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Old 10-26-2013, 04:11 AM   #351
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That looks pretty nice! I have a mount like that but it wont fot over the lip of the tank unfortunately. I'll get a picture up tomorrow to show you guys exactly what I've got. The first glass dividing wall is much lower than the rim of the tank, I was hoping I could just make something that would be sturdy enough to hold a full sock of water and not have it rest on 3 sides, but 2 sides, the back and the left tank rims.
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:08 AM   #352
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Seems like leaky plumbing was the theme yesterday. I had the same happen testing my 240g, but they were super tint leaks. Took minutes to make a drip, but I can't have that, so lost a day regluing.

Skywhitney...that is a really nice sock holder for homemade!
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Old 10-27-2013, 11:15 AM   #353
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Old 10-27-2013, 06:32 PM   #354
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So I got past the leaking by re-doing all the pipes in the overflow. They are now water tight.

Also did all the plumbing, used clear tubing for now, its simple but functional. I hope to clean it up a bit but for starters its gonna be fine. I also am using the crappy BRS sock holder I had for now, it was the best I can do. lol Ran a bunch of water into the overflows and filled the sump and then tested the return plumbing and pump, all went well. Still no leaks. woohoo! Also went out in search of pool filter sand and it ook 4 different stores but home depot finally had it so I got 200lbs of that.
The tank is moved into place now and I will begin filling it with ro.di water directly from the unit since its only about 3 feet away from the tank.
While the tank fills I am going to install 4 power strips, I figure that should be enough, thats a total of 28 outlets! If I go with the led's though it will take up two separate strips with a total of 6 cords. That will leave me 2 strips of 7 plugs to work with.
Also had an issue with the koralias- the magnets wont hold them through the glass, its too thick! Any idea guys on what I can do other than getting new powerheads? I was going to run the wp40, 2 1400's and a 750 until I can get a second wp40. Would hydor magnums hold through thick glass does anyone know?
ANd finally I have to yank the skimmer out of the 125g and the 10g reservoir and put them in their places.
Yes, another long post by me, sorry

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Old 10-27-2013, 08:39 PM   #355
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So I got past the leaking by re-doing all the pipes in the overflow. They are now water tight.

Also did all the plumbing, used clear tubing for now, its simple but functional. I hope to clean it up a bit but for starters its gonna be fine. I also am using the crappy BRS sock holder I had for now, it was the best I can do. lol Ran a bunch of water into the overflows and filled the sump and then tested the return plumbing and pump, all went well. Still no leaks. woohoo! Also went out in search of pool filter sand and it ook 4 different stores but home depot finally had it so I got 200lbs of that.
The tank is moved into place now and I will begin filling it with ro.di water directly from the unit since its only about 3 feet away from the tank.
While the tank fills I am going to install 4 power strips, I figure that should be enough, thats a total of 28 outlets! If I go with the led's though it will take up two separate strips with a total of 6 cords. That will leave me 2 strips of 7 plugs to work with.
Also had an issue with the koralias- the magnets wont hold them through the glass, its too thick! Any idea guys on what I can do other than getting new powerheads? I was going to run the wp40, 2 1400's and a 750 until I can get a second wp40. Would hydor magnums hold through thick glass does anyone know?
ANd finally I have to yank the skimmer out of the 125g and the 10g reservoir and put them in their places.
Yes, another long post by me, sorry

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Man thats a monster! Have never seen a whole tank shot of one
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:43 PM   #356
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Love the movie posters.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:56 PM   #357
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I wish I had two tanks that size in my living room
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:51 PM   #358
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LOL, you wont want them when its water change time! lol

I got the sand in and filled the tank and rinsed the sand and then drained it. Its actually not very dirty, the sand that is. I now have my ro/di hooked up to the tank and am filling it for real now.

If I can get enough water in tonight I want to move the rock from the garbage cans over, I figure since they have some die off that will be a good cycle starter, if I get any cycle at all. I need to test the garbage cans water later and see if the miniscule amount of ammonia I got the other day has increased or dropped back down. With the amount of rock I tend to think it will have cycled itself out already.

I have movie posters, all signed by the cast all around my living room. lol I had to take down the pulp fiction one that was over the 125g, it was getting salt creep on it, surprise surprise lol. Still have to take down the naruto poster, I got 2 of the others moved already.

I'll let you guys know how the tests turn out, and update the fill process.

Thanks gang!
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I've got some signed posters too. Tank is looking good.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:10 PM   #360
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Thanks Greg

It actually filling up quicker than I had hoped! woot! Its; still only like 6g an hour but boy am I glad I have the double membrane on the ro/di unit. As is it should take about 2 days to fill lol.
I put in only 200lbs of sand so I have about a 2 inch sandbed which is exactly what I wanted this time around.
Anyone have any input about the powerheads not staying up even with the magnets?
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