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Old 01-31-2006, 12:43 PM   #11
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the extra powerhead and heater would go inside of the bucket that you will use to mix your salt and water before doing a PWC. You will need to make sure that the temp and SG is the same before adding new water.
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:48 PM   #12
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the extra powerhead and heater would go inside of the bucket that you will use to mix your salt and water before doing a PWC. You will need to make sure that the temp and SG is the same before adding new water.
That's what I was thinking, thanks for answering my newbie question....
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:24 PM   #13
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The foam is up for debate I guess. some people like to have a sheet of 1/4 or 3/8 rigid styrofoam to distribute load a little and insulate the bottom of the tank. I don't have it on mine, and I don't know how it would work on your particular tank design.

perhaps someone has more experience than I do with this and will chime in.
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:23 PM   #14
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"Dry" Tank Setup Pics.... How's my layout?

Here are a couple "Dry" Tank Setup Pics.... How's my layout? (Don't make fun of my Fish Pics... they were taped to the outside of the tank and my 11 month old twins still liked to look at em, even if they didn't move)

http://img456.imageshack.us/img456/4...18451010aw.jpg
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(2) Maxi-Jet 1200 Powerheads on either side, AquaC Remora Pro with Mag 3 Pump in center and 150 Watt Visi-Therm Stealth Heater...I know I might need to move the PH's arround once I get water in there (which I imght try to do a test fill with non-salt H2O this weekend.)

Any Suggestions???

If I can get all of this fired up, I hope to get some LR and Substrate and stuff sometime this week at the LFS, and maybe be able to start my cycle next weekend.

Thanks in Advance!
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Old 02-03-2006, 11:47 PM   #15
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looks nice, but I'm concerned that the front lip of the tank isn't properly supported. I would move the dresser out a couple inches and be sure that every edge of the tank is sitting on wood. Understand too that your full tank will weigh over 400 pounds. be sure your dresser can handle that.

you might want to play with the position of the PH's too, but you can do that when the tank is full.

take the time to dress your power cords, with drip loops(!) and label the ends.

do a test fill with tap water and check for leaks

When I see a new tank, I always think it would be nice if mine were that clean
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looks nice, but I'm concerned that the front lip of the tank isn't properly supported. I would move the dresser out a couple inches and be sure that every edge of the tank is sitting on wood. Understand too that your full tank will weigh over 400 pounds. be sure your dresser can handle that.
Right, right... sorry I didn't really put in mt post that everything isn't yet in it's "final spot". I plan on putting the Surge Strip inside the stand and will make sure I have everything "even" AND level before the final fill...

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take the time to dress your power cords, with drip loops(!) and label the ends.
Yeah, I am going to be doing a black background on the tank still and will tie-up and clean up all the connections, I havn't even plugged anything in yet, was just making sure I had it in about the right spots in the tank.

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When I see a new tank, I always think it would be nice if mine were that clean
This was actually a used FW tank that I bought from a friend of a friend and I spent a good deal of time with the vinegar and water getting it as clean as possible.

Thanks again for the tips, your help is truely appericiated.

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