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Old 09-19-2012, 12:14 AM   #31
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Watch out with the emerald. If ya plan on doing corals they can go "rouge" on ya. Mine did I just got rid of it. To bad I really like the little guy.
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Old 09-19-2012, 01:14 AM   #32
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well i already have 2 freshwater tanks under my belt so now i want to add a salt tank to the mix.

as you can see the salt tank is super bright

i have live sand on the bottom and live rock in the back

i have an AC110 mod i am running, still waiting for cheato, i have chemi-pure, then sponge, then final compartment for live rock frags and chaeto to generate pods

as you can see here, my lighting JUST FIT !!!!!!!!!!
sometimes my measurements actually work !!!!!

as i was filling up tank, everything settled into place, as you can see there is just enough room on top for lights, a HOB skimmer is out of the question, i am going to have to mount it on the outside and run hoses. should be a mod i can handle.

i do not have a skimmer on yet, i have a coralife and am modding to fit my scenario, since i cannot fit it HOB, because of my height restrictions (the tank above). I have 2 circulators on order, should be in soon, i will add one on the left side and one on the right side, pointing at the liverock.

i know it's small, but great things come in small packages, lol
Love the setup! Great job!
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:08 AM   #33
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Watch out with the emerald. If ya plan on doing corals they can go "rouge" on ya. Mine did I just got rid of it. To bad I really like the little guy.
i want to do corals, but i'm nervous, too many parameters.
maybe i'll just do anemones and clowns.

will the crab go after the anemones?
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ok SUMP has been turned on finally !!!!!!!!!!!!
man was it rough, had issues with the u tube in my eshopps 300.
the return pump was not pushing enough volume to keep the syphon on the overflow box. quick fix and i got everything humming.

i installed the float valve to protect my pump, when the water level goes down to the middle of the canister it turns off the pump. works great



here is the power for the float switch




i had issues with my eshopps 300 u tube, it was too big,
so i reduced the tube by using a piece of 3/4 ID tubing. which is the same tubing on the return pump. now everything is working perfectly.




finally, i can sleep not having to worry about the sump
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Sweet lookin good. . My emerald never went after the anemone only my hammer coral and pulsing Xenia. Little bugger
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ok got some gutter guard and snailproofed my overflow. no glue, everything is pressure fit.
this way if i have to adjust it, i just take it out.



and skimmer was added to the sump. now the filtration is complete.
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i'm having some cooling issues, so i'm going to make a fan cooling system.
got tons of extra fans and pc power supplies.
but first i need to make a bracket to hold the fan.
here is a quick peek


printout all done, looks nice.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:13 PM   #38
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i'm having some cooling issues, so i'm going to make a fan cooling system.
got tons of extra fans and pc power supplies.
but first i need to make a bracket to hold the fan.
here is a quick peek

printout all done, looks nice.
Wow! You made that bracket? That is the coolest saw ever!! You could make anything on that! No wonder your tanks look so great!!
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it's actually a 3D printer.
i print with ABS Plastic. Stuff lego's are made out of, lol
any bracket i need, i just print out
I do a 3D cad drawing and bring it to life.

clamps work good, now i just have to make a bracket for the fan itself!!!
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it's actually a 3D printer.
i print with ABS Plastic. Stuff lego's are made out of, lol
any bracket i need, i just print out
I do a 3D cad drawing and bring it to life.

clamps work good, now i just have to make a bracket for the fan itself!!!
Very cool. I wouldn't be able to do it, but very cool nonetheless!! Lol
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