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Not too worried about the height. If it gets to be impossible, then I'll build a new stand with higher dimensions 

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Just waiting on the Prime HD now. Should have been here today but USPS has been a day behind so it should get here tomorrow

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So here is my plumbing. Just have to wait until the overflow box gets here. How's it look

Herbie style 

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Herbie style 

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I have the return nozzle ordered. Should be in early next week

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Just traded the biocube 8 for like 50 lbs of dead rock lol

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Haha nice trade! It's coming together!

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So I soaked the rocks in a bleach solution and pressure washed them. Then took a wire brush and scrubbed them pretty good. I drilled some holes and put in some fiberglass rods to hold together. I'm gonna epoxy it too when I'm ready. Gonna let them bake in the sun a few days then soak in water with a lot of dechlorinator and rinse again. 

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Going to get the Icecap K2-50 skimmer this week

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So I misjudged the height of the skimmer. I might need to make some adjustments to the stand 😑 I'll have to see how much of a pain it will be to take the skimmer collection cup off 

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Ordered the Icecap k2-50 skimmer. 

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On 9/10/2017 at 10:55 PM, mbarton2010 said:

So I soaked the rocks in a bleach solution and pressure washed them. Then took a wire brush and scrubbed them pretty good. I drilled some holes and put in some fiberglass rods to hold together. I'm gonna epoxy it too when I'm ready. Gonna let them bake in the sun a few days then soak in water with a lot of dechlorinator and rinse again. 

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Going to get the Icecap K2-50 skimmer this week

 

I like the way you used the rods to hold things together. 

 

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25 minutes ago, Weetabix7 said:

 

I like the way you used the rods to hold things together. 

 

Yeah the fiberglass rods are thinner and stronger and cheaper than acrylic 

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Turned all blues on and used orange shooting glasses 

Got the overflow installed and plumbed 

 

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Rockscape complete 

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Got rock and sand in the fuge too

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Got water in! And the skimmer installed. Cycle begins. 

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I realized I could have drilled the hole another inch higher 😑

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I realized I could have drilled the hole another inch higher 😑

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I admire your determination! Is that the highest the water level will run? There might be a few things you can do to try to raise it, like adjusting the herbie down pipes in the back, or restricting the front overflow teeth from behind to raise the level. Do you have a side view of the overflow running with water?

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31 minutes ago, Christopher Marks said:

I admire your determination! Is that the highest the water level will run? There might be a few things you can do to try to raise it, like adjusting the herbie down pipes in the back, or restricting the front overflow teeth from behind to raise the level. Do you have a side view of the overflow running with water?

I'll try adjusting the water flow out of the herbie. I might try to rig up something to put in front of the teeth to adjust the water level

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Temporary fix. Put a small piece of plastic (gel filter for cameras lol) I front of the teeth. 

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Did a WC on my pico and sucked out some stuff from the chambers and dumped it in this tank. Added a bottle of bacteria too

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I bet you could build a permanent or removable acrylic extension for your overflow box to raise the water height. You could design it to block the lower inlet when installed.

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So give me some nice fish ideas to put in here. 

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On 9/15/2017 at 9:24 PM, mbarton2010 said:

So give me some nice fish ideas to put in here. 

If you're ok without any clowns, do something totally different...  Having 2 in a 20 will limit other choices. 

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Seahorses or Pipefish?  Wartskin Angler?

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