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Old 02/25/2014, 06:50 AM   #101
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I was waiting for this build to get its own thread. Very cool and I'm excited to follow along. It will be incredible to see schools of angels and tangs... and lots of triggers!! Any big morays?? I live in Michigan but I think a trip out to Long Island to see this beast would be worth it! :0)


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Old 02/25/2014, 06:53 AM   #102
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What is an Algae Scrubber? It is a device you build yourself which grows algae outside of your tank, so that the algae won't grow inside your tank. Algae is the main filter for the oceans and lakes, and algae makes most of the food there too. Algae WILL find a way to grow. So instead of fighting it, just let it grow naturally. In doing so, the algae will absorb ammonia, ammonium, inorganic nitrate, inorganic phosphate, nitrite, metals (including copper), and CO2. The algae will raise pH, and add oxygen, carbohydrates, vitamins, proteins, enzymes, lipids, amino acids, and last but not least (if saltwater) baby copepods to the water. In other words, the algae will do exactly what they do in oceans and lakes. And yes, this means they work in both fresh and salt water. Google "primary production" or "microbial loop" to learn more.
Another natural way to clean water is air injection which allows many benefits like particulate matter binding, better light penetration, helps corals remove waste, and raises oxygen levels.
Large macro algae refugium is another option for helping both water cleaning and natural aquarium snack maker
There is a ATS forum which should have some good reading for you and maybe change your mind about using GFO and other unnatural means. I would still use a butt kickN skimmer just not running 24/7.


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Old 02/25/2014, 07:07 AM   #103
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Yes rick. Zinc coated.


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Old 02/25/2014, 08:57 AM   #104
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Don't worry. Ted. If I don't electricute myself or break my back, I may drown with the comprised air and regulator.
lol...like you I will not be happy until I can swim with my fish...
This is EPIC!


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Old 02/25/2014, 09:05 AM   #105
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Starting to wonder already what will the encore be.


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Old 02/25/2014, 10:06 AM   #106
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Pics aren't working for me.


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Old 02/25/2014, 10:24 AM   #107
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Nice updates .. Thanks for sharing your process I'm thoroughly impressed =)..


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Old 02/25/2014, 10:25 AM   #108
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Those last 6 pictures... Did the guys get bonded to or do they just stay in place?

(I know you accidentally double posted them it is just a funny analogy.)
yalcin probably has no room to take any pictures of that massive tank lol


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Old 02/25/2014, 11:54 AM   #109
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I am subscribed,this is a huge build.


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Old 02/25/2014, 12:04 PM   #110
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simply amazing, its coming true !

and dont worry about needing a team ... that will not be a problem if your local reefers dont help, we'll make a road trip from Toronto and bring a crew on weekends to see your tank and clean it lol

but yea, its a huge project ... which is going to need great management. looking forward to the rest of the built ... also the smaller tank [smaller in comparison of course ]


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Old 02/25/2014, 01:15 PM   #111
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Thanks everyone for support. That video was cool. I knew about that guy. Didnt know he did it himself. Some decent ideas. Like the ladder lol.!! We will have computer control also


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Old 02/25/2014, 02:04 PM   #112
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I heard yalcin is looking forward to some black tip reef sharks


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Old 02/25/2014, 02:32 PM   #113
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Tks, premilove.!!! Lol


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Old 02/25/2014, 02:49 PM   #114
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Wow! Holy Sea of Cortez! That's a tank.


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Old 02/25/2014, 03:05 PM   #115
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Thanks everyone for support. That video was cool. I knew about that guy. Didnt know he did it himself. Some decent ideas. Like the ladder lol.!! We will have computer control also
True DIY'er,...I think if I was doing a project like this,... I'd want a Joe Yaurillo on my team


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Old 02/25/2014, 03:08 PM   #116
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Here guys look the new 2200 gallon
Am I the only one who cant see the pics or what ?
is it something I am missing ?


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Old 02/25/2014, 03:09 PM   #117
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I hope by computer control you mean programmable logic controllers :-P You need as rugged and failsafe as possible.

If it were me personally, I'd actually have a redundant plc system with 2 cpu's in a hot standby configuration for a setup this massive, but there's other ways to do it as well


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Old 02/25/2014, 03:11 PM   #118
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Am I the only one who cant see the pics or what ?
is it something I am missing ?
Seriously?...you don't don't see the naked women in the new tank!


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Old 02/25/2014, 03:12 PM   #119
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I like how he put the tail on that veyron inside the tank so it looked like a mermaid, that was a nice touch


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Old 02/25/2014, 04:16 PM   #120
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Dread. Yes that's what we doing. Building redundancy with cpu.


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Old 02/25/2014, 05:15 PM   #121
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Dread im getting info on the exact specs of control system. Other people asking. Allmost sure come dn from toronto one day when this is near done. Ted did you see that guy who built that 20 k gallon tank and the pvc ladder. Nice swim. I like the room that guy has behind his tank. I dont have that. Just a cat walk with3 ft clearance. Its going to be tight up there


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Old 02/25/2014, 05:37 PM   #122
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Hey Andrew,...have you figured what your going to use for flow inside the tank. I was wondering if you ever check into those marine bow thrusters? I know they will move left and right, and I think they tilt also to help with docking. They are 12v but controlled manually so they would need to be automated.


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Old 02/25/2014, 05:38 PM   #123
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Mcpuff. Im freaked out from morays. I hear they do keep rocks clean. Think id rather have black tip sharks.


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Old 02/25/2014, 06:10 PM   #124
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Old 02/25/2014, 06:19 PM   #125
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here up days for tanks

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