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Old 25th May 2011   #1
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Hay guys,

as most of you would know, I change my tank around a fair bit but this time i've gone all out and designed a cabinet for a brand new tank for Sunny. The weather in QLD, Australia is ridiculous in summer and everyone knows cold water + humidty = condensation. As you can imagine condensation and tank stands do not mix! so I have designed a cabinet that has a rubber "bath" around it with a drain so that any condensation can go straight down into a bucket under the cabinet and won't harm my cabinet.

I also would like to let everyone know that planted tanks are absolutly possible in Axolotl tanks. Sunnys tank sits at 16degrees all year round and I have a lovely flourishing bunch of plants in there. At the moment i'm a bit short on time so I will post some photos a bit later :)

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Heres just a few pics :)
First one is of the "bath" I made and second is of it completed :)
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Looking good Blaze, I'm sure Sunny will love it.

I'm just about to get a new tank myself



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Thanks :) Hes not too sure but it's been a long day so hes catching up on some sleep.

Goodluck with it! you'll have to post pictures when you get it :)



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Good idea with the drain system you've set up. Even if it took you a fair bit of time (I don't know if it did or didn't!) I bet it'll save you a lot of pennies with not having to buy a new cabinet any time soon!

Tank looks good too! I do love your avatar of Sunny!



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I've grown up building things from scratch with my parents from a young age so I just worked out all the measurements and design and did it all in about 2 hours. It definetly will save me alot in the long run

Sunny is a character! haha, he loooooves the camera and is always posing hehe.



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Heres a better picture of my Axiescaping :)
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