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[Killietalk] Show me yours-I'll show you mine, 12" extended remix- was RE: wood stand screws
Fishroom virtual tour: Extended 12" remix version <LOL> (pardon testing
netiquette to the limit, maybe it helps "someone" "somewhere")...hope these
-Here is the reason behind the request for those I.V bag thingies
....currently, I regulate flow by using 1/4" barbed fittings closet to the
pressure source (a 750GPH pump) ....and 3/8" fittings at the end of the run
-Here is the main sump/filter...
Note the Ranco controller and the not-so-cheap 4ea "stealth" 250W
heaters...makes for a real nice electrical bill during those awesome
Cleveland winters ...on the other side of that brick wall is that awesome
Cleveland weather...no insulation was installed to spoil the effect!!! That
plus an "open rafter" basement ceiling means a balmy 55F-65F room temp mid
winter (that w/the furnace cranked up, when it's working)
...and a few $30 surge protectors on 2ea dedicated 20amp GFI circuits feeds
all that junk...naturally it's rated for EMS during a nuclear attack or
during a supernova explosion on Mercury
Nice thing about this setup is: it's connected to my RO waste and overflows
into a drain...still gotta do wholesale H2O changes and mulm vacuuming, but
not so often...besides, I'd almost swear the aphys like that high O2...not
so many stress/pinched girls either...not problem free, but a vast
-And here is a pic of the main rack which also doubles as a mechanics lift
for my new 07 Tahoe (or to store gas for my 07 Tahoe or to store the gold
for the gas for my 07 Tahoe)
2x4" are spaced 21" OC...3ea "melamine board" were ripped into 2x4' sheets
for each tier...the thing holds either 48ea 10gals, or 1ea Abrams tank (in
case I need it for that nuclear event)
* note the 3" pvc return pipe (that wasn't cheap either, esp. when I figured
out the 2.5" pipe I had to tear out was undersized)
**note the 9ea 10gals to the right...now that was the slickest/cheapest rack
yet...it' just 5/8" CTX board cut into 4'X1' strips and bound by 2x3"
verticals 21" OC...simple, strong, cheap...
***note the Styrofoam underneath the wooden rack legs...trust me, if your
wooden rack touches the floor, put something waterproof between the floor
and the wood,,
Right Side (looking east)
...that rack is built from 2x4" and the design is pretty good...strong,
cheap (relatively)...little headroom waste
...the lights are 2x34W T-8's (as are most of my lights)...I "try" to buy
full/wide spectrum @ 5500-6500K when I can afford them, otherwise I use a
combo warm white & cool white
That bank of 8ea 15's holds epi's & watersprite (which looks pretty
good)..algae is nasty issue tho...
These 10 tanks now hold small FP's, w/hornwort under strong light and a
wet-dry as the primary filtration...the unlit lower shelves hold the 1-2"
juvies of the same species immediately above
Here is the 8ea 15's for the messier Big FP's (filter is made to reduce
clogging from peat)....I HATE PEAT!!!
...note the light at point blank range...I remove a good 2ft of hornwort
from each tank ever 2weeks...Glass is spotless (almost)...not that I can see
the fish anyway mind you...but the fish look a helluva lot better...
Filter is same deal as the others...
...and here is the "nursery"...another shameless copycat stolen
design...modified by my "genius" no less <LOL>
...the thing about these is: great for aphy's and the smaller FP's and maybe
some nothos...not so great for many SA annuals, epis or big FP's IMO...too
many losses from suspected canabalism...mainly because often growth is
faster than you think and it gets crowded, fry get underfed, blah blah
blah...besides many SA annuals are simply too small at 1st for high flow
deals (less bugs, critters, et to feed on)
Tour ended...all that's stuff is groovy, but I can't swear it's always
translated into nicer fish/more free time...I'm trying to cut my fishroom
time per day to 1hr...with every other day collecting eggs...haven't got
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