View Full Version : Tank 1 take 2

02/05/2009, 04:19 PM
Alrighty, ya'll can tell by looking down a few threads taht I was a hair away from scrapping my system but was talked into trying again.
So here are a few pictures of the tank before and during the change of location and such.

First of all it was located on the counter top, and had a wonderfull case of algae overload.... so I wanted to 1. clean the system, and 2 give my wonderful wife her counter back.

Before the move:

new location:

wifey has her counter back (almost):

here's the tank looking like an Iraqi Sandstorm:

here's my loaner sump, skimmer... ah hell let's face it... 60% of my setup is loaner gear now.. thanks and sorry Louis! :rollface:

02/05/2009, 08:15 PM
No worries man...CONGRATS!!!!! Looking great so far! Keep it up!

02/05/2009, 09:18 PM
it gets cleaner by the hour, I chucked the cucumber in there and it's happier n a pig in sh... well you get the idea.

I need more live rock and am on leave all next week so it looks like I'll be doing some snorkling. my scuba gear is still being held hostage by the Marina while it's getting it's annual.

02/07/2009, 05:28 PM
some pictures took just this morning.


new addition to the tank

my anemone is quite happy now

02/08/2009, 04:36 AM
That's great! The anemone stayed right around where you out her...

02/08/2009, 04:45 AM
yep, it's quite happy right now, and better be happy tomorrow when I get her some new peculas... I bet 3 out of 4 will become sashimi for my nem... I'll be slightly perturbed to feed it 15$

02/08/2009, 09:28 PM
my tomatoes are now the new dwellers at ACO and my four percs are doing well, they are sticking together and currently staying in the corner but venturing towards the center of the tank, hopefully they find their anemone and host.... without becoming food of course.

my goby got kicked off the island for being a butthead... he was wild caught and given to me so it's back to the water he goes, I am about to venture out and find me some nice rocks.. I hope. wish me luck and hopefully all four of my little guys are still present and accounted four when I get back.

incidentally my bi color blennies are having a blast making their burrows and the skunk and peppermint shrimp are both very happy.

02/09/2009, 02:36 PM
well [email protected]#$... something picked my rock of polyps damn near clean and I think one of my large snails is the culprit.

02/09/2009, 04:06 PM
Nope, I have 10 of those and my pylops are all still there. They came from the same place too...Next suspect is???

02/17/2009, 01:53 PM
my actinics are here! I'll try to get a picture of them today.... I am tempted to play hookie from PT

02/17/2009, 03:57 PM
two are plugged in, then ran out of time and had to go to work... wow they are nice!

02/18/2009, 03:01 AM
uhhhhhh.... this RO/DI unit has a lot of hoses and stuff. LOL.

anyone know how to hook the auto shutoff valve up?

02/18/2009, 03:43 AM
IDK about the valve but did you end up tapping into youe sink supply line? I did, I still have to figure out what to do about that when I ETS!

02/18/2009, 03:43 AM

02/18/2009, 04:13 AM
I haven't touched anything yet. where did you route your waste line to?

02/18/2009, 04:35 AM
I dont have a pic now but I can get one, or you can come and see it sometime this week, just call me. It is tapped into the drain under the sink

02/18/2009, 04:05 PM
I rigged mine behind my washer with a garden hose *Y* from the PX. I then plumbed the drain into the same drain the washer uses. THis allows me to fill 3-4 five gallon jugs at a time, out of the way from everythiung else. Might be different if you're going to add the a fancy water dispenser to the top of the sink though. I drilled my sink back in the states and covered the old hole with a chrome-plated plastice disc specially made for this purpose.

02/19/2009, 01:12 AM
I did the same thing Luis, used a Y adapter off the washing machine cold water feed, then waste to the washer drain