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Forum: Tank Journals 03-14-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 74
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Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Not much to update on this build, I've been...

Not much to update on this build, I've been largely tied up with work and family. I have all the equipment on hand - I just haven't had time to move it forward. I really love the look of the tank...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-18-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Thanks - The etching is very easy to install,...

Thanks - The etching is very easy to install, it's just a vinyl cling film and it looks great.

While I haven't made any progress on this tank, I am rebuiliding the 12 long reef that sits on my...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-08-2013, 10:15 PM
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Posted By CalmSeasQuest
This is still the mock-up tank. The actual build...

This is still the mock-up tank. The actual build will use multiple substrates and substrate-additives. I also frosted the back of the tank that will eventually be used - I just haven't had time to do...
Forum: Tank Journals 02-07-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Sorry all, business demands have severely limited...

Sorry all, business demands have severely limited my "tank time" over the past 6 months.

My storage cabinet is now full of the needed freshwater and ADA "parts and pieces" I just haven't had time...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 07-01-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,275
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Tapatalk is used by millions of users (it's the...

Tapatalk is used by millions of users (it's the #1 paid app in Android and #5 in Apple) on 35,000+ forums including security-centric sites such as XDAdevelopers. I seriously doubt that Google and...
Forum: Important Update/Announcements 06-30-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,275
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
I'm brand new to TPT, but FWIW, I'll miss...

I'm brand new to TPT, but FWIW, I'll miss TapaTalk. I find that I tend to use those forums (both business and pleasure) that have Tapatalk access. As much time is spent on mobile devices, It will...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-26-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
For the record - I really like what this has...

For the record - I really like what this has evolved into - although I can't take much credit for it. It's more a product of the many suggestion and comments that everyone has taken the time to...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-26-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Thanks very much :) I did further "tighten" the 2...

Thanks very much :) I did further "tighten" the 2 groupings slightly and tilt/lower the tallest stone - I'll post pics tomorrow.

Did it - Pics on the morrow :)

Planted??? Are you nuts? You...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-25-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Thanks very much, your "thinking in triangles"...

Thanks very much, your "thinking in triangles" concept was very helpful. Tom Barr had offered similar advice about separating the stones into 2 groups. Here's the result...
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Forum: Tank Journals 06-24-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
HA! I agree and I can make that tweak without a...

HA! I agree and I can make that tweak without a full revision - it will just be 6154.1 :)
Forum: Tank Journals 06-24-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Thanks all for the comments and suggestions!...

Thanks all for the comments and suggestions! After a couple hours of staring, I decided to try again. Here's revision # 6,154 :)
...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-24-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Thanks Meo, I'm a bit torn, while I agree...

Thanks Meo,

I'm a bit torn, while I agree the hardscape could be improved - I rather like the current iteration.

It's probably a moot point anyway as the odds of precisely replicating the...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-24-2012, 03:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
The sandbox has served it's purpose. I think I've...

The sandbox has served it's purpose. I think I've got a hardscape that I'm pleased with...

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n622/CalmSeasQuest/Iwagumi/DSC_3231.jpg
...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-22-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
The ADA order arrived :) I'm very pleased...

The ADA order arrived :)

I'm very pleased with the Ryuoh stones...

http://i1143.photobucket.com/albums/n622/CalmSeasQuest/Iwagumi/DSC_3195.jpg

As expected, seeing the tank with the stones...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2012, 03:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
I'm still waiting on my ADA shipment containing...

I'm still waiting on my ADA shipment containing 30lbs of Ryuoh stones to cherry pick. It's hard for me to get a sense of what's possible elevation-change wise until I actually get my hands on the ADA...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2012, 05:35 PM
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Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Adding a Penductor would easily double or perhaps...

Adding a Penductor would easily double or perhaps triple the amount of flow but I think many would find those currently available (black plastic) to be very distracting. Maybe someone will create a...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
In looking at the ridges created in the...

In looking at the ridges created in the substrate, I'm concerned about the flow in thank quickly eroding them away (especially since I have no experience with the ADA Powersand and Aquasoil being...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-17-2012, 01:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
That's a great point Matt - I hadn't considered...

That's a great point Matt - I hadn't considered the increased difficulty in trimming or that it could mostly be replicated by just managing growth. I also agree that everything will likely change...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-16-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,390
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
After much deliberation I decided to remove the...

After much deliberation I decided to remove the Manzanita tree and petrified wood. Although I like both very much and will use them in a future build, I felt (and so did others) that trying to...
Forum: Planted Nano Tanks 06-15-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Nice, but I've found the optical distortion from...

Nice, but I've found the optical distortion from bowed glass and bent corners to be too distracting. It also makes photography far more challenging.
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
LOL - It's not just a name, there's a reason why...

LOL - It's not just a name, there's a reason why they're called Sexy Shrimp....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfUtNt4x3_Q
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Wow - Great information. Thank you all! A...

Wow - Great information. Thank you all!

A few bits I failed to provide,

Source water is a deep (212') well with ~310 TDS. Lots of CO2, but no Chlorine or Chloramine. I've never had it tested...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Thank you Lisa - That is wonderful information...

Thank you Lisa - That is wonderful information and exactly what I was hoping for. I knew this would be a series of compromises. My hardscape is somewhat set but it will include lots of moss. I chose...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Thanks very much Randy, your post is very...

Thanks very much Randy, your post is very helpful.

I understand the potential conflict with CO2. I'm planning on starting with LEDS dimmed to ~40 PAR and using CO2 at lesser levels to promote...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates 06-14-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By CalmSeasQuest
Thanks Derek, I'll keep reading.

Thanks Derek, I'll keep reading.
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