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Old 10-27-2011, 09:43 AM   #141
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I added some java moss in the refgium portion I got from jetajockey in the classifieds forums. I also got some seachem flourish and added a bit to see if the plants will benefit.

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Old 11-02-2011, 04:38 PM   #142
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Hey Ben,
How's this tank coming along? any pics of it painted & complete?
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Not much progress. Work, Halloween parties, family in from out of town and weekend sports have taken over for the moment. It sucks because I'm so close. I did order a Aqua Lifter Pump though to install in the hood as well. I just need some time.

I'm also looking around for a 15gallon tall tank to redo the sump. The power went out for about 15mins this week and let's just say it was scary close. I need some more play in the sump volume. I'm glad I work out of the house
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:01 PM   #144
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Darn! I was actually thinking of using the 10G tank I have as a sump/refugium as well. well I guess it'll stay a QT tank since it'll probably be too small as well haha. fyi i picked up some LEDs strips on ebay for 6$/pair with free shipping (30 cm each) so ill get those in when they are delivered. I know you were looking at LEDs this maybe an option but I'll let you know when I get them in how easy it was.
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If you skip the refugium section like I did and just had that whole area as sump / overflow you'll probably be alright. Having said that, what size tank are you going to use it for? Note that mine is a 55 tall so the surface area of the tank is smaller which means less overflow in a power outage.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:59 AM   #146
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yea thats true, mines a long so a 10 G wouldn't een come close...
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QQ: Canopy people, do you have glass covers on your tank as well as the canopy? I can't use the hinged glass I have on there right now as the wood is a bit too thick on top. I'd have to sand the inside down almost an 1/8". I removed the plastic hinge and thought about just having it there and sliding it once I have the wooden hood opened. Thought?
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I would keep the glass tops and slide them. Having the wood without a barrier of some sort will cause the wood to get super wet and if you used any glue it could get into the tank. I know from experience lol.
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I picked up 2 melanochromis maingano tonight at the lfs. They were too cool looking and a good price not to. I hope they aren't too aggressive but I'll bring them back if there are issues or get to be too big. Who knows... maybe I'll just have to get a bigger tank lol I'll post pics later once I've acclimated them.
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I can't get a good picture of these guys. They are everywhere. Maybe this weekend when I have some time (time, yeah right). It's interesting how close they are staying in the tank. I'm wondering if I have a m/f pair... I wish it wasn't so hard to sex them.

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