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Old 03/27/2013, 11:40 AM   #26
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wow. beautiful setup. good luck!


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Old 03/27/2013, 06:29 PM   #27
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Thanks ebond009

Today i will show my DT air injection:
I have air back up in case of power outage for my DT as well with sump and reactors. This is a little different and will be used along with an air pump and timer to inject air for one minute every hour. While micro bubbles comming from a poor designed sump is not a good thing i believe micro bubbles injected is First it is very important when injecting that you have a system with enough flow/movement to remove the bubbles fairly fast. With fast i mean within a few minutes and just as important you need to build up your time giveing fish and corals a chance to adjust to this feature.
Why would i want to do this?
Raises oxygen levels, binds with suspended particulate matter raising to surface to be removed via overflow/s, helps corals remove waste, better light penatration, helps remove stale water trapped under rocks in pockets.
It may help alittle with small pH swings but i don't know this one for sure
There are many way's air injection can be added i am adding it through my close loop system. But have built custom overflows for hobbiest that can be used also.
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DT air injection through close loop:

I have loward the air stone so you could see it when running it would be behind the tee and be removed for cleaning or replacement.


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Old 03/28/2013, 08:09 AM   #28
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If someone could tell/help me tone down picture size i would be thankful It just started making this size with this thread not sure why?

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Old 03/28/2013, 08:35 AM   #29
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I think it is the method saved.

I do not see a setting to use a smaller image in photobucket .

 photo Closed-loop-corte_zps32904970.jpg

That last one was using the thumbnail option.


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Old 03/28/2013, 10:33 AM   #30
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Thank you 5406 i save things all the time to many cool things not toolol I for one do not like the new photobucket layout but will try the thumbnail option.

Thank you again for your help! Would you happen to know if there is a way to make already posted picks to the thumbnail choice. Would help thread move better since i have lots of pictures to post and would like them all to match?


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Old 03/28/2013, 12:51 PM   #31
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Once you save them after X time it will not let you edit them. Sorry.

Solve for X where Y=time and effort.


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Old 03/28/2013, 06:21 PM   #32
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This is one side of my close loop system using 2 Blowhole 2700 pumps that will feed 4 1" outlets. I have set it up so i can turn 1 pump off at night and still have flow comming out all 4 outlets. Along with flow still comming out the 4 outlets it will also back siphon/flow out the inlet of which ever pump is turned off.
Each pump has its own 2" feed with 1 1/2" spa flex:
I upsized pump inlet from 1 1/4" to 2" also pump outlet.










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Old 03/28/2013, 08:57 PM   #33
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Hey Aquatron, glad you decided to start a thread of your awesome work. Looking forward to seeing all this pretty paint wet!


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Old 03/28/2013, 09:14 PM   #34
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wow, patience is a virtue and it is paying off for you! looks awesome!


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Old 03/28/2013, 09:49 PM   #35
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Thank you very much it has been alot of work and way to much thinking...lol it is getting exciting see it all come together. I have learn alot here looking at other builds and just but my twist on it


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Old 03/28/2013, 10:26 PM   #36
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I am going to paint all of my different pluming lines different colors but ever thought of painting the individual fittings a different color...I AM STEALING THAT IDEA!!!!

Could you post a pic of what you do to tape up the inside of the fittings before painting them?


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Old 03/29/2013, 12:29 AM   #37
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Hello Fuzzy,
I tape the threads at 1/2 way and put pieces of cut off pipes at ends of fitting to keep paint out. There is a earlier picture posted on this thread showing the painting of fitting just look at the different colors on the piece's of pipe....lol looks like a rainbow

Take any ideas you want and best of luck!


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Old 03/29/2013, 09:04 AM   #38
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Here is some of my MO FLOWS in a members tank.......i really like the little yellow guy sitting in the rocks As you see from the different pics that his/her fav place!






