View Full Version : 30G Hex log with pics

08/26/2006, 06:29 PM
I bought this 30G Oceanic hex tank from petco for 30 bucks. I am going to be making my own hood and I will have 3, 24W PC's installed. I also might build a stand. I used sand and live rock from my other tank, so I shouldn't really have to wait for a cycle. Right now I only have 3 hermit crabs, but I am considering a few small fish and alot of corals such as, mushrooms, zoos, GSP, xenia, and LPS. I wanted to stack the rock up higher in the middle, Is there any way of doing that by leaning it against the back glass? I just don't want to scratch it. Here are some pictures... comments and criticism is well appreciated and yes I will take that price tag off and fill it to the top :)





08/26/2006, 07:42 PM
Anyone have any comments, I am looking for some constructive critisism here for improvement :)

08/26/2006, 07:46 PM
Looks pretty good so far. If you want to go higher you can build "shelves" out of PVC pipes. I would also suggest that you go with metal halide lighting in the future so that you can keep just about any coral at any depth.

Good luck


08/26/2006, 07:47 PM
Oh yeah, it would look better without the price tag on it.:rollface:

08/26/2006, 08:00 PM
Thanks for the comments. PVC shelves, what a great idea! How would I make those without them being seen? I really want to make the rockwork higher up without stacking it against the back glass. I am going to go try to find some pvc right now :) I just don't really know how to build them so it looks natural. Thanks for the help

08/26/2006, 08:29 PM
Home Depot has cheap PVC. Most of the PVC can be covered by rock and that that cannot will be covered in coralline over time.

Some trial and error is in order. Do it now before the tank is established and the corals start covering things.

08/26/2006, 08:35 PM
OK cool, thanks. I think I have some PVC around my house, as well as some fittings to connect it together. Thanks for the help.

08/26/2006, 08:39 PM

Plastic zip ties are good for securing the rock to the PVC to avoid rock slides.