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Title: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on February 01, 2010, 22:48:28
OK

After much planning and saving, my soon to be 12 year old is ready to start his "Fragging Display Tank" :)

First thing that was purchased :
 
37 gallon tank : Purchased from jungliztkruger

sedona matching stand and canopy

custom acrylic sump built by blown76mav and jungliztkruger

mag7 return pump and plumbing (includes a union and ball valve)

hang on back overflow with drain plumbing

its a retrofit PC lighting has 4 65w bulbs and reflectors and ballast comes with 2 switches and power cords so you can have daylight and actinic on separate timers. 2x65 on each cord. and the lighting is mounted inside the hood.




Here he is with the new set up.


(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/Nickandhistank.jpg)

We are moving the sump behind the tank and stand and are going to add a custom (that means we are going to make it :)) enclosure with an egg crate style top to allow for ventilation. This decision was made, due in no small part, because of the change in plans for the skimmer. I must say blown76mav and jungliztkruger did an awesome job building a sump that fits TIGHT but not too tight. However, I foresaw future maintainability issues, so I decided to do the behind the stand thing. as this is still under construction, pics of that part of the build will be posted later.

We knew going into this that the sea clone skimmer would only be a short term skimming solution untill my son could save the money to buy a larger more efficient unit. Little did we know HOW short the term would be :laugh:. After some crazy meeting arrangements (all my fault) we finally got hooked up with riderc82. He donated a Coraline Supper Skimmer 220 body (the pumps epoxy fill that they use to seal the motor failed). all I can say is OMG  :o (my son's expression when he saw it). just a little bit of a size difference  :laugh:

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/SS220.jpg)

So now, as you might have noticed from my other post, we are looking for a pump for the skimmer.

My options are a MAG 5 equipped with a needle wheel impeller or an OME spec pump that is also equipped with a needle wheel impeller.
Have to make a decision on this this week.

Well...I think this is all for the 1st post from me. Nick however is writing a little post that he wants me to add, so that will be posted soon. ;D
 
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: jungliztkruger on February 01, 2010, 23:31:48
 ;D

I am very much looking forward to watching this build as it progresses!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Rayman on February 01, 2010, 23:57:18
very nice glad to see you and your soon enjoying this together , and nice skimmer upgrade.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: stickboy_107 on February 02, 2010, 00:14:41
It's nice to see that kids still need us every now and then. Looking forward to the final product.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on February 02, 2010, 08:22:52
very nice cant wait to see it up and running
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: xXTheWendigoXx on February 02, 2010, 11:07:11
Having used both the SeaClone and the Super Skimmer I'll tell you that while the SeaClone would probably be more then adequate for that size tank, but the maintenance required to keep the stupid thing happy would drive you bonkers. Those things are TOUCHY! The super skimmer is a good snag. I have an Eheim pump attached to mine and it's working wonders.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on February 09, 2010, 16:12:17
Today is the day we get started with the build ... hope to post pics through out the day  :laugh:

Any way. got the skimmer pump in and the media reactor so off to the garage to cut the lumber for the behind the tank sump area ... and do my sons B-Day party ( 8 yrs old ! HAPPY B-DAY JAROD ! )

What a snow day !
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: micki on February 09, 2010, 17:17:13
Looking forward to following this!  What a fun Dad and son time!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on February 09, 2010, 19:05:57
thats cool tell him happy bday
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Lost Floridian on February 09, 2010, 19:46:27
This is much more constructive than the potato cannons I made as a kid.

And a great way for you two to spend some time together.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on February 09, 2010, 20:30:02
Thanks Everyone. we took a break from the party \ build for a few. I love the time this lets me spend with the two still at home ( 8 & almost 12 ;) )

This and the astronomy  ;D tomorrow the tube for the Dobsonian Telescope Build !
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on February 19, 2010, 22:41:08
Question: with 4 65 watt PC, 2 are actinic and 2 are 10,000k. Should I change out 1 of the actinic lights for another 10,000k ?

How useful, pros cons, would it be ?

