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Old 02-14-2013, 08:43 PM   #16
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Nice piece of wood! Great shape to work with.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #17
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Bought a new toy from bulkreefsupply.com. A RO/DI system. I was sold on their advertising videos.



Added these standard shelving brackets from homedepot. At its highest point, the light is 16 inches away from the substarte. This set up should give me greater control of the light intensity. I plan to paint these the same color as my wall to blend in a little better. I'm liking the setup so far.



Working on the sump plumbing soon.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:38 PM   #18
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once you add the bulkhead on that overflow your not gonna have enough room for an elbow if thats where your leaving the tank. I thought about using that overflow before and once i measured it, realized i would need a hole right below it in the stand, though maybe theirs just enough if you trim the bulkhead down. I concluded if i ever did one of these tanks again i would simply drill a hole in the glass and use one of those nano overflow covers
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:05 PM   #19
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once you add the bulkhead on that overflow your not gonna have enough room for an elbow if thats where your leaving the tank. I thought about using that overflow before and once i measured it, realized i would need a hole right below it in the stand, though maybe theirs just enough if you trim the bulkhead down. I concluded if i ever did one of these tanks again i would simply drill a hole in the glass and use one of those nano overflow covers
True dat. I drilled holes in the table. Pics to come. The sump is gonna be a tight fit so I gotta make mods to the table. If anything, I'll just buy a new table. I was originally gonna do the gl*ssholes.com nano kit but chickened out of wanting to drill this tank. Didn't want to commit on where my overflow was going to be permanently.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:20 PM   #20
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Added these standard shelving brackets from homedepot. At its highest point, the light is 16 inches away from the substarte. This set up should give me greater control of the light intensity. I plan to paint these the same color as my wall to blend in a little better. I'm liking the setup so far.



Working on the sump plumbing soon.
I love the use of the wall-mounted brackets to mount the light! Look forward to seeing what you do with this gem!
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:34 PM   #21
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Did you go with the finnex?

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Old 02-27-2013, 07:37 PM   #22
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I love the use of the wall-mounted brackets to mount the light! Look forward to seeing what you do with this gem!
x2. I like it way better than my hanging setups I made from conduit.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:29 PM   #23
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subscribed. looking forward to this!

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:07 PM   #24
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That is pretty cool, you selling any of your other tanks?
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nice hanging method! Is the water pretty hard? will you remineralize? or do a tap blend?
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My friend just bought that same RO/DI unit. He's a reefer in Mililani and tired of driving to sand island for water. Great looking set up!
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:28 AM   #27
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x2. I like it way better than my hanging setups I made from conduit.
the hangers are okay. not as slick as ada pipes and wires but it will do for now.

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its a fun hobby and this is my most extravagent project yet. good times.

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That is pretty cool, you selling any of your other tanks?
just breaking the tanks down and storing them away. been trying to sell a few locally, otherwise i got other projects in mind in the future.

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nice hanging method! Is the water pretty hard? will you remineralize? or do a tap blend?
i wanted to have full control of water parameters. just adding GLA gh
booster and doing ei dosing and it has been working pretty good on my mini m tank.

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My friend just bought that same RO/DI unit. He's a reefer in Mililani and tired of driving to sand island for water. Great looking set up!
cool..... the vids really sold me. sometimes its all about the advertising. i was also thinking i might do reefing one day so might as well start getting used to making my own water now.
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if your doing e.i dosing with your ro/di make sure you add a bit more mgs04 and potassium. I found with straight ro that i was still lacking these 2 with the gh booster, probably not as big of an issue with lower light though.
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if your doing e.i dosing with your ro/di make sure you add a bit more mgs04 and potassium. I found with straight ro that i was still lacking these 2 with the gh booster, probably not as big of an issue with lower light though.
That's good to know. What dose of those ferts (dry fert nano measurement, i.e. dash, pinch, drop/ or 1/4 tsp, etc.) would you estimate/ recommend for a 10 gal tank?

And what would be noticeble in my tank from this deficiency overtime?
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Long day. Tranplanted plants, did plumbing broke down two tanks, made this 12 gal and a simple shrimp tank (check my aquastlye last post). Hard work but fun at the same time.



Used pebbles to way down hc carpets.



Scape 75% complete. Waiting on buces frm PNT member I just purchased. Gonna play around with adding a little bit more river rocks.

Tried to use the rule of thirds (can u see my red lines?). Focal point being my tallest branchwood and my erio on the right.



Critiques welcomed. Going to be a work in progress but I love the layout so far. I just hope my branchwoods on the right color up to be more brown/ wethered to match the left side. I bleached them a while ago, hope its not permanently "white" looking..... stupid me. Fingers crossed.
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