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Old 10-29-2013, 07:31 PM   #16
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This is your holding tank? Looks better than most main tanks people keep

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Old 10-30-2013, 02:30 AM   #17
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I love pygmy cories. I also love what you're doing with this tank; looks great!

Going to be doing my first drilling in the coming week or two. Hopefully I'll manage as clean a job as this one.
thanks, luckily the bulkheads cover up the imperfections quite nicely

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haha those people you are referring to must be the ones that dont come on tpt cos there are some awesome ones here that mine doesn't compare to
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Old 11-11-2013, 02:44 AM   #18
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Its been a while since I updated this. I wonder what caused all this poop in one night? new fish!


Giant tweezers to go fishing with


Filling up after planting and wc, side shot


The long awaited FTS, I'd like some more smaller crypts to fill in the front and sides. Also will be putting in those NLJF in earlier pics in the back.

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Old 11-11-2013, 01:51 PM   #19
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Looking good! That reminds me, I need some more 40b's...

I really hope the $/gal sale doesn't come between now and Christmas.. If it does, my fish are going to be the only ones getting gifts!
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:00 AM   #20
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Looking good! That reminds me, I need some more 40b's...

I really hope the $/gal sale doesn't come between now and Christmas.. If it does, my fish are going to be the only ones getting gifts!
thanks! who doesn't need more 40b's lol
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Old 11-12-2013, 02:03 AM   #21
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Since amazon is evil with their new $35 for free shipping thing, I had to find something extra to pad the purchase. I ended up with a macro lens for my phone. Works quite nicely for 10 bucks and I received it on Sunday to boot. Not all the critters were cooperative so had to lure them in with food.









Crypts are starting to melt, but i guess that is to be expected.

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Old 11-12-2013, 03:55 AM   #22
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Oh which macro did you get? I'm in the market for one.
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Looks pretty nice! I'm definitely diggin the crypts!
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Old 11-14-2013, 04:00 AM   #24
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Looks pretty nice! I'm definitely diggin the crypts!
Thank you! Its definitely an experience trying to figure out which are which haha. especially at a store
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:59 AM   #25
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I wonder what this is in the mail that I preordered a few weeks ago and is suspiciously lengthy. Its the finnex planted+!


I had originally ordered it for a different tank but my sump doesn't have enough light and I dont want algae over the return pump area so this 30" light should be perfect. Luckily I have a glass divider right at the 30" mark


Do you guys think I should get another planted+ to match them? :p


And finally, the whole point of this tank, Pygmy Cories!

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Old 11-15-2013, 02:51 AM   #26
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Excellent job, I'm thinking I might do something with my sump... nothing quite that ellaborate but nice job.
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Dsb ftw!!!!
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That sump is awfully full. What happens when the power goes out?

I am in the process of doing the same type of setup you have (40b on top, 40b with a sump, journal to be posted in the future). Now that your sump is up and running, is there anything you wish you would have done different? Is the foam barrier providing adequate mechanical filtration?
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Excellent job, I'm thinking I might do something with my sump... nothing quite that ellaborate but nice job.
Thank you!

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yea! I'm also trying that algae scrubber thing as well so I am trying to get higher par in the sump compared to the display.

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That sump is awfully full. What happens when the power goes out?

I am in the process of doing the same type of setup you have (40b on top, 40b with a sump, journal to be posted in the future). Now that your sump is up and running, is there anything you wish you would have done different? Is the foam barrier providing adequate mechanical filtration?
There is actually about 1.5 inches of clearance for water in the bottom sump. since they are both 40b the amount of water that flows down when the power goes out is about 3/4 of an inch.the bottom of the plastic trim is the absolute highest that I fill the water to. Since I was standing in the pic, you can't really see the water line.

Regarding anything done differently, I would have made an external overflow box in the back, so the bulkheads could point straight down. this way I could get the tank even more flush against the wall since the 40b is already pretty deep. Also would be easier to keep fish and snails from going down the drain.

I wasn't really worried about mechanical filtration. I figured I'd test the merits of a hamburg mattenfilter as well when I planned this out but according to calculations, I have too much flow for that surface area? Anyway the foam was already bought and i figured it can't hurt so I put it in anyway. The shrimp love it.
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Old 11-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #30
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whoops, haven't used the controller for the sat+ light in a long time and realize I had it set on the cool blue the whole time. Changed it up from the originally planned full spectrum into a warmer hue. That looks much nicer



Also, I want some scaping advice regarding the massive clump of NLJF I have in the holding tank. The overflow box (as seen below) takes up so much space that if I use all of the fern, it will be split along the back wall between the left 1/3 and right 1/3 of the tank which would look bad right? Perhaps I should only put it on the left 1/3 and put in some smaller sized crypts along the back right 1/3 and call it a day. What do you think?



And finally I see I haven't posted a full sump setup which seems to be what everyone is interested in so here it is. refugium on right, pseudo hamburg mattenfilter, dividers and return pump.


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