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Sounds good. I'll see what I can do. I wonder if any place locally sells them (Petco/Petsmart) or if I'll have to order on amazon and wait.

 

Does clipping them really work?

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iadubber

yes clipping does work, but you have to be very careful to get them as exact as you can. I know locally nobody for me sells just the impeller. I ended up getting on on ebay for my AC70. I think I did an AC30 impeller.

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DannaM

clipping them works really well just be very careful to make sure each blade is the same length and don't take off too much. Take off a bit and put it back in and see if you like the flow. You can always cut off more if it's still too fast. You'll be amazed how taking off just a small amount will change the flow.



I also noticed this morning that my tank leans forward a bit. The bookshelf it's on does too, I think the floor isn't 100% level. Any ideas on what to do to make the tank level? I don't want it breaking on me.

 

Does the bookshelf sit on the floor, sounds like it does if you're saying the floor may not be 100% flat? Put some wood shims under the bookshelf to raise the lower side. Make sure it's as level as possible. You don't want to have too mush pressure on just your front glass.

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tibbsy07

yes clipping does work, but you have to be very careful to get them as exact as you can. I know locally nobody for me sells just the impeller. I ended up getting on on ebay for my AC70. I think I did an AC30 impeller.

Gotcha. Thanks!

 

clipping them works really well just be very careful to make sure each blade is the same length and don't take off too much. Take off a bit and put it back in and see if you like the flow. You can always cut off more if it's still too fast. You'll be amazed how taking off just a small amount will change the flow.

 

 

Does the bookshelf sit on the floor, sounds like it does if you're saying the floor may not be 100% flat? Put some wood shims under the bookshelf to raise the lower side. Make sure it's as level as possible. You don't want to have too mush pressure on just your front glass.

I'll probably just end up on amazon buying the impeller. I'll give the shims under the bookshelf a try. This actually may help with the sand issue, as well. Thanks for the ideas!

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Dnanoreefer

If it is possible to add some crushed coral to your sand mix might help hold things together. I think I recall u saying there isn't a Lfs close by tho.. As far as leving your bookshelf.. Use little strips of cardboard under the shelf. You will need peices on both corners as needed of course.. When I made my stand I put some leveling feet from an old washer or drier on it.. Saved my butt also because my floors are far from level. Good luck with the sand issue.

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tibbsy07

I leveled the tank today. I just put some thick cardboard under the legs of the bookshelf and it was good to go!

 

I also picked up some aragonite sand and replaced the old stuff. Still murky but the AC70 at max is still too much flow. I've had to turn it down. I may go with the ac30 impeller mod.

 

I epoxied my LR a bit and used some superglue to close up some old vermetid snail shells i found on one of the LR pieces. Hopefully that will help.

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The JB Waterweld hasn't cured in over 5 hours. I just checked it and it definitely hasn't set/cure. I may have to go and re-epoxy it with super glue and the water weld. Lame.

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This secret santa thing here on NR is cool - i just don't know what to ask for? I'll probably ask for purigen or phosguard or a salifert po4 kit. The things i really need are more than the limit, but i'll eventually need the chemical media so that will be good I think.

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Anyone know how to set an image like in my signature to be a link to my thread? I tried doing html code that I found online, but it didn't work for me for some reason?

 

<a href="http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/336210-tibbsys-55-deep-blue/"><img src="http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt151/void_000/images.jpg"></a> was the code I used... I'm not sure what I'm doing incorrectly?

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GHill762

for text you highlight the text you want as the link and click the link button and put in the actual link.. that might work for a picture too, IDK...



I just tried it, I believe it does work that way for pics also..

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tibbsy07

for text you highlight the text you want as the link and click the link button and put in the actual link.. that might work for a picture too, IDK...

 

I just tried it, I believe it does work that way for pics also..

I'll give this a try. Thanks for the idea.

 

This worked - so for now I'm doing this.

