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post #31 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-15-2009, 06:13 AM
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Very nice! I love the dark stain. It should show off the tank very well. Can't wait to see it planted!

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post #33 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-15-2009, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone! I will definetely start a journal when I start the hard scaping and planting!
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Bravo! Very nice carpentry skills.
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Very nice work. I am having a hard enough time getting my wife to say yes to the tank.....
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[quote=timelessr1;779507]Each switch is a timer switch which controls the dual gang box on the oppisite side which will have the two rows from my CF lighting attached to it. quote]

Can I ask you what kind of switch is that, how much it costs and where can I get it?

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post #38 of 53 (permalink) Old 02-17-2009, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Each switch is a timer switch which controls the dual gang box on the oppisite side which will have the two rows from my CF lighting attached to it. quote]

Can I ask you what kind of switch is that, how much it costs and where can I get it?
The switches I got are from a company called SWYLITE...they sell these in a few places...i picked mine up from Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/White-Swylite-.../dp/B000KQL2MO

The reason I ended up getting these, is b/c some timer switches need to "see" a certain amprage when turning a load on. Since my particular lights have an electric ballast, I went with a timer that works wit these. Some timers that you get at HD will only work with a regular light bulb that you would have in your house. Hope this helps
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post #39 of 53 (permalink) Old 06-17-2009, 12:14 PM
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Hi,

I know this thread is kind of old, but I remembered this beautiful stand the other day and started looking for the thread, as I couldn't remember who had posted it or anything

I would love to see (and I'm sure I'm not alone with this) how this tank turned out. Maybe you could start a journal, or even just post a picture in here...

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post #40 of 53 (permalink) Old 06-17-2009, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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You know, I forgot I had this tread out there. I guess I've done alot since then....Added CO2, added some more lighting...im at 3.25 watts/gallon right now. Here is a pic of the capping T grade sand and potash and dolmite, waiting for the mineralized soil to be added


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post #41 of 53 (permalink) Old 06-17-2009, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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This is with the mineralized soil added....i made it a little too watery...but its still all good :-)





Took a while filling it, since I didnt want the sand disturbed too much i trickled the water in





It took a few days for things to finally clear up


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post #42 of 53 (permalink) Old 06-17-2009, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Its starting to look like a real tank now



This is about 2 weeks after the initial set up....things cleared up nicely, and since i was using two 2028 seeded filters from another tank the cycling went extremely quick!









I let the tank run for about a month or so with about 10 fish in there before I started any planting. (all 10 fish are still as happy as can be)




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post #43 of 53 (permalink) Old 06-17-2009, 11:02 PM
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Where did you get those blue PVC boxes you used for all your electrical plugs? I've been looking for those ones, or something similar for awhile and can't find any of them here.

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post #44 of 53 (permalink) Old 06-17-2009, 11:50 PM
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Thank you for posting the progress. The tank is looking real nice. I can't wait to see what it will look like, when it's all grown in. If you decide to post a separate tank journal in the journals section make sure you post that here, so I won't miss it
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post #45 of 53 (permalink) Old 06-18-2009, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Where did you get those blue PVC boxes you used for all your electrical plugs? I've been looking for those ones, or something similar for awhile and can't find any of them here.

Those blue PVC boxes are actually called "Gang" boxes and are used in house construction. You should be able to locate it at a Home Depot, Or Lowes, or and Construction supplier.


Once i get a little more free time i'm going to put up a full journal...works just been a little busy

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