My South American Aquarium Biotopes

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  1. Vassili

    Vassili Member

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    Heh, I can probably answer that. Japes is running a canister on the cube. However, I had a matching 50cm marine cube, and managed to squeeze a decent sump underneath.

    Here is a pic. I had a skimmer section (for a 600l Marine Sources internal skimmer), refugium, and a return compartment. Was a tight squeeze, but worked great.

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  2. the_fuzz

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    legend - you don't happen to have an actual pic of the sump empty by any chance, so I can see the compartments?

    I love the 50cm cubes - small enough to not break the bank, yet large enough to actually look great.
     
  3. Vassili

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    Funny you mention that. I had the sump out yesterday, getting it all cleaned up and ready to go (selling the 50cm setup, purchased a 3x2.5x2 a few months back), so I can get you a pic this arvo.

    Sorry Japes :lol:
     
  4. the_fuzz

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    much much appreciated. And i'm going to ask a massive favour - could you possibly take measurements??? I would really appreciate it. I basically want the same thing - Protein Skimmer, DSB-Macro,return - so your setup looks perfect. :thumbup:
     
  5. Vassili

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    I can do that. I spent ages toying around with designs. Small sumps are usually easy. Small, square sumps are a bit more tricky.
     
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    Exactly - i sat down yesterday to design the sump and got stuck, I'm used to 3-5ft sumps, not little square ones :eek:
     
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    any luck :thumbup:
     
  8. Vassili

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    Oops, I took a bunch of pics, but forgot to post them... :| Pretty sure I was still hungover from Sat night yesterday.. This afternoon, for sure.
     
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    no worries - I know exactly what that's like :sick:

    thanks mate :thumbup:
     
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    What the hell have you done to my thread Danny? :upset:

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    Fixed the light up a little by removing the fan - more work to be down in a couple of weeks.

    Apistos have settled in nicely since the last lot of photos.

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    Male.

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    Female.

    You may also note how Pencilfish are good are ghosting into photos they aren't welcome in.
     
  11. Vassili

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    Looking good mate :thumbup:

    P.S All Im doing is keeping your thread bumped to the top :lol:
     
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    Im with Danny on this get your L shape bracket to hold the light or go back to your old light :thumbup:

    It looked a million times better
     
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    That's the plan, but I've got wild-caught fish settling into the tank and I don't want to be rummaging around the back of it modding crap within the first week of introducing them. Even taking the old light off and putting the new one on was more than I wanted to do.
     
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    Sooks. :lol:

    Edit: You're lucky that all I needed to do was slot the Cubelock back on and then ziptie the filter inlet and outlet to the vertical mount.
     
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    dead sexy mate well done!!

    Im in love, i showed our lab tech today who helps out in our marine tanks at school.

    She loves it!!
     
  16. Vassili

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    Massive improvement :thumbup:
     
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    loving all these tank pics japes, keep it up as they are very much appreciated! :cool:
     
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    Quite happy with this snap from today.
     
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    great looking tanks and fish japes, your water is amazingly clean. That black background that you've got on the tanks, is that paint or something different?
     
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  20. CordlezToaster

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    Rubix It was answered earlier in the thread.
     
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