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My Build - Part II

Posted 09/25/2011 at 08:05 PM by WetShepherd

Ah fresh sand. Wrasse is so much happier.
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My Build - Part I

Posted 09/25/2011 at 08:03 PM by WetShepherd

As good a place as any to post my build
Sorry for the mis-matched image sizes. Photobucket insists they are all 800x600.

55g Tank (48" x 13" x 21") /c 60lbs LR & 60lbs Sand
1 MP10w 2 Koralia 425 PH, SolarXtreme 48" T5HO 54w x 4 & LED
10g Sump /c Tunze DOC Skimmer 9002 and 150w Eheim Jager Heater @ 78.x degrees

2 Ocellaris
1 Yellow Wrasse
1 Royal Gramma

Aussie Elegance
Torch
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RockIn'

Posted 09/24/2011 at 11:01 PM by Spaced Cowboy
Updated 09/27/2011 at 10:46 AM by Spaced Cowboy
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Having power-washed the rock, and found about 6 metric tons of stuff-I-didn't-want-in-my-tank deposited on the floor, I started to play around with how the rocks ought to be positioned. The goal is to keep some open swim-space for the fish, to provide some tunnels and allow for line-of-sight to be broken, and to provide plenty of places to put corals.

I also wanted to keep to the minimalist style, although I'm not sure I actually managed that. For 100 lbs of rock, it sure takes up...
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Rock on!

Posted 09/22/2011 at 05:25 PM by Spaced Cowboy
Updated 09/28/2011 at 03:34 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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So the BRS rock arrived today. I can't do too much with it until the weekend, but I've put it outside ready to be seriously powerwashed before I start trying to come up with ideas for aquascaping...

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To give an idea of scale, the large flat circular rock with all the protrusions on it towards the upper left is approximately 16" across. It's going to make a wonderful cap to a rock-island...
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A "DI"rty job but someone's got to do it

Posted 09/20/2011 at 02:48 PM by Spaced Cowboy
Updated 09/21/2011 at 11:10 PM by Spaced Cowboy (update from supplier)
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So, for the last week or so, the RO/DI system has been churning out RO/DI water, I've been mixing it with salt in the mixing tank, and then storing it in the NSW tank. So far, I've got ~70 gallons of pure RO/DI water and 290 gallons of NSW water ready to go. That's a total of ~360 gallons, and my RO/DI meter started to say it was reading 1ppm on the output.

Now this is a dual-stage DI-resin system, so there are two, not one, media chambers full of DI resin. I'm thinking that ~360...
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