Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 39

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Member Bluntsalot's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Real Name
    William Beecraft
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Last Activity
    04-19-2013 2:35 AM
    Posts
    45

    20 Gallon - River Manifold Tank - Build Thread

    This is my first post and thread on here, so let me start by saying Hello AC,

    I have had this tank for 13 years it's a 20G 30"X12"X12" it's status was pretty run down. I built this setup in grade 5 and never really changed it since then, apart from replacing the substrate once. I have had my Paddle tail newt for 8 years living in the tiny aquatic section. I originally separated him from another tank because he killed his partner. I am well aware that these are substandard conditions for a paddle tail. After discovering that patchytriton labiatus are rheophilic, and doing some research on the topic I decided I would build a River Manifold Tank for him. I felt guilty for housing him in such poor unnatural conditions for so long, he is quite healthy considering there is no filter or water movement. The java moss definitely helped his well being. I was also itching to start a new project.

    I understand that my tank is a bit short for a river setup but i decided to go for it. I have not found any examples of this setup specifically for paddle tails or a 20G 30" tank. So after some measuring and drawing up some plans I did some shopping today and bought everything for my new setup. I bought; a 24" LED fixture, pvc tubing and fittings, sponge, gravel, rocks, wood, new glass lid, power head pump and some other misc. items. Spent around 280 before darn taxes. So far I have gutted and cleaned the tank (now have a box of Pothos that I don't know what to do with), cut, burred, and glued my PVC tubing manifold, and painted the back of my tank black with some acrylic paint. The glass lid I bought was just just too large so I had to painstakingly file the top plastic portion of the tank to fit the glass. I will keep posting with updates.

    Feel free to ask any questions and Please do comment!

    Shoutout to MellowVision as he was an inspiration to make an account and sparked my creativity to start a new project.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0308.JPG 
Views:	57 
Size:	3.80 MB 
ID:	191820Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0311.JPG 
Views:	54 
Size:	3.83 MB 
ID:	191813Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0335.JPG 
Views:	55 
Size:	3.92 MB 
ID:	191814Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0334.JPG 
Views:	46 
Size:	3.54 MB 
ID:	191815Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0314.JPG 
Views:	35 
Size:	3.72 MB 
ID:	191822Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0315.JPG 
Views:	31 
Size:	4.58 MB 
ID:	191821Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0321.JPG 
Views:	35 
Size:	4.31 MB 
ID:	191819Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0324.JPG 
Views:	30 
Size:	2.89 MB 
ID:	191818Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0329.JPG 
Views:	26 
Size:	2.82 MB 
ID:	191817Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DSC_0331.JPG 
Views:	29 
Size:	3.72 MB 
ID:	191816
    Last edited by Bluntsalot; 02-25-2012 at 5:52 AM.



  2. #2
    The glistening drop.... Rbishop's Avatar
    Usergroup
    Global Moderators
    Real Name
    Mr. Normal
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Last Activity
    Today 2:20 AM
    Posts
    36,362
    Nice start.
    Bob

    Our baggage helped define who we are. How we carry it determines our direction in life.



  3. #3
    Senior Member NB_Aquatics's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Real Name
    Nick
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    SW Ohio
    Last Activity
    05-10-2014 9:17 PM
    Posts
    433
    Looks good so far, keep us updated.
    -55 Gallon Planted Community-
    29 Gallon Planted Community - 10 Gallon Planted Blueberry Shimp
    20 Gallon Long Planted CRS/ RCS - 20 Gallon Long Planted Ram Breeding
    10 Gallon Black Moscow Guppy Breeding - 5.5 Gallon Yellow Shrimp
    Various other breeding/ growout tanks




  4. #4
    Senior Member platytudes's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Real Name
    Nicole
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Panama City, FL
    Last Activity
    03-29-2014 10:36 AM
    Posts
    3,450
    That pothos would look great in one of those half barrel planters...

    Beautiful guy! I've never thought of doing a newt setup before. Thanks, just what I need, another tank possibility to think about



  5. #5
    Senior Member finsNfur's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Connecticut
    Last Activity
    05-16-2014 9:04 AM
    Posts
    850
    Aww, he is so cute!
    ~46g w/angelfish, cherry barbs, lemon tetras, bn pleco
    ~29g w/swordtails, ghost catfish, neons, female betta, bn pleco
    ~37g w/3 juvenile fancy goldfish
    ~20long w/swordtails, mollies, zebra danios
    ~14g w/guppies
    ~600 gallon goldfish pond w/frogs



  6. #6
    Princess of Peons mykidsmylife's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Indiana, U.S.A.
    Last Activity
    07-11-2012 11:41 PM
    Posts
    925
    Wow...what a cool project. Glad you are giving the little guy such an awesome new home.

    and that picture of him..oh my goodness..so much adorableness in one little critter.

    This will be fun to watch.
    mykidsmylife

    The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all is the person who argues with him.
    ~Stanislaw Jerszy Lec



  7. #7
    Senior Member fermentedhiker's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Warren, Maine
    Last Activity
    06-29-2014 5:18 PM
    Posts
    189
    I look forward to seeing how it progresses.



  8. #8
    Member Bluntsalot's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Real Name
    William Beecraft
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Toronto, Ontario
    Last Activity
    04-19-2013 2:35 AM
    Posts
    45
    Thank you people! I'm waiting for the paint to cure so I will be back at it late night insomniac building.



  9. #9
    "That guy" rufioman's Avatar
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Real Name
    Heath
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Northern Arizona, USA.
    Last Activity
    Yesterday 9:54 PM
    Posts
    3,816
    Subscribed. Pretty interested to see where this goes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sigrid View Post
    The local mini-pet store folks would not know a dandelion from a marijuana plant, oooops "noxious weed", and that is the sad truth.
    Quote Originally Posted by SMinNC View Post
    *pokes dead horse with stick.
    Quote Originally Posted by rastoma View Post
    Don't throw fish. That's not nice.



  10. #10
    Member
    Usergroup
    AC Members
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Last Activity
    10-11-2014 4:03 PM
    Posts
    95
    Looks good! he is adorable. I'm glad to see you are starting a new project for him!



Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. 55 River manifold / HMF tank build.
    By happypoet in forum General Freshwater
    Replies: 78
    Last Post: 10-03-2013, 10:46 AM
  2. River Manifold Tank - Build Thread
    By rsanz in forum Photo Gallery
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 01-14-2012, 8:31 PM
  3. new 75 gallon with river tank manifold
    By loachguy in forum Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: 07-16-2010, 3:05 AM
  4. Has anyone made one of these? River Tank Manifold!
    By xVitox in forum Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 05-26-2010, 9:35 AM
  5. making a river tank, need help with manifold
    By DooSPX in forum Freshwater Equipment, Products, & DIY
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 06-25-2008, 8:09 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •