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Unread 01/20/2005, 07:22 AM   #301
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Thanks Johnny. Feel free to ask your questions.

I did not use the stock megaflow - I used the plumbing from my old tank - basically, 3/4" pvc to a locline output (split and pointed to each end) for the return, and 1.25" pvc and a durso reduced to 1" to fit through the stock overflow bulkhead.

I'll try to snap some more pictures tonight.


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Unread 01/23/2005, 12:32 AM   #302
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OK so it took 3 days to snap some pictures and load them up...

Here's one of my pagoda coral under actinics - the polyps hide out at night.



Here's a closeup of the polyps during the day.




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Unread 01/23/2005, 12:35 AM   #303
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Couple closeups and the ONLY picture I was able to snap of my new purple pseudochromis.










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Unread 01/23/2005, 12:40 AM   #304
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Looking good, have a full tank shot?


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Unread 01/23/2005, 12:40 AM   #305
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These guys are GREAT!! Thanks Kip!



I sware - I really need to find the tripod... Can't get good closeups without the blurry...



Finally - a scarlet hermit house. Three of them have taken over this little alcove in the rocks. Pretty cool. I never thought they were social creatures...'






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Unread 01/23/2005, 12:42 AM   #306
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Looking good, have a full tank shot?
Up late too huh?

No full tankers today. Forgot to take one. Doesn't really look that different anyway.


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Unread 01/23/2005, 12:46 AM   #307
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Unread 01/23/2005, 12:46 AM   #308
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Unread 01/23/2005, 12:49 AM   #309
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yep. Had it since the tank was setup originally. It bleached out horribly initially but it's come back and grown quite a bit in the last 3 years.


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Unread 01/23/2005, 12:51 AM   #310
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Unread 01/23/2005, 12:51 AM   #311
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Here it is when I got it 3 years ago.



Then it bleached out :




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Unread 01/23/2005, 09:42 AM   #312
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James, do you think the Durso gives better flow than the mega-flow? I'm not sure which one to use. Being a greenhorn the mega flow may be easier because it's adjustable though.

Did yu paint the back of this tank? Can't remember from the pictures.

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Unread 01/23/2005, 01:44 PM   #313
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nice pics. looking great!

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Unread 01/23/2005, 07:19 PM   #314
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Thanks Lunch.

Johnny - on your question about the durso versus the megaflow - they're basically the same. The durso was not patented and All-glass essentially used the idea. You can build your own for cheap - but if you don't feel like it I would buy one directly from the man himself - seems like the decent thing to do - and it's cheaper. The nice thing is that the durso that I run is 1.25 inches with a reducer to 1". I would think it would allow more flow although I don't know for sure.

And yes - I painted the back.


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Unread 01/23/2005, 07:28 PM   #315
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durso could not patented it because it was not is idea.


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Unread 01/23/2005, 07:42 PM   #316
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Whose idea was it? I would imagine, even if it wasn't your idea, if it wasn't patended you could get it patended, just as all glass probably did.


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Unread 01/23/2005, 10:41 PM   #317
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Mega flow came w/tank. Guess I'll use it. Thanks James!


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Unread 01/24/2005, 09:45 AM   #318
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James, you used fully cycled LR for your tank, did you suffer any cycle when setting this one up?

I don't plan on starting as fast as you did but I have fully cycled rock, about 50 pounds, ready to go when I get saltwater in this beast. Do you think I will go through much of a cycle?


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Unread 01/24/2005, 10:23 AM   #319
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Not really sure - I dont test for ammonia, nitrites or nitrates - shhh... don't tell... . The rock was cooking and I shook off most (if not all) of the crud that was on it. I'm running a big skimmer so I figured i'd be okay. I wouldn't advise doing what I do in regards to a lot of things... I kinda beat to my own drum. But you're a lizard too, you know how it is.


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Unread 01/24/2005, 10:30 AM   #320
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thriride All-glass did not patented the durso.


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Unread 01/24/2005, 10:33 AM   #321
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I'm sure they patented the name "Mega Flow" - which was directly modeled on the design that is commonly referred to as the durso.


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Unread 01/24/2005, 10:46 AM   #322
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Jamesurq no patented on the name . On the paper work that i have before it came out none of this was done.


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Unread 01/24/2005, 11:21 AM   #323
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What I really meant was that they trademarked the name, not patented...


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Unread 01/24/2005, 12:12 PM   #324
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Yes there was a trademarked on the name mega flow only.


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Unread 01/24/2005, 05:58 PM   #325
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James, you used fully cycled LR for your tank, did you suffer any cycle when setting this one up?

I don't plan on starting as fast as you did but I have fully cycled rock, about 50 pounds, ready to go when I get saltwater in this beast. Do you think I will go through much of a cycle?



I did this with my 90 gallon, I had rock processing in a 55 gallon, (rock from in side the tide line at the beach) and when I set up the 90 I transfered the rock and almost all of the water to the 90. It waited about 2 weeks and did a mini cycle over in two days. within a week I had coral and fish in the tank, haven't lost any of them and it's been over a year now.


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