Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 11-17-2015, 04:35 PM   #3041
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dary421's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Diego,ca
Posts: 2,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote View Post
A couple of things, having its own pump is a good idea as you can vary the flow to suit you. It's a gravity flow thru design, so it needs to be placed high enough to drain into your sump. It generates a little heat, but not much. You want some room over it to be able to lift the growing sheet out (it goes straight up) to clean it. You also need a long brush to wash the inside acrylic of the ATS occasionally to maximize light.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice

Yeah, I kinda grasp the idea and the mechanics ,..its just getting the critter and seeing in actuality just how much room I gotta work with ,... This might just turn out be a union and a couple of mini ball valves involved for an easy unit removal ,..we'll see come Friday ,... How long was the cord for the lights ?


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Dary421 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 04:50 PM   #3042
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,188
Dary's tank!

Very short, you will need a three prong extension cord, maybe two cords. I also recommend wrapping rubber tape around the plugs to keep SW out. I about fried myself last night.

New rule #1, never work in your fish room with a concrete floor in bare feet. Great way to get electrocuted.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 06:17 PM   #3043
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dary421's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Diego,ca
Posts: 2,462
Glad i asked ...The reason was that in the pictures they looked to be extremely short ... Thanks for the suggestions !!!


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Dary421 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 06:21 PM   #3044
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dary421's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Diego,ca
Posts: 2,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote View Post
Very short, you will need a three prong extension cord, maybe two cords. I also recommend wrapping rubber tape around the plugs to keep SW out. I about fried myself last night.

New rule #1, never work in your fish room with a concrete floor in bare feet. Great way to get electrocuted.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice

What got you ?


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Dary421 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 06:50 PM   #3045
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,188
I was rinsing the inside of the ATS to dislodge some salt buildup and was using SW. It splashed and hit the power connector and shot some voltage up the stream. SW is very conductive and I was standing on concrete with bare feet. Bad move. Those connections are now water resistant.


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 06:55 PM   #3046
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dary421's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Diego,ca
Posts: 2,462
Wow ,..glad you made it out safe and sound " sparky " ....


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Dary421 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 09:09 PM   #3047
Giant Clam Addict
Community Admin
 
Sniperhank's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Summerville, Pennsylvania
Posts: 16,530
I've done that before too. And that's why all of the plugs are now higher up than the sump on the wall.
Sniperhank is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2015, 09:30 PM   #3048
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dary421's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Diego,ca
Posts: 2,462
.... Electricity is unforgiving ,... It just doesn't care,..... I remember a year or two back when I had a glass heater in my pwc barrel that cracked ,...I reached in to do something and although it wasn't a coma inducing jolt it was enough to get my hair straightened .
I bet we could run a whole thread on how we almost fried ourselves .


Sent from my iPad using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Dary421 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 12:01 AM   #3049
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,188
Frankly it is insane to mix saltwater and electricity. It's a wonder that we survive. LOL


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 01:18 AM   #3050
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Dary421's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Diego,ca
Posts: 2,462
Lol ., you are so correct .....Do you remember that 4-5 years ago we were sharing pictures of everyone's tangle of electrical wires under their tanks ? Insane !


Sent from my iPhone using Aquarium Advice
__________________

__________________
Dary421 is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tan

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

« 40 breeder reef | - »
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off








» Photo Contest Winners







Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:18 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.