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06-20-2013 02:45 AM
Dutchworks
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Originally Posted by Lil' Swimz$ View Post
How are the glowlight tetras? They contrast well with the cardinals! I was thinking of getting some.
They are some of the hardiest fish that I have had. Had them for going on 2 years now. Wanted to add some red color to the tank
06-20-2013 02:41 AM
Lil' Swimz$ How are the glowlight tetras? They contrast well with the cardinals! I was thinking of getting some.
06-19-2013 10:43 PM
CL The tank looks great
06-19-2013 04:49 PM
nonconductive this tank is just sickening
06-18-2013 01:02 AM
Dutchworks Some better shots for June:



06-06-2013 09:07 PM
Dutchworks
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Originally Posted by rballi View Post
Since adjusting your sump configuration, how often are you having to refill your 20# co2 tank?
I refill it every 60 days or so. The tank and regulator is now feeding 3 different tanks, the 155 and 2-30 grow out tanks so my consumption is up.
06-06-2013 07:57 PM
rballi Since adjusting your sump configuration, how often are you having to refill your 20# co2 tank?
06-06-2013 07:55 PM
Black Hills Tj Gorgeous tank. Hard works pays off, and this looks awesome.
06-06-2013 04:22 PM
Dutchworks Update for June.
as you can see I have done a bit of rescaping, sorry for the glare, will try for a better shot later at night.

06-06-2013 03:32 PM
Dutchworks When I added the canopy, the only opening is now on the back left side of the tank by the overflow box. I moved the plumbing to the left side back corner to accommodate the hood.

Changing the water flow in the tank was not a problem as I also repositioned the koralias inside the tank. The water circulation is now a circle pattern.

The plumbing inside the tank has always been pvc.
06-06-2013 01:40 PM
ChadRamsey again, beautiful tank!

but could you tell me why you changed your inside the tank plumbing to the PVC? And why you moved the PVC output around from side to side?

I have a 125g that i am trying to get a grip on the plumbing myself.

thx
06-06-2013 01:25 PM
Dutchworks and here is a thread on my CO2 reactor build, sump and overflow mods:
http://www.barrreport.com/showthread...CO2-effeciency
06-06-2013 01:13 PM
Dutchworks Here is the sump and CO2 reactor in action:
http://youtu.be/0aBheBBPyMw
06-06-2013 03:25 AM
rballi
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Originally Posted by Dutchworks View Post
I used a mag 18 fractioning pump initially, but ended up going with a custom build cerges reactor. Still using the pump though not dumping co2 directly into it.
Would you mind showing a picture of how you set it up?
06-06-2013 03:23 AM
Dutchworks
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Originally Posted by tylergvolk View Post
Tell us more about the substrate you used for this build.

"Substrate:
Soil\Clay with dolomite and potash underneath. Cap will be using Black Diamond blasting compound."

What type of soil? How did you prepare it?

Beautiful tank btw.
Thanks!
The substrate is just pulverized top soil that I mixed with red pottery clay mixed into a mud paste . Since it was done using a dry start method for the first 10 weeks, I did not need to mineralize it. It cycled during that time. On top of the mud I placed some nylon mesh to help hold it in place and then capped it all with about 2 inches of back diamond blasting compound.
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