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03-03-2014, 09:32 PM
haha thats the plan but he is heading back to NY tomorrow. We are going to try to get together tonight.
03-03-2014, 08:28 PM
No progress to make this week. I am in Vegas for a trade show it is going to make for a boring week.:seeingstars:
03-01-2014, 09:29 PM
Yes I have thought about it. The room is not sealed off and there is HVAC in the fish room area. I think it will be fine as is but I can add a ventilation fan easily if I end up needing it. I may put...
03-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Actually I am going to paint it but with a faux finish to make it look weathered. The idea is to give it a shanty on a dock look. There will be more aquatic deco added to it like nets or rope etc.
03-01-2014, 08:20 PM
Here it is now... I am about half way do me with the tongue an groove pine.
03-01-2014, 05:24 PM
Getting ready to put the pine on...
03-01-2014, 01:35 PM
I will definitely document that since it is DIY to a degree. It is a STC-1000 (find them on amazon for about $20). The only downside for me at least is the unit of measure is Celcius. But that would...
03-01-2014, 01:29 PM
I bought 2 300watt Finnex Titanium tubes so no thermostats to sync. They will be controlled by a separate temperature controller that will control the outlets that they are plugged into. I will have...
03-01-2014, 01:15 PM
Thanks Cliff - I didn't really have a choice in my case due to lack of space for the equipment. What do you think about my heater placement between the baffles in the sump? Bad idea?
03-01-2014, 12:53 PM
There is no real weight to the structure at all. Nothing actually touches the tank either. There will be two panels that open at the top for access to the tank and one panel on the bottom that will...
03-01-2014, 12:01 AM
It is suspended from the top.
02-28-2014, 11:15 PM
Did some framing today. I will button it up tomorrow and start the paneling.
02-28-2014, 06:36 PM
The heaters have rubber caps on top and bottom that hold it in place. I would think that i would have more even heating with them in a high flow area like that. The temp will be monitored from the DT...
02-28-2014, 06:05 PM
OK got my heaters and they just fit between the glass on the baffles. Anyone see a problem with this?
I also made my holes too big for the filter socks. New another piece of acrylic...
02-28-2014, 01:26 PM
I'll be sure to take a bunch on my phone
02-28-2014, 01:21 PM
Making slow progress with cold weather and some travel. I have the stand completed, level, and painted at this point. The tank and sump are painted, drilled, and on the stand.
I ordered the last...
Ok folks I have been scouring the internet for an answer and haven't found anything conclusive yet. I need to select a few final pieces of equipment and one is the powerhead for circulation on the...
02-19-2014, 02:05 AM
Looks like snail eggs to me. Take it out unless you want more snails.
02-18-2014, 10:26 PM
You will find many aquarists that use egg crate just to protect the glass . I like it because it keeps the rocks in place so they are not sliding around.
02-18-2014, 08:27 PM
I also added the acrylic plate that holds the filter socks. Hopefully I got the size right but it is just tacked in place with silicone until I test fit some socks.
02-18-2014, 08:23 PM
Painted the tank today. I went with black. I was messing around and set the new light on the tank.
Just throwing this out there but by the white filter you are referring to the polishing pad (the thin one). You said it was in the bottom? That should be on top. The coarse sponges should be first...
02-18-2014, 02:07 AM
Yea that is exactly what it will be like.
02-18-2014, 01:46 AM
Yes this is an in wall build. It it pretty much in place where it sits. I will be building the wall around it. The mixing station and ro unit will be to the right of the sump. The front and one end...
02-17-2014, 11:51 PM
Thanks. The way I looked at it in the end was that you really wouldn't do any tank .maintenance from the rear anyway. Its primarily just the sump. You have to vac and place corals etc from the front...