Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

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 05-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #21
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ricksreef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newport News
Posts: 1,109
When you add the rainfall(for daily topoff) it would be cool and useful as in this tank.http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog...er-lfs-display

Watch the second video.
__________________

__________________
Ricksreef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 08:00 PM   #22
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,324
I would love to build a tank like this and yes, the nerd in me loves the effects, especially the rain being the top off.
__________________

__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 08:20 PM   #23
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ricksreef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newport News
Posts: 1,109
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gregcoyote View Post
I would love to build a tank like this and yes, the nerd in me loves the effects, especially the rain being the top off.
I know you could pull it off with your knowledge and experience ,
__________________
Ricksreef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 08:49 PM   #24
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Gregcoyote's Avatar



Tank of the Month Award
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Columbia, Missouri
Posts: 8,324
Now all I need is the money and a home large enough to hold it! Please send all donations to Gregcoyote.
__________________
Gregcoyote is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 09:42 PM   #25
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jeffaquarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,933
The rain don't have to be a top off. You can always use the tank water for circulation and at the same time agitate the surface. Then you can have the rain all day long if you want to lol. I would use several strobe lights with random flashing to make it more close to real. I think I will have to make one for my self just for the fun of it lol. With a florescent canopy you can install those plastic tubes.
__________________
jeffaquarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 08:29 AM   #26
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
MikeYQM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 489
I saw this tank article a while ago & considered it. You wouldn't want to use salt water because of spray and salt creep but it wouldn't be terrible hard to accomplish with an existing controller & ATO. Some PEX or PVC plumbed into the end of the ATO pump with holes or channels would be enough.

The issue for me is timing. To make it really spectacular, I would've wanted a lot of rain, but my ATO kicks in for a few seconds an hour. I would have to change the program to only run the ATO a few times a day which would alter the stability in order to get the desired downpours. It's not a huge trade off, but one I didn't want to take. My ATO is also concentrated limewater which would have to change.

A nice design and bit of innovation for sure though. If you had a lot of mangroves, a similar scaled down system would be great too.
__________________
MikeYQM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 02:39 PM   #27
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
jeffaquarius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 1,933
The salt water will splash regardless of what rain you have. I am sure you don't want to shock your tank inhabitants either with sudden down pour of fresh water.
__________________
jeffaquarius is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-28-2013, 02:48 PM   #28
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Peteostler43614's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Toledo Ohio
Posts: 137
How much do you want for the light
__________________

__________________
Peteostler43614 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
light

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

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








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.