest looking into Beamswork/greenelement Evo fixtures they use 1w/3w leds and will give you the light penetration you are looking for, however be aware this is a powerful light fixture if used on an imbalanced tank algae will most certainly occour.

    My overall suggestions as a somewhat new comer. Be aware of common issues and how to troubleshoot/correct them. Lighting, nutrients, algae and water quality should be your main focus'. The search function on the forum as well as google will be able to answer any questions you may have, if worst comes to worse you can always start a thread. Good luck, I looking forward to seeing this build progress.

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    Admin 2000 posts, Star SCAPEr CGAR's Avatar
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    Hi Nicholas, welcome to SCAPE. Check out our SCAPE meeting coming up, learn more from experienced SCAPErs in person and to participate in our auction. To RSVP: http://scapeclub.org/forum/showthrea...OTCOM-Alhambra

    Looking forward to see what plants you'll put inyour tank

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    SCAPE Member Just Planted Mrlacroix55's Avatar
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    Yes I will post the filter pic tomorrow! Sorry for the wait

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    SCAPE Member Just Planted Mrlacroix55's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenzu View Post
    Hello Nicholas, Welcome to Scape. I like your tank dimensions, however you may have a difficult time getting the proper amounts of light needed to sustain plants in a 25" deep tank. Additionally 1 finnex 24/7 is insufficient lighting for the tank, I would suggest looking into Beamswork/greenelement Evo fixtures they use 1w/3w leds and will give you the light penetration you are looking for, however be aware this is a powerful light fixture if used on an imbalanced tank algae will most certainly occour.

    My overall suggestions as a somewhat new comer. Be aware of common issues and how to troubleshoot/correct them. Lighting, nutrients, algae and water quality should be your main focus'. The search function on the forum as well as google will be able to answer any questions you may have, if worst comes to worse you can always start a thread. Good luck, I looking forward to seeing this build progress.
    Thank you very much I'll look in to adding that light as well, maybe as a 3-4 hour boost alone with he finnex!

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    SCAPE Member SCAPEr toniotran's Avatar
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    Welcome to scape!

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    Welcome!

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    Welcome to the scape. Hope you find this place friendly and very informative.

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    Welcome Brother

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