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Pics of my 40 Gallon
« on: March 08, 2009, 09:27:03 PM »
These were taken on Feruary 7, 2009.

















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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 05:22:05 AM »
Awsome!  Of course since you showed ricordea pics you have me wanting some again.......
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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 07:06:19 AM »
Thanks guys.

LOL on the fish porn thing.

This tank is a very simple setup that some may not agree with doing at all, but as you can see it works for me.  The lighting is a Current Nova Extreme 36" 4 X 39 watt T5 fixture without individual reflectors.  I have an Aquaclear 110 running on it along with an Octopus BH-300 hang-on-back skimmer.  There is a Koralia 1 in there for a little extra flow as well.

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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2009, 07:18:37 AM »
Sounds like the minimum to keep it going good.
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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2009, 09:18:26 AM »
you have some nice zoos
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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2009, 11:29:47 AM »
I ordered a buncha rics last week... They should be here tomorrow... the extras are going in the frag trade...
-5 gal. hex salt nano
-20l gal. salt nano
-55 gal. Malawi Cichlid tank
I've recently downsized my tanks because I've been really busy and it was just too much.

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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2009, 01:49:48 PM »
where do you go to get supplies since you live in Millet..  I am from Barnwell and there isn't much near.  Wonder if you could get clean water out of the flowing well at Little hell.

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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2009, 02:06:06 PM »
Most RO/DI systems can clean any water.  All you need is a reservoir, ie 50G Drum, and a pump to pressurize the RO/DI unit.  Of course somewhere to output it too.
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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2009, 07:17:25 PM »
Thanks surfzone, I am always on the lookout for more zoos.  :)

Best of luck with your ricordia order davenia7, I am planning on bringing some stuff to the frag swap as well, but am not sure my ric garden will be ready for pruning yet.

Cnor, I have an RO/DI unit that I run off my well and use a 32 gallon brute trash can to store the water in.  That works well to keep the 3 systems I have supplied with good quality water.  I run a 5 micron sediment, then a 5 micron carbon block, then a 1 micron sediment filter before the 75 gpd membrane.

I travel a long way to attend club meetings and to visit the Far LFS when I am not ordering stuff online.  I usually shop at Tideline in Charleston, Star Aquatics in Evans Georgia, A Fish Store in Sumter, Aquarium Oddities in Mauldin, Oceans Floor in Greenville, and visit Fishy Business in Columbia once in a while as well.

Thanks for the comments everyone.

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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009, 09:22:53 PM »
Aquawolf,

Your well pump is already pressurizing you house water lines anyway, right?
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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2009, 10:13:15 PM »
Yes sir, the pump outside fills a bladder that pressurizes the system for the entire house.  My RO/DI is hooked up in the laundry room.

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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2009, 10:18:58 PM »
Cool.
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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2009, 06:26:55 AM »
Some well systems still need a booster pump in order to get near their rated output.  As a general rule the output of an RO unit is rated at 50 psi at 70 degrees F.  Of course if all you want is good, clean water then the extra pump can be omitted as long as you are getting enough water out of your system and the ratings aren't important to you.
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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2009, 07:00:51 AM »
Going to Home Depot and picking up a simple pressure gauge and the proper fittings will tell you input pressure.  Output pressure is not needed, by you can get a flow meter, usually electronic, online somewhere.
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Re: Pics of my 40 Gallon
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2009, 07:06:00 AM »
My well pushes enough pressure through the unit to make me happy for now.  As I continue to add systems then I will definitely need a booster pump to keep up.