In the beginning...

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Flagg37, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    Glad to hear things are looking good for you
     
  2. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I'm really happy too. I don't know if it's related but the po4 levels are continuing to drop and my eel came out to eat for the first time in about 2 months.
     
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  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    It’s been a while since I’ve posted some pictures so here you go. The tank is finally at a point that I think is doing well. Things are growing instead of dying.
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  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Once I get a good look at our place in Colorado I’ll have to start planning the move in more detail. I think I may want to build a new tank with the same footprint but 6” taller. That way I can keep the stand and the rock work. I’d bump up the main rock structure a good 4” taller if I did that though.
     
  5. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    So that means you'll sell the tank?

    Oh, it's a 120g? Looks much bigger than that got some reason.

    I hope you keep visiting our forum once you move...honorary bar member.

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  6. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    He said he’s keeping everything.


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  7. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    Well, if I build one that is 6” taller then I would be selling just the tank.
     
  8. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I forgot to mention. The other day in another thread I had said that I’ve never had my trochus snails spawn. Well the next morning I woke up and the tank was cloudy. Sure enough all the trochus were smoke’n. I’m not sure what is needed for the babies but, I had my filter socks in and the cloudiness cleared up in a couple hours. My clam was loving it. She was....happy as a clam.
     
  9. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Go higher in Colorado go 350g :)


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  10. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Bigger sump, and make everything bigger! Make Bruce happy that you can unload everything to him ;)


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  11. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    @scuzy, I’ll have a whole basement. I was thinking more like 450 (10’x30”x30”). Not right away though.
     
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  12. Gablami

    Gablami Supporting Member

    Man that sounds epic. Almost makes me want to move to another state too :).

    Given what a pain it will be to breakdown and move a big tank, I would rather just start new and epic when I arrive. Unless it's going to be a long while until I get the new tank.


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  13. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Can you show me how you mounted your glass for the lights?


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  14. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I used what I use for my stair rail systems. It’s called a u-channel. The glass sits inside it and then has rubber and plastic pieces that hold it tightly in place. The system requires that the glass is at least 1/2” thick and I used tempered starphire glass cut in a custom shape which cost quite a bit. If you had it cut in just a rectangle it would be quite a bit less. I have more of the u channel if you want to try it. How much do you need?
     
  15. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Thanks @Flagg37 at the moment I’m going to copy the idea with wood studs at the end and has more area for hold


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