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Old 03-08-2013, 01:53 PM   #316
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I am curious about the ballast though, is the top going to be covered with glass? I know you'll have tons of evap in the hood part if it isn't and can the ballast take the humidity when the door is down?

Sorry for playing captain hindsight.
See post #300 one page back.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:50 PM   #317
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AHHH I see very clever indeed. lol I read almost all of em just not the one I was concerned about. Sorry
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:03 AM   #318
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rbarn,

I have a dream that this tank will one day be a discus biotope. I know you have invested a lot in plant growing lights but you have also invested a lot into this being as maintenance free as possible. I love plants but you have the perfect setup for this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGLxozvhbSM

Just imagine that biotope setup with the fireplace crackling and Monday Night Football on TV.

You've helped me design my future living room.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:24 PM   #319
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Just imagine that biotope setup

the plan is a quasi-biotope. I want something similar to the ADG set-up, but with anubias and java fern on the branches to make them look like the sunken branches of over hanging trees and maybe a few biotope correct swords planted in the substrate in the back corners. All low maintenance slow growing plants that require little to no trimming.

95% of the lighting wiring is done now. Will start booting up the Apex and trying to turn them on and control them this week.

Gas shocks I got for the door are WAY too strong. Going to have to do some looking around and trial and error to get shocks with just the right pressure. Found www.spdhardware.com, so going to give them a call and see what they recommend.



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Old 03-11-2013, 06:51 PM   #320
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Maybe add some weight to your door? :P Looking good!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #321
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If you don't mind me asking, what do you do for a living?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:27 PM   #322
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My guess either some sort of engineer
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:42 PM   #323
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I reckon he's an astronaut like me when I'm sleeping XD
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:52 PM   #324
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I sell heavy construction equipment ...... anyone want to buy a crane ? ..... I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Express once though.....
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #325
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I'll trade you some plants for a crane. Deal?
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Old 03-13-2013, 02:14 AM   #326
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rbarn,

I have a dream that this tank will one day be a discus biotope.
I had a dream it would some day be a tank filled with water and discus...

This is the longest setup e-ver!
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Old 03-13-2013, 05:27 AM   #327
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I had a dream it would some day be a tank filled with water and discus...

This is the longest setup e-ver!
lol i second that notion
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:42 AM   #328
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Seventeen pages and we don't even have water in the tank! I love when people take their time and do things right. All this extra work is going to really pay off down the road!
All this extra work is really honing in on my reading skills and stressing my ADD to the max! Started this thread from post one & I am afraid what I may find as I get near the end. I am hoping for SOMETHING in that tank!
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Old 03-13-2013, 06:49 AM   #329
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made it to the end.............. subscribed and waiting...!!!!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 07:20 AM   #330
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made it to the end.............. subscribed and waiting...!!!!!
Welcome to the end, we've been waiting for you
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