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Old 01-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #1841
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Update with pic

Here is my 20G quick setup
1 - dresser (don't look in, you'll find my pj's lol)
1 - plywood bigger than tank
1 - foam bigger than tank
1 - emperor 400 with media cartridges (I bagged some carbon in one and bagged some floss in another) - one cartridge on each side.
1 - 100 watt Aqueon Pro Heater
1 - Koralia Evolution 750
1 - Current USA Pro 6-bulb held up by edge of 75G tank (which is also attached to pulley for a little more stability) and the right side of the light is setting on the edge of my 48" single stock bulb fixture). Everything plugged in to surge protector which is plugged into a surge protector which is plugged into the wall.

WHEW, talk about Jerry Rigging.........No grandkids allowed on premises for now and my dog gets no visitors either for now.

This picture isn't gonna stay for long, so look while you can.......Cause this is really embarassing.

Next update will have my baby corals mounted and in this tank also. I am procrastinating glueing cause I'm chicken. Once I get going I'll be fine, gotta get over the initial chicken s*h*i** hump.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:23 PM   #1842
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When do you think you'll fill it up again? I also think it was a good idea to empty.

Thank you, I think it was a good idea also, as I said, I probably would have been worrying constantly.

Not sure as of right now....If you have read earlier in my thread...I have mentioned several times.....I hate plumbing.....LOL, well I'm cutting/drilling and well messing with that icky nasty pvc junk. Am gonna put some on the bottom of the tank before sand and rock.

Hindsight. After alot of reading I decided since my tank was emptied I might as well try this and see how it goes. I only have the 2 fish so I know they are ok in that size tank.

It will probable be slower than right I like, just because I think I need to go back to work to take a vacation cause man does my body hurt LMAO. Go to work to vacation the body and come home to vacation the brain. Jeez can't win LMAO.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:42 PM   #1843
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Lol you'll get there someday. I'm not sure if I understand, is the 20 permanent?
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:05 PM   #1844
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Lol you'll get there someday. I'm not sure if I understand, is the 20 permanent?
How does temporary permanent sound? LOL, No it's only til I finish up a little with the 75 then everything in there goes to my 75. My 75G is my Display Tank, the 20G is supposed to be my sump lol. I may try to get the plumbing done for the sump before I transfer them all back too though. (Am not sure how to do it yet and need overflow and stuff yet).

As you can see there is 1/2" construction insulation foam between the 75G and the stand. On the 20G there is also plywood between tank and dresser (for leveling), is included in the design of the 75G so it can't be seen (it's on the bottom of the stand), the 20G I put it on top of dresser cause it's only temporary.

Anyway, my friend that made the stand knows I want a "lip" to hide the foam on my 75. I forgot to call him so he called me this am, I just called him back with the measurements. So when the 75G is finally being used as a Display Tank there will be a matching 1/2" or so of oak trim (lip) to cover the pink foam . Told him no hurry lol, had alot on my plate at the moment.

Gotta run for bout 1/2 hour then am transferring 8 more corals to the 20G.

Do I need to acclimate them over a period of time???? They have been in a 10G since I got them in on December 16th. I wanted to QT them for a month but since things have been hectic, it's been longer than than and I'm glad I didn't move them to my DT.
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Lol you'll get there someday. I'm not sure if I understand, is the 20 permanent?
I can't click on the link in your signature, it gives me an error 404 file not found. (The requested URL /http://s1076.photobucket.com/albums/w448/penfan321/ was not found on this server.)
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.. Crap. I'll try to get it running.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:29 PM   #1848
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How does temporary permanent sound? LOL, No it's only til I finish up a little with the 75 then everything in there goes to my 75. My 75G is my Display Tank, the 20G is supposed to be my sump lol. I may try to get the plumbing done for the sump before I transfer them all back too though. (Am not sure how to do it yet and need overflow and stuff yet).

As you can see there is 1/2" construction insulation foam between the 75G and the stand. On the 20G there is also plywood between tank and dresser (for leveling), is included in the design of the 75G so it can't be seen (it's on the bottom of the stand), the 20G I put it on top of dresser cause it's only temporary.

Anyway, my friend that made the stand knows I want a "lip" to hide the foam on my 75. I forgot to call him so he called me this am, I just called him back with the measurements. So when the 75G is finally being used as a Display Tank there will be a matching 1/2" or so of oak trim (lip) to cover the pink foam . Told him no hurry lol, had alot on my plate at the moment.

Gotta run for bout 1/2 hour then am transferring 8 more corals to the 20G.

Do I need to acclimate them over a period of time???? They have been in a 10G since I got them in on December 16th. I wanted to QT them for a month but since things have been hectic, it's been longer than than and I'm glad I didn't move them to my DT.



I was under the impression that chlorine was a small enough particulate that a significant amount of it still got through your RO. when I used to do aquariums I never tested for it I always just did the 1 drop per gallon thing after using the RO unit, Then mixed the salt in after that let it stand for and hour the tested specific gravity.
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further more whats is a TD never heard of it.
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further more whats is a TD never heard of it.
TDS = Total Dissolved Solids - A measure of inorganic and organic solids in a liquid. Before RO/DI filter my TDS was extremely high (don't remember what -it's somewhere in this thread), After RO/DI filter, my TDS was less than 1 I believe. When the TDS numbers go up after the RO/DI then I know it's time to change out the resin because the RO/DI is not working as efficiently and not removing the Dissolved Solids.

Hope this helps.

I see what you mean now about the Chlorine. Thanks
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