Hello, My name is MR Cracker

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How goes it all. Obviously we all have one thing in comon well all love O's!!!!! A little history on myself. My father got me into fish when I was very young. I have kept alot of diffrent tanks and styles of tanks. No matter what I have been into at the time I always wind up going back to O's. planted tanks are very nice for raising guppies as feeders. Salt tanks are great for learning how to set up oscar filtration. Reef tanks are the most expensive way to reasure yourself that Oscars truely are the best of them all.

I have just finished setting up a 240gln system and will be moving a 13" standard ("Dude") into it when all the other inhabitants are settled. A breif discription of the tank. 240 acrylic- 100gln sump holding about 25gln constant- 10% daily auto water changer- 2 Mag12 return pumps running full bore aroung 1400gph- bottom drilled stand pipes- large media capasity W/D- solid fill block stand set at 34" hieght. All set up DIY. I'll get some pics up of it all soon. But first I gotta get photo bucket savy.

Steve, 38, U.S.A. Pheonix Az.
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Heeellooo. Nice to meet new people. Please feel free to post as mant pics is you want! Post your mug like me on the members face area, and post your Oscars in the members gallery. Have fun browsing as I have. It's a great site....can't say the same for the administrator, no names, Penn....hahahaha :) I'm sure you'll have fun. Welcome.:P


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OFL replied the topic: Re:Hello, My name is MR Cracker

Welcome aboard Mr cracker. Your tank sounds pretty impressive. Look forward to all the photos. Interested to know about this autochanger. I've got a 300 gallon waiting to be filled here in the room. 66 gallon sump as well. Just got to decide on what sort of heating and lighting. Do you keep your heating in the sump? That's what I'm going to do, it will save all the hassle of the Oscars knocking the heater off the side of the tank all the time. Anyway, glad you've joined that look forward to your input

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I keep everything in my sump/s. When I set up my first sump I never looked back. As far as the water changer there are many ways to make them. Alot depends on your local water quality and your access to parts. their are very simple drip systems to high dollar automated systems. Mine is automateted but it's all diy. the simplest of them use a hole drilled into the sump a little below your max water line. Conect tubing to the hole. run the line to the closest waste water drain or drill through the wall to the outside and water the garden with it. Conect a 1 or 2 gph drip emiter like they use for landscaping as well as a 20psi regulator so preshure doesn't pop the emiter off. Get a carbon water filter, the under the sink canister type, to remove chlorine. Hook that up to the closest water supply and a float valve set to your max sump water hieght. As the water drips out the float drops & opens the valve just like a tiolet and fills it back up. Simple and straight to the piont with 1 moving part.

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