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Old 04-06-2015, 06:22 PM   #2011
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Well, I started and would have finished the ATS today. I had a really good go at it, until I didn't have the screw valve put together when I started gluing it all together. Opps. Show me for not paying close attention. I'll get the new pieces tomorrow and finish it up.
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Well, I started and would have finished the ATS today. I had a really good go at it, until I didn't have the screw valve put together when I started gluing it all together. Opps. Show me for not paying close attention. I'll get the new pieces tomorrow and finish it up.
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Was able to get the new pieces of PVC yesterday. Today I stopped off at the hardware store and got some stir sticks. Going to be using them to hold the plexiglass body in place. Why do you ask? Because they are FREE! Hoping to get up tomorrow morning and put things together.
So, with that said, the reef's current stock hasn't changed. Currently sitting at 2 ocellaris clowns (one black one orange), one marine betta, one lawnmower blenny, one coral beauty, one PJ cardinal, and one lubbock's fairy wrasse.
With that said, I've been thinking about adding a tomini tang. Thoughts?
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Hmm....kinda small for a tang, don't you think?
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I think it would be ok since it's a smaller tang, but with how my rocks are laid out and with the coral beauty and betta there would be too many big fish. Just always pops into my head as doable.


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I think it would be ok since it's a smaller tang, but with how my rocks are laid out and with the coral beauty and betta there would be too many big fish. Just always pops into my head as doable.


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Don't know on the tang, never owned one. I'm still waiting for them to discover that nano tang out there in the ocean somewhere! Those marine bettas are some cool fish.
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On to real news. I have all the pieces ready after being dry fit together today before work. I couldn't find the screen, even after tearing apart the living room, but the wife was able to find it. Tomorrow after work I'll have it put together hopefully. It will only have one of the lights right off the bat as I haven't been to Lowes or anywhere to get a second fixture for the other LED.
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It is just about done, but I'll show the progress since the finish isn't that spectacular...just a PVC pipe coming out the bottom.

The outdoor brochure holder with notches jigsaw'd out for the pipe to go.

The pipe that disconnects and holds the screen. Dremel'd so it can fit inside the pipe and be zip tied onto the pipe.


Showing the disconnect on the pipe.
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Roughly put together without the acrylic casing.

With the casing, held up by PVC only for the picture, but one piece will be the return pipe.

Cemented together.
Test run with one hydroponics LED.

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