The river tank

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  1. A new day

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  3. A new day

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    Gary has what I need (tank and stand - rather important). I have what Gary still needs (white clouds, danios, plants).

    If only we could combine efforts :lol:
     
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    I have a stand for you too, for a 1200L tank. Should do nicely.
     
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    Tank looks awesome man.
     
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    So I did some DIY over the weekend, got another 2 tubes as the light was not looking bright enough, so now I need some advice, what looks better light up or down?20200516_171936.jpg20200516_171903.jpg

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    I vote for 2nd pic (light down) but both look good and whatever functions the best?

    Edit: tank looks great :thumbup:
     
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    I have to agree, with the light down I'm going to be able to fit a glass lid to keep the condensation down and the danios from jumping out as I've had them jump out of my previous hillstream tank. With the light up, the light bounces off the glass lid, doesn't look so nice. Hoping to get some dannios and plants so long this weekend, see if my LFS comes through...holding thumbs
     
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    Ooh exciting!! Fingers crossed.
    Yep and with the light low down = more intense = more algae for the hillies probably?
     
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    I was thinking light up, but your explanation about the lid swings it the other way. Definitely light down. Also, tank looks awesome :thumbup:
     
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    I would also say lights down.
    Agree with @A new day that the more intense light will possibly result in more algae.
     
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    This looks great,, can't wait to see it with fish. I like my tanks not to have 1 blemish. But I realized once the tank is filled up and running,, nice plants in it. You dnt notice the the little imperfections. I still dnt like scratches but if it happens I won't sweat to much.

    You turned this tank into something awesome.
     
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    Going against the grain but I vote light up
     
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    I also like the light up, but with down it also hides some of those pipes. Plus all the things you mentioned with being able to use a cover
     
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    I liked the idea of the light up also, was going to plant some Pothos and let it creep up the brick wall at the back, I think that would look really nice...but I also really want to keep the dannios :D...decisions decisions...:lol:
     
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    Agree !!!! I have some light that far above some tanks. Floaters benefit and it allows other plants to grow out of the water.


    Owwwwwwwww and I have to admit : I am jealous.

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    Check out this video, how nice will it be to have these guys spawn in your aquarium:rolleyes:
     
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    Jeepers that’s an impressive colony they’ve got going there. Haven’t seen anything on that scale before, and clearly multiple spawns :thumbup:
     
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    Looking great so far - I wish we'd see more stream-type setups around!
     
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    Hehe maybe go with your option to keep the danios in the water :lol:
     
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    Tnak is really looking good.
     

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