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Old 12-24-2012, 07:49 PM   #1 
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epic christmas glow-tank!

this is my fiance's and my big gift to our son this christmas: his first all-his-own fish tank. it's a totally awesome custom designed glowfish dual tank, with a 3 gallon betta "throne room" in the middle of a 20 gallon tank. i'm impressed as hell with our work. here's the whole saga:

empty tank, filter cycling using dirty goldfish gravel to seed:


siliconed some new drinking glasses to the bottom of the 3-gallon to raise it up, apparently acrylic is lighter than water because the damn thing was floating:


got the throne room to stay in place after filling the bottom with gravel:


started building a black gravel mound around the base to make it look like part of the landscape:


filled in the 20 with black sand and turned on the glow light for the first time, and all were impressed:


it looks just as nice with the flourescent daylight on as well:


used a bit too much white gravel making a contrast ring around the mound:


fixed it with a little more black sand, installed the plants and decor (a real giant conch shell in the main tank, a "cambodian temple" in the throne room)


the details photograph better with the day light on:


aaaand it's up and running! first shot is of some of our four glo-fish tetras:


who are dazzling under the glow light:


tried to get some photos of the rest of the fish, but they're extremely fast. the whole stock is four glow tetras, five calico marbled platies and three albino cories in the main tank, and a white-and-blue crowntail betta taking up residence in the throne room. i can't wait to see his face when he wakes up tomorrow morning!
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:51 PM   #2 
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this is amazing great job!
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:52 AM   #3 
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Wow!!
How lucky!!!
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:14 AM   #4 
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Wow!! Is Right!! I bet he freaks when he see's it. Please share his reaction. Nice Job.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:51 AM   #5 
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That's a really cool idea. I'm sure he'll love it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:25 AM   #6 
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oh he does....he's got a bit of a fever today, so he couldn't really have the idyllic "chistmas morning" but when we showed it to him, all he could do was stare and stare, and then try to grab the net off of his dresser and play with it.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:32 AM   #7 
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super cool idea. looks awesome. lucky kid. i bet you guys were like 2 kids in a candy store,putting this together. looks like a lot of fun. merry x-mas.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:36 AM   #8 
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Whats the other tank in there?
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Whats the other tank in there?
it's the "throne room" and there's a blue and white crowntail betta in there who's the "king" of the tank.
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That is incredible. Is there cuculation between the two?
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