I was checking my email this morning when I turned to the tank and pieces all stacked up lying in wait for me to not be lazy... Maybe if I get everything else ready I'll make myself finish buying the pieces needed to get this puppy running.
Everything needed to make the tank function is here already...
So I got busy placing some shelf liner I had lying around underneath and making sure everything was square. Then I did the plumbing followed by the electrical stuff. Its nothing fancy compared to some. Just tried to make everything clean and accessible. Thinking about adding in some quick disconnects in a few places before it really gets going.
Here is a snap of the back. Made sure to have a couple of drip loops and I could probably shorten the intake tubing a bit but I want to test the flow before I cut any more tubing.
A quick shot of the power center, all timers are programmed and running now for a test. The light is a 2x96W PC.
Front bank will run from 1-9 pm daily.
Back bank will run from 5-8 pm daily.
LEDs will run at lights out.
CO2 will come on at ~12:30 pm and shut down at ~8 pm.
Close up of the return, hope it works out ok. depending on flow I might get a "Y" and add another head.
And lastly a fts of where the tank will rest. I'm still trying to figure out what to do about a background... the wood panelling just doesn't do it for looking "natural" haha. It should be fairly apparent also that nothing is leveled yet. My house was built in 1901 so most things around here are less than square. Heh.
drop checker - trade w/rizoybot thanks dude.
nice glass diffuser - rhinox 2000 on the way thanks tainted glory
CO2 tubing - ordered from rex
fertz - ordered from rex
thermometer - done
new bulb to replace actinic - ordered
ADA dirt - 36 liters ordered today from adgshop
ADA sand - small bag of bright sand from adgshop
stone - cmlaracy chucked me a few rocks in the mail thanks dude
CO2 tank! -
air pump of some sort for night use... i like aeration
install a GFCI outlet behind the tank
a freakin' python
Need to make a trip to the hardware store and see if I can find some kind of flexible plastic that I can cut/bend and silicone to the bottom to section the tank into "trays". Anybody have something specific that they can recommend?
...till next time