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Old 07-15-2013, 09:39 PM   #46
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Hey Tiz: Sorry haven't been back here for awhile.

Thanks for your compliments and sorry the satellite didn't work out the way you planned it to. My other tank is now a temporary planter. The satellite is not being used now and will be for sale as soon as i get off my lazy butt to do so.

Yah i was a bonafide audiophile. Regarding the audio, what do you want to do? PC stereo? PC Home theater? Analog front end into traditional amp?

Here's my system before I tore it down.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:04 PM   #47
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I like what you did with the stand. What did you use for the doors and how do you feel about the rimless tank and stand combination with a little one running around soon? Mine is 4 months old so I have been weighing the options.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:27 PM   #48
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Hey Tex: the stand is from ikea. the doors are options you can buy separately from the stand/shelf.

The stand is very stable because of a few modifications i did to the stand that you can see in the pics. Also, i use a couple of granite surface plates placed at the bottom of the stand to lower the center of gravity. lastly, the aquarium pretty much sticks to the stand because of the aquarium mat.

i have a hard time tilting the stand/aquarium, so I don't think a kid will be able to tilt it over. Water can spill out if I rock it back and forth hard enough I guess.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:43 PM   #49
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do you happen to have a link to the doors you found? Been looking for the doors for a while and can't find them on their site.
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:24 PM   #50
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Here you go:

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40198202/
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:27 PM   #51
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oh so it IS the inserts. ok. I thought you found just doors with the hinges. Thanks. How many gallons is the tank? (judging weight. vs the 160lbs of a standard 20gal long)
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #52
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an ADA 60p is 17 gallons which is about 130lbs i think (8lb per gallon?).
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yeah ~8 / gal. Thanks!
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:33 AM   #54
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Quick update:

ordered a few SA cichilids from matt and received them about 1.5 months ago.

plus the balloon cichlids i got from lfs about 2 months ago, i got a total of 8 cichlids with about 5 corys in the tank now.

yes, i got 8 in the 17 gallon tank. other than a few shoves and darts, all the cichlids are doing fine. i sorta worry whether the corys are getting enough to eat though.

when i got the first two balloon cichlids, they were painfully shy. after i added the 6 other cichlids, the balloon cichlids started acting bossy. first they shoved around the smaller younger cichlids then started bossing around the corys too.

but, overall, they are getting along. no real violence.

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Old 09-09-2013, 12:21 AM   #55
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Fish update: It's been over 100 degrees for like 2 weeks straight. The water in the tank probably got over 85 degrees. I THINK this is why 3 of my cichlids died this past week or so. A panda cory died too but not sure why. I found his body stuck under the driftwood but not sure whether he died because he was stuck or his body is stuck after he died.

All three died in sort of the same way. Before they croaked, their eyes bulge out and body gets bloated.

Mebe I can add some more fish now. ...
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:28 AM   #56
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Hey, long time no see. Sorry to hear about your fish- I'm the same way. Many a fish have died at my hands, either from my impatience, or jumping out, or just plain stubborn stupidity of not having the right cover for my filter. I think you have a knack for honesty- I don't think that most people publicize their failures. I have cheap taste in fish anyway.

Your audio system is insane- I don't think I have ever heard music played on equipment of that quality. Ever since I bought studio monitors as computer speakers I have wanted a good vinyl record system. I went back to school, so I probably won't see that in my near future.

Your tanks are lookin good, I'd like to see some updates on your shallow one.

My tank is cycling, I'll send you some pics when it starts looking good- remember I was playing around with mounting the Satellite? I decided to suspend it from a book shelf with fishing line- that turned out to be the cleanest look I could achieve.
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #57
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I just saw your turntables and how much they go for used. Good lord, it'll be a while before I can afford music of that quality. This hobby is so cheap compared to the system you put together.

Any updates?
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Old 06-17-2014, 05:47 PM   #58
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I just saw your turntables and how much they go for used. Good lord, it'll be a while before I can afford music of that quality. This hobby is so cheap compared to the system you put together.

Any updates?
No updates really. Added an office tank. A 2 gallon.

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