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Old 03/23/2017, 09:33 AM   #26
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I just need to pin in the panels. That space at the bottom will go away once it's secured.


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Old 03/24/2017, 07:54 AM   #27
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Panels secured. Starting the sump.







Headed to Vegas for a bachelor party. Which works great because the rest of the plumbing comes on Tuesday anyways.


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Old 03/27/2017, 10:41 AM   #28
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Well ****. So much for that as a RO/DI tank.



I just spent 30mins marking the other side for water levels.


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Old 03/28/2017, 03:28 PM   #29
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Starting the plumbing today.



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Old 03/28/2017, 03:29 PM   #30
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Old 03/28/2017, 07:42 PM   #31
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I feel I should say that a lot of that plumbing is for a RO/DI station as well.


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Old 03/28/2017, 07:43 PM   #32
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Old 03/28/2017, 10:58 PM   #33
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Alright. Well I think it's plumbed now. At least version 1.0 is glued up. Waiting until after work tomorrow for a water test. Any advice on the sump/plumbing?












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Old 03/30/2017, 07:03 AM   #34
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Water tested last night. I was too frustrated to take any pictures though.

One of the baffles in the sump broke almost immediately. I had a heck of a time with the overflow plumbing. I had the pipes cut long initially knowing I could cut them down which is what eventually had to happen. Finally I was able to tune it in though. Now if the main gets completely shut off then the water rises to just over the emergency which that goes full siphon and quickly drains the overflow box.

I'll post a pic when I get in the garage.


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Old 03/30/2017, 08:13 AM   #35
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Well ****. So much for that as a RO/DI tank.



I just spent 30mins marking the other side for water levels.


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That sucks- but the 20 gallon white brute containers work better. The rectangular ones. Very sturdy. I'm using 1 as my saltwater mixer (I'll only be making 15 gallons a time once a week).


I originally planned to use the same hdx 12 but it bowed to much and a seam cracked after about 4 days.

I'm using 2 of the square 28 gallon brutes for rodi storage. Food grade, no bowing even when filled with 25 gallons water.


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Old 03/30/2017, 08:34 AM   #36
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That sucks- but the 20 gallon white brute containers work better. The rectangular ones. Very sturdy. I'm using 1 as my saltwater mixer (I'll only be making 15 gallons a time once a week).


I originally planned to use the same hdx 12 but it bowed to much and a seam cracked after about 4 days.

I'm using 2 of the square 28 gallon brutes for rodi storage. Food grade, no bowing even when filled with 25 gallons water.


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Hm. I haven't seen a square 28gallon brute anywhere. Where did you pick it up at?


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Old 03/30/2017, 08:40 AM   #37
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Hm. I haven't seen a square 28gallon brute anywhere. Where did you pick it up at?


Got them from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005K...ID=91iWoitROJL

Look around in there though- I got these for $33 each, but most are going for 45-50.

Just s note- the 21 inch square measurement doesn't take the handles into account. So it actually ends up being 21.5 x 25 around the top . I had to cut a handle off one for them to go side by side on my 48 inch wide rack. I won't be handling it unless it's empty, so no big deal to lose a handle.

Also, the lids are a rip off- use a piece of plywood or something to cover.


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Old 03/31/2017, 03:54 PM   #38
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Getting wet!!!


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Old 04/03/2017, 01:44 PM   #39
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I know it's way too early for coral but I'm trying to save them from my biocube that is slowing crashing.


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Old 04/07/2017, 01:32 PM   #40
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Why is it crashing?

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Old 04/07/2017, 05:08 PM   #41
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Several reasons, I think.

I didn't follow Alk/Ca or pH like at all. I had a handful of corals that were looking good so I just kept up with water changes and assumed it would be enough. When I finally checked with a Hanna checker my alk around 5. My calcium was 300ish. I certainly don't think that was helping anything.

Also I was way, way over feeding the fish. Four rounds on the Eheim auto feeding a day for 6 fish. Algae is exploding despite all efforts.

I've pulled the coral out and put it in this tank. Pulled all the algae off I can and doing daily or every other day algae scrapings. Also running gfo in a BRS reactor.

This setup has an apex and I'm checking alk/ca daily.

I'm starting to see a little recovery in the zoas and I think my acan is starting to show a little life.

I'm tearing down the biocube this week and acid washing the rock and water cleaning the sand. We have a little home renovation coming up so I'll cure the rock in a brute can in the garage while that happens and then start the biocube over if I can't convince my wife that a 100g is the right next move.


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Old 04/21/2017, 11:23 AM   #42
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It's been a while since I posted.




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Old 04/29/2017, 01:52 PM   #43
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dang. I need a better camera, huh.


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