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Cold Weather And Heaters

Posted 02/22/2015 at 11:03 AM by Despairodyne

My basement fish room is in the low 50's on very cold days (we have lots of them) so the problem is sizing the heater. I have a 75W Neotherm for my Nuvo 16 Roulette. Since worst case is 30 degree delta between ambient and tank, its 14 degree difference capacity is not enough. Buying a second one is an option but not on I prefer. I have a Ranco controller for the tank but it won't help if the smoking goo issue happens. And, the Neotherms are kind of expensive.

I have a ViaAqua...
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IM Fusion 30L Cracked

Posted 01/25/2015 at 06:19 PM by Despairodyne

Woke up in the morning to a hairline crack in my IM 30L.

Just in case, I moved the Nuvo 16 into the basement. Better safe than sorry.

Having much better luck with Petco $1 a gallon tanks.

Damn.
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Filling the spare tank.

Posted 11/12/2014 at 06:48 PM by Despairodyne

I used the Petco 1$ a gallon sale to pick up a 29g.

The plan was to use a 20L as a sump and make a small spare aquarium in the fish room. An opportunity to play with new equipment as well as having a place for livestock to live if and when I have an IM issue.

I like being prepared for disaster.

First up for evaluation is a pair of Sicce nano power heads on a Sicce controller. Also some experimentation on various heaters. In the winter, the heaters...
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Time to fill it with water

Posted 11/12/2014 at 02:16 PM by Despairodyne

Two new inTank baskets are going to cost me about 100 bucks.

I've got a Tunze 9004 skimmer and a Tunze ATO for it as well as two Kessil
360Ws and a pair of MP10s. A ViaAqua 200W heater and an Apex controller round out the package.
I really wanted a min/max reactor but we'll see how this aquarium hold up first.
Giving IM any more of my money makes me Perhaps the rock work will
be set up as a giant middle finger; just like the one IM's giving me....
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Fishroom

Posted 11/02/2014 at 06:26 PM by Despairodyne
Updated 11/02/2014 at 06:37 PM by Despairodyne (URL hijinks)

Built from parts scavenged from a local hobo camp.

Won't let me post a link to an image. Kinda makes some of this blog thing a little difficult.

OK, so now it does.
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