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1 minute ago, kimberbee said:

I went back and edited my tags. 🤫

As did I removed added new 

who’s going to know? 😂 

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asting

You youth and your instaham, snapcrap and tweeter.

 

-millenial in 20s.

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Tigahboy

Thanks for the tag reminders @kimberbee @Snow_Phoenix @lkoechle.  I added those to all my posts as well.

 

My IG is @tigahboy.h2o.

 

When I created my IG account I was bummed to see someone using my handle already (though he hasn't posted anything on his account), so I had to add "h2o" at the end.   LOL. 

 

I don't really use social media other than for my tank stuff.    

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MetaTank

Okay okay...I caved in, my account name on Instagram is @MetaJank

 

Somehow metatank was taken...lol

 

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748S911

My IG is @11NTY9

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Tigahboy
2 minutes ago, 748S911 said:

My IG is @11NTY9

You really like numbers.

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17 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

You really like numbers.

Lmao- I do, I really like numbers!  748S was my Ducati back in day, I always wanted a 911 so that's where I got 748S911 in early 2000's.  Now  11NTY9 is my 1199 Ducati  Panigale and my 911 backwards 😉 so hence all the numbers lol.

Im a bike, car, reef, dive, and watchaholic.  All my hobbies are freaking too expensive!!  I wish I was into knitting or a hobby that requires zero cash lol like walking...hahahaha

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1 minute ago, 748S911 said:

Lmao- I do, I really like numbers!  748S was my Ducati back in day, I always wanted a 911 so that's where I got 748S911 in early 2000's.  Now  11NTY9 is my 1199 Ducati  Panigale and my 911 backwards 😉 so hence all the numbers lol.

Im a bike, car, reef, dive, and watchaholic.  All my hobbies are freaking too expensive!!  I wish I was into knitting or a hobby that requires zero cash lol like walking...hahahaha

Wow.  Really expensive hobbies!  I have ZERO hobbies except for my tanks.  I lead a sad life.  

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MetaTank
Just now, Tigahboy said:

Wow.  Really expensive hobbies!  I have ZERO hobbies except for my tanks.  I lead a sad life.  

I'm with you,I have the reef tank...and I garden occasionally

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4 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Wow.  Really expensive hobbies!  I have ZERO hobbies except for my tanks.  I lead a sad life.  

I would consider yourself lucky!!! lol 

 

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748S911

@Tigahboy 

 

 

Specifications: 

  • Dimensions: 4.88" x 4.88" x 1.34"
  • Power Consumption: 55W at full power
  • Input Range: 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
  • Power Cable Length: 10'
  • UL, CE, and RoHS compliant power supply


hmmmmmm..........do I have enough room for that jank?

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asting

Sailing, photography, diving, aquariums, computers. DINK life.

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Tigahboy
6 minutes ago, 748S911 said:

@Tigahboy 

 

 

Specifications: 

  • Dimensions: 4.88" x 4.88" x 1.34"
  • Power Consumption: 55W at full power
  • Input Range: 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
  • Power Cable Length: 10'
  • UL, CE, and RoHS compliant power supply


hmmmmmm..........do I have enough room for that jank?

AI PRIME??  Do it!  Not sure how you will squish that in there tho.  

 

6 minutes ago, asting said:

Sailing, photography, diving, aquariums, computers. DINK life.

Haha.  I guess I'm living the SIWK life.  

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10 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:
19 minutes ago, 748S911 said:

@Tigahboy 

 

 

Specifications: 

  • Dimensions: 4.88" x 4.88" x 1.34"
  • Power Consumption: 55W at full power
  • Input Range: 100 to 240VAC / 50-60Hz
  • Power Cable Length: 10'
  • UL, CE, and RoHS compliant power supply


hmmmmmm..........do I have enough room for that jank?

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AI PRIME??  Do it!  Not sure how you will squish that in there tho.  

 

So the AI prime is 1.34 inches thick, I have 2 inches of hood trim, and .75 of tank trim that I don't want showing .09 of an inch over, BUT there is a little dip in the trim it maybe a 1/10th of an inch from trim to lid. It might work!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This guy is extra salty

Looks very risky 

 

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748S911
10 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Looks very risky 

 

yeah its gonna be a tight fit.  Does anyone know anything about the Aqamai lrs vs AI prime? 

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I use primes on a couple of tanks and hydras too..

idk about the other one

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748S911

yeah  I figured not much of a comparison, how do you like your prime?

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seabass

Remember to check out the tanks which have been entered:

Competition List

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9 minutes ago, 748S911 said:

lol, here's the right link to youtube vid

 

 

I think by removing the top half it will work

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Tigahboy

@748S911 that makes more sense now.  lol.  I'm looking forward to seeing that in your tank.  I'm sure it will still be covered by the warranty.  

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Someone please chime in on the deal with  “surface skimmer” modification for their HOB I do not see any specifications pertaining that “rule”

 

 

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5 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Someone please chime in on the deal with  “surface skimmer” modification for their HOB I do not see any specifications pertaining that “rule”

 

 

I think the skimmer box must sit within the display, and the intake "tube" of the HOB must sit inside the chamber and draw water from it

 

@Christopher Marks please correct me if I misunderstood that

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1 hour ago, MetaTank said:

I think the skimmer box must sit within the display, and the intake "tube" of the HOB must sit inside the chamber and draw water from it

 

@Christopher Marks please correct me if I misunderstood that

I would agree. The whole idea behind the competition is to go "old school" with a simple tank, and no frills traditional HOB filter.

 

You're having fun designing/making your own tank and filter but in the same way almost making this more difficult for yourself by building it from scratch. Focus your creativity for inside the tank - that's where the leeway is. 

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