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post #1 of 90 (permalink) Old 08-29-2015, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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New Tank arrived today starting a journal.

Figure i would start this journal off with the new tank that arrived today
Mesurments 48x30x18
Using ADA Aquasoil
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Went with 4 sides starphire and cabinet doors all the way around going to try to attempt an island style set up .
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That is a beautiful looking tank and cabinet. Where is the stand and tank from?

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That is a beautiful looking tank and cabinet. Where is the stand and tank from?
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You had me at rimless
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Trying to decide if I should get the Cpr overflow rimless adapter or just make my own from plexi and if I make my own it would be made for 1/2" glass and wouldn't needs plastic screws.
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Glasscages.com makes/sells glass overflows for their tanks. Perhaps it would be easier
for them since they have the glass on hand, to make one for you to your specs.
I don't know that they will sell them separate from their tanks however.
A thought went through my mind while looking at the tank of what it might look like
with four 30" Stingray lights on it.

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Did alot of plumbing today 50 trips to home depot cause im a newb.

So i did some plumbing today to get me closer to put in the fun stuff im fairly new to this hobby so i hope everything is properly set up I put about 17 feet of 3/4 inch flex spa at the roof of the cabinet to increase dwel time hopfully its not an over kill amazon had some nice deals on flex spa dirt cheap compared to home depot but i got some clamps from the electrical department at home depot that allowed me to conceal the dwel hosing at roof of the cabinet.

The only thing i dont know is if the 4 way pvc i put for all three drain hoses is sufficent enough or if it will drain properly guess ill find out. Didnt want to drill a bunch of new holes in my new sump.

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Glasscages.com makes/sells glass overflows for their tanks. Perhaps it would be easier
for them since they have the glass on hand, to make one for you to your specs.
I don't know that they will sell them separate from their tanks however.
A thought went through my mind while looking at the tank of what it might look like
with four 30" Stingray lights on it.
Yes i thought the same thing as well. But come to find after all materials and thick glass/plexi glass it would probably be the same price as buying the cpr product rimless glass mod for 30 dollars i placed a 1" pvc underer there and it actualy puts me exactly where i want to be and holds the overflow right up against the glass i might just go with that till i get the original crp rimless mod.
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do you have power under the stand or are you running cords? Nice setup. Can't wait to see it running.

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do you have power under the stand or are you running cords? Nice setup. Can't wait to see it running.

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I will run a cord for now if I like the location I will put a socket in later I have a rug up against it I can run a cord almost invisibly but I wanted to have it like this so it will be easier to maintain and enjoy from my computer or where I watch television.
I am going to set the plants up for one side view as if it was against the wall I'm not going to do an island in the middle the pane facing the living area will be the focal point for the view still.
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Sounds like a plan. I know many people love that overflow but like all HOB overflows they can still be noisy. Check into the Maggie Muffler if it gets too loud for you.
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Sounds like a plan. I know many people love that overflow but like all HOB overflows they can still be noisy. Check into the Maggie Muffler if it gets too loud for you.
Thanks ill deffinatly look into that.
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I am trying to decide if it would be better to put the cerges reactor after the 17 feet of dwell hose or before it. Any thoughts on this? The co2 will be injected into the rio at the sump my cerges pump is alittle over powered but its not stronger than my main pump.and im sure ill loose flow with 20 foot of travel till it comes back around at least that was the logic to getting a slightly more powerfull rio pump. i did do the DIY Needle wheel.

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Plants came in yesterday.

Did some planting last night not sure if everything is in its respectable spots or not but hey have to learn some how aye.
Starting first 2 weeks
ADA Aquasoil, No Nutrients,50-60% water changes daily for 2 weeks ph 6.6 75% R/O 25% Tap Add GH Booster to keep Gh @ 5 Baking soda KH @ 2
Sealed Overflow and Sealed Sump with Duct Tape
Running Mp 10 on 1/2" Glass in Lagoon mode
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