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Old 12-23-2012, 04:52 PM   #76
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Well looks like you have it all figured out. Aesthetically, it isn't pleasing. But many times we have to make sacrifices.


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Eh Ive done the whole aesthetically pleasing thing with all my other tanks but this is my man cave/garage were talking about so its more of a rough industrial lab feel to it in general, whic h to me can just be aesthetically pleasing in its own right (think naked street bikes, race cars, steampunk style etc) Ill get some pics up of the whole room to put it in context. Also I will be spraying the pvc black and I may shorten up the outflow pipe over the fuge.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #77
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Ooh I like the black idea.

Yeah snap a pic of the whole setup!


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Old 12-23-2012, 04:56 PM   #78
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You're tempting me to do a saltwater pico tank!
Do it! IME its no harder or more expensive than a high tech planted tank. Id start with at least a 10g though. Small tanks amplify the difficulties of saltwater tanks.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:01 PM   #79
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If you decide to pull it out, just toss it in the fuge. Then you still have it being used in the tank but not in the tank. Know what I mean? Lol.

Can I ask for a better shot of the overflow setup you have on there? And maybe some insight on how it works? I am sort of confused at the moment. (Blame it on lack of coffee.)
Yes i wil transfer the sand to the fuge and as for the overflow ill be taking it out to paint it and cement the joints soon so ill snap a few pics ffor you and explain it in detail. Its easier than it looks.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:11 PM   #80
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In the space of one tank you have four, nice. Will like to hear how the canister works out. I would think you would need a siphon between each tank to keep the levels constant.
Brinks, I decided against the canister idea due to the fact that I would have had the same water in all the tanks which woulddnt have allowed for individual environments and wouod have spread algae or disease..but I did have it all planned out. In a nutshell I was going to make intake and exhaust maniffolds out of pvc and 3/8" tubing with valves. kind of like how a car engine splits the air up on a 4 cyl engine. I can draw up a quick diagram if you dont know what I mean. But just so you know I wouldnt reccomend this idea. If you are interested in running a single pico off a canister then checkbout mabjs spec in his sig. Also I modded whisper 20 hob filters to fit these little 2.5g tanks, like these
http://www.drsfostersmith.com/produc...fm?pcatid=3643
For 12 bucks it's a great filter, I just had to cut the inlet tube down and slip a sponge around it to limit the flow a bit and make sure shrimp don't get sucked in.

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:44 PM   #81
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Just so you guys can see, Im not always doing things in mad scientist style.( and also cuz im stuck at a boring xmas party) Here are some of my more polished setups : 20 long at work and my 90g at home
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Old 12-23-2012, 06:07 PM   #82
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Yes i wil transfer the sand to the fuge and as for the overflow ill be taking it out to paint it and cement the joints soon so ill snap a few pics ffor you and explain it in detail. Its easier than it looks.
Thanks.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:51 PM   #83
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Got the refugium somewhat scaped

Here are some overhead pics of the overflow to give you a better idea how it works. This video really helped me to understand how this works, so anyone curious aboutnit, check this out http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_...?v=7DFk4bnIxEg

I also added a DIY protien skimmer which I fit nicely in the hob filter

Here are some bonus pics from tank 2

What kind of shrimp is this?

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Old 12-25-2012, 04:53 PM   #84
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Got the refugium somewhat scaped
Here are some overhead pics of the overflow to give you a better idea how it works. This video really helped me to understand how this works, so anyone curious aboutnit, check this out http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_...?v=7DFk4bnIxEg
Am I correct in assuming that the blue line is to restart the siphon if the overflow stops?
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:09 PM   #85
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I believe if I am not mistaken that is a Red Rilli Shrimp. Also all of your tanks look great.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:17 PM   #86
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Yes you need to suck the air out of the overflow to get the syphon started, the blue line is attached to a check valve that is drilled into the pipe, so I can suck the air out and it won't get back in.
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I believe if I am not mistaken that is a Red Rilli Shrimp. Also all of your tanks look great.
Thank you!
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:47 PM   #88
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Update, added some mangroves to the refugium and 2 in sthe back of the spec:



Here is a shot of my garage setup
Tank 1 now has 5 endler fry that were born about a week ago! Unfortunately it also still has green water and with the fry in there I can't do a blackout or 100% water change, so I'm just dealing with the gw until they get a bit bigger. Apparently fry grow faster in gw anyway.
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:32 PM   #89
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If I have to re scape tank 1 I will be pretty much copying fish boys old scape on his 55g in his sig, with Eco complete corners and white sand in the foreground and middle.
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that is so.. cool! nice tank(s).
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