Kenn & Son  :)

Also ... Water going in the tank tonight !  :thewave
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Secondgen on February 19, 2010, 22:44:45
I think you should keep it balanced. The actinic lighting makes the colors of the coral, and fish stand out more.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: jungliztkruger on February 19, 2010, 22:47:03
water tonight! i bet you guys are so excited
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on February 19, 2010, 23:18:47
i would keep it balanced to
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: ghurlag on February 20, 2010, 07:54:19
Don't forget about the promised pics!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on February 20, 2010, 10:53:53
Don't forget about the promised pics!
We wont :)

Grandma (my mom) was admitted to the Hospital so things on on pause for today.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: ghurlag on February 20, 2010, 15:56:57
That's no good.  I hope all turns out okay in the end.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on March 02, 2010, 12:28:12
Whats that noise ?? ... Could it be ?!? ... YES it is ! ... The powerful hum of a Mag 7 as the heart of the 37g beast comes to life !!!


 
Let the celebration begin !

O0     :drink (rootbeer)     :thewave



and yes we know     :needpics     
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: jd on March 02, 2010, 12:28:52
Congrats Kenn! Can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Lazylivin on March 02, 2010, 17:12:28
That's great Ken, looking forward to see the pics.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Rayman on March 02, 2010, 17:33:02
congrats on getting it fired up, i am looking forward to future updates.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on March 02, 2010, 18:01:24
congrats on getting it fired up, i am looking forward to future updates.

+1
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on March 12, 2010, 17:42:19
WOW ... what a couple of weeks !

Mom in and out of hospital ... now Grandma falls and breaks her hip while at my Dads Birthday Dinner  :banghead

Anyway, here are a cople of pics of My Son's new Extreme Mis-bared percula clownfish Thanks to Justin at Aquatic Specialist !

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/044.jpg)

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/050.jpg)

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/058.jpg)

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/059.jpg)

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/063.jpg)

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/069.jpg)
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: ghurlag on March 12, 2010, 17:44:08
Awesome!  They look very photogenic.  The hams of the sea :)  Mine do the same thing
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on March 12, 2010, 19:00:04
nice looken clowns
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on May 16, 2010, 22:47:33
Just thought I would share a little something we picked up today ... got a few more things but they havent opened up yet ... will post them soon

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/DSC08667.jpg)


This is just the top part of the piece. very nice colony IMO

THANKS Coral Ranch (Rich) !
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on May 17, 2010, 01:53:12
wow those are cool
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on May 17, 2010, 10:48:35
thanks :)  I also got some Lotus Eaters and a blue frag that I cant ID yet but I haven't had time to snap a pic. I will do that today.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Lazylivin on May 17, 2010, 21:20:41
Very nice Ken. Looking forward to seeing your Lotus Eaters.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on May 17, 2010, 21:47:03
Very nice Ken. Looking forward to seeing your Lotus Eaters.

Well then here ya go ... although I am not happy with the white balance AGAIN  :D

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/195crop.jpg)


Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on May 17, 2010, 22:31:37
wow those are cool
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on May 17, 2010, 23:30:46
Thanks :)

But I must say thanks again to Coral Ranch for making such cool stuff available
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Lazylivin on May 18, 2010, 00:49:52
Very nice Ken
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on May 18, 2010, 02:31:17
Thank  you  ;D
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on May 23, 2010, 22:19:57
Well after a lot of work this weekend here is a shot of the tank as of tonight.

since my boy isn't going to be going a whole lot do to his injury we will be posting a few more pics in the next couple of days.

Also just want to say thanks to Steve for working out a deal (steal) on this live rock. THANKS again !

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/011.jpg)
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on May 23, 2010, 22:27:40
looken good  ;D
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: harleyrider on May 23, 2010, 22:30:31
lookin good man!!  ;)
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on May 23, 2010, 22:35:20
lookin good man!!  ;)
Thats your BTA in the bottom right corner :) Clown LOVES it :)
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: harleyrider on May 23, 2010, 22:36:25
Thats your BTA in the bottom right corner :) Clown LOVES it :)

Yeh i seen that, its looking good!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Lazylivin on May 24, 2010, 01:18:57
Looks great
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on June 12, 2010, 23:14:26
Just wanted to post these because I am bored  :laugh:

(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/DSC08878.jpg)


(http://i698.photobucket.com/albums/vv342/kennv431/DSC08871.jpg)

Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on June 12, 2010, 23:15:57
thats a sweet looken sponge
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on June 12, 2010, 23:25:51
If ya want a piece I can bring it to the swap for ya.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Lazylivin on June 12, 2010, 23:26:21
That all looks great Ken and I agree with Dave, SWEET SPONGE!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on June 12, 2010, 23:30:46
I can only take credit for the extra growth. The things have gone crazy since I've got them. I have a purple one too  ;D

