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Old 08-09-2009, 06:21 PM   #181
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Greenhouse for those Orchids? xD
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:31 PM   #182
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That's the only way to really control the amount of light,water and fertilizer. Not to mention bugs...
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Old 08-09-2009, 06:42 PM   #183
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Yeah, that was when I was building my greenhouse in the backyard.
I like it, do you still have it?
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:55 PM   #184
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Update: WITH PICS!

I got all the equipment pretty much done. I'll wait to get a skimmer for Christmas or something. All that I want to do is figure out a mechanical filter. (mainly just water polishing) but anyway, everything I have is up and working. Except the light, I want to go to this lighting store next week to find new bulbs. (50 bucks at the LFS isn't in my budget.. lol)

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(black sponge just to keep bubbles down.. kinda works)



Tunze ATO is awesome. Especially for 20 bucks!



Black bucket is a temp. res for now.



I'm so proud! xD



Pump is strong.



Level sensors.
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Old 08-09-2009, 07:57 PM   #185
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And here's one of my new PC light




I think the previous owner replaced two of the bulbs so I'll see which ones look the best and leave those in along with the new actinic's.
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Old 08-09-2009, 08:25 PM   #186
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Did you get the skimmer yet? It seems to be coming together. when are you going to fill the tank?
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Did you get the skimmer yet? It seems to be coming together. when are you going to fill the tank?
I'm planning to get the skimmer for christmas or something. I'll just see how it goes. (I don't even have LR yet xD)

And the tank is full as I'm writing this. I've been leak testing the entire setup since probably two days ago. So far only one small leak but I'll fix it. The catfish keep trying to get into the cabinet.. I'm not quite sure how to keep them out lol.
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I'm planning to get the skimmer for christmas or something. I'll just see how it goes. (I don't even have LR yet xD)

And the tank is full as I'm writing this. I've been leak testing the entire setup since probably two days ago. So far only one small leak but I'll fix it. The catfish keep trying to get into the cabinet.. I'm not quite sure how to keep them out lol.
What is it the plumbing? When do you plan on getting the LR? You could go the long way with dry rock, it's much cheaper and will eventually become live.
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Seems like you are doing well. Where are you ordering your live rock from? What kind of light is that partypalooza?

O ya, I have determined 1 thing from this forum. thincat has alot of hobbies...lol
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Yea, where the bulkhead meets the PVC. I need to go to HD and buy a union so I can glue it for real xD. I guess silicone and PVC don't work too well.. But it's like an extremely slow drip so I may just let it "fix" itself. I don't plan to buy a ton of actual LR. The LFS I went to sells baserock for 1.99/lb and they seem to have alot so I'll look into that later. First I want to get the aragonite sand. Just don't have the money .

Would getting like 60lbs of baserock and maybe 10lbs of live be good? I plan to also get maybe 5lbs for the sump.
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