Waterbox 4820 - Dragon Scape

iwannagofast

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Hi everyone! Wanted to start up my journal for my Waterbox 4820!

First off - here's the full scape as of last night - I plan to flood the tank today and do a dark start while I shop for plants.

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Tank specs:

Tank: Waterbox Clear 4820

Lights: 2x Kessil A360x Tuna Sun in the limited white housing (thanks Neptunes!) and wifi dongle

Filters: sunsun HW-3000 and sunsun HW-302 canister filters

Heater - Hydor eth-300 inline heater (300W)

CO2- concoa dual stage regulator with ideal needle valve, 5lb tank and diffused using nilocg inline co2 reactor

Dosing - ATI DP6 auto dosing pump

Flow - Ecotech mp10


Plan for planting will be a Brazilian style aquascaping, using stem plants.


Dragon rock work: I glued together the dragon stone using thin super glue and cigarette filters.

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In tank: I filled up some mesh bags with lava rocks to help get a super steep slope - the slope rises to about 14-15 inches at it's highest point so the bags really help keep the aquasoil hold the shape, and prevents a ton of anaerobic bacteria build up from such a deep layer.

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Under cabinet shot of all the equipment, I tried to go for as clean a look as possible. I built a box to stuff all the wires in and used hole saws to drill through the cabinet to route all the cables.

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Lastly, here's a wide shot!

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Thanks for looking!
 

Beau Ranheim

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Great looking set up. I am looking to set up a low tech tank in the near future. How satisfied are you with Waterbox? Looking to set up a peninsula style so I don't know if they make stands for that but the aquariums look excellent.