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post #17 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-19-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Bit of an update...
Well tonight I have ordered my co2 reg and a cheepy bubble counter and a test kit. They LED's are pretty much right to go into the hood, I just have to convince my father to bring them down instead of meeting half way, I really want him to see them in action and in person.


The carpet is also beginning to throw out runners which is fantastic!!



And I have a "sid" the slippery snail, I have tried to squash the sucker 5 times but keep knocking him off the wall instead, if you look closely you can see him in the above pic.

I also noticed on the lilaeopsis that there seems to be a small cluster of what seems to be flower like "things". Does anyone know what they are?



I am still struggling in regards with how to get the co2 in to the tank, looks like I am going to have to DIY it again as the hoses are to big for an inline diffuser. I really didn't want to do DIY, but it seems I have no choice. It looks easy enough it just a few things boggle me
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For those who may be reading......

Well the lights may be arriving this weekend but with out my dad just my stinky brother :P The underside where the led's actually are it look's like a wonky Christmas tree as dad went nuts with these little heat sinks. But we can get it to comfortably run at around 30-35 degrees with the help of fans on a thermostat. Most LED's run at around 50 degrees so I think we have done pretty well in the cooling side of things, it will be interesting on a 45 degree day though lol Poor little fans will be running 24/7. I'm not too worried about looks as your not going to see it once it's inside the hood.

My test kit turned up today PH is currently sitting at about 7.2-7.4 a bit high for what I would like, ammonia is at 0.25 Nitrate and Nitrite ??? I can't remember haha I knew I should have written them down pretty sure they were both 0, I'm not sure if the tank has cycled yet as I didn't have any previous readings to compare it to, either way it will be a few more weeks before fish are introduced.

I am also in the process of working out the best way to get the co2 into the tank, I am 99% sure I will be going DIY reactor that way I get 100% dissolution rates. I would just buy one of fleabay but there is nothing to fit my pipe size seeing as it is so big. The other big concern is I don't actually have a lot of room in the cabinet as it's all taken up by the sump. Dad and I had a 2 hour convo about it and numerous other things tonight.

Can you run a reactor horizontally? or is that just a bad idea?
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'I also noticed on the lilaeopsis that there seems to be a small cluster of what seems to be flower like "things". Does anyone know what they are?'

They are flowers.
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That is a nice tank. What kind is it? I noticed a small screen in the hood, does that have the tamp readout on it? Does it control anything as far as pumps or lighting? The LED rig looks awesome too. Keep it up.

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can you provide more details on your sump, i'm interested.
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post #22 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the confirmation


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cableguy69846 That is a nice tank. What kind is it? I noticed a small screen in the hood, does that have the tamp readout on it? Does it control anything as far as pumps or lighting? The LED rig looks awesome too. Keep it up.
Thanks i quite like the look of it too. It's a Chinese brand. Chingsomething I can't remember.
The little blue screen displays only the temp and time and date. But it looks cool!!

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What would you like to know?
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Thanks i quite like the look of it too. It's a Chinese brand. Chingsomething I can't remember.
The little blue screen displays only the temp and time and date. But it looks cool!!
It does look cool. Too bad it is not a controller of some sort. That would be way cooler.

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Thanks i quite like the look of it too. It's a Chinese brand. Chingsomething I can't remember.
The little blue screen displays only the temp and time and date. But it looks cool!!


What would you like to know?
what size sump? How did you separate media? what else is in there?
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post #26 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Cable guy it does suck that is doesn't really control anything but oh well lol

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what size sump? How did you separate media? what else is in there?
The sump would be about 4ft long and about 400mm high, it came with baffles already in it. The first chamber is foam filter pads/wool the second chamber is bio balls, the third is ceramic noodles the fourth contains the return pump, 2 300W heaters and a UV light.

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post #27 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 06:24 AM Thread Starter
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Does any one know if I can run a DIY reactor horizontally instead of vertically?
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post #28 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-24-2013, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Well my brother made the 6 hour trip home and has brought my lights with him

I will be putting them in today, so watch this space for some new pic's soon
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post #29 of 84 (permalink) Old 08-25-2013, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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LED's are in

Well the lights are in with out to many hassles. It looks pretty good

In Da HOOD!!!!!!


I will grab a better full tank shot once it get's dark, there is way to much natural light in this pic.

I will need to fiddle around a bit with the intensity of the red and blues. In certain spots it looks a bit like a disco because of them, I currently have them all running at 90%.
I have managed to get the sunrise/sunset controller working, I am excited to see it happen tonight.
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I have turned down the lighting to 70%

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