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post #11 of 48 Old 09-16-2010, 11:59 PM
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Only the top is 10" in diameter, but feels like I have more water in my vase now compared to my 5g tank.
ahhh ok
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post #12 of 48 Old 09-17-2010, 01:04 AM
very interesting take on a simple vase =)

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post #13 of 48 Old 09-17-2010, 08:41 AM
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very nicely done, all the way down to the transformer.
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post #14 of 48 Old 09-17-2010, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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very interesting take on a simple vase =)

Thanks! Is that a betta? Very nice shot!
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post #15 of 48 Old 09-17-2010, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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very nicely done, all the way down to the transformer.
Gundam, but you are close enough.
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post #16 of 48 Old 09-17-2010, 01:29 PM
yeah it's a buterfly betta

5x2x2 aro,highfin bat,fei feng,ST,albino tinfoil,c.perch
4x1.5x1.5 planted tetras,harlequins,
otto,WMM,2 types of celebes rainbows,rcs,amano, bamboo,red ramhorns,MTS
3.5x2.5x2 flowerhorn,pleco
3x1.5x1.5 russel's lion,blue cleaner,sixline and leopard wrasse,maroon clown pair,green chromis,scorpion,tiger cowrie,turbo,lyretail anthias,jewel,anemone,star polyp,marbled and giant green mushi,zoa
2x1x1 nano sw shrimps
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post #17 of 48 Old 09-18-2010, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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So after couple of weeks of thinking on how to hide the airline tubes, I've finally come to conclusion. At first, I thought using java moss was the answer, but I'm lazy and don't want to deal with that! While at the flower district here in Manhattan, I found this really long bamboo (about 15 feet and little more than 1 inch in diameter). I asked the guy to cut for me every 28 inch, and came home with 6 1/2 bamboos.

Pics below...






I had to make the holes inside for the airline tubes. Good thing I had my threaded pipe
and banged it in with hammer.




Cut the top to my taste



I'll do some test and more pics to come... Thanks. Let me know your thoughts.
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post #18 of 48 Old 09-18-2010, 09:25 PM
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I think using bamboo to hide the tubing is a great idea!

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
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post #19 of 48 Old 09-18-2010, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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I think using bamboo to hide the tubing is a great idea!

Thanks Aunt Kymmie! I hope the end result will be good! You know, sometimes you have a great idea, but when you do it and just looks terrible! It ends up becoming a bad idea, but you learn... =)
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post #20 of 48 Old 09-20-2010, 03:28 AM
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Thats Awesome!
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