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This guy is extra salty

So I’m participating in the contest and I’m deciding to build EVERYTHING from scratch well except the acrylic which will be pulled from the scrap bin

 

(my ole lady said,”You can participate if you don’t spend any money.”)

 

Aka

“TEAM BUDGET”

 

Proposed equipment:

1-12x6x8 (2.5 gallon tank)

1-8x3x4 hob filter(acrylic)

1-160gph pump(for HOB Filter) 20$

1-2.5x7.5 surface skimmer(acrylic)

1-AI prime HD w/mount

1- custom stand (for AI prime hd)

1-controller board (I’m debating this)

1-50w heater

1- hydor nano 240gph wave maker 

1-6ft water proof warm white led string 

1-24hr timer

Total spent:

-20$

 

The beginning picture “4/2/19” with dehydrated apple rings and cuppy cakes 

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 All you non believers(12x6x8)

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Now for the HOB filter(8x3x4)

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And my bucket of equipment 

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I believe you Salty...really I do...  :rolleyes:

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That is good! Thanks 🙏 

 

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As per contest rules I was unable to use my original design cause of the internal filter not being allowedE1E6D227-FE72-4461-96A0-E1C19C09AFC5.thumb.jpeg.8c11f9aa94ee8ef5fa326e5377a383c3.jpeg

here was the concept of a undergravel filter with surface skimmer mods

 

but I’m in going to have to delete one of the skimmer stacks and the yellow gravel filter to abide by the rules 

 

I was going to start the cutting process last Friday(3/15) but one of my coworkers wasn’t paying attention to the vytek laser and caught it on fire 🔥 C737EAB4-BDCE-479C-B1F8-C5885BD80647.thumb.jpeg.590ffb676bb42db0a0840de32987e183.jpegD3AE5890-350D-494A-9163-BF24A608177B.thumb.jpeg.8730efc1210d23b558a3b99b5df81691.jpeg

i had to save the day with a fire extinguisher 🧯 since they were trying to smother a fueled fire by swatting it with precut sheets of acrylic. (Which looking back on it, it was hilarious cause the ends were on fire too)

 

So now this week I had/have to redraw  my design to follow rules that were finally dropped today.

 

also since I have to “leak test” the tank prior to filling and livestock@Christopher Marks will I be disqualified cause it was “wet” prior to contest starting?

 

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7 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

As per contest rules I was unable to use my original design cause of the internal filter not being allowedE1E6D227-FE72-4461-96A0-E1C19C09AFC5.thumb.jpeg.8c11f9aa94ee8ef5fa326e5377a383c3.jpeg

here was the concept of a undergravel filter with surface skimmer mods

 

but I’m in going to have to delete one of the skimmer stacks and the yellow gravel filter to abide by the rules 

 

I was going to start the cutting process last Friday(3/15) but one of my coworkers wasn’t paying attention to the vytek laser and caught it on fire 🔥 C737EAB4-BDCE-479C-B1F8-C5885BD80647.thumb.jpeg.590ffb676bb42db0a0840de32987e183.jpegD3AE5890-350D-494A-9163-BF24A608177B.thumb.jpeg.8730efc1210d23b558a3b99b5df81691.jpeg

i had to save the day with a fire extinguisher 🧯 since they were trying to smother a fueled fire by swatting it with precut sheets of acrylic. (Which looking back on it, it was hilarious cause the ends were on fire too)

 

So now this week I had/have to redraw  my design to follow rules that were finally dropped today.

 

also since I have to “leak test” the tank prior to filling and livestock@Christopher Marks will I be disqualified cause it was “wet” prior to contest starting?

 

I got exited....... for a moment, till you said   “I......have...... to..... follow the rules”. 🤣

 

You better come up with something cool. 

I was looking forward to this.😞

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Well this is what I came up with 

I find it very offensive and annoying the HOB im making is quite difficult 😤

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@jbb_00 this is my kind of janky 😂 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Well this is what I came up with 

I find it very offensive and annoying the HOB im making is quite difficult 😤

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@jbb_00 this is my kind of janky 😂 

 

 

Extra points for making it resemble a toilet... Albeit, an uncomfortable looking terlitt.

