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post #16 of 171 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 04:24 AM Thread Starter
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Got almost all the parts I need to get this going!

Spent a lot of time today mounting all the tubing inside to the wall. I hope its not a PITA but it looks a ton cleaner than just having the hoses everywhere. Guess we shall see. Plants are ordered hope they get here soon. Should be a few weeks but well worth the wait.


I'll put the substrate together this weekend. Till then here are some photos.

Threw the rocks together not sure about how I'm going to put them together yet.



Heater and inline diffuser



Organized tubing and wires.



With filter.



Magnetic bar on the door for tools.

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post #17 of 171 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 05:19 AM
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This is going to be a cool build!

Man, you have the hoses in there very neatly!!! Is the clear hose just standard hose for Lowe's or Depot? If not what kind is it, and where did ya get it? It looks very bendable without kinking! The Magnetic strip is a great Idea too!

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This is going to be a cool build!

Man, you have the hoses in there very neatly!!! Is the clear hose just standard hose for Lowe's or Depot? If not what kind is it, and where did ya get it? It looks very bendable without kinking! The Magnetic strip is a great Idea too!
The tubing I saw at my Home Depot was a little thin and I was concerned about it getting kinked so I bit the bullet and ordered the ADA hose from ADG in 13mm and 17mm. A little bit of this also came from knowing that the tubing would be the correct size for the lily pipes. Those glass pipes aren't cheap and I wanted it to all work perfectly.
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Loving the engine under the tank. Looking good! The coolest thing so far are the WeMo timers, awesome.

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Loving the engine under the tank. Looking good! The coolest thing so far are the WeMo timers, awesome.
Thanks! I want the inside to be as nice as the outside. I'm weird like that
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post #21 of 171 (permalink) Old 01-23-2013, 11:26 PM
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very nice update!

how many unzan is that? 2 medium and 3 small?
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very nice update!

how many unzan is that? 2 medium and 3 small?
Thanks! It's 1 "large" 1 "medium" and 3 "small"
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Nice idea on the Wemo. It beats trying to get those grooves/notches and rotating dial on a regular timer to be perfect (it's impossible!) - and after a power outage it's just another thing to remember to fix
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Curious on progress.
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Actually plants were ordered today. Should be here in about two weeks I hope. Still waiting on the soil additives hopefully they will be here in a week or less!
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Anyone ever leak test the filter system before planting? Since everything is below the tank there are quite a lot of points where it could leak. Makes me nervous Was thinking about taking all the media out of the filter and running tap water though it in a 5gal bucket. Thoughts?
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As much as I want to hate on the Wemo thing you have, that is pretty cool, especially since it resets itself, no need for battery backup. It's only double what a digital timer costs and those can become problematic in my experience so if it works well, let us know.

Your stand is really awesome, after more than a few years of this, I finally am starting to appreciate organization under the stand.

Rocks look awesome, I think the layout is nice but it's always hard to tell until substrate. I do really like the dark look of them.

Looking forward to this.
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Your set up is awe inspiring. Love the rocks too, it has a lot of potential!


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post #29 of 171 (permalink) Old 02-18-2013, 03:26 AM
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Great thread. How much did those UNZAN rocks run you at ADG? I am thinking of ordering some for my next 60P build but not sure how many I need.

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Great progress thus far
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