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Forum: Tank Journals 01-16-2008, 03:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
true... true..

true... true..
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2008, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Question about reactor (Rex)

Heya Rex or anyone that is looking at this post.

I just built my first reactor based on the design that Rex gave. The reactor assembly was kinda tricky because of the limited space that we have...
Forum: Tank Journals 01-11-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Question for Rex on my reactor....

Yeah, the reactor assembly was kinda tricky because of the limited space that we have available. In order for me to get the required height needed, I had to rotate the fittings around so that they...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 30,887
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Question about reactor construction....

Heya guys,

I am contemplating on building a reactor based on Rex's design somewhat. My biggest problem is vertical space. My question is do the reactors have to stand vertical or can they sit...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-20-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
HAHAHA, All I can say is, maybe it was operator...

HAHAHA, All I can say is, maybe it was operator error??????? JK... Seriously though, we did have a server go down and had to get the sites over to a new one as soon as it came in. It did take a...
Forum: Tank Journals 06-18-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
The tank is definately taking off. We finally...

The tank is definately taking off. We finally got the CO2 levels down to approx 6.7 on the PH monitor. The biggest thing that I can suggest is making the transition to lower ph #'s SLOWLY, as to...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-22-2006, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By tama_drummer_73
I really enjoy the mbuna's. They have such a...

I really enjoy the mbuna's. They have such a personality. Moreso than other fish. Almost like the angles that we have in the 135. I am currently working on getting them new rental property. I am...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-14-2006, 01:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,109
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Great Job Cindy! Install is nice and tidy. ...

Great Job Cindy! Install is nice and tidy. Right now I have a rats nest under the tank. I've got to mount a timer for the PH controller, and re-route some wires and it should be finito!
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By tama_drummer_73
I've used it and it seems to work just fine...

I've used it and it seems to work just fine...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2006, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By tama_drummer_73
No leaks that I could detect, I think its just...

No leaks that I could detect, I think its just evaporation. I just don't want to come home to a burnt up pump. I did come up with a method of topping off the tank using a timer. I bought the...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2006, 04:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Ordered the glass tops just about an hour ago. I...

Ordered the glass tops just about an hour ago. I think I will setup a auto-topoff system tonight. Shouldn't be too tough. Being that this will be a temporary setup anyway. We are going out of...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,320
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Combatting Evaporation in large tanks....

Ok guys/gals, what do YOU do to combat evaporation in your large tank. The amount of water that you lose during a day is quite a bit. At least for us, right now its alot. We don't have the glass...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2006, 11:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Actually, I have valves in place... these to be...

Actually, I have valves in place... these to be exact... http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/52-306-needle-valves/angle-needle-valve-101713.aspx

It makes fine tuning them pretty easy. I've got them...
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2006, 09:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
I checked and it seems that quite a few people...

I checked and it seems that quite a few people have used the fusion paint before. Seems to be working just fine.
Forum: Tank Journals 04-02-2006, 04:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
More pics of the tank... Pressurized CO2 installed and running...

I took more pics of the tank this weekend. Still comtemplating on the diffusion method though. The post on our official tank site explains....
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Forum: The Lounge & Introductions 04-02-2006, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1,271
Views: 259,660
Posted By tama_drummer_73
OMG, I cant believe you put that pic...

OMG, I cant believe you put that pic up......:mad: And after all that work I did on the tank LOL!! You just wait... GAME ON!:bounce:
Forum: Tank Journals 03-29-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Yeah, some times it does the ole suck/fill cycle...

Yeah, some times it does the ole suck/fill cycle thing.... I slowed the flow down to the tank, and as a result, I had to retweak the durso. You can tell when the durso flow has matched the return...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-29-2006, 05:08 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Thank You! I guess the neat and tidy thing comes...

Thank You! I guess the neat and tidy thing comes from my dad and my granddad. Plumb & level. When I build anything, I try to adhere to that set of rules. I am still routing wires etc... as we are...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-29-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Thanks!! The stand is constructed out of...

Thanks!!

The stand is constructed out of red-oak. I used "Minwax Dark Walnut" stain on it. It was the closest color that I could find that matched our dining room table and chairs. I used the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-27-2006, 08:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 911
Posted By tama_drummer_73
We use pool filter sand, and it seems to work out...

We use pool filter sand, and it seems to work out fairly nice.
Forum: Tank Journals 03-26-2006, 02:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
First round of pics with plants!!

Well after 2 months of construction, the tank is now up and running. It is very sparse right now, but it will fill in quickly as soon as the C02 is up and running. We still are waiting on the CO2...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-22-2006, 02:32 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Blue Line 30X.... ONE QUIET PUMP!!!!

I have to say, this pump is one quiet pump. Powerful, quiet, and cheaper than the Little Giant that I purchased originally. Can't beat that. Anyway, here is a pic of the pump in action. Glad to...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-17-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Under Tank Electrical Is Finished

Well the electrical is finished for the base. I am still debating on whether or not to add another box for the lights.

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Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2006, 10:01 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Haha! Yeah, today was pretty much the day from...

Haha! Yeah, today was pretty much the day from hell. I had to break the tank down and fix a couple leaky connections. In the end, we got all of the connections leak proof, and now the biggest...
Forum: Tank Journals 03-12-2006, 03:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,332
Posted By tama_drummer_73
Busy, busy day......

Boy what a busy day for me. I finished up the corner pieces, added bracing for the pvc pipe under the tank, finished plumbing the sump, filled the tank, started tweaking the durso's, and started on...
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