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Old 01/12/2008, 05:16 PM   #651
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melev the 120g she wants has eurobracing and starfire and she can use the lights she has and wont need another halide and 6 ft tanks are more expensive to move water in as well, i think the 120g is a good size.
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Old 01/12/2008, 05:17 PM   #652
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the only difference in the overflow is the shape of the overflow itself it is low profile and flat not rounded like reef ready tanks and it is a center overflow.
Yea, I've seen the overflows in person on a 70g tank.. that was what we liked.. the low profile and the starphire... just never seen the kits that go with it. I guess that makes sense that they would be the same.


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Old 01/12/2008, 07:23 PM   #653
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I like the eurobracing for the 70gTT you could use one 400w SE halide it would be perfect
i almost bought a 70G TT not long ago but decided to just upgrade my skimmer instead.


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Old 01/12/2008, 07:44 PM   #654
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It's a very kewl tank. Make a good eel tank (:


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Old 01/12/2008, 08:07 PM   #655
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Yea, I saw those before... I liked the idea of the controllers, but wasn't sure if that was really needed on my level of tank. I'll check them out again thnx.

Its not even a question for me, temperature control alone is worth it. The ph monitoring is just an extra bonus


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Old 01/12/2008, 08:13 PM   #656
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Okay... temp control? Explain that please.


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Old 01/12/2008, 08:26 PM   #657
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It took a bit for my ASM to break in too. I am thinking the 250 as well.
Are you happy with your ASM?? I'm not all that satisfied with the way my ASM G3 skims. I find that it is difficult to get it to perform consistently and to keep the bubbles at the same level in the neck. I realize that there will be some fluctuation, but I find it to be rather touchy which forces me to skim on the dry side.


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Old 01/12/2008, 09:18 PM   #658
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Okay... temp control? Explain that please.
The $0.45 temp control that comes on most heaters gives me fits, out of the 5 heaters I have only one actually behaves properly. The others stick on or off for any unknown reason. Its not unusual for me to see the tank temp at 80 and both heaters on full. Sometimes the tank is almost 77 and the heaters are not running. Right now I combat this with a "binary" control system, for most of the hours of the day the power to my heaters is on, when the full lights are on the power to the heaters is off. Sometimes I have to overide this depending on about 37 factors since I have been working form home and the house temp has been stable this hasnt been as bad as it will be very soon.

With a controller you can script actions based on temp, Marc has a great description of these on his site. The EE (remember you cant spell geek without ee) in me wants to get a PLC and do my own control but thats super overkill. The controllers out there provide so much functionality for the $ its hard not to get one. I will be getting an AC Jr as soon as my new tank has water in it or as soon as the temp warms up again ( during spring and fall the temp in the house is all over the map) whichever comes first.


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Old 01/12/2008, 10:00 PM   #659
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Ahhh okay thanks. I thought you meant temp control with the Tunze Controller... not a temp controller (:


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Are you happy with your ASM?? I'm not all that satisfied with the way my ASM G3 skims. I find that it is difficult to get it to perform consistently and to keep the bubbles at the same level in the neck. I realize that there will be some fluctuation, but I find it to be rather touchy which forces me to skim on the dry side.
I like my ASM. I don't have anything to compare it too.. but for me it's worked well. It also took a bit to work properly, but once it did I liked it.


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Old 01/12/2008, 10:03 PM   #661
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Ahhh okay thanks. I thought you meant temp control with the Tunze Controller... not a temp controller (:
I have been getting lost in threads recently, sorry for any confusion


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Old 01/12/2008, 10:08 PM   #662
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lol it's probably more me then you no worries =)


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Old 01/15/2008, 01:30 AM   #663
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Monday Update!

Well we went to check out the new house this weekend... things are coming along well. They got cabinets installed and will be installing the granite this week, so that's exciting =)

They have pretty much finished the unfinished storage area (fish room). Here are a couple of photos of it.

The tank will go on the wall to the right.



Other side of the room.



We will probably go ahead and drywall the room and tile it at some point.. but not sure when yet.


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Old 01/15/2008, 04:55 AM   #664
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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?


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Old 01/15/2008, 05:06 AM   #665
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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, 06:01 AM   #666
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I agree, as long as it's covered you will be fine. Things are coming along nicely, thanks for the pics NG


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I just painted my living room which caused my skimmer to freak. A good recommendation given to me was to run my airline tubing (connected to the skimmer) to an outside source. So even if you have the tank covered up, it would be receiving much of it's oxygen from a clean source.


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didnt like the number a replies, so Ill give a courtesy bump!


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Old 01/15/2008, 11:18 AM   #670
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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?
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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I would finish the room before putting the tank in there. The finite dust from doing drywall work gets in everything, and you'll be cleaning the tank, the sump, the equipment... it'll never end. When I had to cut a 12" x 12" hole in the ceiling of my fishroom, I tarped off the reef and sump. 2 minutes worth of cutting, and I was ready to install the vent fan. Lots of white dust fell down the tarp as expected.

Then when I took the tarp down, I found some dust on top of the lighting, the top flange of the tank, some was swirling on the surface of the water, it was on the perimeter of the sump, on the skimmer, the calcium reactor, etc. And that was just because of a tiny hole. Imagine doing that entire room.

Just get the room done first, at the very least drywall, textured and painted. That'll take a week tops, if you are taking your time. It would have been nice if they would have sheetrocked the ceiling at least, as that is the worst part of the job.

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.


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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 agree with what Melev said... Murphy's law.. Something can go wrong then it will go wrong, hehe. Just be patient and wait until the room is finished.


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Thanks everyone for the replies and thoughts.

I know waiting is probably better... the problem with that is it might be a while before we are able to finish that room ... and I was thinking about having the new 120 setup when we moved everything to the new house.. so I would only have to move the fish once.

If we wait, we'll have to setup the 75 somewhere else then setup the new tank whenever we can finish the room... which I guess we could do. Grrrr more decisions!


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I agree, as long as it's covered you will be fine. Things are coming along nicely, thanks for the pics NG
YW you know I love pics! =)


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Old 01/15/2008, 12:50 PM   #675
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I just painted my living room which caused my skimmer to freak. A good recommendation given to me was to run my airline tubing (connected to the skimmer) to an outside source. So even if you have the tank covered up, it would be receiving much of it's oxygen from a clean source.
That's a really good idea


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