I got it originally when we got the live rock from "Steve" here on the board ... Thanks again Steve !
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on June 13, 2010, 11:36:01
sure i would take a small pieca of it thank u
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: bamaguy on June 14, 2010, 12:48:26
nice setup cant wait to see more
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on June 14, 2010, 13:01:58
Thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Learning_The_Hard_Way on June 14, 2010, 13:54:37
I have been trying for weeks to get pictures like yours.  What settings do you use to get them that nice?  I have a nikon D5000 with several lens'.  Please help me learn!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Brians937 on June 14, 2010, 14:12:18
That tank looks good. I remember my first tank looking at yours. It was a 29gal tall. I didnt know anything about anything and I had a huma huma, porky puffer and coral LOL. I watched my Huma eat everything that moved. I was buying 10 crab a week just to watch him eat them. He would grab the pointy part of the shell take the crab to the top of the tank and shake the shell tell the crab feel out.....then BOOM........crab was gone....lol
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on June 14, 2010, 14:18:04
I have been trying for weeks to get pictures like yours.  What settings do you use to get them that nice?  I have a nikon D5000 with several lens'.  Please help me learn!

OH MY  :o you flatter me !

I humbly use a Sony H2 with an adapter and a macro lens.

you are only seeing the semi-good shots I can get out of what seems like hundreds I delete  :laugh:

I play with the white balance a lot. but my camera has limited control with it. Close up ,then MACRO setting is a must.

Turn off your AF illumination light. stops the cameras Auto Focus from bouncing off the glass and lets it focus on deeper objects.

These are just a few things that work for me. There are people on here (lazylivin for example to name just one) who take MUCH better pics and may be willing to give some better advice.

IMO the most important thing is "become one with your equipment"   :laugh: meaning : I dont have the best camera out there, but I use it a lot. I know its functions inside and out as well what it can and cant do. It is rare that you will find me without my H2.. just ask my family  :laugh:

I hope this points you in the right direction  :)
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on June 14, 2010, 14:23:49
That tank looks good. I remember my first tank looking at yours. It was a 29gal tall. I didnt know anything about anything and I had a huma huma, porky puffer and coral LOL. I watched my Huma eat everything that moved. I was buying 10 crab a week just to watch him eat them. He would grab the pointy part of the shell take the crab to the top of the tank and shake the shell tell the crab feel out.....then BOOM........crab was gone....lol

Thanks ... this is technically  ::) my sons tank ..I serve as just a adviser and a poster for him since he's not old enough yet to join the website.

This is a real stable system and fun to watch grow 
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on September 28, 2010, 19:37:04
Just taking advantage of the new image size on the board :) (and having fun)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3774/002blg.jpg)



Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on September 28, 2010, 20:09:18
pics look alot better  when they r bigger
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Lazylivin on September 28, 2010, 21:01:51
Great shot Ken. Lets see some more  ;D
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on September 29, 2010, 01:24:20
Great shot Ken. Lets see some more  ;D

Ask and you will receive :)

(http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/4848/022lm.jpg)

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/6021/054pw.jpg)

(http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/8712/016ya.jpg)

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/3070/017dr.jpg)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3863/018xs.jpg)

Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Lazylivin on September 29, 2010, 01:47:27
Oh wow Ken, those are some really nice looking shots. THANKS!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on September 29, 2010, 02:57:45
MORE :)

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/6540/025pk.jpg)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3467/028woq.jpg)

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3935/033vu.jpg)

(http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/6071/036ei.jpg)

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/5590/040hq.jpg)

(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/4279/044w.jpg)

More to come :)

Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on September 29, 2010, 08:18:08
WOW those look great
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on September 29, 2010, 13:45:24
Thanks :)

The new image size allowance has me going through my pics.... I guess I should put these in the clubs gallery
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: chromiumlux on September 29, 2010, 23:34:12
Wow!! Nice pics Ken.
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on October 04, 2010, 23:15:49
More Pics ... :party0040:

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3966/047pi.jpg)

(http://img543.imageshack.us/img543/4710/032ct.jpg)

(http://img413.imageshack.us/img413/4325/037ac.jpg)



Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on October 05, 2010, 08:15:46
very sweet
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: jungliztkruger on October 05, 2010, 12:47:41
Very Sweet indeed!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Lazylivin on October 05, 2010, 13:43:11
Just gorgeous Ken
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on November 03, 2010, 23:18:37
Well .. After a Great trip to Coral Ranch (Support This Sponsor  :-ThumbUpsm )

We picked up our first Copper Banded Butterfly Fish ( 1st butterfly fish for that matter). We realize this fish will be a little cramped in its present home, however, a larger containment vessel is being planed out  :smiley-happy112:

1. Drip Acclimation AKA " The Waiting Room"

(http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7153/dsc09977.jpg)

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1486/dsc09980j.jpg)

My Fist Hiding Place  ;D

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/1872/dsc09981.jpg)

Getting to know the neighbors !


