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post #92 of 417 (permalink) Old 02-27-2013, 05:12 PM
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Get one of these for the kill switch

Amazing tank, I can't wait to see it operational.
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Get one of these for the kill switch

Amazing tank, I can't wait to see it operational.
If I get one of that style, it will be in blue I think to match the Profilux LCD. I was looking at those though.. hmmm
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Some more baby steps in wiring...

Installed the terminal strip for the brain, the top two pairs are for the fans. These are the outputs from the PropellorControl modules. All of the other connections are for the LED drivers.



Also discovered that the battery fits perfectly in the space left over in the shelf. No wasted space in this thing!

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48 x 18 x 18 High Tech Rimless Build (photo heavy)

And here I thought three plugs and a timer were to much :P

Lookin good


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And here I thought three plugs and a timer were to much :P

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You know... It may sound silly (given how much wiring I'm doing) but I can't stand looking at wires. They have to be hidden and out of sight or I go bonkers. I'm already a bit annoyed at how messy the wiring around the LED drivers is, but its pretty much the best I can do without chopping the leads back (I dont want to do that so I can re-use these drivers again later. Gets harder to do with shorter wires)

With any luck, the bulk of the wiring will be hidden completely away when this is all installed. I don't want anything to distract from the tank itself.
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Ok.. taking a break from equipment for a night.

Decided to try and sketch out what Ive been semi planning for an aquascape.

Due to the shallower depth of the tank, only 18 inches, I'm going to have no more then 16 inches of depth at any place. From the get go I wanted to have some above water features similar to a riparium.

I believe I'm going to do a 2 mound aquascape with the peaks near the surface allowing wood to extend into the open space above the water line, or possibly having the peak of one mound crest the water line allowing for other more terrestrial plants. No matter what there will be some fine branches with air plants above the water, just a question of how many.

forgive the rough sketch, was just doodling while watching TV and had an idea..

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Maybe this will help you :

The tank I want to show you is at around 2:25


I immediately thought of this tank when I saw your rough sketch

Good luck with the aquascaping part!!!

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I am such a geek, my girlfriend is out at a hockey game while I'm staying at home working on the aquarium. I feel like I have failed as a Canadian.

Anyway... Ive made some progress with the canopy. I scrounged up some scrap steel cable from work today and picked up some of the fasteners etc that I'll need to hang this thing.

There were no convenient joists to attach the canopy to so I had to mount into drywall. Since this canopy is sporting a pretty hefty loaf of aluminium I decided to go with a 4 point hang instead of 2.

To attach to the ceiling I used this:



I made up some steel cable and will attach it to the bolts using a quicklink:



First one in:



All four (the canopy will be raised higher then this, I have the cables long currently so it will be easier to attach, then I can raise it and level it off after):



I used 4 x 1/4" eye bolts to attach the canopy to the steel cable. I drilled holes through the canopy and bolted them all the way through. I wasn't comfortable simply having screw in ones in case they pulled out from the weight.



To finish it off, I used acorn nuts on the outside so it wouldn't look too bad.

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48 x 18 x 18 High Tech Rimless Build (photo heavy)

Chances the cat jumps from his perch onto that light?


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Chances the cat jumps from his perch onto that light?


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ROFL, was thinking the same exact thing....
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Was thinking the same thing as mumford ...! Would be a shame for the cat to take down such a nice LED setup.
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Yeah Ive been wondering about that myself. I seriously doubt the cat would attempt it, shes 14 years old and can barely jump up on the bed, but I have kept that in that back of my mind.. lol
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Let there be light!

Had to perform some emergency surgery tonight. Somehow during the hang I destroyed 2 LED's. On top of that, one of the ballast control boards was acting strangely so I swapped it out for my spare just in case. I'd rather troubleshoot this now before its sitting above a tank full of water.

All lights on:



Blues + Moonlights only:



Simu's with red white and blue cranked up:

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