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Old 05-13-2008, 01:09 AM   #31
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filled her up yesterday, and that mystery fog u may have seen in the other thread ,clouded the whole tank. i let the filters work on it, but they couldn't make a ding overnight, so i drained and filled it twice today. it's much better now, but still a bit hazy. these are the best pics i can muster between the fog and the actinic lights. plus my whisper pump is tired [drank a gallon or 2 of water last year] , so the waterfall effect is not happening yet. i'll have to get a new pump tommorrow.


again the pics blow. my camera apparently doesn't do actinic very well. i'll bust out the video camera when things clear up, and the new pump is running.
say...mystery fog...purple lights...
DEEP PURPLE!!!
smoke on the water baby!!!
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:54 PM   #32
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hate to break the news folks, but i unfortunately chose the wrong type of silicone. it is disentegrating under the water. the entire backround is junk as well as the styro stacks.
i'm out several hundred dollars in supplies, as well as over 100 hours of work and gas and headache. possibly 3 ruined filters too. all because home depot was out of GEI black silicone. hopefully i can get the tank torn down w/out breaking it, and clean it up properly. going to take forever...but, better me than u!!!
i honestly feel like quiting right now, but it's not my style.lost a few quarantine fish last night to top it off. [not in this tank
the pig shall be back, bigger and better!
i will rise up my friends!!! [just not tonight...uuggghhhh]:
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Old 05-15-2008, 09:56 PM   #33
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hate to break the news folks, but i unfortunately chose the wrong type of silicone. it is disentegrating under the water. the entire backround is junk as well as the styro stacks.
i'm out several hundred dollars in supplies, as well as over 100 hours of work and gas and headache. possibly 3 ruined filters too. all because home depot was out of GEI black silicone. hopefully i can get the tank torn down w/out breaking it, and clean it up properly. going to take forever...but, better me than u!!!
i honestly feel like quiting right now, but it's not my style.lost a few quarantine fish last night to top it off. [not in this tank
the pig shall be back, bigger and better!
i will rise up my friends!!! [just not tonight...uuggghhhh]:
Sounds extremely frustrating I am sorry to hear that if I was you my post would not have been so nice. Kudos to you for maintaining your patience.
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:47 PM   #34
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Awwwww BUGGER! Maaaaaan, what can I say, but I'm so sorry to hear that.
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:50 AM   #35
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ty march. fear not though...the tank is cleaned and new plans are in the works.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:14 PM   #36
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last pic...

tanks pretty much cleaned up. hopefully my filters will survive the ordeal. i may have burned up a shop vac though, suckin the mud out,lol.
i'm kinda contemplating sticking w/ black backround and nice stack of rocks at this point. i'ma think on it for a few days. maybe go look at some rocks tommorrow.
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Wow...

Wow... How frustrating - I "bookmarked" your thread several days ago because I liked your idea and don't have my 100+ gallon tank yet (and may not have for a few years... who knows)... but really enjoy DIY projects and thought you did an outstanding job on this one... 100+ hours of work down the drain is unbelievable. Good luck with your new plans, I'll be interested to see what you come up with next.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:33 PM   #38
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I don't know about the black background after seeing your rock one LoL. I like the slate wall look
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:45 PM   #39
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Oh no! Sorry about your troubel porksnorkle! Oh well, you live and you learn.

If I were you I'd stick with your original plans. I thought they were perfect (almost).
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Oh that totally sucks. It looked so great! I am so sorry.
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