(http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/267/dsc00001ym.jpg)

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/7345/dsc00014eh.jpg)


I'm sure there will be more to come :) .....




 







Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on November 04, 2010, 08:14:38
congrates  he looks good
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on November 04, 2010, 14:14:51
Thanks !

I just picked up a 20g long to plumb into the system for a grow out tank :) going to be working on it tonight  ... :hmmmm:  maybe I should stream it ( promises to be a great comedy).

Really excited about this little build. I have more zoas then I know what to do with. So its time to frag some up so I can spread the love  :laugh:



Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on November 04, 2010, 17:51:03
we can all  use a little love
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on November 11, 2010, 18:16:05
Just thought I would post a few pics of the new 20g grow out tank that has now been added to this build :)

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7996/dsc00061im.jpg)

(http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1874/dsc00062mo.jpg)

(http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/9642/dsc00070cq.jpg)



Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: HUNGER on November 11, 2010, 20:55:30
looks good
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: jungliztkruger on November 11, 2010, 22:16:38
Very cool! and there are already frags in it too :)
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: starfishprime on November 16, 2010, 17:46:39
really liking the frag racks, what lights are you running on the grow out tank? Orbits?
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on November 19, 2010, 11:58:12
really liking the frag racks, what lights are you running on the grow out tank? Orbits?

The light is a Current Sunpod 150 watt MH ... It came from the 26g that I broke down :)
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: ghurlag on December 04, 2010, 15:26:55
Man, this is looking good, and a real encouragement!  I'm glad to see this has come such a long way!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on February 11, 2011, 20:53:07
Took some time off from cutting fallen tree limbs from the storm and made my way out to Coral Ranch.

Picked up a Rose BTA for my lonely GSM Clown (Ember :) )

It was love at first sight in the grow out tank  :laugh:

She darn near JUMPED into it :)

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4232/039zr.jpg)

I left the aiptasia on the rock I got it with to feed my peppermint shrimp :) It LOVES them!


Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: ghurlag on February 12, 2011, 15:27:01
Kenn, that's awesome!
Title: Re: Dragoon431 37 Gallon Build
Post by: Kenn on February 12, 2011, 17:20:12
Kenn, that's awesome!

Thanks! I'm loving it :)

Also here is a new paly I acquired...

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/9250/006dpa.jpg)
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Lazylivin on February 12, 2011, 17:26:19
That is a really nice Paly and RBTA.
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: HUNGER on February 12, 2011, 18:48:26
thats cool
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: starfishprime on February 12, 2011, 22:52:07
Where did you get the rose? I've been trying to find one thats not ridiculously expensive.
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on February 12, 2011, 23:47:55
Where did you get the rose? I've been trying to find one thats not ridiculously expensive.

I picked it up from Rich at coral ranch. I was having the same problem with finding one that wasn't crazy $$$.
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on February 23, 2011, 23:54:44
Just picked up a few things from Jeremy today and thought I would post a pic or two :) ...


(http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/4483/030fqf.jpg)


(http://img703.imageshack.us/img703/4431/032cj.jpg)


(http://img820.imageshack.us/img820/9305/038dmu.jpg)


(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/410/042db.jpg)

Title: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: jungliztkruger on February 24, 2011, 07:24:43
Nice
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on February 24, 2011, 18:45:40
Well ... After weeks of trying to meet up, I had the opportunity today to meet Tidepool and do a little trading.

With that said, I ended up a VERY happy person today because I get to add more light to my system  :-bannanna

I will be upgrading my existing 250 watt MH with ...THIS ....

