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Old 05/06/2019, 06:19 PM   #26
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Eeek!



1st and last time I mix salt in the tank...


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Old 05/07/2019, 09:55 AM   #27
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Looking better this morning but still a hint of cloudiness.




Put in some nitrifying bacteria and ammonia.

Got the Vortech’s synched to the Apex WXM. Pretty cool.


To Do:
Cut holes in canopy top for fans.
Install baffle in sump for refugium.
Install float valve and some switches in return section of sump.
Plumb in UV unit and 1/3HP chiller.
Tidy up wiring, tubing etc.


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Old 05/07/2019, 10:55 PM   #28
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Installed 2 of 3 canopy fans. Pretty happy with the overall look other than the last cut. Stupid blade bound up and jumped out damaging the top.

No one will see it but it still irks me.










I have to build & stain a frame for each one anyway. The fans sit to far down in the canopy and wonít allow the light drawer to slide in/out.


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Old 05/08/2019, 05:38 PM   #29
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Once the glue dries I will drive in a couple of brads, fill the gash and then stain them (or maybe paint black)



On another front water is still cloudy

Maybe even more so than yesterday. Save a buck to waste $10. Awesome!




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Old 05/09/2019, 03:46 PM   #30
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Got Milk?



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Old 05/09/2019, 06:05 PM   #31
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Old 05/09/2019, 08:50 PM   #32
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All wired up. I wired on top as the drawer kept catching the wires.




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Old 05/10/2019, 04:17 PM   #33
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Gotta get the milk out of the water.

Travis thanks for helping me with the canopy.






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Old 05/11/2019, 05:58 AM   #34
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Steve,

Looks good, I have been following along since you started posting.

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Old 05/11/2019, 08:56 AM   #35
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Thank you. Itís been a long time coming.


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Old 05/19/2019, 11:40 PM   #36
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It wonít win any beauty contests but I put the divider in for the refugium.












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Old 05/26/2019, 04:18 PM   #37
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Cleared up FINALLY while I was out of town!





Can I say THIS sucks... and I will most likely be bat crap crazy by the time Iím done..




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Old 05/26/2019, 05:59 PM   #38
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keep up the good work, it looks real good


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Old 05/28/2019, 11:35 AM   #39
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keep up the good work, it looks real good


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Old 05/28/2019, 11:36 AM   #40
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Finally done. Ran out of the siporax and decided to use some marine pure balls I had.





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Old 05/29/2019, 07:28 PM   #41
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There be salt water in the sump!








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Old 06/04/2019, 10:58 AM   #42
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So a long story....

I have a fish room that uses APEX classic. Either lightning or bad network switch port took out the ethernet interface on it. So I had to pull my classic off this tank and load the programming into it for the fish room.

Received my replacement APEX from Neptune and have it hooked up and partially programmed now. Still moving things back to the EB8's.

However I thought I would get cute and add reed switches to the doors so the APEX can turn on cabinet lighting auto-magically when a door is opened. That is four hours of my life I wish I could get back.

What a pain in the rear mostly due to my aged eye site and lighting trying to screw those tiny screws in for the switches.


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Old 06/04/2019, 10:59 AM   #43
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Also starting to think the 2 MP60's may be too strong if I want sand in the tank.


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Old 06/04/2019, 11:18 AM   #44
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Oh I also purchased some macro algae today. Going to put it in the sump and see what it does. If it starts declining I will throw into my fish holding tank.


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Old 06/04/2019, 11:43 AM   #45
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20% on the 60ís. The 2 40ís on the back arenít even powered up.

I just switched one pump to anti-sync last night. I need to move the sand back and see what happens now.


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Old 06/05/2019, 08:55 PM   #46
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Had some help this evening. Made some nice progress. Refugium light installed. Auto-water change plumbed. General cleanup and putting things back on the Apex.




Some free loaders took up residence. Said they do me a solid testing things out and helping with the cycle.




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Old 06/06/2019, 07:45 AM   #47
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Hooked up doors and float switches to break out box. Pretty neat to open the cabinet doors and have the lights turn on.


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Old 06/10/2019, 09:40 AM   #48
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Added some amphipods, copepods to tank and macro algae to refugium.

Went ahead and put my two black cap basslets and hybrid black tang in.


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Old 06/10/2019, 09:42 AM   #49
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Plans for this week: Build rolling cart to hold UV sterilizer and 1/3 hp chiller behind tank and hopefully get that plumbed in.


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