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Unread 12/30/2004, 09:34 PM   #126
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So basically, there is still a little humming from pipes and the pump entering the crawlspace. I thought on this for a while and went with the new version of "great stuff" spray foam. This newer version never completely hardens. It stays relatively squishy and pliable. This should provide some signifcant vibration absorbtion:

Just a word of warning - this stuff is VERY STICKY AND MESSY!! As you can see I made a mess. It took half a bottle of nail polish remover to get my hands clean.






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Unread 12/30/2004, 09:36 PM   #127
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It may not look pretty - but it's definately cut down on the vibration noise... Now it's the damn Hamilton ballasts that I'm going to have to deal with next.


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Unread 12/30/2004, 09:41 PM   #128
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Here's the solution to the potential heat issues with the Radium above the crossbrace. It's 10" above the plastic crossbrace so the heat level was so bad to begin with. I bought 3/8" thick ceramic tile and glued it with a couple small dabs of goop. (just in case I knock it and it drops in the tank and crushes a coral).




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Unread 12/30/2004, 09:44 PM   #129
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It's got a small air pocket (through the layering of 2 tiles) under it - right about where the center of the Radium is.... Good enough.

The other concern was the proximity of the Radium to the front vertical wooden brace of the canopy. Approximately 1.5" from the tip of the Radium. So I added another ceramic tile in that space also: It's visable on the left side of this picture.




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Unread 12/30/2004, 09:50 PM   #130
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Now what you may, or may not have noticed from my initial pictures of the canopy was that there were no doors on the front. It's entirely flat. The top doesn't open, and the canopy doesn't hindge open like a piano. So how does it open?

The entire front comes off - trim and all. 1 solid piece, weighing almost nothing because it's only 1/4" plywood. It's held there by being an exact fit.

Ok - so it was fitting perfectly for a shile but with the heat, it was starting to bow slightly and the middle section was coming away from the vertical brace... So:

Simple solution: a magnetic latch (designed for Hifi cabinets with glass doors) and a strip of metal on the "door" and we're good to go:

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Unread 12/30/2004, 09:52 PM   #131
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Unread 12/30/2004, 10:01 PM   #132
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DANG!! great job on getting up and going again.

can't wait to see more pics of it soon!

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Unread 12/30/2004, 10:44 PM   #133
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Very creative ideas. I like the use of ceramic tile, btw.


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Unread 12/31/2004, 08:18 AM   #134
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Thanks everyone. Especially Adamjonpeterson - I'm very proud of my feet.


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Unread 12/31/2004, 10:51 AM   #135
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sorry i couldnt help it, I get my feet in the cam all the time also


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Unread 12/31/2004, 01:26 PM   #136
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Just be thankful I had my socks on.


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Unread 12/31/2004, 01:29 PM   #137
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LETS GET A TOE SHOT. LOL


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Unread 01/01/2005, 11:31 AM   #138
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James, let me know when you start to put corals in. I'll have a small frag or two for you. Thats one heck of a project. Great thread!


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Unread 01/01/2005, 12:18 PM   #139
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Thanks chris. I'll be putting corals in pretty soon. I'm actually getting my cleanup crew this week, setting up the autotopoff tonight, and I'm gonna do an order from Dr. Mac next week...


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Unread 01/01/2005, 12:32 PM   #140
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Did you build the canopy all together or use some of the pieces from your old canopy???

ALso, you are running 2 175MH and 1 400MH?

Where are the fans and what did you decide to do for the fan noise?? Thanks

ALso, I don't get this closed loop stuff???? Whats the difference between CL and the usual single return?

Thanks James


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Unread 01/01/2005, 01:39 PM   #141
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nice work man (apart from the spray foam looks like a 2 year old did it )
Keep it up and good luck!


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Unread 01/01/2005, 02:09 PM   #142
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mcichows, the best way to understand a closed loop is to see one. Try this out. It was created so I could remove the powerheads in my 29g.

http://www.melevsreef.com/closedloop.html


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Unread 01/01/2005, 04:43 PM   #143
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Did you build the canopy all together or use some of the pieces from your old canopy???

ALso, you are running 2 175MH and 1 400MH?

Where are the fans and what did you decide to do for the fan noise?? Thanks

ALso, I don't get this closed loop stuff???? Whats the difference between CL and the usual single return?

Thanks James
Used the top and bottom trim pieces from the old canopy - just basically replaced the face pieces..

Yep - running those MH lights.

No fans in the canopy yet. Running at about 80 degrees if you trust the cheapo digital heater I'm using - or 76 if you trust the heater built into my wonpro heater.. who knows... Maybe it's 78.

Check Marc's thread on the closed loop - it's basically the basis for what I did. I ran 2 inputs and 4 outputs but other than that, it's the same.


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Unread 01/01/2005, 04:46 PM   #144
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nice work man (apart from the spray foam looks like a 2 year old did it )
Keep it up and good luck!

Yeah - well.... It's not as easy as you would think. Damn stuff is sticky too. It's the new formula which doesn't hold as strongly as the old stuff - ie: falls over and doesn't hold it's shape as well... However, with it not hardening completely, it's really cut down on the vibration.

Seeing as I've had 3 2 year olds - and another about to hit 2, I did a MUCH better job than they would have... A 7 year old? maybe..


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Unread 01/01/2005, 04:50 PM   #145
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Unread 01/01/2005, 05:02 PM   #146
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I am 25 and it looks better than anything I could do, spray foam kicks my butt. Usually end up foaming myself to something. Oh crap I've said to much already, i will be quite now


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Unread 01/01/2005, 05:25 PM   #147
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I didn't want to say it - but I did foam my pointer and index fingers together.


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Unread 01/01/2005, 05:34 PM   #148
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Maybe we should start a support group Inept Foamers Anonymous


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Unread 01/01/2005, 05:36 PM   #149
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Unread 01/01/2005, 05:38 PM   #150
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Since I thought of it do I get to be like the president or something? I have never been the president of anything before.


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