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Forum: Tank Journals   01-18-2017, 10:00 PM
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Posted By mot
No name yet. Ill hit you up with an email.

No name yet. Ill hit you up with an email.
Forum: Tank Journals   01-05-2017, 02:59 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. The wood came from...

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it. The wood came from a local lumber yard. I ordered it to the dimensions I needed so that I could just stain and assemble. I lack the tools and skills so I knew this...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-13-2016, 02:56 PM
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Posted By mot
Thats a good question. I was thinking the same...

Thats a good question. I was thinking the same thing that I would need to lower them. Found that this hasnt been the case.

Even though they advertise a 120 degree angle Im seeing less light...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-12-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 405
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Posted By mot
My aquascape is currently setup for my IAPLC...

My aquascape is currently setup for my IAPLC entry so I wont be posting any pics of it. I can tell you that my meter shows the Kelvin at 6450 with everything turned up full. I would say that it is...
Forum: Tank Journals   12-09-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 405
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Posted By mot
New lights arrived. I chose the Fluval Fresh and...

New lights arrived. I chose the Fluval Fresh and Plant 2.0 with the wifi controller. Here is why I picked them over all the others:

1. Inexpensive - I did not find any light on the market today...
Forum: Lighting   11-09-2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,561
Posted By mot
I have the marineland planted led from when they...

I have the marineland planted led from when they first came out and can confirm it is a powerful light. The color though looks off to me and is not adjustable. Maybe they have changed since then.
Forum: Tank Journals   11-08-2016, 08:11 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Ive been looking for new LEDs and havent found...

Ive been looking for new LEDs and havent found anything I like yet. Decided to use my old Marineland Planted LED from the 90cm and strap it between the 2 ecoxotic 120s. PAR level was 25 to 30 and...
Forum: Tank Journals   11-07-2016, 09:40 PM
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Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Just upgraded my Eheim 2217 to a Fluval FX4. I...

Just upgraded my Eheim 2217 to a Fluval FX4. I changed filters in an attempt to reduce from needing two of them down to one. So far the flow is looking quite good but the tank isn't grown out yet. ...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-28-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Yes, it works extremely well and is quality...

Yes, it works extremely well and is quality construction.
Forum: Tank Journals   10-27-2016, 05:09 PM
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Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Yes it is a RedSea Reefer 525XL that Im currently...

Yes it is a RedSea Reefer 525XL that Im currently setting up. Its been 4 months in the making and is waiting for its first fish and coral hopefully by the end of the year.

My planted tank has the...
Forum: Tank Journals   10-06-2016, 10:24 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Thank you all for following along and finally...

Thank you all for following along and finally after the long wait I'm happy to reveal my IAPLC 2016 entry - Aquascape No.5 - Remembrance
Forum: Tank Journals   10-05-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 20,523
Posted By mot
Just read your journal. Nice job detailing out...

Just read your journal. Nice job detailing out your build. One concern while reading this was your overflow. It looks like just a single pipe that ends in the basement sump. This is going to be...
Forum: Tank Journals   09-30-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Tank is doing well despite a bit of neglect from...

Tank is doing well despite a bit of neglect from working on the new tank.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8561/29990325006_cbde11328c_c.jpg
Forum: Tank Journals   09-16-2016, 09:06 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Been busy with making changes in my office. ...

Been busy with making changes in my office. Decided to sell off my nano planted tanks to make time and room for a reef. So that has been taking a lot of my time over the last couple months. Here...
Forum: Tank Journals   08-13-2016, 02:50 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
No. tank dimensions are 48" x 18" x 18" ...

No. tank dimensions are 48" x 18" x 18"


40 breeder is about 36" long. So Ecoxotic E90 would be a good fit.


Hope that helps.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-12-2016, 02:29 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
They are Ecoxotic E120s

They are Ecoxotic E120s
Forum: Tank Journals   08-11-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Finally got around to putting the new stainless...

Finally got around to putting the new stainless pipes on the tank.

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7561/28814266402_f3c83be28d_c.jpg
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Forum: Tank Journals   08-09-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Ill dig this up for u when i get a chance.

Ill dig this up for u when i get a chance.
Forum: Tank Journals   08-08-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Thanks All! Here is the uncovered letter. ...

Thanks All!

Here is the uncovered letter. So happy to finally reach the top ranks. Looking forward to revealing my creation in October.
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Forum: Tank Journals   08-06-2016, 11:27 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
IAPLC 2016 results just arrived in my mailbox. ...

IAPLC 2016 results just arrived in my mailbox. So nervous had to have my wife open it.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/9/8617/28734593051_a048edf7f8_c.jpg

Overjoyed!!!! Breaking the top 100!
Forum: Tank Journals   08-03-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
My steel pipes came in. The quality is much...

My steel pipes came in. The quality is much better than I anticipated for the price. Ill upload pics when i finish my new PC build.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-23-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Yes. Yes it is. Ive gone to the darkside. No...

Yes. Yes it is. Ive gone to the darkside. No fears though I am keeping my GLA 120p as a planted tank. I am selling all 4 of my nano tanks to make room for the new beast.
Forum: Tank Journals   07-22-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Got the light fixture in yesterday and it looks...

Got the light fixture in yesterday and it looks awesome. Didn't realize it would need a transformer so that sucks. It came with it but just another thing that can go wrong. And on top of that they...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-21-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 107,472
Posted By mot
Yea Bunny. I'm so careful about it to and no...

Yea Bunny. I'm so careful about it to and no matter how I try I still break them.

On to other news. Bought the RedSea Reefer 525 XL and a Geismann Aurora. Arrived at the LFS today. Picked up...
Forum: Tank Journals   07-20-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By mot
This is an awesome setup. I just bought a RedSea...

This is an awesome setup. I just bought a RedSea Reefer 525XL. Im debating if I will remove the black vinyl on the back glass? Have you considered it?
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