Mojorizn

Mojo's 40B in retirement

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So, I moved up to the 40B's club.

 

Had good results with the 20L. Aquired a 40 setup from Texass2323.

 

Spent some time replumbing, removing black paint, painting the stand, etc.

 

Have just a couple pics to post:

 

Main Tank

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Drain Detail. Elbow is not glued to allow some adjustment of water level within display.

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Tank specs:

 

40B Drilled for two drains

20L sump

Q1 6000 that will be T'd off to supply main tank as well as secondary equiptment as needed.

For now excess flow returned to sump.

6x39 T5 in the mail. Updating blubs.

Vortech MP20 in the works

One Big A** skimmer courtesy of Glennr1978

 

Tank plans:

Move contents of 20L over. Mostly LPS / Polyps with a few SPS

 

Current livestock in the 20L

2x Black missbars

1 x Skunk Cleaner shrimp

1x small Goby...I forget the species

 

Various LPS, Zoas, SPS, Maxima, a softy or two.

 

The 40 is full of water, scaped and cycling. I'll post pics as projects are completed.

I'm really digging the room a 40B offers and getting lots of inspiration from other Nano members.

 

Thanks for looking -

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Nice job, are you just using the elbows as drains?

 

Yep. The return is a single line over the top split into two centipedes. Center mounted.

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sweet! did you put some bar mat over the drains? bad things happen if snails make their way into plumbing, don't ask me how i know.....

 

 

 

when are you planning on getting the plumbing for the return done? i'll come by and help out if you want.

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sweet! did you put some bar mat over the drains? bad things happen if snails make their way into plumbing, don't ask me how i know.....

 

 

 

when are you planning on getting the plumbing for the return done? i'll come by and help out if you want.

 

whenever the new pump comes in. Hoping next couple days. Nothig in the tank as yet...just rock / sand.

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whenever the new pump comes in. Hoping next couple days. Nothig in the tank as yet...just rock / sand.

 

 

cool, let me know if you need a hand.

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Just waiting on the light.

 

Got a little done today.

Sump is 20L. Q1 6000 plumed with ball valve to left for an "accessory" line when I need it.

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Top down...lots of room all the way around

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From the front

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When the light comes in, get that into the canopy and then wait...

 

Chaeto, sump light, other stuff coming over from the 20L...

 

Thanks for looking -

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Found this old 36" fixture while digging around. Couldn't help myself.

No, this is not the tank light, just better than looking at a dark tank.

FTS

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Right

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Left

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So....

 

Today:

 

Ordered a new 6x39 t5 since I got burned on the last one...bummer.

 

Got a sweet deal on a MP 20 ... you fix it...it's yours....uhhh...OK...SCORE!!

 

Should have that all sorted out by the coming week.

 

Tossed in a couple hermits from the 20 as all my params were looking good.

 

We shall see.......

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A FREE MP20? Dude that isn't a score, somebody better call 911! That's an F'in steal!

 

40b rocks out with the socks out. I'm still in awe of mine. Best of luck to you, I'll keep checkin up on you from time to time (you should do the same)

 

Mark

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Nice job. Looks good so far. I just started my 40B last weekend and I love it!

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It seems as tho there has been a constant barage of breeder tanks being set up.

 

 

 

So what are your paramters?

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So what are your paramters?

 

 

Temp 79

SG 1.026

Amm = 0

Trite = 0

Trate = ~0

MG = 1350

Cal = 480

KH = 10

PH = 8.3

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A FREE MP20? Dude that isn't a score, somebody better call 911! That's an F'in steal!

 

 

 

Mark

 

 

It sounds better than it is, the pump definitely needs some work. After all is said and done he should be able to get it working for ~1/3 the price of a new mp20. Still a good deal.

 

I've got a few "tester" frags you can have. Give me a call tomorrow, I've got to leave for work in a few...

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i would gladly fork over $75 for a working vortech.

 

:evil:

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i would gladly fork over $75 for a working vortech.

 

:evil:

 

 

me too. however, this one isn't exactly "working".

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it's all a matter of how you look at things

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lol you gotta think you are forking over money to possibly make it work too...

 

Whats exactly wrong with it? The driver? wet slide? actual dry side motor?

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lol you gotta think you are forking over money to possibly make it work too...

 

Whats exactly wrong with it? The driver? wet slide? actual dry side motor?

 

New wet side / pin thingy..lol / gasket

 

Willing to risk alittle $ ...no prob. I've been hooked up numerous times anyway.

 

AND..I found a local retailer for parts.

 

http://www.aquariaservicesinc.com/

 

Aquaria Services Inc

Corpus Christi, TX

(361) 854-3961 Office

 

NO Shipping....YES..!

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