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1 hour ago, MetaTank said:

Extra points for making it resemble a toilet... Albeit, an uncomfortable looking terlitt.

🤣 Lmao 

 

 I didn’t realize until you said something!!

If I kept it like that and I went through the “ugly stage” It will look like little floating 💩 

 

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3 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

🤣 Lmao 

 

 I didn’t realize until you said something!!

If I kept it like that and I went through the “ugly stage” It will look like little floating 💩 

 

But...you see it now, and you can't un-see it. LOL

 

 

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  • No all-in-one inserts (AIO) or any dividing walls

the revised design still looks like dividing walls, i don't know. still intersted to see what you can do.

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The terlet tank needs a seat for a lid.............

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24 minutes ago, asting said:

 

 

Not an AIO it’s a surface skimmer which is allowed per contest rules😜

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Oh this should be good! Looking forward to following this one. Looks like I got permission to join this contest, I'm off to the store tomorrow, See you on the other side! 

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2 minutes ago, ChristopherDido said:

Oh this should be good! Looking forward to following this one. Looks like I got permission to join this contest, I'm off to the store tomorrow, See you on the other side! 

Yeah, this is gonna be a neat build for sure

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58 minutes ago, ChristopherDido said:

Oh this should be good! Looking forward to following this one. Looks like I got permission to join this contest, I'm off to the store tomorrow, See you on the other side! 

That is awesome! 😎 glad you’re joining

the more the merrier

57 minutes ago, MetaTank said:

Yeah, this is gonna be a neat build for sure

I think it will be challenging..

Most of my time is going towards aquascape. Now I have to dig into my sumps to pull out some live rock..

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12 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

That is awesome! 😎 glad you’re joining

the more the merrier

I think it will be challenging..

Most of my time is going towards aquascape. Now I have to dig into my sumps to pull out some live rock..

I happened to run in to an old buddy the other day, and he works in one of the premium coral suppliers in SoCal... He tossed me some rock, and one is colonized with Zoas already, they grew off a frag plug, so interested to see what they are assuming they survive the bucket for the next week...lol

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14 minutes ago, MetaTank said:

I happened to run in to an old buddy the other day, and he works in one of the premium coral suppliers in SoCal... He tossed me some rock, and one is colonized with Zoas already, they grew off a frag plug, so interested to see what they are assuming they survive the bucket for the next week...lol

Very nice! Zoanthinds are quite hardy is it being heated and a pump in the bucket they should be fine

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27 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Very nice! Zoanthinds are quite hardy is it being heated and a pump in the bucket they should be fine

Yep, I got rocks just hanging out. I have rock from 2 sources, so I have them in 2 buckets, 2 heaters, 2 powerheads, 2 thermometers...lol

 

 

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Very nice! I’m a little jealous 😝 

 

i wonder if I build a surface skimmer on the outside of the tank it would be allowed... in trying it limit the “intrusion” in the tank.. especially since the viewing platform has to be “12x8” stupid rectangular box I really wanted a peninsula 

 

 

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Just now, This guy is extra salty said:

Very nice! I’m a little jealous 😝 

 

i wonder if I build a surface skimmer on the outside of the tank it would be allowed... in trying it limit the “intrusion” in the tank.. especially since the viewing platform has to be “12x8” stupid rectangular box I really wanted a peninsula 

 

 

I'm assuming the intake tube of the HOB has to go into the skimmer MOD. How would that even work, an exterior surface skimmer? 

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5 minutes ago, MetaTank said:

I'm assuming the intake tube of the HOB has to go into the skimmer MOD. How would that even work, an exterior surface skimmer? 

I had to PM my secret weapon 

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Here is a sneak peek of my back panel 

im testing for looks(no spoilers)

 

 

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1 hour ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Here is a sneak peek of my back panel 

im testing for looks(no spoilers)

 

 

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Hey bud, I been busy too, got out a mitre saw for the first time in years, lol...

 

looking good bro!

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Mitre saw? What are you cutting? 

The dremel isn’t working?

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