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post #136 of 414 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 02:35 AM
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That plumbing is quite complicated. Rivals some reef setups Ive seen. I like it
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post #137 of 414 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 02:37 AM
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How did you attach the heater to the plumbing?
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post #138 of 414 (permalink) Old 04-18-2012, 04:28 AM
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The Hydor heater makes it as simple as cutting the tube and hooking in the heater... I absolutely love mine!
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looks great,
Is the Christmas tree set up because with the new tank all up and running it feels like Christmas time?
Kinda feels like Christmas.....that tree stays up all year. My wife wife collects snowmen and that tree has different snowman decorations on it that she has collected for quite some time..I have my tank hobby and that is a nitch of hers so I don't make her take it down.

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That plumbing is quite complicated. Rivals some reef setups Ive seen. I like it
I actually tried to make it as simple as possible and with the space I had, I didn't have to try and cram everything under a cabinet...it is so nice to access everything so easily

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How did you attach the heater to the plumbing?
I bought some Fluval rubber ends [Ebay Link Removed] THIS[/URL], cut the tubing, put the end adapters on and installed the heater. You want to make sure you get the heater that has the 16/22mm (5/8") ends for the fluval adapters to fit.
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The Hydor heater makes it as simple as cutting the tube and hooking in the heater... I absolutely love mine!
They are great and love mine too.

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Small update with some pics....All the fish are moved over, 55gal holding tank is cleaned and filled up with fill line plumbed to tank and last 304 filter is hooked up. Here are some pics I shot this afternoon...
























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Looking great, nice shots, and love the fish stock!!
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are all the rainbows male?

i really like the lileopsis around the rocks. i know its not an uncommon use, but i always like the results.
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OMG. You know those fish are LOVING IT in there! lol! Although out of curiosity, I'm wondering why you didn't use a 2nd LGA CO2 inline atomizer on the other end? Seems to me that it would have substantially minimized the plumbing involved on that side of the system. Nevertheless, I can't wait to see the progress on this tank in a month or so!

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Oh, wow, this really turned out great. I like your fish selection.

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Looking great, nice shots, and love the fish stock!!
Thank you...they are all the same that I had in my 90 except for 8 of the 10 black skirt tetras

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are all the rainbows male?

i really like the lileopsis around the rocks. i know its not an uncommon use, but i always like the results.
Yes, all the rainbows are male. This is the first time that I have had Lileopsis, and I am really impressed with it. I really like the look and it is big enough that my loaches leave it alone. I tried to plant some E. Belem and they just ripped it up.

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OMG. You know those fish are LOVING IT in there! lol! Although out of curiosity, I'm wondering why you didn't use a 2nd LGA CO2 inline atomizer on the other end? Seems to me that it would have substantially minimized the plumbing involved on that side of the system. Nevertheless, I can't wait to see the progress on this tank in a month or so!
The fish school school so much more and it is really fun watching them!

To answer your question, I wanted to induce dissolved CO2 as well as have micro bubbles. It would have simplfied the plumbing alot but one of those Atomic diffusers and the flow I am creating, gets bubbles everywhere in the tank. It would have fogged it up to much with 2 of those running.

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Oh, wow, this really turned out great. I like your fish selection.
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It all come together beautifully, good job!
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That looks awesome Mark!
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Just a suggestion, but if you throw a female or two in their the male rainbows will color up a lot brighter, and they'll shift colors throughout the day slightly. It's pretty awesome to watch.
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Amazing build man. Really great looking tank.
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Been awhile since I have updated this journal. Not a whole lot has happened except the past 2 weeks I finally got my drain line installed for my water changes and then yesterday got some different rocks and re-did the scape a little bit last night. I added some anubius nana that I had form my 20 gal tank and moved one of the stumps. I am waiting on some more plants from Bigstick tomorrow that will help fill in a couple of spots so I will post some more pics when those get planted but for now here are some pics..








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