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Few more pics to show how the nozzles are hidden.
Do you need one at "low tide"? Would you expect to need to top off during the time it is at low tide or could you just wait to top off everyday once you get to high tide? Also, what is your plan for "beach erosion", I would think the sand would always try to level itself out but I would guess you could probably make it so your flow is always pushing the sand "uphill". Cool project though!!That is easy. 4 sensors (I always use 2 for redundancy) 2 down low and 2 up high. If the pump is at "high tide" then it uses the top 2 for ATO determination. If it is at low tide, it uses the bottom 2. Simple enough. I do not think the time to change from one to another will be long enough to make a difference, as I will just time how long it takes to change and set the ATO to be off during that time plus a few minutes.
I plan to hold tide to match nature. There will be evap, so want to compensate for it.Do you need one at "low tide"? Would you expect to need to top off during the time it is at low tide or could you just wait to top off everyday once you get to high tide? Also, what is your plan for "beach erosion", I would think the sand would always try to level itself out but I would guess you could probably make it so your flow is always pushing the sand "uphill". Cool project though!!
I think a 6" strip of corrugated steel would look cool around thatI have, but due to cost, not available locally and the fact I need at least an 8' x 1' piece steered me away from it quickly.
The fixture is 61.5" long and 18.25" wide. This puts me at 98" overall if not factoring the bends around the corners. I could skimp on the back side, so 96" would work just fine. Plus I could even not do but a small bit to wrap around the right side, as there is a wall there.
I also have the option of just doing a drop down of wood around the edge of the shelf. That really doesn't interest me much, as it would need "something" on it to just not be bland.
Here is what I am working with. Fixture would be same height as lights. Take off a few inches for the shades.
I might be able to powder coat that with a clear, if I wind it up somewhat in the oven. Hmmmmm.I think a 6" strip of corrugated steel would look cool around that
Isn't that one that will eat fish?Feed me fool. The brittle done told me via chat that you feed that tank.
dang brittle star. Just had to rat me out, but the stone has a whole shrimp and is back in his hole.
Yup. It has not eaten either pinfish yet lol. It gets fed food daily and also sits in front of the skimmer flow through and catches everything that the fish in the 180 miss lol.Isn't that one that will eat fish?
Thanks a ton.First time stopping by. gorgeous tank and that is an absolute unit of an achilles congrats and well done
oh boy! hoping to join you in the 180 club in the next few monthsThanks a ton.
It will get interesting in the next few months and then really interesting when I move back to FL in just over a year. Crazy is fun, so I do crazy lol.
I still have 3or 4 metal ones that my son played with. Thought I would save them for his kids, but they have no interest in them, only electronic devises. So now they are just rusting away in our mini barn. Told my daughter that when I’m gone not to just throw stuff out cause some of it may be worth something by then.All else fails, I will break out my old tonka toys (yes the metal ones that would cut you up) that my kids played with (and lived), then do what all the other beaches do and put it back lol.
I think so too lol.Thats cool!