A Pro Lighting Inc. 400 watt MH Fixture with 2 28 watt CF actinic


(http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/5210/056wq.jpg)

Thanks again tidepool !  It was really great meeting you today

 :matrix-smiley-007:
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: HUNGER on February 24, 2011, 20:40:44
sweeeeeeet :party0040:
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: tidepool on February 24, 2011, 20:46:25
Kenn - it was great to finally meet you too.... glad our "swap" was mutuually beneficial - nice to have a few live coral specimens in my tank again after losing so much during the last storm.... looking forward to the frag swap now... :-ThumbUpsm
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on February 27, 2011, 22:34:33
Picked up a few more things from Jeremyt today and just wanted to share

First... I picked up a buddy for our misbared OC (Dimples as it's know to the family :) ) ... Got a cute little Black and White OC. So far so good
  :matrix-smiley-007:

(http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/8954/101iq.jpg)


I also picked up this target mandarin

(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5370/110zxk.jpg)

Picked up a small yellow tang and a six-line wrasse as well. I will post pics of them later :)
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on March 23, 2011, 14:47:12
Just wanted to post a pic of these AWESOME Blue Halo People Eaters  ... BTW I have them available on www.fragswapper.com (http://www.fragswapper.com)  under kennv431 :smiley-happy112:




(http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/9200/032af.jpg)

Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on October 07, 2011, 20:35:45
WOW .. I just had a beloved family member offer to pick up the tab for led lights over my tanks. He wants me more energy efficient :)

So...After looking at the DIY LED post all I can say is OMG !

Can someone give me the cliff's notes on what I would need for a 48" 75g and a 20g ?  :)

All help is appreciated

PS... I am looking for a 20,000k look (on the blue side)
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on October 27, 2011, 18:22:11

I just like this pic and thought I should put it on the tanks profile :)




(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1249/dsc00231xo.jpg)
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Lazylivin on October 27, 2011, 20:38:46
I like the picture to.
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Wall_Tank on October 27, 2011, 21:10:23
WOW .. I just had a beloved family member offer to pick up the tab for led lights over my tanks. He wants me more energy efficient :)

So...After looking at the DIY LED post all I can say is OMG !

Can someone give me the cliff's notes on what I would need for a 48" 75g and a 20g ?  :)

All help is appreciated

PS... I am looking for a 20,000k look (on the blue side)

When you bring the saw back my way, we can talk LED's.   I can do dimming adjustments to show you what you'll get

But for the blue look, you are going to want 3 royal blue to every cool white.
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: HUNGER on October 27, 2011, 21:47:34
looks good
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Sunny on October 27, 2011, 22:31:49
Great picture.
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: micki on October 28, 2011, 07:28:51
WOW .. I just had a beloved family member offer to pick up the tab for led lights over my tanks. He wants me more energy efficient :)

So...After looking at the DIY LED post all I can say is OMG !

Can someone give me the cliff's notes on what I would need for a 48" 75g and a 20g ?  :)

All help is appreciated

PS... I am looking for a 20,000k look (on the blue side)

Very Cool!  You have a nice family!  :)
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on April 19, 2012, 13:11:52
Since my 37g is migrating to a 75g I thought I would put this here and not a new post.

I got my 700g overflow kit and 3/4" loc-line return kit in today from www.glass-holes.com (http://www.glass-holes.com).

GREAT company to deal with. answered all my questions promptly and I got free shipping.

Both kits came complete with glass cutting bits :)

If anyone is interested in a pic of what you get with the kits just let me know and I will post it.

Now I have to find a sump :(

Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on July 21, 2012, 00:02:13
Just wanted to post a pick of my new best friend  ^-^




(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/3504/dsc01940ai.jpg)




Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Lazylivin on July 21, 2012, 00:28:07
That is sweet looking Kenn, looks like it has a great perch.
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: micki on July 21, 2012, 08:51:30
Very Cool!
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: NEWMAN on July 21, 2012, 08:57:17
He looks to be at home, Cool little guy....
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: HUNGER on July 21, 2012, 10:32:13
nice
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on October 10, 2012, 20:45:44
Since I haven't posted a pic in a while I thought I would post one real quick.

Here are a few of the things I picked up from Larry. Thanks SO MUCH Larry !   You Da MAN! :)

Both Chalices, the pink birds nest as well as the purple monti


(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/6008/dsc01992ap.jpg)

Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: chromiumlux on October 10, 2012, 20:48:32
Very nice! Larry sure knows how to grow em' doesn't he?
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Twizted1 on October 10, 2012, 20:55:19
That's a rockin chalice on the left side.
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Kenn on October 10, 2012, 20:57:27
Larry does indeed grow them nice. :)

the chalice on the left is a Cleveland Calvs chalice ... I dont know what the other one is :D
Title: Re: kenn's 37 Gallon build
Post by: Lazylivin on October 10, 2012, 22:59:44
Very nice additions to your tank.