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post #376 of 417 (permalink) Old 02-28-2014, 04:41 AM Thread Starter
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I have another led pendant that will become the center led cluster on the 7 footer. It will have 12 cool white, 12 royal blue, 6 red, 4 green leds. The current long led strip will be mounted end to end on either side of the center pendant. The current pendants on the left and right will be moved in front of the strip.

This new layout will have 3 really intense areas but still have a nice blend of rgb across the 7 foot length.

It is going to take a considerable amount of time to build the stand and save what I can for the new tank.

This tank journal will continue for quite some time as the tank will be running during the 7 foot build.
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post #377 of 417 (permalink) Old 03-25-2014, 01:49 AM
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Well some big news, we just bought a house! This aquarium has to be dismantled and set up again in a month.

The wife gave me the go ahead to replace it with a 7 x 2 X2 foot tank though. So over the coming months this tank is getting a huge upgrade
It's been almost been a month! How's the move going?


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It's been almost been a month! How's the move going?


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We moved everything in on Thursday, aquarium moved on friday. It took 10 hours from start to finish.

here is the tank as of tonight (3 days later)







It needs some time to settle in and plants to take off. But it should look more like a real thing in a month.
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Congrats on the new house. The tank looks right at home there.

What happened to all your stems that you had in the background?

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Congrats on the new house. The tank looks right at home there.

What happened to all your stems that you had in the background?
During the 6 week process of packing and moving I neglected the tank badly. I had some algae problems and I wanted something different so I got rid of a ton of stuff.

Sticking to slower growing species now. I have a long term plan that requires more anubias and ferns so I want room for them to grow
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During the 6 week process of packing and moving I neglected the tank badly. I had some algae problems and I wanted something different so I got rid of a ton of stuff.

Sticking to slower growing species now. I have a long term plan that requires more anubias and ferns so I want room for them to grow
That's understandable. I know how much of a pain moving can be.

The tank still looks beautiful even without the stems. Sometimes (actually all the time) I wish I would have went with slower growers in my recent tank but I do love all the colors of stem plants.

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I kept a few good stems from collection but they need to grow out. I ditched the alternanthea though. When I pulled out the growth it was about 3 cubic feet! I just had problems keeping the submersed growth looking nice.

I ditched all the fast growing stems. I'm heading into my busy season for work and I could end up working 7 days a week for a while, so low maintenance over the summer was a requirement.
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What have you done! J/k. Sometimes changes are nice. I also feel you pain in the moving department. Ive moved my 55 four times, two of which were upstairs apartments. And thats why I will never live upstairs again lol. Good luck man cant wait for it to fill in.
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I'll try to get some pictures of the tank actually in the room. The new layout makes sense as the tank is viewed regularly from all three visible sides. This new layout also makes for more natural schooling behavior in the fish. It's much more interesting to watch now.

I'll take some video once the water is clear
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Very nice! Congrats on the house!
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post #386 of 417 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 05:35 AM Thread Starter
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So here is a one month update.

Tank is a bit murky, tank had a bit of an ammonia/nitrite spike due to the move and I've struggled a bit getting things settled down.

The UV sterilizer packed it in tonight (blew a seal around the wiper assembly) and I had to disconnect it to prevent flooding my new floors (eep!).

Plants are growing in well, but its going to take several months for things to really get healthy again.



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Nice open concept place you got there.

The tank will look amazing soon enough.

I just love your led fixture. If I ever get a big and wide tank, I want a led/diy led fixture that extends the entire width of the tank and not just one strip. I feel that with a strip, the light does not overlap enough to hit the lower leaves under shade. I hope you know what Im talking about.

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I totally understand what you mean. Leds make for great tight directional light but kind of fall apart over wide angles. This is why I go for tons of coverage.
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Gratz on the house!

Tank looks awesome now- going to look AMAZING soon as everything fills in!

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Well, my regulator packed it in sometime over the last few days. I wondered why my Ph was high! The outlet stage gauge is pinned permanently between 20-25 psi with no flow through the regulator.

I beat the crap out of it for 4 years though, so it doesn't owe me anything. Slapped a loaner Milwaukee on the tank until I can get off the island to pick up a new one on Saturday.

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