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Old 10-28-2013, 10:37 PM   #21
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Well while I am away at work the girlfriend surprised me and painted the back of the tank and the wall behind the tank! Here is a teaser
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:38 PM   #22
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She's a keeper!
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:07 PM   #23
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haven't done much for the tank lately as I haven't been home much but I'm thinking having everything ready to go for when I can start working on it would be best, base rock has been delivered and I will start some rock work when I get home Tuesday

Quick question for everyone is there a such thing as too big of a skimmer? The reason I ask is I really want that to be ready and brs is out of the 170 diablo so I was thinking of just jumping up to the DCS200 which is rated for 300 gallons which is twice my display tank size

The price doesn't really bother me I just don't wanna end up with something I can't use
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:04 AM   #24
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I believe you can never skim too much most folks say get a skimmer rated for twice your water volume anyway. You could even stock a little heavier with it.
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Old 11-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #25
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Well the progress has finally resumed, only to be slowed down again. The overflow and back of tank has been drilled and installed, I decided to switch the back to black as I didn't really like the blue color, rock is waiting and water is just about ready to go in. Unfortunately I was so wrapped up in this I completely forgot my parents were coming into town to see the new house lol so I quick shoved everything into the room and frantically cleaned the yard and house. On the plus side the silicone will definately have enough cure time!
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Old 11-17-2013, 11:19 AM   #26
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Got the rock in the tank, good enough for now I don't really like it but it was good enough to keep me happy for now

Here is a teaser
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #27
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Any advice on how to get the rock to look better/ fill up more space?
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Old 11-17-2013, 06:25 PM   #28
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I think your design looks good, but I like to do this style to give it a more full feel.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:17 PM   #29
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Im following along, especially because we share the same first name lol. (had to do a double-read when i saw the title). Id rework the rock so that the height varies throughout the tank. Having it all roughly max out at the same height doesnt give it the random natural look
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #30
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Thanks for following! I am set up to plumb the overflow tonight, and get some water started in there, I was wondering what a good return pump for my system would be, I will have a 1" full siphon drain with a ball valve on it with two backup drains
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