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Been meaning to post these pictures for awhile. I actually just did a water change so excuse the water for being a bit hazy..

This is my new 90 Gallon.. Stock you can see in my Sig..

I ended up going with a new Eheim 2217, i was running HOBs forever, glad i finally switched. I will be adding another Eheim 2217 and another Aqueon 1650 pump next week because i have a few dead spots.

I tried to make it as natural as possible and found some fantastic pieces of driftwood with lots of caves and holes inside of them.. Fish seem to love the setup..

I tried to hide the equipment the best i could, turned out pretty nice. I am happy with it.

Let me know what you guys think.

Here is the pic next to my old 55 gallon









 

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prov356 said:
Very nice, I think the driftwood adds a nice touch.
I agree! It also hides that obnoxiously colored green intake of the eheim. Eheim should be slapped for that color.

Nice tank!
 

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It's screaming for something green, I think once it get some algae growth if you let it? It will look even better!! :thumb:
 

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I was thinking about doing some java fern on the driftwood but im up in the air about it.
also my 55 ran for almost about 8 months and I never had algae at all :lol:
 

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I kind of like it like it is. It reminds me a little bit of this pic. Adding plants might make it look too Amazon like.

 

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Great pic.. think you are right :thumb:
 

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Nice work,I wouldn't add plants, you'd probably have to rearrange the tank. =D>
 

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looks good bro love the rocks especially me an the wife was out at our local rock, stone place yesterday an picked up some mexican beach peebles for the new 75 we got coming, should look a lil like what you have here.
 

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Thanks guys :thumb: I do agree, no plants i will leave it how it is..
 

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Really nice!!

But it's going to be a pain when you need to move the rocks to clean underneath them.
 

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I'm going to paint my intake tubes on my Eheim with Satin Black Krylon Fusion paint and let it cure.. I've heard of many people having great success doing so without the paint breaking down..

This should help hide that ugly green.. Especially since i will be adding another Eheim intake tube off to the left side i want to hide it as much as possible.

Anyone have success painting tubes inside their tank and keeping them submerged?
 

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I'm going to paint my intake tubes on my Eheim with Satin Black Krylon Fusion paint and let it cure.. I've heard of many people having great success doing so without the paint breaking down..

This should help hide that ugly green.. Especially since i will be adding another Eheim intake tube off to the left side i want to hide it as much as possible.

Anyone have success painting tubes inside their tank and keeping them submerged?
You can paint it and it'll be fine....use krylon plastic. I painted a spraybar for my FX5 and I'm letting it cure for a good week / 2 weeks.

You might look into a Eheim universal install kit if you don't want to paint. I have a 2217 with their spraybar and intake universal kit. Both are a smoke gray color and the spraybar has 3 sections that are independently adjustable and the intake has 3 sections too so you can adjust the height.
 

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Thanks for that information, that's exactly what i will do then because the issue i have now is the intake tube is just a tad to high since the 90 is so tall and i can't lower it closer to the sand.

I will google for the kit and probably order two of them.

EDIT: where did you get yours from? I found a few online but am not sure they are for the 2217.. They are $35 each for the intake tube and spray bar.
 

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Cromak said:
Thanks for that information, that's exactly what i will do then because the issue i have now is the intake tube is just a tad to high since the 90 is so tall and i can't lower it closer to the sand.

I will google for the kit and probably order two of them.

EDIT: where did you get yours from? I found a few online but am not sure they are for the 2217.. They are $35 each for the intake tube and spray bar.
I bought mine from that site thats a rain forest. The kits are pretty pricey but I couldnt stand the green intake / spraybars I saw in pictures when I was looking at buying the 2217.

For the intake (suction) you need the size 0.65, for the output / spraybar (pressure) you need the size 0.50.
 

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Can you horizontally mount your spraybar the width of the tank like mine currently is setup? I was looking at the spray bars and it seems you can't.. Take a look at my pictures, you will see my spray bar in the upper right hand corner.. I want to make sure i can mount this one the same way.
 

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Cromak said:
Can you horizontally mount your spraybar the width of the tank like mine currently is setup? I was looking at the spray bars and it seems you can't.. Take a look at my pictures, you will see my spray bar in the upper right hand corner.. I want to make sure i can mount this one the same way.
Yes you can...thats how I have the Eheim spraybar mounted in my 90 gallon too but on the left side. The piece that the spraybar attaches too swivels so you can move it anyway you want. You mount the main piece on the back of the tank like you would any spraybar then you turn the spraybar 90 degrees towards the side wall...if that makes sense. :D
 

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ok, great thx :thumb: I'm going to run two eheims so i will put a spray bar on each side to break up the surface water.. It's doing a great job on the right side so now i need one for the left..

also, what is the rain forest place? haha, send me a PM if you can't speak of it openly here i know its sponsors usually.
 

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Im not at my house but Im at my Moms and I also bought the universal kit for her 2217 too. I cant swing it a full 90 degrees since the tank is only 12" deep but you get the idea.



 
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