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PostSubject: X The Toilet Tank   Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:56 am

so i had a great idea one day to build a stand that fits behind my toilet so that i can enjoy my favorite aquatics while doing my daily duties.i mesured it up and i have enough room to put a 20 gallon long in.i decided to go salt and have the top tank be at about 60 inches as this is eye level for me.being short and all.i wanted to put a 20 long underneath as a sump and to act as another focal point once seated.i decided to go with a drilled bottom as i have no room as far as depth from the tiolet to the wall.[img][/img]


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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sat Jul 23, 2011 1:59 am

i went with a DIY basic 2*4 stand as it had to be custom made and i am far from wealthy.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:04 am

i couldnt brace the bottom with a frame for stability so i made this stand feet to help.[img][/img]
i mesured it so well i didnt plan on there being trim around the toilet and had to cut or rip it out.it was getting late.[img][/img]
i didnt have the right tools but a dremel helped me take a chunk of the beams so that i could wedge the stand into place.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:11 am

i went with a maxi jet 1200 for the return pump and some ghetto pvc and flex tube i had lying around for the overflow to the bottom 20L.gonna probably do mainly biological filteration as i am trying to cut all corners on this one as far as cash goes.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sat Jul 23, 2011 2:13 am

got some crushed coral with aragonite for the substrate as i am undecided on wich way i want to go as far as depth and granual size.i also pulled some live rock out of my other tanks to help with the cycle and seeding process.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sat Jul 23, 2011 4:20 am

best bathroom ever.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:05 pm

i am certainly working on it i already have quite the amont of animals in this bathroom.it is kinda MY bathroom as there is one down stairs that i do not dominate so much.this is definatly were i spend some time and i want it to be suited to my tastes.lotsa terrarium animals in here as it is usualy humid and hot.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:07 am

badxgillen wrote:
i am certainly working on it i already have quite the amont of animals in this bathroom.it is kinda MY bathroom as there is one down stairs that i do not dominate so much.this is definatly were i spend some time and i want it to be suited to my tastes.lotsa terrarium animals in here as it is usualy humid and hot.

i couldnt stop laughing when i read the perfect word choice, about "dominating" that room, LOL, awesome...
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:46 am

alright so you may have noticed that the top 20 long is going to be the home to some new tube anemones so i needed to add some sand.my friend V told me the low down on keeping them and sand is key.i went out to the local pet store and my buddy dale hooked me up with some good priced natures ocean sand.[img][/img]
and here it is cloudy as can be.i added alot of live rock from another tank and some live sand as well.got to get this show on the road.as you can see there is a really crappy air driven skimmer that i have to have angled so that it has any effect at all.and the maxi jet 1200 on the right as a return pump.so ghetto...so good.i spent so little on this setup its awsome and it is all working smooth.it makes me want to have a seat and take a load off.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Mon Jul 25, 2011 1:54 am

thats a cloudy tank, but im sure it will be even better once it chills out, cant wait to see it.
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PostSubject: lol   Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:17 am

thats the sh*t man !!Smile literally. I hope to see it after it settles.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:24 am

so i have been putting in some base rocks and got a bunch of kinda live rock from the LFS for a good price down in the bottom tank.i have neglected to post the fishes i have purchase for this tank.my friend M&M picked me out a nice pair of clarkii clowns wich are a beautiful yellow orange.i also put in a cleaner shrimp,a sally light foot for algae.a few hermits red and blue leg recruits from my cleaner 33 as well as there snail counterparts.a sweet coris wrasse that i am hoping will be a biological control for planaria,sand sifter star and a tiny tiny neon velvet damsel.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:04 am

so i found a light at the thrift store that i think will grow wonderfull macro algae and maybe some softy corals for $3.i plan on installing it on the back wall.cheap and ghetto.just my style.
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before the lights and then tools for the job.
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simple drilling and wiring.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:09 am

put on the retro covering plate.and a couple tester 65000 kelvin compacts.

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BAM!!!
then i cut some black tag board to act as a light shield.

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lights ON.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:20 am

added a coral beauty to the mix and he is looking good.i gave him a fresh wate rdip before introdution as i saw some flukes.they came of instanly and i turned him loose.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:01 am

good stuff...
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:52 am

here is a recent pic of the tank.as you can see the macro is going crazy but it is keeping my water perameters in check.maybe a trim soon.the fish are all getting along well except i never see my bicolor angel.and he is so pretty.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:58 am

that stuff gets eaten in my tanks... isnt their favorite, but they do like it...
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:02 am

i will give you a lil bit next time you over....before it hits the sump below.......just kidding .i would never flush a living thing particularly a plant.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:03 am

cool and i can trade some of that new stuff from that rock next time m over.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:56 am

so i got some awsome clowns that i am still contimplating on there home so i have setup a temperary devider for them to share tank space with my clarkii clowns.
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and here the new clowns are...they are almost too big for my taste but really sweet looking with all the black and white.i will have to nab a better pic soon.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:45 am

you dont have a taste in clowns!
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:19 pm

i have to wet my pallet before i decide on my favorite.so in esscence i am developing a taste.and so far i must say i like the pink skunks the most.they seem to exhibit activities i would expect from them in the wild.a little timid but not so bad with an anemone or two.just you wait.. dont i have like 18 more to try...provided i can get one of each at some point..
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:25 pm

I think there are probably more than 18 if you count color morphs...there are probably 18 percs alone. I want your onyx black false percs...havent seen them lately...we need pics! and I think you need to start a clownfish database, maybe a damsel one too. just species accounts.
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PostSubject: Re: X The Toilet Tank   Mon Oct 31, 2011 4:55 am

whats the least aggressive of the clowns anyways?
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