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Old 12-29-2008, 04:39 PM   #311
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neilanh very nice build ,

Boy i cant believe i started to read this thread at noon , and i just got to the last post now , lol i found it by googling 72 gal bow front ,

but very very good job you can be proud , and for not being a carpenter ,, as being one myself , i have to say welcome to the trade good job ,
I'm looking at a 72 but i will ask in a new thread , once again good job well done , looking forward to fallowing along to the end of this project ,,

Wait is there ever a end to MTS
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Old 12-29-2008, 05:03 PM   #312
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Welcome to AA! Tons of great info around here, I hope that my thread was somewhat helpful to you!

And no, there's no cure for MTS, sorry. The fact that you've asked about it, means you've already got it, it's too late.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:43 PM   #313
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Compliments of Ziggy's fuge, here's my fuge




Few inhabitants made the trek over. A bunch of these guys (ID?) and theres a snail in there somewhere too.




Cycle is progressing along nicely on the tank. Ammonia has spiked and is now falling so that I Need to dose daily. NitrItes are doing their spike right now. I don't think it's going to take long at all.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:57 PM   #314
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Bristle Worm a small one.
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Compliments of Ziggy's fuge, here's my fuge




Few inhabitants made the trek over. A bunch of these guys (ID?) and theres a snail in there somewhere too.




Cycle is progressing along nicely on the tank. Ammonia has spiked and is now falling so that I Need to dose daily. NitrItes are doing their spike right now. I don't think it's going to take long at all.
I really like your Fuge. I just don't know how to start mine to get it going.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:05 PM   #316
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I wish I could have a fuge on mine but I dont think I have any room underneath for one
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:01 PM   #317
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That is one of the benefits of building my own stand, I was able to give myself a lot more room.

Here's a shot from the side, just to give perspective on size of the stand vs. size of the tank


That was a big thing I debated early on. Do I get/build a stand that wraps around the form of the tank and limit my space, or give myself space and just hope it looks good in the end.

There's nothing that says the fuge has to be under the tank. If you have room next to your tank, you could setup a small fuge and have it displayed next to your 72. I've seen lots of people do this and like this. I've even seen custom built large displays that have the fuge below the display tank, but have a window in the stand to allow the fuge to be on display too.
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Your flow would be much better I was shocked by the difference it made with that extra 1/4" of space you can push 25% more water threw the tubing. (In reference to using 1" instead of 3/4" tubing or pipe for plumbing the system in an earlier post
That extra 1/4" diameter actually almost doubles the available volume (since if i remember correctly the formula for the area of a circle is pi*r*r or pi r squared)

Hence the ratio is as follows
0.75 * 0.75 : 1 * 1

therefore -> 0.5625 : 1
Definitely a significant difference that would be greatly beneficial. The difference is deceiving as it doesn't seem like it should be that much greater when you look at the pipe.

Something for everyone to keep in mind anyway


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There's nothing that says the fuge has to be under the tank. If you have room next to your tank, you could setup a small fuge and have it displayed next to your 72. I've seen lots of people do this and like this. I've even seen custom built large displays that have the fuge below the display tank, but have a window in the stand to allow the fuge to be on display too.
The coolest is when people set their tanks up with a shared wall with a staircase or something so they drop all the plumbing through the wall and their equipment is all in that little room. I have also seen people drop their plumbing through the floor into their basements where they have like pond size fuges. Although then they have to have a pump that is like 2x more then normal size to get the water all the way back up.
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Looking good Neilan! That is a bristle worm crawling about in the fuge. You will have tons of them i short order. They do a great job at cleaning things up but be careful if handling them they have a nasty sting.
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