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Forum: Advanced Topics 01/11/2008, 01:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,620
Posted By spazz
he wants to have the best of both worlds. the...

he wants to have the best of both worlds. the ease of working with acrylic (drilling holes and makeing the overflow external) and the scratch restance of glass for the front panel. i see what he...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/11/2008, 12:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,620
Posted By spazz
i see 2 problems with that. first he wants to...

i see 2 problems with that. first he wants to have it earth quake proof so he wants to limit the amount of glass in the tank structure. next it is really hard to drill all the holes and make the...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/09/2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,039
Posted By spazz
if you plan is to use the 8 way then i wouuld use...

if you plan is to use the 8 way then i wouuld use the hammer head on that valve. depending on the skimmer you use for this tank you you might be able to feed all the water comming out of your...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/09/2008, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By spazz
that is why it let go. you can fix it and then...

that is why it let go. you can fix it and then reinforce all the joints on the top so it dont break again. the top is such an important part of a tank. it holds the sides from bowing out and keeps...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/09/2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,620
Posted By spazz
yep this is exactly what i would do.. test...

yep this is exactly what i would do.. test acrylic to acrylic and acrylic to glass.
there is a primer they have for the dow corning 795 that you might want to look into. also the promer that H20ENG...
Forum: Advanced Topics 01/09/2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,620
Posted By spazz
i found a company that makes a glue for acrylic...

i found a company that makes a glue for acrylic to glass applications. im talking to them to see if this would work for an aquarium application where pressure is a factor.
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/08/2008, 05:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,290
Posted By spazz
i know stan uses the xm brand bulbs for his tank....

i know stan uses the xm brand bulbs for his tank. alot of our club members use the 400w 20kxm's for therer tanks.
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/08/2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,233
Posted By spazz
mcliffy2 thank you for this information. ...

mcliffy2 thank you for this information.
seeing you do patent work you would be the one to know all the ways to find out if there is an existing patent in the united states. thanks for clearing up...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/07/2008, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,167
Posted By spazz
was this a single piece top or was it strips of...

was this a single piece top or was it strips of acrlic that were glued together to make a top? alot of tops that are built with strips have this problem. i would take the tank back to the guy who...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/07/2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,290
Posted By spazz
for those of you who have not see this system...

for those of you who have not see this system from the beginning here is the original thread that was started a
long time ago. you may find some of the information your asking about in that thread....
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/07/2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,233
Posted By spazz
what bugs me is the fact that these pumps are...

what bugs me is the fact that these pumps are made in china and tunze is made in europe. the price from china should ba alot cheaper not just $50 cheaper. because of the difference in the dollar vs...
Forum: Reef Discussion 01/06/2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,290
Posted By spazz
congrats stan! im impressed at just how big the...

congrats stan! im impressed at just how big the fish are getting. i remember when that gem tang was the size of a silver dollar and now he is huge. the corals have gottn huge too. its really neat to...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/05/2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By spazz
please explain what you want to do better . im...

please explain what you want to do better . im not quite understanding what you idea is right now.
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/04/2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By spazz
i took my system down ans shipped all my corals...

i took my system down ans shipped all my corals and fish to st jude's hospital for there new 850 gallon tank. im inbetween tanks right now. i hope to start me new 300g tank one of these days. im so...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/04/2008, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By spazz
what i would recomend is to get a small nano tank...

what i would recomend is to get a small nano tank and get that up and runnng first. then once that is running and stocked with a couple of fish and a few corals they slowly work on your bigger...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/03/2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 30,999
Posted By spazz
based on the size of the skimmer i bet his bio...

based on the size of the skimmer i bet his bio load will be higher than the real reefs are. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
well if he needs to make a little money for the tank he can always run a line...
Forum: Lighting, Filtration & Other Equipment 01/02/2008, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By spazz
for a medium stocked 200g tank you will need a...

for a medium stocked 200g tank you will need a skimmer rated fro about 400-500 gallons minimum. most protien skimmers are overrated. they cant handle the increased bioloads of todays reef tanks.
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/01/2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By spazz
if it is a closed loop than a sequence dart pump....

if it is a closed loop than a sequence dart pump. for a return on a 220 than the smaller sequence tarpon pump. they are cheaper to run and come with a 3 year warrantee. they have super good costomer...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/01/2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,905
Posted By spazz
well its about time you got some water in that...

well its about time you got some water in that bad boy! ha ha ha looks really good so far.

like richard said 6 ft wide acrylic sheets can be gotten but they are not common at most suppliers. they...
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/01/2008, 05:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,165
Posted By spazz
with the way the manifords are designed we cant...

with the way the manifords are designed we cant have more than 1 hole in the OM or the flow will be so little that it wont move any water to keep the detritus from building up.
Forum: Large Reef Tanks 01/01/2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,165
Posted By spazz
our thoughts for the 4 way are to hide the...

our thoughts for the 4 way are to hide the locklines in the rock work to hit the dead spots in the bottom of the tank. the drumb will be a single holed drumb to fire 2 or 3 lock lines on a single...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/31/2007, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,620
Posted By spazz
this is pretty much waht my thoughts were. if...

this is pretty much waht my thoughts were. if you apply a steady pressure to the seam to see what its long term strength is you can really tell if it will hold or not. you can calculate the psi that...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/31/2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,620
Posted By spazz
i was thinking something along the lines of this...

i was thinking something along the lines of this for a glass acrylic high breed tank.
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b308/spazz129/acrylic%20stuff/acrylictoglass.jpg
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/31/2007, 10:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,620
Posted By spazz
yes this is the other sealant that would be...

yes this is the other sealant that would be recomend for this application. i just couldnt remember the name of it off the top of my head. this will bond to glass and some plastics with an extreamly...
Forum: Advanced Topics 12/31/2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,620
Posted By spazz
he used 2 different things in the rebates for the...

he used 2 different things in the rebates for the tank. the fist thing was rubber blocks to cusshion the acrylic from rubbing against the concrete. the next was backer rod and then the 795. he called...
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