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Leichardti’S 6X2X2 Bedside Display

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#101 Leichardti

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Posted 23 November 2018 - 12:19 AM

Thanks mate, really waiting on everything to start filling out and to get some more plants

The substrate shouldn’t be leaching anything extreme that beneficial bacteria wouldn’t be able to process or that would be detrimental to the fish. 2 toned is well documented, I do a 50% waterchange every Saturday which removes extra nutrients too

If the problem still hangs around after a few weeks / months then I’ll have to consider absolutely everything but pretty confident it’ll disappear with no stress and strong healthy fish


#102 ice

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Posted 26 November 2018 - 08:05 AM

Hes been in a bloody good pasture that's for sure :)

#103 Leichardti

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 09:54 AM

Thanks mate :)
Small update. Nothing much new with the tank other than the reactor popped a leak, again. Will be replacing it with a 20 inch water filter housing.
Small update with the LED. Making a bit of an enclosure for it. The peice sitting on top of the heatsink is the end of a milo can... happens to be a perfect fit and looks pretty good I think. I have siliconed it onto the fins of the heatsink, may detach it and paint it black.
For the drivers I’m gonna use a drill press to drill out a few gaps in the top part of the heatsink for the drivers to slot into. The cooler is rated to about 250 watts so won’t have a big effect on its cooling ability and keeps things nice and tidy

#104 Leichardti

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 11:32 PM

LED plans changed.
Decided the tin idea was a bit too shabby and wanted something a bit more professional looking...
Designed an enclosure in a 3d program - 3 parts that would go together with very small screws. Took into account air vents and making sure the led lens would fit if I want to put one on eventually.
That got us here, with an octopus to make the design a bit special and interesting.
A little modification, an extremely helpful hobbiest and $25 later and here we are
As you should see the fan and heatsink fit well inside the enclosure and it has all screwed together very nicely. The next step from here is finishing it up by smoothing everything out and later painting it. There will be mesh under the octopus also.

Tanks been messed with a bit too. Since i removed the co2 reactor I’ve blacked out the tank for a little while. Waiting on a 20 x 4.5 inch water filter housing to make a cerges reactor.. arrives on the 9th. Hopefully by then the light will be done too
Anyway heres a rando photo of some moss I believe is the native carpet moss. Doing pretty well

#105 malawiman85

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 07:29 AM

Nice job
Moss is the work of Satan! It’s cool for as long as you can be bothered with it but when you wanna get rid of it... well it’s traumatic.

#106 Leichardti

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 02:49 PM

Thanks mate :)
Yeah usually I hate the stuff, especially Java. Most of this native moss is pretty calm growing though, gonna try keeep it restricted to the rocks. Maybe even the wood if I decide to.
Definitely not going near the background though

Edited by Leichardti, 04 January 2019 - 02:49 PM.

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