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About cnseekatz

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  1. Thank you darlin'! Congrats on your Reef Weeds tank. Looking good!
  2. You can PM a couple pictures if you want, and I'll give you my thoughts.
  3. Yeah, they're a little tricky because their mounting brackets are on the face plate, facing backward. They're meant to be flush-mounted in a rack. Seeing as how we don't have a rack in our stand, we have to get creative. Assuming we have the same stand, there are two beefy support beams running front to back at the top of the stand. I just drilled and screwed a couple of eye-bolts into the outside edge of each of the those struts and cinched the power strip to the eye-bolts with a couple of zip ties. I also used a couple of strips of heavy duty velcro to stick the top of the power bar to the underside of the support beams. The velcro will actually hold the bar by itself, and prevent it from moving side to side, and the zip ties just keep everything tight in the (certain) event that the velcro fails.
  4. Thanks awesome! Have you started a build thread yet? Haha... nice. My wife is demanding I replace the little one we have in the living room with a big full-sized one. She won't listen to reason....
  5. I would recommend drawing it out on a piece of paper, and writing a parts list. I had to go back a few times because I forgot stuff. Customize it however you want. Here's the basic concept. I used 3/4" PVC for everything because it's the easiest to find. For the manifold: 2 x Trash Barrel - I made the freshwater about twice the size of the saltwater container. 3 x Bulkhead Fitting - To attach your pipes to the inside of your trashcans. 5 x PVC Union (Slip) - Quickly disconnect trash cans and pump from the manifold. 5 x PVC Adapter (Female) - Threaded to Slip - To attach pvc to pump and to bulkheads 5 x Ball Valve 4 x PVC Tee 7 x PVC Elbow 2 x PVC 45-Degree 1 x PVC Check Valve - To prevent back-flow of water into pump when it's off (probably not necessary) PVC Pipe - You won't need much unless you're spreading this out. I bought two 10' sections and I had a lot left over. For the electronics: 1 x Panworld 50PX external pump (http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/pan-world-50px.html) - This is a perfect pump for this application. Good flow rate, quiet and reliable. 1 x American DJ Four Channel Power Switcher (https://www.amazon.com/American-Four-Channel-Power-Switcher/dp/B0002DNUY8) - Switch pump on/off instead of relying on pulling a plug or using ball valves to control flow. 1 x Heater - I had a spare lying around that I switch on while I'm mixing. My garage stays warm, but useful if your setup is somewhere where it gets cold.
  6. PhotoBucket can kiss my bASS- $399!

    Mine have started being shut down. Lame.
  7. July 2017 Featured Reef - cnseekatz 45 Gallon Nano Reef

    Mad skills?! Nah... just a lot of tinkering. Thanks for that...means a lot! Thank you!
  8. I'm sorry to hear about Bubba! That stinks!
  9. July 2017 Featured Reef - cnseekatz 45 Gallon Nano Reef

    Thank you guys! Really glad you enjoy it!
  10. Worth taking a look.
  11. Thanks guys. That means a lot coming from such accomplished folks!
  12. PhotoBucket can kiss my bASS- $399!

    It's just tough to stop once you've committed. Looks like I'm going to have a big project soon. For now, my images are still showing... but I've been posting pictures from Photobucket for like 10 years.
  13. PhotoBucket can kiss my bASS- $399!

    This is what they want me to pay for?