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Post by chefkeith » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:19 pm

Thanks Keith. Now that's what I need. Jack posts would make the job so much easier. Do they sell those at home depot?

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Post by chefkeith » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:40 pm

Added some plants. Got a few pics.
Heart-Leaf Philodendron above the water with the roots submerged in the water.
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Also put a few Anubias on the driftwood, but I'm not sure they'll stay in place because of the the water current.
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Post by Keith Wolcott » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:43 pm

Yes, Home Depot has them. Here they are:

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/sto ... =100041510

I found them in the store, but they were hidden away and I had to ask for them before I found them. They come in longer lengths too.

I used the following concrete deck supports (also bought at Home Depot), but I think I had to use a mallet and chisel to enlarge the top area to accommodate the base of the jack post.

http://forums.deckplans.com/forum/viewt ... 0a98bd0d40

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Post by chefkeith » Sun Feb 22, 2009 1:03 pm

thanks. I'll probably need 6 of the jacks. I've got some of those blocks already, but I'll probably need more.

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Post by PASoracco » Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:10 pm

I've been following this thread for a while, but hadn't seen the final product. :) It looks great! I especially like the rolling sand substrate with lots of depth; it looks really natural.

also, water bridges are always awesome :D

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Post by chefkeith » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:03 pm

I like the sand like that too, but the water flow has leveled it out now.

That reminds me, I forgot that I still have a 5 gallon bucket of the sand that I didn't add back to the tank. Thanks.

Here's a pic I just took 5 minutes ago-
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Post by scubaxena » Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:03 am

Chefkeith,

What an accomplishment! It's awesome! I wish I had the space for something like that. How many gallons total do you have with this setup?

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Post by chefkeith » Sat Sep 19, 2009 1:43 pm

160 river tank, 85 planted, 190 planted, 65 gallons in the sump = 500 gallons, but the actual water volume is probably around 450.

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Post by FishyLady » Sat Sep 19, 2009 5:29 pm

What a brilliant tank!! :D Those are very lucky loaches!!

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Post by mistergreen » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:20 pm

just wanted to drop in and say, Nice tank!

you can arrange stones in steps under your sand to create mounds, and they'll stay relatively in tact.

And think about attaching anubias, java fern and moss on those ridiculously nice driftwood.

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