Ashburn's 187g endgame tank

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  1. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Big colony grow out


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  2. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    tiles cut
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    In action

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  3. ashburn2k

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    Carbondoser in place and new tank of co2


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  4. Solitaryensis

    Solitaryensis Supporting Member

    Any concerns with the finished side leaching anything?


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  5. ashburn2k

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    It’s ceramic, so nothing I would worry about. Just do a good scrub down.


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  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    The glaze side is what I would be most worried about, but then it's all based on color, white tiles probably are titanium dioxide or something similar, green or blue tiles however those more likely than not have some sort of copper in them to give them that color. If you're really worried about them though a bench grinder or angle grinder on the glazed side to remove it, and just soak them in a bucket of tank water for a day or so.
     
  7. NelsonCh

    NelsonCh Supporting Member

    Man what a smart idea.... tiles are so much cheaper than these damn frag disks. Arent there unglazed tiles? They are even cheaper!


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  8. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Actually unglazed are often more expensive because they tend to be made thicker. That said, a quick look at Home Depot's website shows an unglazed tile at about $3.60 a square foot (they may be cheaper than that even), and if you chop it into 2" squares that's still 36 pieces, or about 10 cents a "frag plug"

    That said, how much money are you really going to save? You might as well get some dry base rock and slice it on a tile saw into small discs, at least then you can be a bit more confident of what the material is made out of.
     
  9. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Ca 470
    Alk 12.5



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  10. ashburn2k

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    Really digging the tiles look

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  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    So do you have somewhat high nitrate phosphate too?
     
  12. RandyC

    RandyC Supporting Member

    If the glaze worries you, try 3x6" travertine tiles. It's what I use in my frag tanks. Travertine is just natural limestone, so shouldn't cause any problems. Not as cheap as the ceramic tiles though.

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  13. rygh

    rygh BOD

    I wonder if you could cement/epoxy aragonite sand to those.
    Make it very natural looking.
     
  14. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Too much work lol


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  15. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    And cover up those boss looking barcodes still on them? No way! :D
     
  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

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    Indo galaxia from @tankguy

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    They might get to move to a new home.

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    Full setup shot as of today.


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  17. NelsonCh

    NelsonCh Supporting Member

    your sps is dying... green slimer?


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  18. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    not dying, it's just a very slow STN and i suspect its caused by moving it from one tank to another and different light upssets it. but it has been stopped. and no not a green slimer
     
  19. NelsonCh

    NelsonCh Supporting Member

    wow lucky. whenever the base turns white for me, the top goes right after. The ones I am able to save are the ones where I have to cut off the white and reglue


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  20. ashburn2k

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