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clowninaround74
04/10/2007, 11:34 AM
Ok well not only did i want to show some pics of the acros that i got from Drmaccorals.com, but i thought i would also share some new pics of the tank. Im a bad photographer, but i tried! Tell me what you think. The tank has been setup since September of 2006.

Tank: 24g Aquapod

Lights: Current Sunpod 150w 14K HQI

No fish as of yet, but i do have a cleaner shrimp that i have had for over 3 years. He was my first addition to my first tank!

I also recently added a DIY auto topoff system that im pretty proud of! I have never really done a DIY so im happy with how it turned out. It works great and i have no problems!

Let me know what you think!!!

Thanks

Both acros from Dr. Mac
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0036.jpg

Blue tip stag from dr. mac
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0037.jpg

Green slimer from dr. mac
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0038.jpg

My blue/purple mili
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0039.jpg

Left:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0041.jpg

Right:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0044.jpg

Front:
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0043.jpg

And my Rainbow Montipora....my favorite coral in the tank!
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0040.jpg

clowninaround74
04/10/2007, 11:35 AM
My float valve for ATO
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0045.jpg

My fan and light
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0046.jpg

My ATO container
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0047.jpg

Jadams
04/10/2007, 12:34 PM
I like the ATO system...Nice work!

clowninaround74
04/10/2007, 12:37 PM
thanks! yea it works great and i didnt find it that hard to do!

clowninaround74
04/11/2007, 09:03 AM
wow thanks for all the compliments or words of advice

amylynnfloyd
04/11/2007, 09:21 AM
Really nice setup. One quick question about your light. I notice you have extra fans. I am planning on putting a 30" sunpod on my 20L. Will heat be an issue? Would I need extra fans? What has been your experience with the light? Thanks

dastratt
04/11/2007, 09:25 AM
Can't wait to see how it grows out :)

Doesnt look like you're dosing kalkwasser are you using two part?

clowninaround74
04/11/2007, 10:10 AM
the only thing i dose is Tropic Marin Bio Calcium and if needed a slow alk buffer.

Yea i had a heat issue with my light so i had to add the fan. My temperature was swinging about 4 of 5 degrees per day and i didnt like it so i put the fan on there to blow across the top of the water and i found it works great! All in all i love this light though!

topshotta
04/11/2007, 10:39 AM
Where did you get that fan from? I am awaiting the arrival of my 24gal Aquapod system and am pretty certain that once summer rolls around will also have an issue with temp swings. That fan almost looks like it was designed to clamp on the back of that tank.

clowninaround74
04/11/2007, 10:56 AM
yea i got it from Dr. F&S for only $18. Its called an Azoo fan and comes in sections with 2 or 4 fans. These throw out alot of air! i love it!

topshotta
04/11/2007, 11:09 AM
Cool - I'll check it out. Looks much better than hooking up a cpu fan to the back of the tank IMO. Very nice looking tank btw. How long after your tank was setup did you start getting the coralline algae growth on the back?

clowninaround74
04/11/2007, 11:56 AM
thanks!!! yea the fans are great they look nice and i like how they clip on. I started seeing coraline after id say the first month of the tank being set up! i was supprised it was going that fast but i will be happy when it completely covers the back wall!

clowninaround74
04/11/2007, 11:56 AM
o i have the fans on timers with the lights so they come on at the same time and go off the same

olie
04/11/2007, 06:30 PM
nice tank.

clowninaround74
04/11/2007, 09:04 PM
thank you very much

tony12
04/13/2007, 05:48 PM
please post some pics of the rear of your tank and how you set it up. i brought one and wanted to know where you put the blue sponge pads and where/what kind of skimmer you have.

thanks

topshotta
04/13/2007, 05:55 PM
I'm pretty certain that the blue sponge goes in the right rear corner (if you are facing the aquarium). That's where the intake is. I believe you'll have to pull the sponge up though as I don't believe it's long enough to go from the bottom all the way to the top.

clowninaround74
04/13/2007, 06:21 PM
sorry for the delat in getting back.

I actally dont have the blue spnges or bioballs in the tank. What i did is pull all that out of the first chamber and run some chemi pure and purigen. From there i went out and bought some egg grate and cut a piece that fits perfectly into the first chamber. I have some filter floss sitting on top of that to catch any detritus or debris that is in the tank.

In the second chamber is where you see the ATO float valve along with the heater and the return pump. I upgraded mine to the MJ1200 and am very happy with it.

I hope that helps and let me know if you need some pictures to help explain it!

