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Old 01/15/2008, 12:51 PM   #676
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Naaa, you'll be fine!! Like you said yourself, just cover it to keep dust and junk out, you'll be good!!!



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Old 01/15/2008, 12:51 PM   #677
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didnt like the number a replies, so Ill give a courtesy bump!
lol thanks!


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Old 01/15/2008, 12:52 PM   #678
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It'll have an affect, but it's surviveable. Be diligent in covering the tank and ensure good air turnover in the garage and you'll be fine. I've experienced the same thing with a skimmer and painting... it'll go crazy.
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Old 01/15/2008, 12:53 PM   #679
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Btw, since you have those exposed walls, you can add a bunch of handy outlets to the existing circuit(s). I'd put a few up high (like 4 or 6 outlets) for lighting and fans, and at least 10 down low, not too close to each others so that when you have larger wall-wart plugs, they won't cover up other ones.
Thanks. We were thinking those American DJ strips moutned to the side or up high to be able to plug things into. What do you think of those?


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Old 01/15/2008, 03:57 PM   #680
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I love those things. You've not been surfing my website apparently.

On the DJ's they are convenient but have some limitations. You have 8 plugs that are governed by a 15 amp resettable button that you don't want to overtax. For my system, I'm using three, and have them spread out equipment wise to avoid overloading the strips.

The thing I've run into is a lack of space between outlets. You can purchase a 5-pack of 1' grounded extension cords at Fry's Electronics for $7, to allow larger plugs to fit nicely.


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Old 01/15/2008, 04:26 PM   #681
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Oh Marky I've been all over your site... remembering your site is another matter.

I was thinking two for what we have and mount them up high.

Thanks for the info I might order one of those.


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Old 01/15/2008, 04:41 PM   #682
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We found some newer versions recently. I'll have to find you the link. It was a 4 switch model with the outlets on the top instead of the back. Or maybe the bottom. Depends how you orient it. Still, nifty and inexpensive.

http://shop.vendio.com/progearwareho...281/index.html

The pages pertaining to this are in the 280g section, and are linked as Power Panels.


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Old 01/15/2008, 04:48 PM   #683
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Those are kewl! You could get 30 amps or 3600 watts with two of those in the same space as the 8 with half of each.


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Old 01/15/2008, 06:08 PM   #684
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They are affordable and provide some nice flexibility. If I'd seen them sooner I might have bought them myself.

There is also a version where the switches are wired to a box 6' - 12' away from the section that everything plugs into.


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Old 01/16/2008, 06:25 AM   #685
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Question for all you DIY ers.

If we setup the tank in that room, then finished it off while the tank was in there.. how risky is that? Assuming the top of the tank would be covered to prevent dust/sanding.. but what about fumes from drywall, paint, tile and such?

I know it would be better to finish that first, but would it be unsafe to do it with the tank in the room?
I realize I'm a day late. Will you forgive me?

I would not finish the room around the tank. Drywall is one of the phases I do at work. WE normally tape the door frames shut, and cover up the ducts. The drywall dust still makes it to another floor of the house for the next few days. I always warn the customer. They always say I thought you were just exagerating especially with all the procotions you took. They are always amased after that fine dust is still filtering around aweek later.

FWIW Drywall dust and refinishing hardwood floors are the Worst in my opinion.


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Old 01/16/2008, 08:02 AM   #686
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Did you lose anything?
nope, not from that at least .

I've also seen those 8 switch panels at idjnow for a bit cheaper than the what I've seen elsewhere, though they're labeled under a different name.


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Did you lose anything?
nope, not from that at least .

I've also seen those 8 switch panels at idjnow for a bit cheaper than the what I've seen elsewhere, though they're labeled under a different name.


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Old 01/16/2008, 09:53 AM   #688
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They are affordable and provide some nice flexibility. If I'd seen them sooner I might have bought them myself.

There is also a version where the switches are wired to a box 6' - 12' away from the section that everything plugs into.
That sounds neat too. I'll look into it. Ty.


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I realize I'm a day late. Will you forgive me?

I would not finish the room around the tank. Drywall is one of the phases I do at work. WE normally tape the door frames shut, and cover up the ducts. The drywall dust still makes it to another floor of the house for the next few days. I always warn the customer. They always say I thought you were just exagerating especially with all the procotions you took. They are always amased after that fine dust is still filtering around aweek later.

FWIW Drywall dust and refinishing hardwood floors are the Worst in my opinion.
I forgive you. Thanks for the good information.


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nope, not from that at least .

I've also seen those 8 switch panels at idjnow for a bit cheaper than the what I've seen elsewhere, though they're labeled under a different name.
Weird.. so they are exactly the same?


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Weird.. so they are exactly the same?
As far as I can tell... although in the interest in full disclosure I will admit that one of my switches (number 3, to be precise) only acts as a momentary switch. If you try to turn it off, as soon as you let it go it pops back on. I don't know if it's because it's more cheaply made or if it's just a random failure (i'm inclined to think it's a random failure, but who knows? they look identical to me).


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is it named eliminator ????


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Old 01/16/2008, 06:27 PM   #693
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I think it's time for an updated FTS.


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I think it's time for an updated FTS.

I'll second that


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Old 01/16/2008, 09:55 PM   #695
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I'll third that. Give me the motivation I need for my 90!


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Old 01/17/2008, 12:19 AM   #696
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As far as I can tell... although in the interest in full disclosure I will admit that one of my switches (number 3, to be precise) only acts as a momentary switch. If you try to turn it off, as soon as you let it go it pops back on. I don't know if it's because it's more cheaply made or if it's just a random failure (i'm inclined to think it's a random failure, but who knows? they look identical to me).
Hmmm... looks identical to me too.


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Old 01/17/2008, 12:22 AM   #697
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You guys really don't want a FTS right now! I have moved stuff around trying to fix the flow and nitrate problem until we can get the new 120 going.


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You're right. We want a FTAS.


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Old 01/17/2008, 01:28 AM   #699
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lol... you already got one on my myspace page... i would probably be banned if I posted it here =)


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Grrr.. double post.


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