Ok, this really is just a notebook for myself. But I'll let ya'll watch in.
72 Gallon Aqueon Bowfront bought November 29, 2011 from petco. $249.00 with no shipping costs . . . 3 week wait
DIY out of 3/4" plywood
Made by local glass shop from my template. $55.00
Tank is drilled 3 times on back wall.
~3/4" filter inlet. 6" from bottom, on left side
~3/4" filter outlet 12" from bottom, on far right side.
~3/4" Emergency over flow, on left side, 3" from top
Cascade 700 hard plumbed into the back wall
Fluval E 300Watt Electronic Heater (Main) plus a generic 150w(?) submersible for winter time.
100lbs of medium & fine gravel on surface. 100lbs of pool filter sand at bottom
10 bulbs in a 3 stage DIY fixture.
~Stage 1: 2 - 1.8watt LED night lights
~Stage 2: 4 - 23watt 2700K CFL's
~Stage 3: 4 - 23watt 6500K CFL's
Stage 1: 8AM - 10PM
Stage 2: 9AM - 9PM
Stage 3: 10AM - 8PM
9 Pond plant fertilizer tubes (on clearance at LFS
1 package Flourish root tabs
Occasionally Flourish Nitrate liquid fert when water tests @ 0ppm NO3
Occasionally trace nutrient when the water sprite looks wilted
20lb steel tank.
Harbor Freight welding regulator 20PSI --> compressed air regulator 5PSI --> coarse needle valve --> fine needle valve --> rotameter --> cheap Chinese ceramic diffuser
Pictures are coming soon. just chill out.
Since I'm not able to delete trolls out of my own thread: I'm not going to continue this journal. I just bought the tank a week ago, I'm still getting things set up and some jerk posts that my thread is "useless". HELLO?!? IT'S A STUB!!! Are you too stupid to realize that I'll flesh-it-out in the coming days with details / pictures????
Internet forum rule #1 "don't feed the trolls" so I'm done with this, its not worth it to me.