Alve's tank today, thanks to BAR!

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by alve, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    I wish I have a camera like that. Sound great, nice photos.
  2. cwolfus

    cwolfus Past President

    Very nice!
  3. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    They're so cheap I bought one :D
  4. mpoletti

    mpoletti Guest

    The tank looks great.

    I had an olympus until one day it decided not to be an underwater camera anymore :(
  5. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    I actually need one, but not at this moment.
  6. alve

    alve Guest

    Thanks everyone!

    If everything keeps growing like it is now I should have plenty of DBTC frags by the time I can finally make it again to a meeting (which will be October).

    When I did research about the Olympus camera I did read from several people that eventually they leaked and the camera got ruined. I always make sure that I double check that the battery compartment is sealed correctly and hope for the best :)
  7. alve

    alve Guest

    For a long time I have been thinking about setting up something for automatic water changes. During my busy summer season I always started slacking. My last two water changes had been 3 weeks since the previous one instead of every two weeks so today I got to work and finally set up my Litermeter III pump with water change module that I had laying in my garage for over a month.

    Since I have no more space in my stand one more thing to put next to it:

    At this moment I have my chiller, auto top off, Bulk Reef Supply GFO and Carbon reactor and Litermeter III pump with water change module sitting next to my tank. As you can see I made a frame around the chiller and auto top off bucket and a project for next winter is to enclose it and finish it the same way as my stand.

    I have a window behind the tank so I have 3 lines going through there. Since we live in a rental house I can not start drilling the floor or walls :)
    Two lines are for automatic water changes, the third one is from my RO/DI unit in the garage to a float in my top off bucket that keeps it full all the time. The 44g Brute trash can holds NSW for the automatic water changes:

    To make sure that the 1/4 tubing stays on the bottom and not starts floating up I put it into a piece of PVC pipe and elbow I still had laying around:

    Does anybody think I should have a powerhead or pump in there? I mix NSW in another Brute can and once it has the correct salinity I pump it over in this one.
  8. Euphyllia

    Euphyllia Guest

    Me too.
  9. adolfo425

    adolfo425 Guest

    Very nice setup I like your maintenance setup. Top off chiller setup look good.
  10. alve

    alve Guest

    Thanks Adolfo425!

    Here are some more pictures I took last week:

    Jeremy, you know this one for sure :) Will be in DBTC for delivery when I finally get to go to a meeting again (October):

    ORA Purple Plasma, not very purple to me :)

    Rainbow Monti:

    Green Slimer:

    ATL Bonsay finally coloring up after being brown for about 6 months:


    BAR Prop Chalice:
  11. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

    Very nice Aldie. can't wait to see a fts
  12. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    That's cool Aldie, I did the same thing for my 2-part with the PVC pipe (minus the really long length of PVC that is :)), also keeps the intake hose off the very bottom so if there's anything that settled it won't make it into the tubing and potentially clog the whole damn thing up.
  13. alve

    alve Guest

    Thanks for the advice Mike! I didn't think about keeping the tubing off the bottom to avoid clogging if anything settles, only thought about keeping the tubing from floating to the top. I pulled it out of the PVC pipe a little more so it is pointing up a bit now :).
  14. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Very nice!!!!
    Well done.
  15. alve

    alve Guest

    Time for a last update. As of yesterday, Saturday 08/01, the tank has been shut down. The corals and fish were removed over the last two weeks and today the tank and stand got picked up.

    I didn't stop because I am tired of the hobby but because of other reasons. Therefore it was with a lot of pain in my heart that I gave up my tank.

    I am hoping one day to start over again and in the meantime I will still be around on the forum and go to the meetings in my off season so you will still see me around.

    I hope it is not a requirement to have a tank to be able to be a BAR member :)
  16. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    You have a tank, it's at my house, dry, and looking for a home and when that time comes you'll have a nice tank.

    Aldie, we're looking forward to your next tank thread and you're always welcome here :) you're an example of responsibility and passion for the hobby that has a tremendous impact on our club.
  17. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Sorry to hear that Aldie :( .. You will be back soon..
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    And when you do start up again (it's a matter of when, not if :p) we'll get you going again up with a rainbow of goodness!
  19. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Guest

    Sorry to hear that Aldie, hope to see you back into it one day.
  20. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    I am sorry to hear that, Aldie. We're hear to support you whenever you're ready to come back. :(

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