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So I'm Building Stuff Again. 150g Plus Fish Room.

Cody

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Last coats of canopy set, dried to the touch, then put in their own room to dry over night. There are some parts of the t5 compartments that got listed by black, which I might touch up with a brush, but other than that, good to go.


Wingnut is gonna come over tomorrow to help me finish plumb and hang the canopy. Gonna do a dry run with tap water to make sure the stand doesn't collapse haha
 

Reefahholic

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Last coats of canopy set, dried to the touch, then put in their own room to dry over night. There are some parts of the t5 compartments that got listed by black, which I might touch up with a brush, but other than that, good to go.


Wingnut is gonna come over tomorrow to help me finish plumb and hang the canopy. Gonna do a dry run with tap water to make sure the stand doesn't collapse haha
Will this be up before 2019?
 

Reefahholic

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Honestly that looks good Cody. I’d check into some much smaller wire and anchor points. Even braided fishing line of monofilament is an option. Shouldn’t be able to see them at all. I’d go with stainless anchor points on the wall because you know they’ll rust with time.
 

Cody

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Honestly that looks good Cody. I’d check into some much smaller wire and anchor points. Even braided fishing line of monofilament is an option. Shouldn’t be able to see them at all. I’d go with stainless anchor points on the wall because you know they’ll rust with time.
I believe the metal parts are stainless. I thought about monifiliment too, but I'm fine with the wire. It's 1/16" and you won't be focusing on the wire with a popping tank underneath. If I could do it again, I would have made the canopy out of metal, or perhaps used metal pipes that ran the width of the canopy to guarantee no sag. However, I've already spent too much time and money on it. It still looks great, so time to move on.
 

Cody

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Putting the t5s together.






Fresh bulbs warming up. I went with ATI blue plus, actinic, coral plus, and blue plus. I have a purple plus on hand because the place I got them from made a mistake and sent me the wrong bulb. They just said to keep the purple plus and sent me the correct one. Maybe I'll play with the spectrum a little in the future.




Holy hell, these things are bright! I don't even have the leds on and they're cranking out a lot of light to my tank.



 

Cody

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Coming up on 8 hours in for making RO water and both 40 breeders are full, in addition to the display being a third full. God I love my dual 150 gpd membranes plus booster pump.

Just gonna fill everything with RO water then mix the salt in after it's full.
 

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Everything is wet, salty, and flowing. I worked on a few rockscapes for the different tank but not settled on anything yet.

The whole system took about 18 hours to fill, so that's pretty nice. Glad I have an RO unit capable of cranking out the volume.
 

Reefahholic

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Everything is wet, salty, and flowing. I worked on a few rockscapes for the different tank but not settled on anything yet.

The whole system took about 18 hours to fill, so that's pretty nice. Glad I have an RO unit capable of cranking out the volume.
I just threw my rock in the display...I need to do something with it. lol

What kind of dry rock did you get.?
 
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