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Old 12/24/2017, 02:57 PM   #101
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My stock IM return pump died today. Took it out of the tank and cleaned it, and definitely noticed some stray voltage when I tested it. Turns out the pump housing leaked and the whole thing filled with water... really need to switch the tank over to a GFCI outlet.

Hopefully this is an isolated incident, but anyone else still running the stock pump, be careful not to get zapped.


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Old 01/04/2018, 05:59 AM   #102
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Some updates: Got the new sicce 1.5 return pump in, not as much flow as I was hoping for, but worlds better than the stock pump. Still leaving the power heads in the tank for extra flow. The increased water level in the main tank looks great and everything seems to enjoy the extra flow.

I also removed my under stand mounted BRS reactor and replaced it with the IM desktop reactor and seems to be working great, changing media is going to be super convenient from now on.

The mangroves are growing nicely, haven't really noticed any change in the tank though.

The AI prime seems to be giving me pretty good growth all around, but sps colors haven't really bounced back after the boiling and the move. Not sure if they will, or if I can even blame it on the light. Other than that the light has been great.

Lastly, the .stl for the dual float sensor bracket for the auto top off has been uploaded to thingiverse for you guys


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Old 05/28/2018, 09:32 PM   #103
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Hey there! I hope the tank is still going well! I had a quick question. The tank dimensions are 24x20x12 correct? Does that include the chamber on the back? I've got the same tank on order and just want to make sure I know the exact footprint size for the stand I'm building.


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Old 05/29/2018, 06:02 AM   #104
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All is going well, went through a rough patch when I got a Hawaiian white spotted puffer that went rouge and ate all my zoa/lps... Went back to the lfs and picked up a Chalk Baslet.

Those tank dimensions do include the back chamber, but I believe they are closer to 19 5/8 by 23 5/8, don't know if the actual dimensions are 50cm x60cm or what.

Good luck with the new tank


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Old 05/30/2018, 03:29 AM   #105
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Good to hear and thanks! Looking forward to setting it up for sure.


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Old 05/30/2018, 12:35 PM   #106
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Tank is looking great! Any chance you have the link to the cabinet you ordered from Ikea? Thanks!


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Old 05/30/2018, 12:51 PM   #107
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Tank is looking great! Any chance you have the link to the cabinet you ordered from Ikea? Thanks!
Thanks,
Here is a link to the Ikea section 24x24x30 base cabinet I used:
https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/90265388/

I bought 2 white cabinet doors (not sure which, whatever shade of white that was closest to the base) and used 1 as a door and cut the other one to use as the top.


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Old 05/30/2018, 03:43 PM   #108
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Here is a link to the Ikea section 24x24x30 base cabinet I used:
https://m.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/art/90265388/

I bought 2 white cabinet doors (not sure which, whatever shade of white that was closest to the base) and used 1 as a door and cut the other one to use as the top.
Thank you!


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Old 06/03/2018, 07:36 AM   #109
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Looks good man. Any updates?


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Old 06/07/2018, 07:22 PM   #110
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Looks good man. Any updates?
Thanks man,
Not a whole lot new to report, printed out a couple random flow nozzles that someone designed off thingiverse, not sure how I feel about them yet. The design is really good, and the flow is random, but I think I need more flow going through the return, thinking about trying to fit a second pump in the back.

Got some new frags at wwc and rap and I'm picking up a superman goni and some red hornets tomorrow, will post some pictures when I get them in the tank.

As for equipment, everything else is the same at the moment, but I've been playing with the idea and making some rough sketches of a prurigen reactor or a mini skimmer. Space is limited with the IM reactor and the mangroves in the side chambers, so will have to get creative.
What do you guys think would be more beneficial, protein skimmer, or purigen?




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Old 06/08/2018, 05:39 AM   #111
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Also thinking about bailing on my waving hand anthelia colony to make room for my goni and some acans... So if anyone in the spacecoast area wants a big frag hit me up before it goes to waste.


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Old 06/10/2018, 06:32 PM   #112
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Good to hear it's still running smoothly. I would think purigen and water change be more than enough for your tank. Use the money you saved on a skimmer on coral. Lol


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Old 06/11/2018, 04:53 AM   #113
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Good thinking, and speaking of coral... Here's those frag shots I promised earlier.


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Old 06/22/2018, 04:40 PM   #114
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Looks good man


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Old 07/16/2018, 10:07 PM   #115
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Looks great! I am hoping to set one up soon.


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Old 07/18/2018, 07:46 AM   #116
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Looking awesome! Let's get a FTS for July?!


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Old 08/01/2018, 07:06 PM   #117
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Thanks guys, didn't make the July cut off, but will be taking a full tank shot tomorrow. Was going to tonight but moved some stuff around the the tank got cloudy.

Added a couple of new additions to the tank since the last update, printed out a light for my mangroves that attaches to the end of a rod made of a piece of black coat hanger. The led light is a eco Pico led strip, 10K. If anyone wants the plans for the light, let me know and I'll post them.

Latest addition to the tank is a submersible RGB led strip light I got of Amazon, have it just running the red and blue leds and it's growing chaeto surprisingly well in the rear chamber below the floss holder. So well it actually seems to be choking out my xenia rock, not 100% sure that's what's doing it, but after a week or so after I added it, the xenia stopped growing and started disappearing.

I have the chaeto light running 24/7 and the mangrove light runing 12/12.


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