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Bear may be getting salty again
Old 10-11-2011, 08:58 AM   #31
 
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Hi Bear!!!!

Planning another tank I see...... I knew you wouldn't stay away!!
LOL i was waiting for you to chime in!! yeah planning but as of yesterday the plan is on hold.. i am going to finish the DIY things and move forward with some of the plan but we got some really bad news yesterday thats going to keep this from getting wet for a few months...

so i may ask a question from time to time but no real progress for quite awhile...
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:29 PM   #32
 
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Well I will be looking forward to news!!!

I've started a new project myself...a 7 ft long 125, bought used off craigslist of course!
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:51 PM   #33
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 08:37 PM   #34
 
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Yep... I suppose I should start a thread! Stay tuned lol
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:51 PM   #35
 
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i hope by the time i post this you have started that thread!! you have no business throwing out such a teaser and not giving us more!! LOL
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:16 PM   #36
 
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ROFL Sorry it was finals week at school. Yes I'm going back to school so no more truck driving for me lol. Massage therapy! I'll get on that RIGHT NOW!
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:24 PM   #37
 
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update -

research continues but parts are coming together nicely.. lights are hung, super built desk for the stand is in place tank in place... heater in place... looks like i am going with a internal filter (just a box with teeth for surface skimming and a filter pad) i am debating on one big pump with a split return or 2 small pumps (leaning toward one large) and that is it my friends.. if things go well over the next 2.5 months i will find some nice dry rock to go in, i plan on using reef crystals to eliminated dosing since i am going with simple stock as well.

stock plan is
Macro algae
snails
Hermits (maybe)
a few softies and perhaps a few LPS ..
debating still on fish if any
not going coral crazy
will be medium flow so i am just about set to go...
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Old 11-14-2011, 05:43 PM   #38
 
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any pictures? sorry if i missed this but what size tank did you settle on? its only going to have the surface box and no sump or AIO features?
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Old 11-14-2011, 10:25 PM   #39
 
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not yet on the pix and when i do they will be junky phone pix (i broke the wife's camera )...

ok do again this plan may evolve a little from here but this is what i built....
i took a large cereal container (plastic) and cut off the handle
i cut the height to fit snugly under the rim of the tank (30 breeder BTW)
i then cut teeth into the top on the front and two sides
made a basket to slide inside out of plastic canvas this will hold the filter floss to catch large debris and the oils
under the basket is a place for the pump and the returns will go through the front corners
at this moment i have it set up foe 2 small 90 GPH pumps but may change that out for a larger one ....

orrrrrr

make a PVC surface skimmer for a HOB and run that with a large power head on the opposite side...

either way its going to stay simple and the bio load will remain light..
lots of macros will help and LR also ... nice long cycle and slow additions... if money or desire changes down the road i can always add on...
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Old 11-15-2011, 12:00 PM   #40
 
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