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PostSubject: X Window Fuge   Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:10 am

so i traded some coral and threw down a few bucks for this hang on refugium.i really just needed a skimmer and this has a needle wheel and such so i grabbed it.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:13 am

so once home i realized that it wouldnt fit any of my existing sytems. talk about crappy.but after a long period of pondering i grabbed my tape measure and ran upstairs to my room.and there in the window measured a perfect little area fro my new skimmer fuge.i would attach it to my 33 headboard tank.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:17 am

gotta cut some wood...then i gotta place some screws.you know the drill. Laughing i am just building a basic frame inside the window frame and cutting some notches in it to acomidate the refugium.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:19 am

gotta stop as it is late and the neighbors probably dont like my power tools at 11:30 PM . but the vision is becoming a reality.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Thu Aug 11, 2011 1:34 am

now some plumbing issues.nothing i cant overcome..i just need to think.i have to get a PVC pipe to fit into a slightly larger pipe.i am thinking just some silicone, thread tape.maybe an O ring like my boss suggested.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:19 am

nice hang on fuge/skimmer...
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:18 am

fixed this part of the plumbing but now i have run into another snag.at least this one came out pretty good for a rubberband O-ring and some silicone to make a diameter of pipe that i couldnt aquire.
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and here is a picture of the skimmer pump.its like a triple air intake needle wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Sun Aug 14, 2011 7:38 pm

I've got this same setup on my 20 tall. I love this thing!
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:48 pm

wait so im the only guy without one? weak...
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:07 pm

theRedSkull wrote:
wait so im the only guy without one? weak...
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:19 pm

I got one too. After a couple leaking issues fixed, its work like a champ ever since!
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:48 am

i have also definatly decided to go with adding a seperate drain area for the return and instead of doing a baffle or what not i am trying to add a cheesy 3-4 gallon acrylic tank before it drains from the window fuge to the 33 head board tank.just for fun.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:55 am

more space for more creatures.
i need my lower refugium up first.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:49 pm

here the skimmer in action.its doing pretty good considering it has a couple of feet to reach the chamber.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:52 pm

ghetto plumbing again.here is the hangon refugium overflowing into the acrylic tank add on.
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and here it is returning to the 33 long headboard tank.
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the tubes you see are going to a needle wheel venturi pump for the skimmer.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:43 am

that is some seriously wacky plumbing, bravo.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:39 am

adding life already.here i have a blue green chromis in the window fuge.
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and a bicolor blenny in the corner acrylic.
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he loves his barnicles.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:31 am

nice, my bicolor blenny lives along side my powerhead, but has been digging along the bottom and spending more and more time among the rocks, so i may change out the powerhead and force him to the bottom as he doesnt do anything hiding next to the powerhead, but when roaming the bottom he gets in all kinds of stuff, much more entertaining... i dont know.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:00 pm

yeah thats kinda funny.the very first night i put this guy in he swam into t he over flow.the next morning he was in my main tank eating all my copapods.i had to dismantel much to capture the little guy.usualy they are all over the floor and rock work.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:44 pm

thats funny, yet aggravating.
i turned off my zoo med to make room for a fliter on another project and i was lazy so i left it inside the tank, not my bicolor is living inside the outlet, like a little cave, lol...
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:18 pm

Was that the chromis i gave you?
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:28 pm

yeah he has healed up and is looking good.he is king of the fuge along with the wheelers goby.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:32 am

Thats why i bring them to you! You always bring.them back if it can/should be done
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:50 am

thanks man.i got a red monti cap that agrees with you.amongs others.
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PostSubject: Re: X Window Fuge   Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:45 am

so here i put in a piece of egg crate that has aquired a few aptasia anemones on it.i would just toss it out on the porch to dry up but there is a mushroom i want on it so i tossed it in the window fuge wich now has a few peppermints in it and man they work fast.these anemones were larger than a quarter befoe i put em in and by the time i got my camera this is what they did.
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