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post #31 of 87 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 08:01 AM
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Were those jugs like $10+ for you? I know the water refill is like $1.50... but the jug itself was pretty expensive right?

And uh.. bowing could be bad in the long run. Looks like you go maybe 10degree bow?

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post #32 of 87 (permalink) Old 05-27-2012, 11:32 AM
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It does bow to the middle slightly but each self is rated to 800lb. So I hope so. I also skipped a step and did not screw the cement board to the rails
Going to assume the racks were installed correctly however your floor may be severely pitched. Would suggest you take a level to it to find out for certain other wise the shelves may need to be reinforced.

The screws in the shelves hold it stationary and also hasten flex when there is uneven weight distribution. If the shelf start to bow longitudinally in the center, you've done yourself a disservice by not adding the screws as a reinforcement.

It currently looks like it's pitched to the right and forward towards that corner. I hope the floor isn't giving way to the weight on that corner of the rack. For safety, I would recommend placing the entire rack on top of a wooden board to spread the weight of the four corners to the entire surface floor of the shelf.

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No it is just t listed right the one that makes it tilt to the front corner is a bad wood shim job by me. Floor is not giving way as it is a concert slab. Bowing is about 3 1/4*. I tested it if I do a 50 % water change on each I cam muscle it straight and have someone run screws


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Yeah I re did mine and added 1X wood under it so now it and good. Ran 1X6 long ways then underneath I did 1x4 screwed to the 1x6 to keep it together then screwed it to the sides of the rack

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I will be adding pics tomorrow and I just updated the first page. Want to clean up the room before I snap pics of the new progress.

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post #38 of 87 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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I will take some Tomorrow, I have been hard at work dialing them in and treating my OEBT tank because I was scared I had a infection, but I think it was some bad shrimp I got in from a seller. I isolated them, but in case am treating the tank to a 2 week treatment of melafix and Marycin2

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Ok so here some some pics to update everything:

OEBT Neo Yellow Tank: I have about 60 OEBT 8 currently Berried 4 just released clutches (Not counting them in totals until they hit juvi stage, guessing around 50 uncounted little ones) I have 30 Adult Neos yellows 5 are currently berried 2 just release.





BTOE Blue Velvet Tank: I have about 40 BTOE and 8 are berried 6 just release clutches, guessing I have around 50 babies running around. I have 25 Blue velvets, first one just hit the age to berry up and she did.





Was my 10 G CRS SS-SSS tank, but it imploded, now cycling to make it my Hybrid F2+ tank. Has Amazonia new in it




PFR Tank, Maybe 400 Adults and countless little ones, just recenly this year sold of 1180 shrimp out of it.



TB/Hybrid tank, with some adult CRS Females and Snow whites 21 Hybrids, 10 Snow whites, 12 female crs (Well I think most are female, I think I spoted a mole or 3, but will be pulling them soon.




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post #41 of 87 (permalink) Old 10-28-2012, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah next weekend I am going to clean some things up, wire wraps, wipe down the tanks with vinager and water solution to clean the glass, do a good vavcum around them, clean it up.

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Will be updating tonight as of Monday will have 10 more BKK coming, got a steal of a deal on them and could not pass it up!

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Arg this thread makes me want to order shrimp. Damn you weather!!! Washington why so cold?
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How do you control planaria in your tanks?
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post #45 of 87 (permalink) Old 01-21-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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I got planaria in one tank, but the tank imploded due to a substrate issue. I got a few from transfering plants from that tank to the New TB one, but they died off from no food during the cycle. I find it easy to control if you get it by monitoring your feedings and not over feeding. Tey Beni or someones No-Planaria. I used Pancure that had the Febenz in it with no luck. Did not even kill the detirous worms in that tank

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