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Leichardti

Member Since 11 Dec 2014
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In Topic: Native Displays

13 July 2018 - 02:55 PM

Mates new 8cm Spangled Gudgeon
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Thanks to Morley Aquariums for ordering him in
Came from Bayfish but was the only one left when ordered - I was gonna get it except my tank’s under quarantine for a while ☹️

In Topic: Leichardti’S 6X2X2 Bedside Display

13 July 2018 - 02:30 PM

Sleepy Cod showing signs if fungus around his jaw..
Off to get a litre of Methlyene Blue from AGP
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In Topic: Leichardti’S 6X2X2 Bedside Display

11 July 2018 - 03:37 PM

I made a two toned mix, stuff on the bottom is propogating sand
Top layer that you see is just Gin Gin River Quartz from soils aint soil, probably has a bit of propogating sand and shel grit in the top layer too

In Topic: Leichardti’S 6X2X2 Bedside Display

11 July 2018 - 02:41 PM

Put the reactor on today since everything seemed pretty sealed
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Removing and slicing into tubing to put the reactor in
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Whoops
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Got the reactor on and everything turned on only to realise there were leaks...
Some effort, swearing and an O-Ring later we have a reactor with no leaks, no noise and running well. I reversed the pipes which are inlet / outlet in the tank to allow some more flow and as I no longer need the surface skimming I was going to have for the sump.
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Co2 Cylinder is now at AGP getting refilled

In Topic: Leichardti’S 6X2X2 Bedside Display

10 July 2018 - 05:39 PM

Reactor Build

As you will be able to tell this reactor is highly based on upon PeteThePlantKillers cerges design: http://www.aquariuml...VERSION-2-below
My design is differentiates in that I’ve added an elbow on the inside to create a bit of a vortex effect and have done the in/out fittings a bit differently in order to suit my setup slightly better.

Parts for my reactor:
1 Meter of 100mm PVC DWV Pipe
2x End Caps
2x 25mm barbed 20mm BSP male threaded elbow
2x 20mm Female Tank Fittings
1x 25mm Hose Screw Connection
1x 600mm 20mm Riser
1x 4mm Joiner Barb/Thread
1x 25mm Male Hosetail

First off was cutting the DWV pipe down; at first I was going to copy Pete’s design and go with a 50cm version however to avoid having to cut the poly riser I went with a ~60cm version
The DWV pipe was cut to about 63cm to take into account the space needed between the riser and end cap.

Next up is drilling the top cap for the tank fittings. The holes were marked by holding the fittings the furthest they could be apart. After drilling this meant that instead if having to slice part of the nut off it could simply be screwed on whole

Once all the fittings were put on I ended up with this:
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The elbow on the inside was a bit of an extra I added to the design which should create a vortex effect
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With poly riser attached
Next the bottom and top end cap were glued onto the body
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Once this is done you basically have a reactoe - without a Co2 inlet
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Above you can see there has been a small hole drilled into the “In” elbow. A small screw driven through this hole, then the 4mm joined pushed / screwed into place with a coating of SikaSeal 401 both in the hole and around the joiner
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Not the prettiest but does the job
Tooth pick was then put through the joiner a few times to make sure there was no SilaSeal which was going to block the Co2

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Finished Product [emoji846] Would look nice painted however it’s going to be hidden away