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Old 03-18-2006, 03:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Did you ever say what the dimensions on this thing are? Very nice - my dream fish room behind the in-wall monstrous tank. Pardon my drooling.
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Old 03-18-2006, 05:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks Guaiac Boy. The tank is 60 L x 23 H x 20 D.
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Old 03-19-2006, 12:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Got the Lights running today. It's a lot of light. Maybe too much light. I may end up dropping the lights down to 150's. I'm afraid my daughter could end up burning her retinaes on these things if I don't put a lock on the laundry room door. I'm going to try end caps first to reflect the light down instead of letting it shoot straight out into the laundry room.

The water change system is a dream. I can push a button and change the water. . No more buckets or kinked up hoses. I keep coming up with excuses to try it out. I have to work out the evaporation rate and the timing still but it's cool to play with.

Plumbing the eheim below the water line is nice too. No more priming.
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Man that looks fantastic! I can't wait for it to be full of plants. Less than two weeks now for that.
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Old 03-19-2006, 05:31 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Thanks Bob. It's not nearly as sweet as having a whole basement for a fishroom though.
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lol. That`s alot of pipes. Awfully cool.!!!!
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Old 03-20-2006, 10:30 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Erin;

Shweet! The tank looks great! Can't wait to see everything on the 1st!

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Old 03-20-2006, 02:43 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Thanks Jim. I'm looking forward to getting together and seeing this thing up and running too.

Brad, it's definitly a lot of pipe. Other than the misuse of the overflow and the small pump this thing screams reef tank.

One thing that really scares me is the drain valve. I wanted a way to drain the tank quickly and easily. This gets the job done but it's a major weak link in the system. My daughter can turn that valve. With a little effort she could empty the tank in about 5 minutes. I'm looking for a way to lock the valve down. In the meantime, I'm going to run some 1 inch tubing off the barb and into my sink.

Another thing I'm trying out is the co2. I'm going to run it into the Iwaki. Hopefully this does the job without too much damage to the pump.
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One thing that really scares me is the drain valve. I wanted a way to drain the tank quickly and easily. This gets the job done but it's a major weak link in the system. My daughter can turn that valve. With a little effort she could empty the tank in about 5 minutes. I'm looking for a way to lock the valve down. In the meantime, I'm going to run some 1 inch tubing off the barb and into my sink.
Instead of having a barb come off of the ball valve install a garden hose bib. Then you can remove the knob like they do in public parks/schools.
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Old 03-20-2006, 03:32 PM   #20 (permalink)
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That's a great idea! Thank you bharada.
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