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River tank beginnings... (w/pics)

Posted By: Basher <craig@fishpalace.org>
Date: Saturday, 17 January 2004, at 6:02 p.m.

Here's what my river tank looks like so far..

Full on:

Left side:

Right side:

I messed up the manifold and made it a wee bit too long, so I had to tilt the risers on the powerhead end a bit so I could mount them. Good snug fit though, so it should still do its job.

Here's what I used:

Perfecto all glass 20 gallon long tank $30
Roughly 6 feet of 1/2 pvc $0.89
4 -- 1/2 inch pvc tees $0.60
4 -- 1/2 inch pvc 90 degree elbows $0.60
2 -- Aquaclear 201 powerheads $44
Fluval 3 sponges $5
30 lbs #1 mix gravel $13.50
5 river stones $2.50 (.89 per lb)
8 lbs of red slate (too long ago to remember)

So approximately $95 for a nice starter tank for hillstreams.

 

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