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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

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    ...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

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

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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

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

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    Yeah! Thanks Jar! That thing is sweet. What the heck did we ever do before MAGNETS! LOVE IT!
     
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    That easyblade is pretty cool.
     
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  13. Kmooresf

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

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    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:
     
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    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

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    Keep em coming. And don't forget to take your medication until the prescribed course is complete ;)
     
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    Thx Dave, will do.

    If anyone has any suggestions on this design, or you see any concerns..............I would love to hear them.
     
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    It looks alot like my modified Eco-systems sump...so you can guess what my response is. ;)
     
  20. Kmooresf

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    Sweet! Good to hear Jim, thx.
     

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