Gimmito's 450 gal L-shaped tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by gimmito, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

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  2. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

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    Full overflow box w/acrylic cover.
     
  3. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

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    The wire hanging is for a water leak alarm...hope I never have to hear it ! I also am roughed out for a vid cam down the line.
     
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    wow, 4-20 amp outlets... PG&E is going to love you with this tank aren't they? :D
     
  5. glee

    glee Guest

    hey jimmy, the tank is going in where the fireplace was? can't wait to see pics of it when it's all set up!

    best, garvin
     
  6. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    What's up Garvin !

    Long time no here... I finally got around to doing the tank and hope to have it set up by the end of the year. How's your tank ? It must be looking really nice. I still have those zoas I got from you in my red sea max.

    I wanted to setup a frag tank. Do you recommend plumbing it separate from the display or using a common sump ?

    Jim
     
  7. glee

    glee Guest

    my tank is doing ok. i have been battling hair algae recently...glad to know the corals are still doing well!

    my previous frag tank was entirely separate from my display. it required additional equipment (i.e. auto-top off, return pump, heaters, etc) and additional time for water changes. after some time, i got tired of maintaining both tanks and as you know decided to shut down the frag tank.

    i do not like seeing frag plugs in my display, so i manufactured a small frag tank and incorporated it in my sump area of my current display. it is gravity fed from my display and then gravity fed in to my sump. it has one small powerhead for circulation.

    will your frag tank act as a quarantine tank too? my advice is to keep it simple whichever route you decide to take.
     
  8. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Gavin,

    Sorry to hear about the dreaded hair algae. Turbo snails, water changes, & pulling them out the old fashion way always worked for me. Thanks for your advice on the frag tank...I was thinking of using it as a qt also, but Jeremy told me his frag tank got infested w/aerfw that way.

    Jim

    p.s. Any pics of the tank ?
     
  9. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    I guess I should have just bought pg&e stock huh ? $)

    Jim
     
  10. glee

    glee Guest

    if you are going to use this frag tank as a qt too, i would agree with jeremy that it would be a good idea to separate the systems. hopefully others with more experience will chime in.

    glee's tank journal

    best, g
     
  11. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Garvin,

    The tank is coming along nicely. I like the canyon effect you got going on there. What type of fish have you added to the powder blue tang ?
     
  12. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Nice...Is it GFCI?
     
  13. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Sure is.
     
  14. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

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    Since we are remodeling I had the contactor pour a thick pad under the stand and tie it in w/4 x 4's. I also had him install a 3" drain right next to the sump...no more buckets !

    I was also kicking around the idea of installing a deltec eco cooler underneath the house...what do you guys think ?
     
  15. gimmito

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    Kold Sterile Filter. Keeps essential elements. Filters last 50,000 gallons. 50 bucks to replace them. No wasted water. Great filtered water for the family.
     
  16. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Jeremy,

    Let me know if you ever come across a frag tank like the one you sold to Phong.

    Jim
     
  17. Elite

    Elite Guest

    sold to me??
     
  18. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Yup...how's the tank coming along by the way ?
     
  19. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Are you going to run MH? I had issues (and others seem to as well) with MHs tripping GFI on startup.

    If you are going to keep the QT/frag tied in onto the same system, you may want to try and mitigate cross contamination by inserting a UV section to hopefully kill the nasties before they cross over.


    that said, I'm envious of this new beasty tank!
     
  20. Elite

    Elite Guest

    You got the wrong guy.. I didn't buy any tank from Jeremy. I don't have a frag tank :) ..
     

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