5.5 Gal Nano Wennerae Mantis Tank!

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    AmberSunrise

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    I am such a wuss I just cant stand watching them kill things gives me nightmares. LOL
     
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    Ok ime still waiting for a mount for my light fixture, the custom baffels (they should be in tomarow), and the floor board for the tank to really get this build going but ive done what i can sofar.

    the light for the scrubber came in today
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    i built a return jet for the return pump so i can change the flow direction in the tank as needed. i cut parts off a old U return pipe i had laying around
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    and here is the start of the light fixtue to hold up the led bar, i have to wait till i get the tank mount untill i can build the rest to make sure its done right. its just pvc pipe that i painted black, it also has a hole on each side to run the cables inside of it.
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    so i got my baffles today and they are scaled wrong >< they are .5 - 1 inch off. i just emailed the place ><
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    Thats sucks....oh well no need to stress about it.
     
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    Pwny

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    ya hopefull they will send me new ones since its there mess up
     
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    Pft they better!!!
     
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    so i got the part i needed to make the mount for the light here it is, wires still need to be cleaned up some.

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    Looks good!

    Is that just painted PVC?
     
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    lol yes not to high end but gets the job done :p
     
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    little_fish Moderator

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    No, im thinking that is a stellar idea. I might have to steal it
     
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    just make sure to get spray paint that sticks to plastic
     
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    some quick updates, i got the pannels today and i am getting them rdy to go into the tank i also painted some of the back of the tank

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    Thanks for the update! Everythings coming together nicely.
     
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    ok so the pannels are in the tank letting them try atm. later today ill fit the return pump into its place and let tem dry overnight than i will load test and finish painting the back tomarow. i also got the scrubber screen done and did a quick ziptie rig for the return so it fits better. Then the last thing im waiting on is the floor board, i just ordered 15 lbs of marco rock nano size so thiat should be here next week sometime i think.
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    cool :eek: no offence or anything but your desk look messy :/
     
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    it is atm from me building this tank on it lol
     
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    lol...
     
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    a quick update the painting is done but i have to wait till tomarow to do the load test but everything looks like it will hold
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    Pwny, Feb 27, 2011
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    Dana42078 Dana

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    Goodluck! ;)
     
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    Mandarin66 Oh Hi

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    Cool and goodluck :D
     
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