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post #16 of 89 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 04:39 AM
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Thanks man. The place is called Universal Manufacturers, and the number is 845-5971
how much did yo pay for that? did they sell the pipe also or did you have to purchase the pipe somewhere else and then bring it to them?
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post #17 of 89 (permalink) Old 06-19-2010, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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I actually haven't even picked it up yet. But I called them. I'm going to pick up the pipe from them (1" stainless steel) and take a drawing with measurements for them to follow when bending. I'm not sure as of the price, but I can't imagine it being too high. I've had some sheet metal work done by them and they were very decently priced. The only thing is, they close at 3:30pm... So it's hard to find the time to go down there and place the order.
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I actually haven't even picked it up yet. But I called them. I'm going to pick up the pipe from them (1" stainless steel) and take a drawing with measurements for them to follow when bending. I'm not sure as of the price, but I can't imagine it being too high. I've had some sheet metal work done by them and they were very decently priced. The only thing is, they close at 3:30pm... So it's hard to find the time to go down there and place the order.
ok when you get it back give me some feed back and how the pricing was and maybe ill try them out too thanks.
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6/21 update

So I went out and purchased an aluminum electrical conduit pipe from Homedepot and bent it there, costing me a total of a whopping $3.

I figure I'll try this before trying out the stainless steel, since it's so cheap.

Well, it works, but I had measured everything according to sharp angles, and using the pipe bender at home depot, you get gradual bends, so the dimensions didn't come out right, but it's not bad at all.





Also, the one arm design is not the best fit for aluminum piping, it's too weak. Although it holds, it does sag a tad bit. Therefore, I've decided I'm going to go with the "U" design for the light hanging fixture (the kind that is used for the larger ADA tanks).

I'm also going to make the pipe shorter, it's way too tall right now lol.
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60P up and running!

So I took the day off due to a fever, but ended up feeling better throughout the day, so I decided to set up the 60p.

Here are the details on the 60P:

Plants
HC
Dwarf Hair Grass
Dowonoi
Mini Pellia
Water Sprout
one plant I can't remember the name of...

Light
150 Watt Sunpod with 6400k bulb

Filter
Fluval 205
Glass Lily Piping

CO2
5LB bottle
Milwaukee Regulator

Substrate
ADA Power Sand S
ADA Amazonia II Powder


I was contemplatng on going full iwagumi or not, but at the end of the day, the fiance wanted both, so I decided to try and encorporate the best of both (seiryu stones and drift wood) worlds. Hopefully once everything grows in, it'll look decent.

I couldn't set up my lily pipes because I still need to go and buy some adapters for it. Hopefully I can get around to doing that tomorrow.

I had my Fluval running on my 24 gallon to get some bacteria growing in the filter, so hopefully my cycle won't be too bad.

BTW, since I moved my HQI light and CO2 to the 60P, I'll have to sell all my plants in the 24 gallon. I have A TON of glosso and HM, and some whatever that stem plant I have in the back left corner. If anyone is interested, let me know soon!

They're all cell phone pictures, but here they are:

The Scape


The Plants


The Slope


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Front View


Sorry for the blurry pictures, the tank LITERALLY just got finished setting up.
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picture update 6/23

So the water cleared up already, it was real fast.

I guess pouring the water in extra slow really helped out.

I also got to buy the adapters for the lily pipes, so I got that on today.

Took some pictures with the dslr so here are some pictures from tonight:









and hard to see, but the whirlpool =)



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i like the scape looks real nice..

you should try and spreading apart the dwarf hair grass. it will help it grow faster and help with the browning. when they are bunched together like that they tend to melt a lot.

also if you want to continue running co2 in the other tank you should consider running a splitter and a speed valve since both tanks are close together you can run them both on one regulator and cylinder. just go to aquascapes and pick up extra hard co2 tubing, y splitter and speed valve. you probably spend about 60 bucks for everything. .

.i like the light stand..thats what i used on my 90 p. i used 2 pipes though instead of making the u type one piece stand. you should leave it kinda long so that it will give you flexability when you need to raise or lower the light to adjust the intensity.

so far so good..keep the pictures coming.
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It's been a while since any kind of update.

So I took a few pictures with my iPhone4

Pictures didnt come out the greatest, but you get the idea.

I was fighting the long hard battle with green water.

I didnt want to use anything, so I just up'd the CO2 and tried to wait it out.
Well, after a week and a half of waiting, I couldn't wait any longer, so I just dosed some water clarifier I had lying around, and lo and behold, no more green water in a matter of minutes!

I dont have the most recent picture of the clear tank, but you can get the idea:





Dosed some water clarifier, and in about 20 minutes:





I'll try and take some pictures of the tank tonight with the DSLR.
Water is completely clear now.

As for the plants, the hairgrass has taken off.
But the HC doesn't seem to be doing very well.

I bought some patches of HC from an LFS, and I'm seeing what I can only discribe as some sort of "riccia" type of plant growth from it. I see these stemmy looking things popping out with no leaves, and it looks like riccia... Not all of them, but some of the patches. I'll try and take some close ups later.

I just added 20 RCS to help combat some of the algae growth in the tank.
Hopefully they'll be able to take care of most of it with the oto's.
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7/24 update

So did a trim today.

I really wish i put someting in the tank to separate the hairgrass from the HC. The hairgrass is growing EVERYWHERE.

I guess its the price I have to pay for being lazy in the initial setup phase...

Here are some pictures of the tank from today:







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Man thats nice, I really should get Co2, my Dwarf Hairgrass isn't growing at all lol and its been like 4 months! My girl is from Honolulu, but she lives here in NY with me. Really nice over there. Are there a lot of LFS there? Good Luck with the tank.

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How many watts is your new FNI fixture? The 150W sunpod was probably way too much.
Tank is looking better, though. Eleocharis and hc grew in great

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Thanks for the compliments. The FNI fixure is actally he 150 watt version. So same lighting as the sunpod, just a sleeker body. I have it raised about 12 inches above the tank, so so far, everything seems to be good, and no algae either. We'll have to see how things go though.
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Some pictures of the Killi's







And a picture of the glass top. I added this so the killi's won't jump out. Thankfully, I don't have temperature problems because I have central AC.


Besides the killi's, current inhabitants are red cherry shrimp, crystal red shrimp, and 3 ottos
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wow, beautiful hardware. And the plants look so healthy and happy!!!

I love it!
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