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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-23-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Metaframe tank arrived!

My vintage metaframe tank arrived today! It is 2.5 gallons.
I am thinking about doing a riparium. {a riparium is plants growing out of the top}
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Trying to win this light for it
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 05-24-2013, 09:38 AM
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Neat stuff. I assume you want that light since it goes with the steel theme?

There was a huge metaframe tank (75+ gallons, can't remember) on our local craigslist a while back. It was pretty cheap too, but I didn't have the room for it and didn't know if it was leakproof to pay that much money.


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nice!!! that light is awesome!!! if you don't win it you should check local pawn shops and antique stores they might have something like that!!

GIVING AWAY PLANTS? REAL OR FAKE, I'LL TAKE THEM

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Thanks so much! Yes, trying to keep the old timey look with that lamp, but will be using a CFL cool white 13 wt bulb. I am pretty excited! I have the tank,a heater, the bulb is ordered, plants and riparium supplies are ordered. Now I just need the lamp, and of course the plakat that I have bid on.

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Here is an example of a riparium
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Awesome theme you have going there, I have such a passion for anything vintage.
Best of luck in winning that lamp I love it and the tank !

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I don't have any advice, but I am super jealous! I love the old-school metaframe tanks. Have fun with it and post lots of pics when you decide what to do. :3

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Thanks everyone!

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where'd you buy the tank? I'm gonna assume you bought it online?

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Yes, off e-bay. There were a few 5 gal. on there.

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