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Reply to CrabbyChris (Lagoon and filter pics)

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by MAD, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. MAD

    MAD "PM Jason For Custom Title"

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    Hey CC, sorry about taking so long with this one...

    The tank is a standard 55 gallon that refuses to hold water, (I was able to get it cheap from an aquarium supplier, they were using it to hold nick-nacks)  The lagoon has been a major headache of mine for at least 2 years now, and this is the third installment of a lot of trail and error.  The first divider was a single pane of acrylic glued on with silicone.  It worked for about 3 months, but flexed under the stress of dirt and gravel, making it come apart, saturate the substrate, and killed one of my molters  :tear:

    Clean-Up afterwards was a bear.    The only way I could think of to keep from repeating this was to make a dual support for it in the shape of a triangle
    [img=300x225]http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c173/ArchmasterZeta/P1010268.jpg[/img]
    This one has been up and running for about a year and a half now, with no problems.
    [img=300x225]http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c173/ArchmasterZeta/P1010269.jpg[/img]

    As far as keeping the lagoon clean, I have 2 pumps and filters set up.  One is a catridge type filter hidden inside the big plaster waterfall, the other being a canister type which i have hung over the side of the tank.  (I have it jury-rigged at the moment, I need to make a better frame to hold it, I have just been lazy)
    [img=300x225]http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c173/ArchmasterZeta/P1010273.jpg[/img]
    [img=300x225]http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c173/ArchmasterZeta/P1010271.jpg[/img]

    Most of the PVC in the tank is just a framework to hang stuff on (and giving the brats more climbing space)

    The only exception is the discharge from the canister filter, going through a small piece of PVC with holes drilled in it, making it a kind of "Hermi Shower"
    [img=300x225]http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c173/ArchmasterZeta/P1010272.jpg[/img]

    The baby-bird formula is something I picked up at petsmart when I found a bunch of sparrow eggs in my clothes dryer duct.  (none had baby birds in them, oh well) Anyway, its called "Nutri-Start"
    I grind up the Science Diet that I give Callie and Hobbes, and the crabs love it.
    [img=300x225]http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c173/ArchmasterZeta/P1010274.jpg[/img]

    Hope that helps and gives a few ideas
     
  2. CrabbyChris22

    CrabbyChris22 Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Thanks MAD, very cool.
     

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