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Old 10-26-2010, 07:47 PM   #11
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Definitely following along. You had me at "LED".

Plus, I always love to see reefers over-engineer planted tanks.


I guess Mike is next up aye?
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Nice, I'll be tagging along. Interested in the sump/filtration set-up on freshwater.
I was under the impression that sump filtration was not uncommon for FW. I've seen it before.
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What are your plans for the LEDs? Simple off-on? Dimming? Moon phases?
I have dimmable pucks, I'm not sure I'm going to go that fancy with the lights. Probably have more simplistic on/off rather than all the extra stuff.

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Sounds like you're off to a pretty good start. Can't wait to see how this turns out .
Me too. Thanks. The tank is full of water and is running. When I left the house this morning the water was still cloudy from the substrate but tonight it is crystal clear.


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Definitely following along. You had me at "LED".

Plus, I always love to see reefers over-engineer planted tanks.


I guess Mike is next up aye?
I'm excited to find out what LEDs will do for planted tanks as well.

I have no intentions of over-engineering anything. If you look back at my reef system you will see it was very simple and mimicked nature as closely as I could get it. I prefer simple and easy to maintain rather than a lot of crap that needs constant attention. Granted that ferts and co2 require attention but I'm used to that kind of tinkering.
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Here are some quick pics of the tank thus far. I do not have glass tops for the tank, I was planning reef when I got it and declined taking them. Should I get them?????







Here is my little DIY trickle filter. Three drawers are in use right now. Top one is empty, second one has filter floss in it and the third has sponge. It's set up this way to clear the water and I have to say it worked pretty well. the water looks a little cloudy in the pics because I messed with the sump and it had some build up in it. I'll drain it and clean it out tonight or tomorrow.



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Open top. This makes it easier for the plants to grow out of the tank and get you.
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Open top. This makes it easier for the plants to grow out of the tank and get you.
Now what freshie hasnt had that happen to them lol!
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That trickle filter is brilliant. I can't wait to watch this as this build progresses!
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Do the drawers leak out the sides at all? I've been considering drawers like this for a future sump build, but I wasn't sure if the drawers would leak, so I was looking at Snapware instead. That way I wouldn't have to leave room to the side in the sump to get at the drawers.

Is the filter noisy?
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What a Minute want happen with making that into a Corner Reef?????
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