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Old 01-03-2008, 06:33 PM   #21 (permalink)
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You must have a lot of time on your hands! Great tank and journal by the way.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:43 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I am envious! Excellent journal so far, Giles!!! Very in-depth and interesting to watch the whole process!! Looking forward to the next installment!
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Wow, I'm impressed with the DIY. Very detailed and thought out. Useful design steps. Like Donald, I'm interested to see the next installment.
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I really like how this is coming along. I honestly would incorporate a water change system but that's just me.

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Very nice DIY work I must say. Reminds me of a tank I once saw at a zoo.
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Old 01-08-2008, 11:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Well it is about time for an update. To be honest, the new tank is allready running since last friday, but i am still working on the canopy. Here are some pics since the last update:




Drilling glass didn't work out the way i expected it to be:




Lot's of piping:




The tank is on the stand for the first time:




You can allready see some of my plumbing lying at the bottom:




First light fixture installed, just to see the background:




Installing pump security. This way, the pump can't run dry. Someone from the netherlands made this for me. Basicly it is a relais attached to a floater which is located in the last section of my sump. If the water level drops, a contact is made and the power is cut from the 2 sockets you see there.






Adding the sides:





Added lights in the filter "chamber".





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Installing the old sump with new holes.









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Old 01-08-2008, 11:43 PM   #27 (permalink)
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That's some very nice looking plumbing.
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wow.keep more coming.nice wok
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Old 01-16-2008, 02:36 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Moving from old tank to new tank:








^ NOT Me


Plants:



Quick-view of the current plumbing, attached to the tank:



Voila:







Had to make an adjustment to the CO2 reactor (p.s. tank didn't stop running. Due to the excessive ammount of plumbing, i was able to remove the reactor without spoiling water):





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Old 01-16-2008, 01:06 PM   #30 (permalink)
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You have done some incredible plumbing work on the sump and returns, I only have two questions:
1) Is it a wet/dry sump or is it just wet
2) do you have a top to your sump to seal in c02?
3) does your tank have any type of lid to reduce c02 loss?
guess it was 3 questions =P
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