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  1. ASIS PRO 828

    hmmm
  2. The Stoney Waters Experience

    After many months of planning and building I am finally getting around to starting a thread on my latest tank build. Of the dozens of tanks I have had in my life, this one is no doubt the most ambitious. Everything from the lighting to the sump will be customized or modified to fit into my vision of the ultimate small reef aquarium. The Set Up 1. 40 gallon AG aquarium. Bottom plumbed center overflow with pair of drilled returns. Closed loop with additional pair of drilled returns. 2. 20 gallon sump. Chambered and baffled with refugium. Protein skimmer and DIY ATO. 3. Custom DIY stand. 4. Lighting DIY pendant with dual 150w metal halides and T-5 actinics. All ballasts separately controlled and timed for true dawn to dusk effect. Moon lighting. 5. Automated system controller. All system functions controlled from one central operating unit. I am almost a year into this project and each component is in a different stage of completion. As each is nearing completion I will post pics in this opening post. I would also like to thank everyone on this forum for their helpful information and insight. This journey has just begun. Custom DIY MH and T-5 pendant. LED moon lighting. System controller DIY Stand Sump Durso and closed loop. DIY ATO. Pendant hanging on a sliding track system. DIY kalk reactor. Aqua scaped and cycled. 11-24-07 7-15-08 11-12-08 More to come. -Stone
  3. The Stoney Waters Experience

    Heads up old friends new build new thread comming soon. I'll need all your help on this one. -Stoney
  4. DIY Jawfish House

    I originally posted this in my Expierience thread, but because of a rash of PM's enquiring about it I thought I would share it here as well. I have always wanted a Blue Spot jawfish and when my LFS got a few in I jumped on the prettiest one. I figured my 2" deep sand bed was not quite enough so I decided to make a DIY burrow for the little guy and bury it in the sand. I brought her home the other day and she took right to her new home.
  5. Entire custom setup including pendant, controller, stand, sump, reactors, much more. No corals or livestock but rock and and sand go with. Pick up only. $1500 or BO. PMs only please. http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=106629
  6. Stoney Waters Experience, entire setup.

    $1200 OBO
  7. Stoney Waters Experience, entire setup.

    Would be willing to deliver part way. Also lifetime tech support
  8. I know...

  9. Hungry Brain

    great pic!
  10. Experience

  11. Experience

    I did get the ballasts and halide lamps from Nanotuners. The system is in status quo while I plan my next project. It might be up for sale in the near future.
  12. DIY Jawfish House

    OMG the jawfish police... My fish were never forced to live in the house, they could build their own at any time. The simple fact that they chose the artificial home says alot. The same argument could be said about the artificial reef as a whole. It is after all an alien environment. Given its limitations it is up to us as responsible hobbyist to make every effort to insure the comfort and wellness of our inhabitants. While it is ok to critique new ideas as they come along to assume the state of mind or well-being of ones fish would lay in the realm of whispering and clairvoyance. No need to feel sorry for my jawfish they are the most well tended to fish in my system. They have never been cut by the barnacle, it is in no way sharp. They also keep busy all day by rearranging the interior with pieces of coral and shell. BSJs are naturally skittish especially at feeding time with lights on. This might explain the uneasy appearance in the video.
  13. HPIM2146a1

    Lovely.
  14. Smurf Snot Zoas... boooooooooooooooooo

    beauteous
  15. DIY Jawfish House

    If he is new to the tank don't stress him by trying to recapture him. He might eventually find it.
  16. DIY Jawfish House

    Luv it!
  17. July 2009 - Stoney Waters

    Its been so long but I believe I bought the black hose at HD and I ordered the fittings from Savko plastics. The dividers for the refugium are made of blue ABS, the rest of the baffles in the sump are glass.
  18. The Stoney Waters Experience

    I have had some enquiries about the control box so I thought I would post it here as well. The box itself is a fiberglass electrical enclosure bought on ebay. There are four sets of outlets that are individually controlled by the lighted rockers below. This allows me to turn off power to selected equipment only. There is also a spring wound timer that is connected to the fourth set of outlets. I use this to shut off the main pumps for feeding for up to an hour then restart automatically. The fifth set of outlets is controlled by one of the intermatic electronic timers. I have my refugium light and pump plugged into this set. The other three timers control power to each of the halides and the pair of t-5 actinics. My timing schedule represents a dawn to dusk effect. The lower right corner is where the controls for the ATO are located. Inside contains all the ballast for the lighting, the relays for the ATO and some transformers for the cooling fans. The control box is connected to the pendant by a 14 wire multi-conductor with disconnect. Everything has preformed flawlessly and I am pleased with the way it turned out. The only thing I would have done differently is I would have put the timers on top and the outlets underneath. Hope this explanation helps and thanks to everyone again.
  19. Summer Prize Giveaway

    Liopropoma carmabi. The caribean candy basslet.
  20. July 2009 - Stoney Waters

    Yeah, now I have the shortest profile thread ever. I also have a similar thread on "BNARC" my local reef club. The box itself is a fiberglass electrical enclosure bought on ebay. There are four sets of outlets that are individually controlled by the lighted rockers below. This allows me to turn off power to selected equipment only. There is also a spring wound timer that is connected to the fourth set of outlets. I use this to shut off the main pumps for feeding for up to an hour then restart automatically. The fifth set of outlets is controlled by one of the intermatic electronic timers. I have my refugium light and pump plugged into this set. The other three timers control power to each of the halides and the pair of t-5 actinics. My timing schedule represents a dawn to dusk effect. The lower right corner is where the controls for the ATO are located. Inside contains all the ballast for the lighting, the relays for the ATO and some transformers for the cooling fans. The control box is connected to the pendant by a 14 wire multi-conductor with disconnect. Everything has preformed flawlessly and I am pleased with the way it turned out. The only thing I would have done differently is I would have put the timers on top and the outlets underneath. Hope this explanation helps and thanks to everyone again.
  21. Lani's 40 Breeder

    WOW!!
  22. The Stoney Waters Experience

    Thanks, moto. The fixture was originally a halogen shop light manufactured by Regent. Halogen fixtures do not incorporate a ballast so I added some to power the MH lamps.
  23. DIY Jawfish House

    The reason I made the burrow was because I thought my two inch sand be was not sufficient. My jawfish ( and I've been through three) have all used it exclusively. Although, a couple of them would venture out from time to time and hang out in a certain nook under the live rock.
  24. The Stoney Waters Experience

    Wow, Bigdog is bustin my arse. Have not dedicated much time to the tank over the winter. Just trying to keep a status quo. In fact I might have had more losses than additions. Also been battling macro algea outbreaks. I should be able to get motivated now that spring is here. I love spring! Thanks for all the compliments and for hanging in there everyone.
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