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Hey gang,

Here's a little preview of a new tank I'm working on. It's inspired by the 80's NES game "Metroid" and made almost entirely out of recycled materials:



I'm still doing all the rough building, this is just a test fit. The finished tank will have a lot more detail, with plumbing for the filters and air lines as well as submersible LEDs.

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Martin, you can't post photobucket photos here. You can post them directly from your computer or put them in the gallery or an album on your profile and link to that.
 

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We play a lot of NES around here (although I have to be honest and say that even though we have 2 NES consoles, we are missing cords and controllers, so we play on the computer) . I never thought of theming a tank around any games! Takes me way back... I like it!
 

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Did a little more work, got mother Brain painted and installed the green led.
 

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Test fit for a 29g tank (original plan was a 20L). If I can't figure out something cool to do with the clear space at the top I may go back to the 20L.

Also turned the lights of so you can see Mother Brains eyes. I plan on adding 2 more blue submersible LEDs to spotlight the interior, since they'll make the gfp axolotls i plan on putting in here glow.
 

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woah this is awesome, at first I thought the equipment you were using was called "metriod" and then I realized it was the game! So amazing ha, I can't wait to see what it turns out like. Keep updating progress :p

Is this going to be a planted tank or just strictly metroid looking?

Also what are you thinking of keeping in here? Some "glow in the dark" (with black light) axolotls would complement the theme :p
 

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Almost done!! Everything is painted and clear coated, just need to find some clear silicone to attach a few odds and ends and decorate, then time to fill and cycle:grin:
 

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added some plastic glow in the dark pebbles from walmart. pretty dramatic effect for $1.97:D
 

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All done! The camera's flash makes it look pretty crappy, but in low light it looks pretty sweet:
 

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