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Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By Harry Muscle
The pipes went into the wall today. This was...

The pipes went into the wall today. This was probably the hardest part of all the plumbing since I'm working in an existing wall and the only access I have is through the small opening where the...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By Harry Muscle
I've been slowly getting things ready for running...

I've been slowly getting things ready for running the pipes inside the wall. I have added additional supports around where the pipes will exit the wall so that they can be attached better.
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Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 08-24-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 274
Posted By Harry Muscle
A lot of cities add CO2 to their tap water, so...

A lot of cities add CO2 to their tap water, so you might have very high concentrations of CO2 right after the water change which might send the fish to the surface where O2 concentrations will be...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By Harry Muscle
A pump that is cooled by water (ie: a submerged...

A pump that is cooled by water (ie: a submerged pump) will convert all of its power into heat eventually. So a 20W submerged pump is the exact equivalent of a 20W submerged heater. It's physics :)...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 105
Posted By Harry Muscle
Recommended flow for 112G (5' long)

How much flow would be recommended for a 112G tank (60"x18"x24").

My sump pump will be providing about 400gpg after head loss, but I'm pretty sure I'll need more flow from a powerhead or two.
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Forum: Tank Journals 08-12-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By Harry Muscle
The structural support for the tank is all done...

The structural support for the tank is all done ... I just haven't taken a picture if it yet. Lots of other framing work has also been finished in the basement including the fish room.

I started...
Forum: Substrate 07-29-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 150
Posted By Harry Muscle
Finally found Leonardite

I've been looking for leonardite to use under my substrate since I've used it before with great results and it's also recommended by Tom Barr in his non CO2 approach. Unfortunately as anyone who's...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters 07-29-2015, 12:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Harry Muscle
Is there a specific brand of humalite that you...

Is there a specific brand of humalite that you use? I've been looking for leonardite but it's proving almost impossible to get anymore, so I might consider humalite instead.

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Harry Muscle
Thanks, I'll check that out. BTW, I wouldn't...

Thanks, I'll check that out. BTW, I wouldn't actually be using rain water, just a container originally designed for rain water. It'll be storing treated tap water in my fish room.

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By Harry Muscle
Are Rain Barrels Aquarium Safe?

I'm looking to get a storage container for my fish room and it seems like rain barrels are significantly easier to find around my area than those standard food grade 55G barrels. However, I'm not...
Forum: DIY 07-16-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By Harry Muscle
DIY Magnets - How Strong for 1/2 inch Glass?

I'm building several DIY magnetic float switch holders which will use magnets ordered from magnet4sale.com (or somewhere similar). The thing I'm not sure about though is how strong the magnets...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Harry Muscle
That looks like what I'm looking for. Thanks. ...

That looks like what I'm looking for. Thanks.

Quick question ... I see pictures online of this pump with and without a barbed outlet. Are they interchangeable? Do they screw into the pump or do...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By Harry Muscle
Small Pump that's usable with Vinyl Tubing

I'm wondering if anyone can recommend a small pump in the 50-150gph range that can be used with vinyl tubing ... in other words it comes with a barbed outlet or a threaded outlet that a barbed...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-12-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By Harry Muscle
The columns are starting to go in. Three 2x4s at...

The columns are starting to go in. Three 2x4s at each corner plus additional support around the closet door opening and the back wall.
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Forum: Equipment 07-12-2015, 02:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By Harry Muscle
Better Bulkheads

I ordered an overflow and return kit from Glass Holes. Everything except for the bulkheads is very nice quality. The bulkheads are made by Spears but they don't inspire me with confidence. The...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By Harry Muscle
I'm pretty sure you are correct, but like you...

I'm pretty sure you are correct, but like you said better safe than sorry. One benefit though from this extra support is that I've removed all of the bounce from the floor where the tank will be, so...
Forum: Tank Journals 07-11-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By Harry Muscle
Did more work today ... the two support beams are...

Did more work today ... the two support beams are up.

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Thanks,
Harry
Forum: Tank Journals 07-10-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,042
Posted By Harry Muscle
Most of the framing in other areas of the...

Most of the framing in other areas of the basement that I'm working on are now done, so I started adding structural supports for dealing with the weight of a 112G tank. I decided to create a closet...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By Harry Muscle
Larger Heater for Open Top Tank?

I'm in the process of slowly setting up my 112G tank which will have a clear netting top. I'll be using Eheim heaters and based on their recommendations I should be aiming for 250W. This seems to...
Forum: DIY 07-03-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 528
Posted By Harry Muscle
This controller is now feature complete ... it's...

This controller is now feature complete ... it's officially graduating from Alpha stage to Beta stage. I have done isolated testing during development, but this hasn't yet been tested on an actual...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By Harry Muscle
Yes glass tanks are torsion boxes but to take...

Yes glass tanks are torsion boxes but to take advantage of the strength such a torsion box provides you are putting extra unnecessary strain on the seams. Again it comes down to how much risk are...
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By Harry Muscle
Rimmed glass tanks can be supported in just the...

Rimmed glass tanks can be supported in just the corners, but whether they should be is another question ... probably a better way to phrase it is are you comfortable with supporting just the corners...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 963
Posted By Harry Muscle
The support of a tank only on the four corners is...

The support of a tank only on the four corners is something that seems to get repeated a lot but there's isn't much basis for it. Yes you can technically only support a tank on its corners but that...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By Harry Muscle
Moving ~600GPH in a shrimplet safe way

I need to add more water movement to my upcoming 112G tank. My sump will be moving around 400GPH so I'm hoping to add around 600GPH of water flow via some sort of pump/powerhead/etc.

Since the...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 147
Posted By Harry Muscle
Koralia 240 or 425 and 12mm glass?

Does anyone know the maximum thickness of glass that a Koralia 240 or 425 can be used on? I'm getting a tank made with 1/2" (12mm) glass and I'm wondering if the magnets on this pump would work.
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