Leemar Starphire 290

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Kmooresf, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I've always wanted that tank from the EU that is a ravine... 6' from to back, with a blue plastic rear and a disco ball for sparkling effect.
     
  2. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    ...walked into that one. :D

    Kris....now you know how I got to 1,500+ post on my build thread.
     
  3. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Ok, this is HILARIOUS!! LOL!
     
  4. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    By having one disaster after another????? :O
     
  5. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Nope...by having a very slow build thread. ;)
     
  6. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Well, let's hope it's not too slow.............Talked to Robert today. We are a go, and Leemar is giving me an extra inch. Tank is approved for 84" x 31" x 26" (approx 290 gallons). Stand will be 38" tall.......Sump is looking fantastic, but still changing it up a bit before the final go ahead.

    Crisis OVER! Back on track. :bigsmile:
     
  7. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    go with shorter height, it will be easier to clean the glass : ) My 2 cents of input.
     
  8. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thanks Arnold,

    You are NOT wrong. I have a 29 tall now and it is a pain in the butt to clean at the bottom. However, I have freakishly long arms. LOL! Which helps, but with the Euro-bracing, I will have to use a stool anyway. :(

    I am super excited again for this tank. ;)
     
  9. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    who needs long arms with this!
    http://www.easyblade.de/
    Must have a glass tank though.
    I glued mine to a Hammerhead float cleaner
    http://www.algaefree.com/products.html
    You may need the Tiger Shark Float .

    It works like a dream.
     
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  10. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Yeah! Thanks Jar! That thing is sweet. What the heck did we ever do before MAGNETS! LOVE IT!
     
  11. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    That easyblade is pretty cool.
     
  12. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

  13. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    John, that is crazy. I thought it was a joke at first.

    I dont want to automate my tank too much or I will forget to look at it! LOL!

    Actually not a bad idea to keep from getting any build up, prolly not cheap though. Thanks. Does anyone actually have one?
     
  14. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Looks like one of those damn Roomba things that always break.
     
  15. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    I am GEEKING out to the MAX right now!

    Robert just sent me the updated design on the sump / fuge and it is AWESOME! I have asked him if its ok to post on hear for suggestions.....waiting to hear back.

    I'm also stoned out of my mind on Percocet today as I had my surg this morning (went very smooth). So I told him I will have to wait on approval untill I can see it with a clear head.

    First impressions............the colors are really pretty! :bigsmile:
     
  16. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    ok, permission granted!

    I have already found a few questions / suggestions, however I think Robert came up with a very cool design. Did you know he was an engineer?

    first thought is placement of the skimmer return..........seems it doesnt allow for much of a bubble trap, or to run through the baffles to give time to dissipate.

    second thought is really a suggestion........lower the last / third baffle maybe just an inch as a safety in case of my dumb a$$ clogging the egg crate media shelf.

    third is that the pass through on the first baffle could / would allow fish / shrimp / snails, etc into the first chamber. this could be cool, as it gives more swimming room and i have no plans for any pumps in this chamber.........just might want to egg crate that as well.

    I would also lean some egg crate on the first of the three baffles to keep themacro algea and fish from going through the baffles.
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    so cool, and so HUGE! LOVE IT!
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    Oh, and very pretty colors right? lol! Just me?
     
  17. houser

    houser Past President

    Keep em coming. And don't forget to take your medication until the prescribed course is complete ;)
     
  18. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thx Dave, will do.

    If anyone has any suggestions on this design, or you see any concerns..............I would love to hear them.
     
  19. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    It looks alot like my modified Eco-systems sump...so you can guess what my response is. ;)
     
  20. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Sweet! Good to hear Jim, thx.
     

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