PNW Temperate Tanks Using Marineland Commercial Systems
Posted 26 September 2011 - 07:37 AM
Posted 26 September 2011 - 12:16 PM
I'm going to add base rock to the other tank as well once I get the 200 gallon running.
Posted 02 October 2011 - 03:11 PM
Granted, its not a higher end one like the one I sold, but its cool in its own right. The model I bought is a marineland ML 2+2, which has 2 50 gallon tanks side by side with 2 seperate chillers and thermostats. It also has the cool push button relay that stops the pumps for up to 3 minutes and automatically turns them back on later.
Posted 30 October 2011 - 12:53 PM
Got the refrigerated auto feeder all done, just need to finish my sump and plumb it all together,thought I'd share some photos of what I managed to get done on my day off. I think the final cost on the auto feeder was under $60.
It started life as a free brown mini fridge. Threw a coat of semi gloss black on it to match the rest of the setup.
Here is the outside plumbing and hole where the power cord comes out for the doser. I took apart the dosing pump and unwired the power cord and ran it through the side so I didnt have to drill a hole the size of the plug and then fill it in.
Inside of the fridge, I kept the freezer in there since I didnt need any more room really and I can keep all the frozen mysis and plankton in here and keep the wife happy I used a piece of pipe to mount the doser on and left enough extra cord so I can pull it out and work on it or change settings easily.
And here is what I got going on for the insulated sump, still need some more bioballs though.
Wow I dig this, I think this is so cool once you begin using home appliances and camping gear to retrofit a tank.