Bud's Reef
04/16/2007, 11:50 AM
Could you please post pictures of how you set up the first chamber. I put the blue sponge back in mine temporarily because I just made a modification to the flow and knew it would create a storm. Normally I don't have any filtration in there and would like to put something in to catch the big stuff and not just squeeze it into the compartment trying to get it back out.

Rosseau
04/16/2007, 12:20 PM
Is there are harlequin in there? Looks good!

clowninaround74
04/16/2007, 01:05 PM
no i dont have any harlequins in there but they are one of my favorite animals. I would have them but i run a skimmerless system and dont think i could provide the best enviornment for them to live in so i avoid them.

Bud----like i said before i dont have anything really special in teh first chamber. I just have a piece of egg crate that i cut to fit in there with some filter floss on it to catch detritus and what not. Other than that i just have chemi pure and purigen floating around back there and thats it. Nothing special i guess! ill try to get some pics up here later tonight!

Thanks

Red Sox Fan
04/16/2007, 01:22 PM
I have the same tank. How noisy are the fans as I am going to order the fans. I just set up my tank and I am already at 87 degrees.
Also I see you changed the output to the power filter in the second chamber. Is that a wave maker or what is it?

clowninaround74
04/16/2007, 01:34 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9740541#post9740541 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Old Rookie
I have the same tank. How noisy are the fans as I am going to order the fans. I just set up my tank and I am already at 87 degrees.
Also I see you changed the output to the power filter in the second chamber. Is that a wave maker or what is it?

im not going to lie the fans make a small amount of noise but its something that i can live with since i keep them on only when the lights are on.

I added a hydor rotating flow deflector to the output and it is awesome. It rotates the water making random water flow through the tank. Idk alot of ppl have had problems with them jamming or what not but i like mine. Great addition. my corals and fish seem to like it also....


new additions to the tank:
Target mandarin......for flatworms then im trading her back!
Pink Spot watchman goby..........freaking awesome fish!!!!

clowninaround74
04/17/2007, 01:33 PM
here are some pics of the first chamber like some people requested. The bag you see is the carbon that i run for 3 days a month. I hope this can show how i modded this to work.


http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0034.jpg

I use small pieces of filter floss to hold the egg crate secure so it doesnt fall down....but i can remove it if i have to!
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0035.jpg

and another pic of the second chamber with the ATO, heater and return pump.....................and my turbo snail!!! im glad i found him!
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0036-1.jpg

AS11423
04/17/2007, 02:35 PM
Could you post a full tank shot of this beauty?

Looks great.

clowninaround74
04/17/2007, 03:28 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=9750116#post9750116 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by AS11423
Could you post a full tank shot of this beauty?

Looks great.

thanks!!!

Ill try to get a full tank shot with the stand and all here tomorrow because im in class all day today pretty much. I will also try to get some pics of my pink spot watchman goby also!

thanks for the compliments!!!

clowninaround74
04/17/2007, 09:42 PM
ok i also just put a lid on the tank to help my goby stay inside the water instead of outside the tank on the carpet!!!! its really nothing special just some egg crate that i cut to fit but i like it!

here are some pics of the lid and some full tank night time shots.

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0037-1.jpg

i cut it to fit so i can get in the back chambers if needed!
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0038-1.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0040-1.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0042-1.jpg

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0043-1.jpg

clowninaround74
04/17/2007, 10:51 PM
here are some pics so you can see how i modified the stand to make it more sturdy! it was horrible before i added the supports.

They are just wood posts that i painted black. What i did is put felt on both ends of them so that when the tank was filled with water it would compress those down and form a tight grip and make it strudy!

http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0044-1.jpg

heres a better view....i have them on all 4 corners obviously!!!!!
http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l10/rcstudman74/IMG_0045-1.jpg

AS11423
04/18/2007, 01:51 PM
Thanks Randall. Your tank looks great, and will definitely serve an inspiration for me as I've just started my AP 24 a couple of weeks ago. Sorry if you've mentioned this before, but are you using a skimmer at all?

BigPerm1
04/18/2007, 01:59 PM
Can you talk about that high speed looking fan you have on back? What is that? I want one :)

clowninaround74
04/18/2007, 02:38 PM
Thanks Randall. Your tank looks great, and will definitely serve an inspiration for me as I've just started my AP 24 a couple of weeks ago. Sorry if you've mentioned this before, but are you using a skimmer at all?

thanks! and actually no i dont run a skimmer on this tank at all. I have no nitrates at all either.....since i added my clams!!!

Can you talk about that high speed looking fan you have on back? What is that? I want one

I got it from drs F&S for pretty cheap. here is a link!
Azoo Fans (http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?pcatid=14701&Ntt=azoo%20fans&Ntk=All&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&Np=1&pc=1&N=0&Nty=1)

thanks for the compliments again!!!!