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Old 06/08/2015, 08:53 AM   #101
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Looks good so far! That muriatic acid is no joke, I am glad the rock bath worked well.


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Old 06/08/2015, 09:04 AM   #102
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what an awesome build you have so far. following along close
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Mindy your a hell of a reefer, the closest my wife ever got to muriatic acid is the oil and red wine vinegar she puts on our dinner salad LOL
I was a renovation carpenter for 5 years and a truck driver (logging) for 4 years. I'm not really scared of much. People scare me more than stuff scares me.

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Looks good so far! That muriatic acid is no joke, I am glad the rock bath worked well.
Well that jury is still out. I will re-test nutrients on Thursday. I've never done before and after testing, so I'm curious how much difference it really makes. The rock was bleached a couple months ago, and then sat in circulating RO until now.


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Old 06/09/2015, 06:21 PM   #103
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I pick my tank up Thursday! :happydance:


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Old 06/10/2015, 05:06 AM   #104
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Old 06/10/2015, 06:09 AM   #105
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I pick my tank up Thursday! :happydance:
Sweet!! Almost tanked! Looking forward to seeing it running.

Hm... Almost tanked... That's what the show would be called if it took place in Canada...


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Old 06/10/2015, 07:13 AM   #106
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Nice, you must be so excited! I was crazy excited when my tank finally showed up too!


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Old 06/10/2015, 07:31 AM   #107
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Sweet!! Almost tanked! Looking forward to seeing it running.

Hm... Almost tanked... That's what the show would be called if it took place in Canada...
Nah, we'd call it "TANKED! please"

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Nice, you must be so excited! I was crazy excited when my tank finally showed up too!
I've never really been too excited for a new tank because usually a tank is a tank, and that's not the exciting part, but this time I designed a pimpin' tank, so yes I'm excited to get it, and also a bit nervous because my expectations are very high.


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Old 06/10/2015, 07:40 AM   #108
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Yeah I agree, it wasn't until I had a tank made to my specs that I found the idea of getting the tank exciting.


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Old 06/10/2015, 01:00 PM   #109
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Following this exciting built. This is very well documented all along. Thanks.

I just did an acid wash to my new Marco rocks and almost forgot the learning I had from Chemistry 101 years ago -- add acid to water!!!

By the way, I visited Swift Current of Saskatchewan in 1975, very beautiful and friendly place. I illegally parked, unintentionally, in a wrong place but only got a very friendly " Welcome to Canada " note from the police.


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Old 06/11/2015, 09:02 PM   #110
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The delivery company is late - tomorrow is the day. I got the bill though, so it must be coming close!

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Following this exciting built. This is very well documented all along. Thanks.

I just did an acid wash to my new Marco rocks and almost forgot the learning I had from Chemistry 101 years ago -- add acid to water!!!

By the way, I visited Swift Current of Saskatchewan in 1975, very beautiful and friendly place. I illegally parked, unintentionally, in a wrong place but only got a very friendly " Welcome to Canada " note from the police.
Thanks for following along! Yikes, that would have been very bad to add the water to the acid! I hear it can be quite violent! I wish I got parking tickets like that - I get those stupid parking tickets everywhere I go. I have outstanding parking tickets in three different provinces.


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Old 06/11/2015, 09:23 PM   #111
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Old 06/12/2015, 07:50 AM   #112
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I did the testing on my rock bin - the first post-acid testing. The results are interesting. PO4 0.49 ppm (Hanna HI713) and NO3 ~25 ppm (Salifert). This means the acid wash dramatically decreased nitrate, but barely made a dent on the phosphate. I guess there was still a lot of organics on the outside of the rocks which would explain the removal of so much nitrate. I'm surprised there isn't a bigger difference in the phosphate. I'm going to get my hands on a Lanthanum chloride product (Brightwell PhosphatE is available here) and start dosing that into the tub. The nitrate is a non-issue at this point, by the time the phosphate is dealt with the nitrate will be close to gone. I'll start adding some used saltwater from my frag tank to help too. I'll do that today - it's WC day.

