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Old 05-09-2008, 12:21 PM   #11
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Thanks for the compliments! right now we are having a bit of a micro bubble problem.. going to try and get that sorted out quickly. Ill try and get some individual pics up tomorrow of our new frags!
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Old 05-09-2008, 12:50 PM   #12
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On your return line I noticed that you don't have any lockline or an elbow going into the tank. You may want to plumb that over and into the tank. I expect that is where you are getting the bubbles from. Also with a brand new tank you will get bubbles while it "slimes" over and breaks in.
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Old 05-09-2008, 02:58 PM   #13
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Very nicely done. Thanks for the post and pics.
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Old 05-09-2008, 05:09 PM   #14
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Yea we finished on a sunday so there wern't many options for lockline available. We just yesterday added a couple more elbows and a strip of lockline to the system. we will have to wait and see about the microbubbles.
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Are the bubbles spraying out of the return line or are they just all over everything?

If they are coming from the return line then your return pump is sucking air. If the bubbles are just all over everything then it's probably just because the tank is brand new and needs to slime.
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:56 PM   #16
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what was your total dollar amount you spent on building te tank? just wondering it looks great!
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I think they might be coming from the pump. Its sitting in a spot in the sump where there are bubbles that i think are getting sucked up into the pump and shot out as micro bubbles in the frag tank. Are micro bubbles going to be real bad for our corals?

tamara- the acrylic was about 75 and the glue and squeeze bottle was under 20. the triangles and guitar string were real cheap as well. The only big expense was the blade for the table saw which isn't so bad since you can use it on a variety of things besides the tank. The stand and plumbing were cheap as well. 2x4's are about 1.50 a piece and pvc fittings are usually under 50 cents. So aside from the tools i would say the whole thing was probably under 100$
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Very cool. Makes me want to take a stab at it.

I may have missed it somewhere in the post, but what did the whole budget wind up being for this project?
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vinnys - the post right above yours has some of the prices. came out to probably be under 100$ when all was said and done. We to some degree made the dimensions of the tank so it would fit in just two pieces of acrylic. Thats the most expensive part.
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Great to see the finished prodcut. Great job!
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