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Old 12/08/2007, 11:56 PM   #76
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yeah...but everything is kicking a** in there...I have no problems at all. Maybe this will make some folks consider the viability of small tanks and what they can host.


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Old 12/09/2007, 03:05 PM   #77
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scaast....i have looked but can not find a place where I can buy vinyl tubing, loc-lines and bulkheads all from the same online place....thanks


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Old 12/09/2007, 04:13 PM   #78
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Get the vinyl tubing at lowes or HD. I get my bulkheads and locline from customaquatics.com.


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Old 12/09/2007, 07:42 PM   #79
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very kool.....


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Old 12/10/2007, 10:03 PM   #80
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wow so only chaeto and rubble in the back. thats pretty sweet and it seems like the maintenance is a lot easier that way. ive been trying to understand how the back of the tank works. you have maxi 400s in the two side compartments and chaeto and rubble in the middle. the water goes from the display to the middle compartment and those oval shaped holes allow water from the middle to enter the side compartments?? i also dunget why O holes are worse than U holes. where is this??
I'm really interested in this tank cus of its low costs and just cus its amazing. thanks for keeping us updated, scaast.


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Old 12/10/2007, 10:41 PM   #81
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dusty...you are correct in the waterflow...display overflows into the middle back that contains chaeto and rubble, then the water flows through the oval cutouts into the return chambers.

my comment about having a U hole rather than round hole for the return bulkheads was simply a matter of ease of maintenance...it's hard to fit my hands into the back chamber to get to the maxis. if it was a U hole I could simple remove the entire maxi/tubing/bulkhead assembly then slide it back in and tighten the bulkhead. Maybe this crappy sketch will help make it clear.




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Old 12/11/2007, 04:10 PM   #82
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ahh thanks. u dont have any trouble with the water flooding out of the back do u? those oval holes seem to be very close to the top. if you turned off the power, wouldnt there be an extremely large amount of water flowing into the back?


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Old 12/11/2007, 04:11 PM   #83
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ahh thanks. u dont have any trouble with the water flooding out of the back do u? those oval holes seem to be very close to the top. if you turned off the power, wouldnt there be an extremely large amount of water flowing into the back?


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Old 12/11/2007, 04:11 PM   #84
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ahh thanks. u dont have any trouble with the water flooding out of the back do u? those oval holes seem to be very close to the top. if you turned off the power, wouldnt there be an extremely large amount of water flowing into the back?


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Old 12/11/2007, 04:11 PM   #85
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ahh thanks. u dont have any trouble with the water flooding out of the back do u? those oval holes seem to be very close to the top. if you turned off the power, wouldnt there be an extremely large amount of water flowing into the back?


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Old 12/11/2007, 04:20 PM   #86
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Dusty...nope...no problem with water flowing over...not even close.

I added a few updated pics with a couple of new monti additions. love the one with the blue polyps.








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Old 12/11/2007, 05:21 PM   #87
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this tank is looker better and better by the day...good work!


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Old 12/14/2007, 06:12 PM   #88
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Its lookin good, inspiring me to do the same :P but a bit much work maintaining a 29 and a pico...

good work, keep it up!


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Old 12/14/2007, 09:45 PM   #89
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How did you keep those monti's in place? Putty? Glue? If yes which brand?


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Old 12/15/2007, 05:23 AM   #90
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super glue gel


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Old 01/25/2008, 06:39 PM   #91
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was wondering if you could update us on the progress with this beaut.


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Old 01/25/2008, 08:33 PM   #92
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which brand? Im looking for something do glue to my rockwork


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Old 01/26/2008, 08:56 AM   #93
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Old 01/26/2008, 12:34 PM   #94
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Wow Love this!


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Old 01/27/2008, 10:41 AM   #95
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which brand? Im looking for something do glue to my rockwork
It's just the cheap stuff right of the shelf in the little "single serve" tubes. I don't have one handy to look at the exact name.


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Old 01/27/2008, 10:42 AM   #96
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was wondering if you could update us on the progress with this beaut.
Dusty...I'll take some pics soon...I have a little moving around to do inside the tank first.


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Old 01/27/2008, 04:44 PM   #97
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Your rose isn't stinging the monti caps?


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Old 03/16/2008, 10:59 PM   #98
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is the clown alright in there? it looks as if he'd be stressed from not a lot of room to swim/hide?


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Old 03/16/2008, 11:38 PM   #99
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No issues at all...he typically stays on one side of the tank actually.


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Old 04/22/2008, 10:56 PM   #100
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Tank looks Great! Maybe one day i'll build one similar.


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