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Old 03-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #111
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A few shots from today, forgive my inability to operate an iPhone camera to its fullest capabilities...



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Old 03-25-2013, 08:46 AM   #112
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A few pics of this, now, slow...build

Going to use a 5gal carboy as an ATO reservoir.

Getting there slowly...
Did you buy that 5 gallon jug online? If so, where? I've been trying to find them!
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:15 AM   #113
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Did you buy that 5 gallon jug online? If so, where? I've been trying to find them!
This is the one i bought...

http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...3516&catid=576
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awesome to watch this progression! looks like you've had a blast too. Are you dosing anything? kalk in the ato? or just water changes?
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A quick update on my 75. Things are cooking along nicely, definitely lots of growth!
Your tank looks amazing! The transformation is awesome! What pumps did you end up going with? I saw in your first post you said you wanted two mp40's but you weren't sure at that time. I have the exact tank as you that I'm building right now and I wanted to go with two mp40's but I wasn't sure if I needed both to be 40's.
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awesome to watch this progression! looks like you've had a blast too. Are you dosing anything? kalk in the ato? or just water changes?
It was/is a lot of fun! I dose kalk through my ATO currently. I've built up over time to 1 1/2 tsp per gallon, so I'm getting close to the full saturation amount of 2tsp per gallon. Other than that, I dose 5ml of Brightwell Aquatics Magnesion twice a day to keep my magnesium levels up. As far as water changes, I do 10g per week, although I've gotten lazy here and there and let that slip a week or two.
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Your tank looks amazing! The transformation is awesome! What pumps did you end up going with? I saw in your first post you said you wanted two mp40's but you weren't sure at that time. I have the exact tank as you that I'm building right now and I wanted to go with two mp40's but I wasn't sure if I needed both to be 40's.
I have ended up with an MP40 and MP10 on opposite sides of the tank in anti-sync mode. I don't think 2 MP10s would have gotten the job done for me. If I could do it again, I would have gone with 2 MP40s though. Granted, they would both be dialed back a bit, but I think it would be a more consistent flow pattern on each side of the tank. This will most likely be an upgrade down the road for me.
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I have ended up with an MP40 and MP10 on opposite sides of the tank in anti-sync mode. I don't think 2 MP10s would have gotten the job done for me. If I could do it again, I would have gone with 2 MP40s though. Granted, they would both be dialed back a bit, but I think it would be a more consistent flow pattern on each side of the tank. This will most likely be an upgrade down the road for me.
Ok thanks, You just made my mind up.
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Ok thanks, You just made my mind up.
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