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Old 05-23-2013, 03:47 PM   #1 
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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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Old 05-24-2013, 09:38 AM   #2 
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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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Old 05-24-2013, 10:47 AM   #3 
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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!!
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:14 AM   #4 
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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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Old 05-24-2013, 11:18 AM   #5 
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Here is an example of a riparium
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:23 AM   #6 
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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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Old 05-24-2013, 11:25 AM   #7 
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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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Old 05-24-2013, 11:42 AM   #8 
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Thanks everyone!
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:52 AM   #9 
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where'd you buy the tank? I'm gonna assume you bought it online?
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:02 PM   #10 
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Yes, off e-bay. There were a few 5 gal. on there.
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