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Old 02-14-2013, 01:20 PM   #76
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OHHHH I forgot to mention
I added some new rainbow fish this past tuesday
3 female kabutu rainbows
1 male
2 more female praecox
1 male praecox
and my children wanted feeder minnows so 1 ruby red and one plain minnow of unknown origin\

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4 kabutu rainbows
10 praecox rainbows
2 minnows
10 neon tetras that need a new home
9 otocinclus
1 black veil angelfish
5 botia striata (zebra loache) i will be picking a few more up
and some odds and ends culled RCS that have magically not been eaten

AND comming soon 4-6 irian red rainbowfish
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:39 PM   #77
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Default Re: HD Blazingwolf's 75G build-DIY stand.. Way Too Tall!!

Hey two stubborn people can build one hell of a brick wall

Ooh get some photos of them up, sounds like a colorful tank for sure!

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Old 02-14-2013, 06:01 PM   #78
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how high does it go on the last baffle? that's a major factor in how high it goes up on the front weir as the water is being pulled through the overflow, its a basic siphon affect, water is cohesive so it will try to pull more through. if the last baffle does not have any kind of water fall and the back chamber is really, this effect isnt as strong

so we need to start there. mine was handling around 700-800 with a one inch return wide open but there was no drop
on the back baffle at that point the drain line was able to take no more

another thing u can try is reduce the size of the vent holes,
this will cause it to pull more water for a stronger siphon, the downside is more noise and surging, the back and forth effect
The water only has about a 3/4 inch drop on the last baffle where it spills over into the back chamber
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:08 PM   #79
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and that's at 700 gph?

on the adjustment screw in the back let it rock back just a little this might help pull more water
but i think the issue is he overflow isn't wide enough, or ur geting more than 700 GPH
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:11 PM   #80
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No I'm sorry I should have specified.... That's with my pump turned down some....probably about half way
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:24 PM   #81
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No I'm sorry I should have specified.... That's with my pump turned down some....probably about half way
so where is the water level with the pump turned up

also remove the standpipe when u do that and see how full the box gets
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:12 PM   #82
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Ok valves are wide open for the pump... The back chamber is pretty fully...actually I like where it's at less degassing...but it'll run fine for a little bit then it release a bunch of air...so should I drill my hole bigger or will that make it louder..

This is with the durso in place
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:33 PM   #83
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Ok valves are wide open for the pump... The back chamber is pretty fully...actually I like where it's at less degassing...but it'll run fine for a little bit then it release a bunch of air...so should I drill my hole bigger or will that make it louder..

This is with the durso in place
is it releasing air around the sealed wet/dry section?
if so what's happening is a partial full siphon taking place where water displaces more volume in the drain than air. the overflow box will slightl drain and equilibirum is reached.
this is the inherent flaw in one inch drains handeling more than 300 gph. now you just see it on a larger scale.
this is unsafe !! and the main reason i went to a bigger line
also with no water drop. you will have a protein film buildup on the surface of the water

your co2 loss is commin from the air being sucked down into the drain, and displacing air in the wet/dry section out from under the duck tape

water flowing over a baffle or weir has relatively little co2 loss without splashing
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:45 PM   #84
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Ok...thanks for the help...I'm just gonna throttle my pump down and try to find a smaller wave maker than a Maxijet to help with my flow..
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Old 02-14-2013, 08:46 PM   #85
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NO PROBLEM!!!
you know how to contact me, don't be afraid to!
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:28 PM   #86
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Default Few shots of fish and tank with wood

so just for NWA-Planted i took a few shots of my fish
female and male lacustris rainbows. the male was very shy
HOWEVER, a male pracox kept showing up riht past the driftwood to block the male so of course i assumed he just wanted his picture taken as well

Also included is a full tank shot driftwood got thrown in, just waiting for it all to stop floating before i completely arrange it. i really like the two pieces on the right side
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Old 02-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #87
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Default Re: HD Blazingwolf's 75G build-DIY stand.. Way Too Tall!!

Haha thank you! They look happy and healthy.

The tank is looking outstanding!!

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Old 02-22-2013, 06:22 PM   #88
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HERE is another shot before my trim with no co2 on
u can see the color of a lot of the rainbows in the bottom right corner
praecox are a iridescent color
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:28 AM   #89
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Love it!!! They almost kinda look like Congo tetras, their color looks absolutely amazing in natural sunlight.... Which i think you have a small section hanging above the tank lol

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Old 02-23-2013, 02:45 AM   #90
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Yeah, that's really cool man! Those rainbows look incredible, and I'm really impressed with the cleanliness and neatness of the tank. It's the perfect setup for rainbows!
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