1guydude coldwater start

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1guydude

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I got a free fish tank from a co worker! :)
So I will start a coldwater tank.
I've done a bit of equipment gathering and planning but the build.process has yet to take place.

I really can't wait to get this going. I need to find a bit of time and funds and finish this!
-d
 

1guydude

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Cleanin up the mess from red white and blue gravel. Marbles too

I dunked the.pump and.hopefully.I didn't ruin it :/
 

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And just the light it came with. It has an acrylic cover that's soakin with the tank.

The acrylic sitting above the light is clear but ill prob use it for the overflow box if I decide to do one.
 

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So I need to.do.lots of.plumbing. sump work and planning.
Than I can foam.rock.work.this beast.
Test run and go. Sounds easy right?
-d
 

reefman069

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you mean this tank is not up and running yet. come on guy. you have been talking about doing this for a long time now. just kidding with you. it takes time and money. it will be a sweet cold water tank. some day i think i would like to do a cold water tank.
 

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These dang compression gaskets have expanded I think from drying out and sw and such...
Anyone know where I can get some 3/4" of these?!?!

Tank will be simple. Ran with a closed loop chiller.
Hob filter
And hob skimmer
-d
 

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Doih

Gonna grab some pvc adapter later hopefully and get some 1" in their.
Got a skimmer for this tank.
Pump works great mfinn... I let it dry in the bathroom with the fan on for awhile before trying it out.
Nice and quiet too
:)

Hopefully my endeavor will be solved easily.
I was tired last night and this morning trying to water test this set up.

Pix later hopefully of it full with a light too
-d
 

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Good thing I did a water test in the garage.
Leak by the pump. U can see the puddle in the pic by the pump and plumbing. .

Can't wait
Here I come coldwater
D
 

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this is going to be a super cool tank. i need to do a cold water tank. it will be fun to go to Oregon to pick out your own livestock. maybe some day.
 
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