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Old 09/07/2013, 04:02 PM   #951
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I too based my build off your designs. Loved the trapezoid overflow so much had miracles make mine the same shape.


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Old 09/07/2013, 08:15 PM   #952
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D2mini,

I followed this thread along time ago, and everytime i see Ecotech's ads in magazines, i think the display tank is yours. Is that correct? The house and the stand/ tank design is very smilar.

If not, let me know and i will try to post here the ad so you can see it.
Thanks and great job with all your tanks!


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Old 09/07/2013, 08:51 PM   #953
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It is his tank... If you go back a few pages you can see he mentions it


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Old 09/08/2013, 06:54 AM   #954
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Yep, it's definitely mine.
I took those photos specifically for Ecotech while beta testing the radions.


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Old 09/09/2013, 09:24 AM   #955
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you have a beautiful home and must work hard for it and yet you have time to give tips to newbs like me thanks d2


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Old 09/09/2013, 10:00 AM   #956
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haha, thanks. This home and tank was sold, though. But you found my new build thread already.


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Old 11/05/2013, 01:36 AM   #957
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Hi Dennis,

Before I start, i'd like to tell you that I LOVE YOUR TANK!!!!! I can not stress this enough man, you have/had an amazing tank and have been an inspiration to me for my next build.... which brings me to my question...

You know the pockets behind the overflow that cover the grates/grills (not the dry well for vortechs) - what is that for? Why do you need to cover the grills? And do the pockets extend all the way down to the bottom, or do they stop at the bottom level of the bottom grates?

Please shed some light on this as I am in the process of building a cube and am trying to replicate your tank inch by inch, as best as possible.

Thanks in advance - have a good one...


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Old 11/06/2013, 08:09 AM   #958
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Hi, those pockets made sure that the water that went into the grilles could flow up and over into the overflow. Without those pockets who knows what direction water would flow, in or out of the overflow.


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Old 11/06/2013, 08:25 AM   #959
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very nice build.
I will go with a cube someday (last tank before I give up the hobby)


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Old 11/21/2013, 10:56 AM   #960
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Awesome cube and somewhere near the end of the thread I realized this cube was used on Ecotechs website...HAHA I was always thinking that tank looked nice and reading up on it was the icing on top. Very well done.

Now onto reading the upgrade thread.

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Old 11/21/2013, 11:26 AM   #961
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LOL, thanks.


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Old 11/21/2013, 01:16 PM   #962
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Wow, it is nice.


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Old 11/21/2013, 01:30 PM   #963
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What type of camera/lens are you using? Oh and WOW


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Old 11/21/2013, 01:38 PM   #964
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What type of camera/lens are you using? Oh and WOW
It varies, but usually some kind of nikon dslr and a 90mm macro lens.


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Old 01/08/2014, 02:46 AM   #965
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Great tank!

Randy Holmes Farley wrote an article on continuous auto water changes a while back (water changes in general actually), and I was surprised nobody mentioned it in this thread. It answers pretty much all of the common questions people seem to have about them. Here it is:

http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2005-10/rhf/index.php

Also, I was thinking that the calibration of your water change system may have been thrown off a bit by the constantly changing water levels in your fresh salt water reservoir. If you calibrate when the tank is full, you have a lot more head pressure than you do when the tank is empty. I think calibrating when the tank is half full might help. I may also be completely wrong, and you seem to have figured it out either way...


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Old 01/08/2014, 06:09 AM   #966
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Thanks.

Yep, that's a great article by Randy.

As far as the head pressure, that shouldn't matter when using a peristaltic pump such as the LiterMeter.

BTW, this tank, stand, sump, pump and the original MH/T5 light is up for sale again here in Houston.
Anyone interested should PM me and I'll put you in touch with the current owner.


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Old 04/22/2014, 10:10 AM   #967
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FOR SALE

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Old 05/09/2014, 06:30 AM   #968
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Looks amazing Gorgeous house


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Old 06/08/2014, 08:07 PM   #969
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What type of wood was used to skin the stand. I saw where u said it was built by someone else but I didn't see it mentioned anywhere on what type of wood was used. I'm currently building a 130 rimless and your design is pretty much what I'm going for.


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Old 06/08/2014, 08:11 PM   #970
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I replied to your PM like 10 minutes ago.
Can't remember if it was birch or maple. One of those light woods! Had a light grain.


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Old 06/08/2014, 09:49 PM   #971
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I replied to your PM like 10 minutes ago.
Can't remember if it was birch or maple. One of those light woods! Had a light grain.
Thank you for your quick response. I am going to buy the wood tomorrow and skin it so I tried to contact u both ways hoping u would see one of them. I have a lot of work to do. If my 93 rimless marineland cube looks 1/2 as nice as yours I will be very happy. Thank u once again for your help


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Old 06/20/2014, 10:13 AM   #972
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oops, wrong thread


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Old 08/11/2014, 01:48 PM   #973
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Great tank its a never again to be seen masterpiece. Like a great artist, I'm sure you'll be back strong again.


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Old 08/12/2014, 01:54 PM   #974
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I put one in my reef and now end up with 3, all larger than the one I put in. They do reproduce a sexually.
Mine all look the same. In your case, I think they came in as hitch hiker since only the two yellow one look a like.
Did you remembered which two you put in?
Somehow I got to the page you wrote about your sea cucumbers. That is why this post seem really out of place.


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Old 08/12/2014, 01:56 PM   #975
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haha, ok well the only thing i have is some pics from last night.

Extra Cucumbers in my Reef Salad????

So i know I got TWO cucumbers from Richard at TBS... i remember unbagging them.
Last night after my tank lights had gone off I turned on the room lights which illuminate the tank enough for me to see somewhat and i had FOUR cucumbers out and about. See pics of all 4 below. One even looks just like the rock and one is white!
I'd say those would have to be the biggest hitchhikers found in my tank yet.








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