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Old 09-21-2012, 03:58 AM   #31
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took a load of measurements and it looks like the tanks I have sitting may be to high to accomadate my hob skimmer( both@ 17" high) so it looks like I may go with a 20 long as the 12" height will allow plenty of room as for phosphate testing, I'll get there, just not there yet
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Old 09-23-2012, 12:55 AM   #32
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:38 PM   #33
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update time, added to the stock since last week are
12 more hermits
6 more astria
6 green chromis
1 more peppermint shrimp
1 cleaner shrimp
everyone still happy and healthy, also started my DIY sump today, came up with the idea of putting the weirs between two plates of plexi so they can be moved as a unit until I get my dry fit of the equipment done then they'll be set in place with silicone

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and a little more to the right, whole thing slides as a unit, also put in a tray to support media bags
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:54 PM   #34
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so finished up the sump yesterday and got everything plumbed(pics will be coming) had to take the 305 out because not only is there no room with the sump underneath the tank but when I went to move it, it was sitting in a small puddle. I know I disturbed a few things but the water is getting a little cloudy which has me a tad concerned also all the aiptasia in the tank seems to have shriveled up for the time being
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That's strange that the aiptasia shriveled up. That stuff just don't disappear.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:44 AM   #36
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they're not fully retracted just about halfway, I also found that one of my engineer gobies had made it out of the tank and came to an untimely end between the stand and the wall, not the best weekend for this tank
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Aw that's too bad those gobies are awesome. Hope it all works out for you. Did you use aquarium safe silicone on the sump?
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:21 PM   #38
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yeah, I used 100% silicone but I'm starting to think I didn't let the PVC cement cure long enough though it was looking better this morning, I guess my next steps are get a light for the fuge and maybe move down some sand from the main tank, this would have all been so much easier had I started Fromm scratch and been able to take more time with things, it's just frustrating trying to make all the changes and adjustments while there is fish in the tank everything becomes more critical and time sensitive
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I know all about the frustration! But when you do it right and you get done its a true sense of pride. Hope it all turns out good for ya. I spent all day today trying to rearrange my rock and corals then powerheads. I'm fairly happy with it and on sure I'll move some stuff around when I get another coral or something.
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well it's been while and I'm on sump version 3, first sump the baffles failed and were pushed over by the weight of the water, second sump was perfect for about 2 days and then the side cracked due to the inside of the stand being warped, so now we're on version 3 with a few upgrades. first I removed the warped flooring in the stand and replaced it with 3/4" plywood and and put in carriage bolts in the board so I can use them to level it al out
I also put in a turf scrubber to help with algae next step is some macro, I like the caluerpa at my one lfs I just haven't asked if they'll sell me some yet. There's also now 20 lbs of arragonite sand in the fuge, hopefully all this will hold up this time around and help stabilize the conditions of the tank
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