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Old 09-22-2008, 05:25 PM   #91
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:43 AM   #92
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I just finished building the new canopy (had to add 6 inches to the design to get lights under it).

It isn't painted, but everything appears to be good on it to replace the old one.

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You can see how I used 1x12 boards instead of 1x6 boards that were on the old canopy.

You can also kinda see the rock formation my sister-in-law helped with

I'll probably get it primed and painted tomorrow or the day after, and my reflector / lights mounted as soon as they are dry.

Right now I am trying to find instructions on how to operate my Octopus Skimmer (it didn't come with any, except where parts go, not how deep it needs to be in the water, etc).
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Old 09-23-2008, 09:30 AM   #93
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Don't forget to install the RC submersible web-cam! ~_^b
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Old 09-23-2008, 04:25 PM   #94
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Actually, I am looking at a webcam for this tank. I found a decent wireless camera that will FTP upload from newegg.

Now, for my daily question What should I use for a clean up crew? I rather not have anything which will move rocks around (hermits do that, right?), but I dont really want the type of snails that will die if they fall over because they can't right themselves. I need things that are reef safe as I hope to have LPS corals some day.

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Canopy is almost done. It just got its last coat of paint this morning. Then lights get hung in it and it should be ready to rock and roll.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:07 PM   #96
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It's looking really good!
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Old 09-24-2008, 11:31 PM   #97
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I just got the lights up and running.

I have 2x 46.5" VHO bulbs, one is 50/50, the other is Super Actinic.



Now that I have lights on it, it looks like I have microbubbles in the tank.

You can see a close up here. I dont see them when the lights aren't on, but I do when they are... That outlet they appear to be coming out of is my closed loop, and I do not appear to be getting any leaks on it (i just double checked). My Sump return pump is also all the way under water, so I dont think it is coming from that....
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There is a little water in the biscuit tin I put the closed loop pump in. It wasn't there last time I checked (yesterday?). It looks like that is where the bubbles are coming from. I haven't found where it is coming out yet. I think I'll get that fixed on Saturday.

I also picked up a QuietOne 3000 pump to replace the Mag 9.5, so that I can try to get the tank temp down a few degrees.
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You haven't posted the pics of your new inhabitants....
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I just got the lights up and running.

I have 2x 46.5" VHO bulbs, one is 50/50, the other is Super Actinic.



Now that I have lights on it, it looks like I have microbubbles in the tank.

You can see a close up here. I dont see them when the lights aren't on, but I do when they are... That outlet they appear to be coming out of is my closed loop, and I do not appear to be getting any leaks on it (i just double checked). My Sump return pump is also all the way under water, so I dont think it is coming from that....
I remember when my tank was that clean! heheheh Looking good.
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