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Forum: Equipment 11-07-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 348
Posted By planBtypeA
+1 to MGS's post. Looks similar to my tank...

+1 to MGS's post.

Looks similar to my tank for my build. I cut out the smaller strip between the large openings and "slots" on the back to make a more open top, but would not recomend cutting...
Forum: Substrate 10-23-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By planBtypeA
Question Substrate layering questions/ideas

Just wanted to get some input on my idea for layering my substrate. I'm thinking about 0.5" Clay Kitty Litter with Root Tabs -> 1.5-2" MTS -> 0.5-1" Cap. My thoughts behind it are that the clay...
Forum: Tank Journals 10-07-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By planBtypeA
getting pic heavy, planBtypea's journey continues slowly...

So I got my pump, Rio4000. With the head loss calculations it should put me in the 650-700gph range. Tested the sump with the pump to make sure it could handle it and all looked well. Still need the...
Forum: Substrate 09-23-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By planBtypeA
I have used just the sand. I liked the look, but...

I have used just the sand. I liked the look, but not how hard packed it would get. Ended up usinf a mix of flourite and the sand.
Forum: Lighting 09-19-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By planBtypeA
HomeDepot "Diamond Plate" Shoplight + LEDs?

Looking for some "outside the box" ideas for lighting on my 60g project. (posted others here and in my tank journal) Tank is 48"Lx12"Wx22"D. Heard that people are geeting good results for low-med...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-16-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By planBtypeA
Just incase anyone is following, had a massive...

Just incase anyone is following, had a massive algae breakout in my 20g so not much got done on the 60.

I ordered my return pump. Going with the Quiet One 4000, got a good deal on Amazon before...
Forum: Substrate 09-16-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By planBtypeA
Thanks everyone. I'll keep on looking, trying to...

Thanks everyone. I'll keep on looking, trying to go cheaper than $15 a bag for miracle grow, have a 48"x12" footprint on my 60g....
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By planBtypeA
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Substrate 09-14-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By planBtypeA
Kellog Garden Soil ***Warning! Big Pictures!***

Anyone used this as substrate before? From whats in it, it seems to be everything I could need/want.
Forum: DIY 09-13-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By planBtypeA
I brushed the back of my 60g. Kinda like the...

I brushed the back of my 60g. Kinda like the little bit of texture it gave it. Would definitely NOT spray a filled tank.

I've heard of people using window tint too.
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By planBtypeA
Found the calculator I have been playing around...

Found the calculator I have been playing around with for the return pumps. Doesnt have all of them available on there, but there are quite a few.

http://www.reefcentral.com/calc/hlc2.php
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 398
Posted By planBtypeA
Question Odyssea Water Pumps

Has anyone used them? Tried searching on here for any sort of review, but only came up with lights, canister, and UV.... I also cant seem to find a flow chart on head loss on them anywhere. Looking...
Forum: Lighting 09-12-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By planBtypeA
Plan on using warm white (5000k-6500k), cool...

Plan on using warm white (5000k-6500k), cool white (10000k) and 460nm moonlights. If I did my math right, its been a while since I had to do any trig, 40 degree optics would give me a 16 inch...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By planBtypeA
+1 I have a 20L I am going to use for my 60. ...

+1
I have a 20L I am going to use for my 60. As for the return pump, you want about a 10x turnover so 750gph, after your headloss from height of tank from sump and size of pipes, turns in pipes,...
Forum: Lighting 09-10-2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By planBtypeA
starting an LED build

Really hate to start another LED thread, i know there are a ton of them on here. Im doing a 60g DIY build and thought i would enlist some help here.

Link to tank journal...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By planBtypeA
Continuing on (jinxed myself saying it was slow),...

Continuing on (jinxed myself saying it was slow), I want to run the warm LED s on a programmer that will ramp up the leds starting a around 0830 to full power around 1100 and back down/off around...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-10-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By planBtypeA
So, its been a slow day at work so far (its a...

So, its been a slow day at work so far (its a good thing when you dony have to call 911) and I decided to begin designing an LED fixture for my tank. Plan on using warm white (5000k-6500k), cool...
Forum: DIY 09-09-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By planBtypeA
My tank has both holes bottom drilled. Using the...

My tank has both holes bottom drilled. Using the back right for overflow box to sump and other for return. Not happy with where the return line comes in but dont feel like patching and redrilling....
Forum: Lighting 09-08-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By planBtypeA
Some people run a combo of the 2. I'm running...

Some people run a combo of the 2. I'm running 4x6500k but probably going to switch to 2x6500 & 2x10000. For you IMO, I would only recommend switching 1.
Forum: Tank Journals 09-08-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By planBtypeA
Opinions on return? Can't decide which will be...

Opinions on return? Can't decide which will be better, across the top-right kind of like a spray bar or as I have in post #2? Pipes still need a paint job...
Forum: Tank Journals 09-08-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By planBtypeA
Still trying to polish out all the scratches,...

Still trying to polish out all the scratches, outside ifs done, inside is being a problem child. Waiting to build the overflow box until the polishing is done. Going to do a dry start mgop topped...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2012, 01:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By planBtypeA
Any thoughts on the Sun Blaze T5HO 4' Single...

Any thoughts on the Sun Blaze T5HO 4' Single bulb? I would run 5, on individual timers with the light pattern I posted previously......
Forum: Tank Journals 08-31-2012, 12:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By planBtypeA
Water/leak test was the first thing I did after I...

Water/leak test was the first thing I did after I got it home. It held water with no leaks for a week. Does bow about 1/16-1/8th of an inch dead center on front, but no leaks!

As for the pump,...
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2012, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By planBtypeA
Forgot to add that I'm using 1" PVC/braided drain...

Forgot to add that I'm using 1" PVC/braided drain and return lines
Forum: Tank Journals 08-30-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 919
Posted By planBtypeA
Thinking about a Mag7 but might need the 9.5 with...

Thinking about a Mag7 but might need the 9.5 with the height and turns from the return. 35" Stand and 22" tank...
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