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Old 05-10-2011, 07:28 PM
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I havnt really posted much about this and have kept it kind of quiet but.....been really busy with it. My new set up is finally finished and just last wknd I got my fish back, after 2 months of hard labour. I've now fitted an automatic water change system, fed from a 50 gallon sealed water storage tank in my loft. The loft tank is fitted with a large Nitrate Resin/Carbon filter and 2, 150 watt aquarium heaters maintained at 26c. The loft tank has mains water feed on solenoid and ballcock valve, it is then plumbed directly into the main aquarium and is some 20 ft above so is gravity fed on timed electronically controlled solenoid valves. I then drilled my twin sumps for bulk heads to take away excess waste/water etc. Basically the loft tank allows 10 gallons ( treated water ) per day to enter the system, the Weir then overflows and the water goes into the sump anyway before it is pumped back into the main tank so I just fitted my overflows slightly higher than the usual run level of the sumps. During water being added the sumps just overflow and allow water to run off outside. It amounts to a 50% change per week. I've treated the Glass with a special nano technology algae inhibitor called, see www.tankguard.org. The new background is 6ft "Rocky sheet" from Designsbynature. Please see my other vids including how to drill aquarium sump. @macrobioticman, please feel free to post comments on YouTube I would be grateful. Thanks all

The tank is a Clear Seal (uk) 150 gallon maple hood and cabinet. It is 5ft long, by 2 by 2 ft. The sumps are around 50 gallons. I'm using a Juwel marine blue 1200mm night light.

Let us know what you think. For some reason I ain't that happy with the vid, it came out kind of blue?

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Old 05-10-2011, 07:34 PM
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That is one beautiful setup.... I love the color and design of your stand/canopy
Congratulations on a job well done.
The fronts look excellent as well!


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For some reason I ain't that happy with the vid, it came out kind of blue?
Your tank appears blue because of the lighting you're using on the tank
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blimey that was quick

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Strange thing is it don't look that blue in real life, I'll try and post another. Thanks Heath
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Strange thing is it don't look that blue in real life, I'll try and post another. Thanks Heath
I know exactly what you mean... I posted some pics in 2005 when I had some different lighting on my tanks, couldn't believe how blue they turned out... looked like a smurfarium
Your tank doesn't look a fraction as blue as those pics... don't worry about it, the camera can distort colors and we all know that



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Nice looking set up What are the dimensions on your tank, it looks tall, is it 6' in length?
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Hey watch posting posts that get no action! Thats my role around here! Your tank looks awesome! Is it 6 ft long?
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Nice looking tank. What kind of lights and what kind of video cam? Even the lights reflection on the wall looks blue.
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At last some comments yeah I'm proud of the new job I'll try and post another soon, the tank is 5ft by 2ft by 2ft, 150 Gallons. It's now all on automatic water change

The lights is just 1 * 1200mm Juwel Blue Marine tube from my LFS.

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Nice looking tank. What kind of lights and what kind of video cam? Even the lights reflection on the wall looks blue.
Soz the cam is just an ordinary Sony Full HD still image 12.1 mega pixel Cyber-shot Model DSC-W290? That good no idea. I bought it for my wifes Bday. I had it all on auto focus during these shots.
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