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Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By RyanBrucks
thanks, ill look into that. if it comes down...

thanks, ill look into that.

if it comes down to it, I may have to make a small system tradeoff: lose the 50G water changing tank, make it a 25G (half as long), and cut out the space where it was...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By RyanBrucks
is it possible to get a skimmer that would...

is it possible to get a skimmer that would support 380 gallons that is not super tall?

as stated above, my mixing tank is 29" above the ground where my sump goes. the ASM g3 is 25", which gives...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/11/2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 181,642
Posted By RyanBrucks
Welcome to the thread :) ...

Welcome to the thread :)

http://www.cichlid-forum.com/articles/diy_acrylic_aquarium.php

This page lists alot of what is described on these pages out in pretty good detail. You may want to skim...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By RyanBrucks
well looks like I'll be starting with the G3 at...

well looks like I'll be starting with the G3 at this point...

i'm getting my tank through aquariums for you, and the skimmer is included. its already paid for originally the system started much...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By RyanBrucks
if you add up my 50G refuge, 35G frag, 50G sump...

if you add up my 50G refuge, 35G frag, 50G sump (runs maybe 25 gallons avg), and 50G mixing tank (circulated between water changes), the total water volume is actually 380. Does that change things,...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/11/2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 14,681
Posted By RyanBrucks
stunning. excellent tank, and the placement in...

stunning. excellent tank, and the placement in such an open room with so much greenery really makes it.

right now i'm stuck putting a big tank in a small dining room.... but if I ever were to...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/11/2008, 05:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By RyanBrucks
ill be using a G3 on my 220 soon so it will be...

ill be using a G3 on my 220 soon so it will be interesting to see how it does. I have a 50G refugium so i think it will be able to keep up.

Ill do the enkmat (right sp?) mod for the impeller, and...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/10/2008, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By RyanBrucks
good to know. this is taking me some time to...

good to know.

this is taking me some time to get all the equipment I need together in order to have a complete operation going. in the beginning you never factor in that you'll need to pay a few...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/10/2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By RyanBrucks
ah ok that makes sense. I do recall reading that...

ah ok that makes sense. I do recall reading that in the book. Guess I wasn't really considering that 2 x 160w 10,000k and 2 x 160w actinic would be not enough light, since at first glance it sounds...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/10/2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By RyanBrucks
ok, my tank will have 3 x 250W XM 10k MH, in...

ok, my tank will have 3 x 250W XM 10k MH, in addition to 2 x 140W actinic VHO on icecap 430e.

I think it should be plenty for the crocea, if hes about halfway or so down in a 24" tall tank (30...
Forum: Tridacnid Clams and other Mollusks 01/10/2008, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By RyanBrucks
What makes people so against croceas and maximas?...

What makes people so against croceas and maximas?

I just finished reading "Giant clams in the sea and the aquarium by James Fatherree". It was a good book, and I believe he recommended Deresa or...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,110
Posted By RyanBrucks
vendors showing their true stripes...... ...

vendors showing their true stripes......

marinedepot says 55g+ for a clown tang
liveaquaria says 150+.

Guess we know who is telling the truth :)
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 06:13 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,110
Posted By RyanBrucks
Wow I didn't know they needed so much space. But...

Wow I didn't know they needed so much space. But I haven't seriously started planning my stocking plan yet.

I'm planning a 220. Are there any tangs that wouldn't work in that? I really love tangs...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/10/2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,110
Posted By RyanBrucks
Hey Kar, sorry to hear that :( What...

Hey Kar,

sorry to hear that :(

What size tank did you have him in?

*EDIT*

doh forgot you are the OP :) I see now it was a 40.
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By RyanBrucks
ah, thanks for mentioning that, I totally missed...

ah, thanks for mentioning that, I totally missed the article :)

It's sad to see the species with such dire survival rates, and such high collection quotas. I will freely admit that when I...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/10/2008, 12:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By RyanBrucks
currently, yes. and I plan to do so in the...

currently, yes. and I plan to do so in the display.

I provided details in an above post, but right now my elegance is on a 'sandbed pedestal' so to speak. it's a 6x6x6" acrylic box filled with...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/09/2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 381
Posted By RyanBrucks
help me choose a light fixture for my frag tank

Hello everybody,

Soon I will be getting my 220G display tank that I've been waiting for. The display will have 3x250W MH XM10k bulbs on PFO ballasts, and 2x140W Icecap VHO.

My sump room in...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 01:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,366
Posted By RyanBrucks
I swear the first thing I am going to do after I...

I swear the first thing I am going to do after I get my 220 set up is organize my darn garage :) sooo many router bits, random blades, tools, accessories etc cluttering up the place and not alot of...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 02:41 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 181,642
Posted By RyanBrucks
So I've used my dewalt portable table saw with a...

So I've used my dewalt portable table saw with a few different metal blades to cut some acrylic, and a few of the blades have a good amount of melted acrylic that is baked on pretty hard.

anybody...
Forum: LPS Keepers 01/09/2008, 02:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,191
Posted By RyanBrucks
Thanks. I will continue to post more pictures...

Thanks. I will continue to post more pictures soon. it will be especially interesting when I finally get my 220G display and the 5" DSB. Its 30" deep (24 accounting for sandbed), and has 3x250W MH...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/09/2008, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 387
Posted By RyanBrucks
thanks for mentioning that. I'm definitely going...

thanks for mentioning that. I'm definitely going to make drip loops with the wires.

I'm also going to build a very thin acrylic 'tank' that will cover the outlets. It will probably be 3 or so...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,380
Posted By RyanBrucks
serial LEDs eh? nice. will you be able to...

serial LEDs eh? nice. will you be able to directly control that from the rabbit, or are you using that for your PC?
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/09/2008, 01:46 AM
Replies: 433
Views: 181,642
Posted By RyanBrucks
ROFLMAO! I don't have a wife yet, but I'll...

ROFLMAO!

I don't have a wife yet, but I'll ask my girlfriend to park her prius on the far side :)

H20ENG,
Yes, I added a removable leg. Currently its just scrap wood that fits nice, but I'm...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/08/2008, 11:11 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 181,642
Posted By RyanBrucks
now I understand why everybody who seriously uses...

now I understand why everybody who seriously uses router tabes for acrylic projects makes their own table instead of buying one.

it's all making sense now :) right now my garage is chock full of...
Forum: Do It Yourself 01/08/2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,380
Posted By RyanBrucks
Wow thanks for catching those mistakes! I...

Wow thanks for catching those mistakes!

I must have been thinking that the mosfet 'stopped power from getting TO the LEDs', when in reality I suppose its just stopping the flow of electricity from...
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