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Old 10-29-2012, 08:12 AM   #11
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awesome setup!!! cant wait to see the leos in there.

be careful with the open top as rays can easily go over the glass!
Thanks Mike! Your rays are gonna love it!

This tank has a 3" lip all the way around... which will help with them being able to get out easily.

Im also only going to run this tank at around 16-18" of water height, so they will have a 6-8" gap between the top of the water and the rim of the tank... then the lip is there. (tank is 24" tall)

I am going to see if the rooms air exchanger and dehumidifier can keep up with an open top... if not, i'll cover. ... Also worried about heat loss with the open top, so we'll see what happens. Im going to heat the room, and run around 1500-2100 watts of heaters in the sump. I hope my plans here work...
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:13 AM   #12
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Wow big fan of ur DIY videos. Can't wait to see this one.

How big of a sump will you be going for?
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Old 10-30-2012, 07:48 AM   #13
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Wow big fan of ur DIY videos. Can't wait to see this one.

How big of a sump will you be going for?
Thanks!

Im going with a fluidized bed on this one. Using K1.

Im using 55gallon plastic barrels which will be in the room next to it(utility room)

To start out, im using just 2. So 110 gallons total to start. The first barrel will hold 100 liters of K1. This barrel then overflows into the second barrel, which will hold the heaters and external pump will get attached to it.

At any point, i can add in another 55 gallon barrel that i have on standby with another 100 liters of K1. I would just add it to the beginning, and would take only a few minutes to install.

Very simple design, very effective, very cheap. Just how i like it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 09:37 PM   #14
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Looks great! You deserve the title King of DIY!
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:06 PM   #15
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looks super amazing and clean build i love it!!!! i don't think you will need that much wattage to heat it, i was running a 8x5x2 pool (open top) for all my catfish in my utility room which was always on the cool side plus i left the window open a crack for humidity issue, the pool liner was only sitting on 1" styro which was on top of the bare concrete and i only had 1200watts total and was keeping the water at 81degrees, just my 2cents friend
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Old 10-31-2012, 03:23 PM   #16
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Wow. Nice. I like the Japanese set look.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:20 PM   #17
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Looks great! You deserve the title King of DIY!
Thanks Pal!

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looks super amazing and clean build i love it!!!! i don't think you will need that much wattage to heat it, i was running a 8x5x2 pool (open top) for all my catfish in my utility room which was always on the cool side plus i left the window open a crack for humidity issue, the pool liner was only sitting on 1" styro which was on top of the bare concrete and i only had 1200watts total and was keeping the water at 81degrees, just my 2cents friend
Well, im going to start off with 1500 watts and have another 1200 watts on standby if needed. But it's good to know you had no problems with a tank that size. Hopefully, i have the same fortune.

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Wow. Nice. I like the Japanese set look.
Thanks Brian. Glad you like it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:55 PM   #19
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amazing tank man. you going to put a K1 filter on it
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amazing tank man. you going to put a K1 filter on it
Yup!
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