 

Those are HTML tags, this site doesn't use that sort of formatting.

 

use this:

 

 

(url=http://www.nano-reef.com/topic/336210-tibbsys-55-deep-blue/)(img=http://i607.photobucket.com/albums/tt151/void_000/images.jpg)(/url)

 

 

 

Replace all of the parentheses with brackets.

It says I can't use that format? I'm a coding idiot.

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jedimasterben

I'll give this a try. Thanks for the idea.

 

This worked - so for now I'm doing this.

 

It says I can't use that format? I'm a coding idiot.

Did you make sure all of the brackets are there?

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Did you make sure all of the brackets are there?

Yeah, it came back with only the img brackets and the others gone, saying "This website does not support this format" Maybe I typed in something incorrectly?

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iadubber

did you get it working? I see a picture with a link to your thread

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GHill762

Yeah, it came back with only the img brackets and the others gone, saying "This website does not support this format" Maybe I typed in something incorrectly?

I got those errors a few times trying to get mine right, then I started using the link button..

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did you get it working? I see a picture with a link to your thread

I did, thanks to Ben and GHill. I ended up going with GHill's idea because I can't code worth a damn.

 

I got those errors a few times trying to get mine right, then I started using the link button..

Thanks - I must have been doing something wrong, but I'm a coding moron so I couldn't figure it out. I tried your way and it worked. I'm going to tinker with Ben's way when I have time this evening to see if I can figure out how to type it in.

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GHill762

you know if you hit the code toggle button (looks like a light switch, top left of comment box) it'll show you the code behind things you post..

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jedimasterben

Thanks - I must have been doing something wrong, but I'm a coding moron so I couldn't figure it out. I tried your way and it worked. I'm going to tinker with Ben's way when I have time this evening to see if I can figure out how to type it in.

Eh, I wouldn't worry. It does the exact same thing as you already did, just less clicking and more typing. :)

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tibbsy07

Eh, I wouldn't worry. It does the exact same thing as you already did, just less clicking and more typing. :)

Word. Thanks.

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gena

How's the sand situation with the switcheroo? Settling for you now?

 

I'm using the tiny HOB filter that came with my picotope so strong flow isn't an issue. In fact, I just bought a rio 50 from Marine Depot to see if I can get more flow going without making a sandstorm. It should be here tomorrow.

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How's the sand situation with the switcheroo? Settling for you now?

 

I'm using the tiny HOB filter that came with my picotope so strong flow isn't an issue. In fact, I just bought a rio 50 from Marine Depot to see if I can get more flow going without making a sandstorm. It should be here tomorrow.

Sand situation is great. The heavier aragonite sand is staying in place. I had to move some rock and turn the flow of the AC70 to ~1/2 of maximum, but I added the koralia nano 240 in so I think it's got enough flow.

 

I am waiting on the pictures to upload from my phone so I can put a recent one up here. I'm unhappy with the larger epoxied rock and the epoxy isn't holding it, so I think I'm going to rework it, and use epoxy and super glue to hold the rocks.

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Sand situation is great. The heavier aragonite sand is staying in place. I had to move some rock and turn the flow of the AC70 to ~1/2 of maximum, but I added the koralia nano 240 in so I think it's got enough flow.

 

I am waiting on the pictures to upload from my phone so I can put a recent one up here. I'm unhappy with the larger epoxied rock and the epoxy isn't holding it, so I think I'm going to rework it, and use epoxy and super glue to hold the rocks.

That's great news about the sand!!! :happydance:

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Here's some current shots. I really dislike that epoxy. But the sand is good to go - one thing at a time.

 

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I have serious doubts about my heater being in the AC70 and actually keeping the tank water warm enough

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el_ote

I like the scape!! They say epoxy gets covered with coraline Or other algae, but ne never has. Hoping to grow some zoas over it.

I had my heater in my ac70 in my 5.5 and 10 gallon. Works like a charm... keep an eye out for stuck impellers though...

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