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Old 11-12-2013, 06:18 AM   #1 
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Product review Aquarium Fish Tank ST320 - 6.6 Gallons Black/Silver

http://www.truaqua.com/aquarium-tank-st320.html OK I just received this tank and un-boxed it and started setting it up. the price is totally awesome at about 28 bucks, it says free shipping but there is some "special handleing" charge of 5 bucks or so it is a steal for a complete tank,It takes me a few days of prep to get a tank up and running, so it will be a few days before I have any real pics of this tank set up, right now it would just be the boring pics of me gluing broken slate tiles to the back and painting the back black. So here is the review, the tank itself is very nice a great size as it will fit easily next to my 10 gallon on a 36 in wide shelf the glass is very clear, they did a good job on the silicone. The lid was my one concern when I ordered it, it is actually pretty nice the opening in the back might be an issues depending on if you want to replace the under-gravel filter with a hob. The light in the hood is a 7200k at 13 watts, it's not the perfect color for plant but will work, will be a bit of a pain to change bulbs there is a bunch of screws holding the cover on, but yeah there is no way water is going to get in there. the lid/hood is connected to the rim of the tank and it does have little bars to prop it up with for cleaning and such. You can remove the lid/hood easily if you decide to go with another light with no real issues other than not having a hood for the tank. I am opting not to use the under-gravel filtration, and will go with a sponge filter, it is just going to be a betta npt and dirt and under-gravel just seems like a bad idea to me. I will use the power head for something don't know what yet. I will have it set up in 2-3 days and will add some pics of what I will have done with it
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:01 AM   #2 
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Um...will you post the boring photos of the slate tiles? I've painted black before, but never done tile. Why the tile?
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:09 AM   #3 
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Um...will you post the boring photos of the slate tiles? I've painted black before, but never done tile. Why the tile?

We do the tile because it gives it a nice look, not just a plain background. I glue moss between the tiles and after it grows in, it looks great.

I have pictures of the 10 gallon we did about a month ago, right after the tiles were in.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:40 AM   #4 
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Pictures of the 10 gallon planted and about a month of growth. The moss is growing in well. I cut very into very fine and small pieces because I didn't have much of it - taiwan moss, willow moss and java moss and mixed it together and glued it between the tiles.

Pictures of the 40B that I glued Peacock moss in some of the holes between the tiles. Will clip and glue further down after it grows in a bit.

Pictures of the 6.6 gallon freshly glued and with the lid off.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:44 AM   #5 
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what kind of glue do you use to glue the moss down?
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:49 AM   #6 
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GE Window and Door Silicone from Lowe's for the tiles- it's 100% silicone with no additives so is safe to use.

Super glue for the moss.
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Super glue for the win
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Old 11-12-2013, 11:11 AM   #8 
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thanks!
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Old 11-12-2013, 12:08 PM   #9 
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Please post with an update when you get the tank set up I just bought the same tank at TruAqua. Really good sale price I was considering another tank but it cost twice as much and is smaller
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Old 11-12-2013, 01:19 PM   #10 
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I'm assuming the outside of the back of the tank is what's painted black and then the slate is glued inside? Either way, looks awesome in the 10g!
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