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Lc Scott's dip into The Femto Madness

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Ok so I've taken the dip.

I plan on using This.

 

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2.99

 

I plan on going to Tap Plastics Monday to see about a lid.

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Cut some holes into an other wise good piece of glass.

 

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The grommet in this pic is to small, so back to the hardware store.

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Well Tap Plastics wanted 7/8 bucks to custom cut a lid. So for 1.90 I got a small scrape big enough for two just in case and cut my own.

 

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Also picked up the right sized grommets. 1.18

 

Brings me down to 113.93

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Got my heater and air pump for this tank but for got to get a thermometer to see if I can keep it at a steady temp.DOH!

 

Heater was 14.94

air pump was 6.77

 

Brings me down to 92.22.

 

That reminds me, the vase will hold 108 oz before rock, sand and heater.

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Which heater did you end up going with? I have a feeling the the heater I have now will require a lot of plugging in and un plugging as the tempature rises and falls.

 

P.S. If you can I would stay away from any CF they give off a lot of heat and especially with a lid I foresee issues. If you do get a CF I would also pick up a little desk fan; you can use the fan to blow air over the surface of the water, this will cause evaporation and in the process cause heat transfer. If you have a well air conditioned home it may not be an issue but IMO with a lid and CF you will probably have heat issues

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Gill,

 

I went with a heater out of wall-mart.

Tetra ht10 50w.

I also changed my mind about the light.

 

I picked up a lamp at goodwill for 7.50 and a led at home depot for 21.99

 

That brings me down to 62.73.

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It seems to me I've forgotten to declare a few things.

 

Airstone- 1.19 brings me to 61.64

control valve (part of a 10 piece kit) - 4.29

used some silicone to seal the grommets

 

So how do I value the 10 part kit? $0.42 or full value of 4.29 ?

Seeing I'm only using on piece of it for this project and the rest will be going to the phyto project coming soon.

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I feel like counting 1/10th is fair, anyone else have an opinion?

 

Looking fun, excited for this next week or so!

 

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How are you liking the light? I am starting to feel like its way too bright!!! I noticed the packaging said the light was dimmable, and they sell dimmable extension cords at home depot for like ten bucks... so I'm going to try one out; I'll let you know what I think. I was also thinking it could use some actinic, it would be cool to add a blue moonlight, but my budget is already blown. :(

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Definitly agree with you, I don't know why but I didn't really notice it untill someone on Nano-Reef pointed it out to me, now I feel bad for recommending it.

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I picked up the dimmer today, definitly worth it IMO. I also got a 13 watt backlight spiral compact; I haven't figured out if I'm going to try and run it with the LED or just use it for when I take pics.

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So I added some clean up crew finally. 1 red tip hermit, 1 nassarius snail and 1 bumblebee snail. $5

I've also been modifying a float mag to work on the odd shape of this tank. cost was $10

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Anyone have an idea what this is?

I have my thoughts but would like someone to see it just so I know I'm not completely crazy. Free swims and it moves in a upward jerking motion.

 

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Its hard to tell from the picture. I would guess a pod, and it would have the same jerky up and down swimming pattern.

 

But that is just my guess :p

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Well after adding some zoos to my tank I now have flatworms (flame).

 

I know just witch frag did it and it wasn't a member or a sponsor who gave my tank a TTD...

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