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Der_Iron_Chef
09-29-2008, 02:44 AM
I don't have any equipment (or any single item, for that matter), not have I even paid the entry fee! But, I suppose I should start a thread of my own....so here goes.

More to come!

Der_Iron_Chef
10-05-2008, 12:58 AM
Picked up the 10G AGA at Pisces today....only $16.99. Not bad! Also picked up a JBJ K-2 Viper 150W HQI fixture for $170. Not bad?

Oh...also picked up a sweet little zoa colony from Ocean City :D Pics to come!

Der_Iron_Chef
10-05-2008, 01:06 AM
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll167/andrewjespersen/IMG_4270.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll167/andrewjespersen/IMG_4272.jpg

OceanicCorals-Ian-
10-05-2008, 01:13 AM
Everything looks good Drew, minus the oddly lacking BK MINI 180. Come now man, no more slacking.

OCDP
10-05-2008, 01:17 AM
Picked up the 10G AGA at Pisces today....only $16.99. Not bad! Also picked up a JBJ K-2 Viper 150W HQI fixture for $170. Not bad?

Oh...also picked up a sweet little zoa colony from Ocean City :D Pics to come!

Hey Drew,

Where did you get the Viper 150w HQI?? I'm looking to get one for my 20g. $170 doesn't sound so bad at all...

Der_Iron_Chef
10-05-2008, 01:19 AM
Everything looks good Drew, minus the oddly lacking BK MINI 180. Come now man, no more slacking.

LOL. Hmmm, but I wonder....is that what you might call "over-skimming"?

Der_Iron_Chef
10-05-2008, 01:21 AM
Hey Drew,

Where did you get the Viper 150w HQI?? I'm looking to get one for my 20g. $170 doesn't sound so bad at all...

Pisces. I didn't see anymore on the shelf, but I also wasn't looking for anymore. They used to sell them with the JBJ nano cube kits, but I guess they decided to break them apart and sell it all separately. I thought it was a good deal, as I've seen them as high as $299 locally.

JDigital
10-05-2008, 02:06 AM
holy crap... 150W on a 10G... hmmm i was getting heat issues with my 175 on my 20G... hence why i added fans today.. haha. There goes half your budget eh? LOL

Good choice on beer... I'm drinking the exact same right now. :mrgreen:

Der_Iron_Chef
10-05-2008, 06:42 PM
Well, yes....it is a contest tank....but it's also a permanent downgrade from my larger tank, so I didn't want to skimp on lighting (waste money when I'll only be buying something better down the road anyway). So yeah. Livestock will be fairly cheap for me. At least for now ;)

Der_Iron_Chef
10-05-2008, 09:59 PM
Hope this stand doesn't suck. Hah! It says it can carry a 120 lb. load. So yeah. Oh, and yes...I know...I need to vacuum :mrgreen:

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll167/andrewjespersen/IMG_4274-1.jpg

Der_Iron_Chef
10-05-2008, 10:00 PM
P.S. Is there anyone out there (in Calgary) who can drill a couple holes for 1/2" bulkheads? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

JDigital
10-05-2008, 10:12 PM
I can drill the holes... just need the drill bits.. haha.

I am borrowing a 3/4" if you wants to go that size...

As for your stand... I would mostly be worried about the roller wheels giving out before the rest of the stand.

ElGuappo
10-06-2008, 02:20 AM
as for your stand... I would mostly be worried about the roller wheels giving out before the rest of the stand.

+1

Der_Iron_Chef
10-20-2008, 06:53 AM
Finishing touches being completed today and tomorrow (hopefully)! It's simple but I hope it looks good. *knocks on wood*

Pictures to follow.

Der_Iron_Chef
10-29-2008, 09:34 AM
Ran into a bit of a glitch. I siliconed in the corner overflow, and for some reason, miscalculated the height of it. Oops! So, the water literally comes to the VERY top of the aquarium, without spilling. It makes me highly nervous! Would it work to use a diamond-coated dremel bit and cut some slits/slots in the overflow? Like, 1/2" slots? Or would the glass crack? Ideas?

michika
10-29-2008, 03:40 PM
Yes that would work, just make sure to keep the bit cool!

Nice viper! I want!

ElGuappo
10-29-2008, 06:41 PM
need to borrow a dremil give me a pm.

titus
11-05-2008, 11:28 AM
Hello,

150W over a 10G. I'd like to see it.

Titus

JDigital
11-15-2008, 06:16 PM
Contest Reminder:

**Updated FTS and Budget Required today (Nov 15/08) to remain in the contest**

Der_Iron_Chef
11-15-2008, 10:58 PM
Hey guys. Sorry...I won't be able to remain in the competition. I spent my whole budget on this damn tank, and....it cracked and broke and caused a huge mess. UGH. What a waste of money. Oh well.

Good luck to the rest who are still competing. If anyone needs another judge with more than 3000+ posts, I'm here :D

JDigital
11-15-2008, 11:01 PM
Ohhh rotten deal man... Sorry to hear... Hope you are able to set it up later anyways for yourself :smile:

rocketlily
11-15-2008, 11:49 PM
I'm very sorry to hear this.

superduperwesman
11-15-2008, 11:54 PM
You still got 7 hrs :) You can do it!

But seriously that really sucks. Sorry to hear that :( And I really liked your stand... I even thought about buying the white one from ikea :)

michika
11-16-2008, 12:05 AM
That is brutal!

Let me know if you need help with anything.