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Thanks! I don't have it yet, but I'll have pics later today, I promise!!


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Old 06/12/2015, 08:36 AM   #113
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If you don't have a method of removing the precipitated po4, using the LC, will you really be helping yourself by using it? Don't you still need a removal method to make LC useful?
Maybe just a couple of ro water flushes will bring it down..
I don't really know, just speculating....


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Old 06/12/2015, 10:14 AM   #114
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I'm doing 100% water changes on the tub and getting nowhere. The LC will precipitate and won't re-dissolve at SW pH so it will just hangout in the bin. This will essentially provide an environment in the bin where PO4 can remain close to zero constantly and will allow the PO4 to leech faster. It will be like doing 100% WC daily. I'll still be able to do weekly 100% WC with used saltwater.

Also, with this method I'll be able to get some used SW in there and kick start some bacteria since up to now I've just been using RO.


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Old 06/12/2015, 11:36 AM   #115
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Cool!
Sounds like a plan!
Getting closer...


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Old 06/12/2015, 10:13 PM   #116
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Got the tank! It's pretty awesome. I'll get pics for you guys tomorrow.


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Old 06/13/2015, 03:32 AM   #117
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Got the tank! It's pretty awesome. I'll get pics for you guys tomorrow.
Pics Pics Pics.


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Old 06/13/2015, 04:16 PM   #119
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Yep, we need lots and lots of pics please Mindy
I'm working on it. There is an issue with the tank. I'll post pics tonight and see if you guys can pick out the problem.


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Old 06/13/2015, 04:43 PM   #120
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Uh oh.. That sucks!!


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Old 06/13/2015, 09:38 PM   #121
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Tank arrival! It's a thing of beauty! Dave's crew built an outstanding tank - they really did a great job. The tank even came in under the quoted price. There is a mistake though, a missing detail, which is why it was under quote. I talked with Dave about it, and he took responsibility for the mistake like a true businessman, he even offered to replace the tank. I said I didn't want to do that to him, I didn't get charged for the missing detail anyway. I doubt anyone would notice if I didn't point it out. Let's see if you guys can figure out what it is.

I'll get some better pictures when there is better light in the house. The reflection on the glass was killing me! Oh, and sorry about the ghetto light stand - I don't have the light hanger installed yet.

Here you can see the size difference with my 50-gallon beside it.



Eurobracing detail.



Vinyl covering on the overflow box and weir overflow detail.



Perdy bevel and polish on all edges.



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Old 06/14/2015, 06:19 AM   #122
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Very nice. I love the single piece eurobrace.
Who was the builder again?
Did you get all your holes?


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I have no clues. What's the mistake, the missing details?

By the way, have you treated your rocks with Lanthanum Chloride (Brightwell Phosphate e)? Any results?


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What is a canopy wrap and how does it hide the waterline?


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Old 06/14/2015, 08:06 AM   #125
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Very nice. I love the single piece eurobrace.
Who was the builder again?
Did you get all your holes?
Thanks, I love the one-eurobrace too. Best detail ever. Yes, I got all the holes. Builder is Concept Aquariums out of Calgary, AB.
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I have no clues. What's the mistake, the missing details?

By the way, have you treated your rocks with Lanthanum Chloride (Brightwell Phosphate e)? Any results?
If no one guesses by later today I'll tell you guys the missing detail.

I did a 100% water change on the rock yesterday using used tank water from my 50-gallon. I added a dose of Tailored Aquatics Phosphate Destroyer (I was mistaken which one was available locally) which I []think[/] is also Lanthanum chloride too. Too early for results.
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What is a canopy wrap and how does it hide the waterline?
I'm no longer usng a canopy wrap. It is a 3-sided canopy that's removeable by sliding it forward and off the tank. It hides the water line because it overlaps the outside glass.


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