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Scotty2690 Scotty2690
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  • Posted on: 27/6/2009 1:55
Re: Ahhhh power cut.... #1
i beleive if want to maintain power to your tank a UPS would be a much better idea than a generator.


Scotty2690 Scotty2690
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  • Posted on: 3/6/2009 21:17
Re: if you thought the keychain was bad look at this... #2
So the air breathing betta just suffocates? i am amazed that they phisically managed to that cichlid in there!!!! i didn't realize people could be that stupid!

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Scotty2690 Scotty2690
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  • Posted on: 31/5/2009 16:36
Re: Competition - Design an aquarium #3
come on people only 7 and half hours to go!!

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Scotty2690 Scotty2690
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  • Posted on: 28/5/2009 1:16
Re: Ants #4
depending on how much of your garden you want to keep, you could always try napalm . may be a bit too extreme, wikipedia has a recipe lol.

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Scotty2690 Scotty2690
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  • Posted on: 22/5/2009 19:41
Re: Competition entry (scotty2690) #5
yeah and the valves would be one that require electricity to open them, this means that should there be a power failure the tank doesn't just emtpy itself onto the floor and as an added bonus would make the system more energy efficient.
there would also be a sensor to check the water level in the sump, so if for some reason a pump fails, the sump wont flood.

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Scotty2690 Scotty2690
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  • Posted on: 22/5/2009 13:12
Re: Competition entry (scotty2690) #6
just for you eagle (annotated the red and green pipes).

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Scotty2690 Scotty2690
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  • Posted on: 21/5/2009 19:08
Re: Competition - Design an aquarium #7
heres my entry:

http://www.fishkeeping.co.uk/modules/ ... id=219466#forumpost219466

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Scotty2690 Scotty2690
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  • Posted on: 21/5/2009 19:07
Re: Competition entry (scotty2690) #8
Quote:

Fishadmin wrote:
blender3d? I'm impressed! Great program but so odd and difficult to get to grips with!


yep something i've just recently started to use and what can be done with it is truly amazing (even more amazing when you consider its free) but it is hard to start with.

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Scotty2690 Scotty2690
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  • Posted on: 21/5/2009 18:32
Competition entry (scotty2690) #9
This is my (rather basic) competition entry. The tank is a relativly standard tank, however the filtration is slightly more unique.
The system is designed for a reef setup or could be very easily modified for an unplanted tropic/cold freshwater tank such as an african cichlid tank. (not being a reef owner, this is based on the information is have learnt, so if there are any problem with the design please let me know and i will attempt to fix them).
i have used blender3D for the design and modelling, which anyone who has tried to use before will know is a bit of a nighmare to use, especially on a very slow laptop.
below is a general view of the tank and part of the cabinet (without doors):

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this view shows the grid system at the bottom of the tank, the weir at the back and the outlet nozzel(bottom right of image):

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this view shows equiptment inside the cabinet at the bottom:
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red pipes indicate dirty water.
blue/puple pipes indicate RO/pure water.
green pipes are the returns to the tank.
the four tall tubes on the rightof the main sump are:
nitrate filter (yellow)
carbon reactor (black)
phospahte reactor (silver)
protein skimmer (white)
the main section of the sump can be filled with live rock (for marines) or bioballs (for freshwater)
in the end section of the sump there are two returen pumps( with the outlets at opposite ends of the tank, this allow for wave simulation)
the small tank at the end is an RO topup tank.
the green box at the back of the cabinet contains a series of electronicaly controlled valves, these allow for the gravel to be autoamtically cleaned in certain areas of the tank, the pulet of this can either go into the first stage of the sump or straight out to a drain via a hose.

as a last note i am awar that the pipesare not all the right diameter, however is it means ahell of a lot of work to correct this.
comment/suggestions/recommendations welcomed, thanks for looking.

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Scotty2690 Scotty2690
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  • Posted on: 21/5/2009 15:55
Re: Best desert #10
i'm with GWA on this one rubarb crumble and vanilla icecream (made with home grown rubarb of course).

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