240L Divider in wall Tank - Going to need lots of help and ideas

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  1. JPSika08

    JPSika08 Always Learning R2R Supporter

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    Fantastic job, well done!
     
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    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, You too Ive been Watching your build!
     
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  3. dstienmann

    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    Its been awhile, but heres a little update goin to get some pics up soon of how the sump room is coming along 90% done 90 more to go!



    Canopy on the garage side of the tank almost done needs finishing and paint still.
     
  4. dstienmann

    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    Here a few pics of my Sump room, These are a little old now Working on getting some equipment mounted and some finishing touches on the room.
    Need to build a stand for my Sump that I need to order Ill be building my own from a 125gal -150 gal and need to make my stand for my mixing barrels so I can get started on that and programming my Apex for ATO and AWC


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    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    Well Ive been busy on this project and a few others around the house, and I didnt have a decent camera for awhile. But here a few updates on the fish Room. Making my saltwater and waiting for the silicon to cure in the sump.

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    What I hate most about scrolling through this build progress.... is that I reached the last picture ! Its like when your watching your team and they're down by 2 , 30 seconds left in the game and they have the ball! then the cable goes out !!! Show me more... get to work!
     
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    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    Ill try and get some pics of the Tank shes about aquascaped now
     
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  9. dstienmann

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    From the other night, No Water in this pic, But Just about full now!
    Ordered the Apex DOS and Seneye, About to dump in my Bio-spira

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    Wow. Some folks here have epic building skills. This is one of the best in wall aquariums and fish room setups I have come across.
    Congratulations this is fantastic.Following.
    I have only one question . How will you clean the main viewing panel from the staircase?
     
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    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    I have a temporary 2x4 lag bolted to the wall over there opposite of the tank and I made those temp scaffolding for building the wall and header, I can step on that and the ledge under the tank (but could get kind of sketchy doing it weekly) Not quite sure how ill tackle this yet. or if ill just keep shimining out there.

    Have thought about a shelf over the stairs that folds down but still trying to figure out a better way
     
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    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    Just fired up the sump on my lunch break, haven't run it yet with the baffles in it, and haven't tuned it much but I did swap out the impeller for the slower 4300gph vs 6K on the barracuda hybrid. But Now with the baffles its a bubble making machine. Running durso's on each end any pointers on getting this dialed in? anyone from STL area?
     
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    You may want to consider the robotic cleaner
    you may consider a Robo snail cleaner Have never used it but thought it looks pretty cool.
    http://www.robotshop.com/ca/en/robosnail-automatic-aquarium-glass-cleaner.html
     
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    Awesome sauce!
     
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    Thats cool, but not sure how big it is wish it didnt have to park its self right on the front I have no access to the front for wires or anything, The tank is sealed off from the garage to inside the house
     
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    Very cool!
     
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    dstienmann Well-Known Member

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    HElp Whats next thought id have some time before i was in this spot - Well I dumped my BioStart in yesterday and I have no lights yet on this, But I can see some brow alage or something my rocks their noticeable darker. So whats my next step?? thinking some cheato I have a Mars 300W on the way (can I just fresh water dip the cheato?) Id like to get my first batch of QT fish going soon too hopefully by xmas I can get 2 rounds of QT fish in there.

    Also still battling my micro bubbles going to installing some reverses durso style with wye pointed up later today , made one with a Tee at lunch and it seemed to make a pretty big difference, Will probably have to dial my flow back some too, pushing about 3kGPH on 2x1.5" returns and 2x1.5 drains is my setup

    Oh my ammonia pre bio spira water was at .03 haven't tested anything else or again will test later.

    Also bought a cabinet for my modules

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  18. MaccaPopEye

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    If I was going to ever get a robot glass cleaner I would get a MOAI one. They look awesome and have a camera built in to take close up pics of your tank while it cleans the glass! http://www.moaidevices.com/

    They finished their crowd funding campaign a little while ago and should be close to release around now. At $300USD retail they are a bit much for me to justify atm but they seem like they are only a tiny bit more expensive than the other robot cleaner. On a tank where the glass is as hard to clean as yours I would probably be able to justify it :p

    Your build is looking awesome BTW. Good work!
     
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    Looking fantastic! Glad you've made some progress. I've been missing this build.
     
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