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Old 03/29/2013, 03:32 PM   #39
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Here is my combo pump stand, cryptic area, ATS use to hold my different reactor's pumps. I didn't want to use another manifold because i wanted to try different pumps and can take them off and on line with ease. I will use an air stone under screen that will be sitting a the runner under the screen. The lighting will come from both a window and par bulbs with goose necks.
Cut up different size's ready to sand off nubs.

Poor man way of sanding egg crate.....works well










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Old 03/29/2013, 06:57 PM   #40
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this is coming along great, keep up the good work!


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Old 03/29/2013, 07:41 PM   #41
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Thanks owen glad you enjoyed
Here is my up flow carbon reactor to be used pretty much 24/7 with a once a month change out. I will use large pellets pre rinsed with a flow not to cause the decay of the pellets. This is the first of 8 reactors i will use at different times with my system.





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Old 03/29/2013, 09:41 PM   #42
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Well i will be painting the other half of my close loop tomorrow picked up needed fittings today. Man i go through alot of fittings and have several boxes of them just seems never the ones i want
I picked close loop with this build because being 56 this will be my last big build. I have had several 300's and a 750 gallon reef so if i ever do another tank it will be simple. My first choice for the close loop was using 2 Water Blaster 3600s then i thought Dart pumps with Baldor motors...even bought one. Then i heard about the 3 speed Reeflo Blow Holes 2700s coming out and decided to go with 4 of them.
After over a year i am finally close to start up and after this weekend very little painting left.
I have 8 overflows built into my DT at 4 different levels with 4 of them each feeding a different Blow Hole pump. Then 4 overflows feed first my pre sump then to my main sump for my return pump, reactors and skimmers. I wanted to build a system that i could control everything so it has taken about 30 gate valves and 17 ball vales for this to happen. When the pumps are on high i will be pushing about 1200gph+ through each 1" outlet.
Once you see my finished DT full tank shot you will understand why i believe i have built a flow system second to none I know thats a bold statement but if i didn't believe it i wouldn't of said it....lol kinda a challenge to myself too.
I hope over the next month while finishing this part along with the different reactors and foam wall that i inspire and share my love for this hobby

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Old 03/29/2013, 09:53 PM   #43
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IDK about you all reading this thread, but I want to see this sump in action. I am not really worried about the tank anymore.


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Thats funny you forgot the first rule......patience my friend.
The fun is not just the destination but also the journey


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Hey... I am patient... I have no problem waiting.

Keep in mind I want an hour long video afterward with pan and zoom on everything.


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Old 03/30/2013, 05:30 AM   #46
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You have a deal A video really is the only way to fully enjoy this KRAZY....NESS anyway.lol
To add to the fun of waiting i will share this......16 years ago i applied and after 2 years of battling recieved US DESIGN PATENTS. The first part of my patents i shared with our hobby at MACNA X in Long Beach California. While i didn't invent the concept i did invent designs that allow it to be used in our hobby.
It was a game changer just as LED's and propeller powerheads are today This also allowed me your average Joe hobbiest to meet and get to know some of the biggest names in this great hobby of ours.
Within the first year after MACNA and the ending of my 22 year marriage i left our hobby and only returned two years ago. Then after reading forums such as RC and others for the first time i decided to do one more build. The kind of FRANKENSTEIN build that only a mother could love and when finished i would share the other part of my patents.
While maybe not a game changer as the first part was as i stated above i hope it will inspire others
OK........back to the build


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You have a deal 16 years ago i applied and after 2 years of battling recieved US DESIGN PATENTS. The first part of my patents i shared with our hobby at MACNA X in Long Beach California. While i didn't invent the concept i did invent designs that allow it to be used in our hobby.
It was a game changer just as LED's and propeller powerheads are today This also allowed me your average Joe hobbiest to meet and get to know some of the biggest names in this great hobby of ours.
I have to ask, what was it?

You are certainly able to work fast! I know what you mean about fittings, I have 2 rubbermaid containers full of them and I am still constantly running to the hardware store when I am plumbing something!


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Old 03/30/2013, 08:54 AM   #48
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I have to ask, what was it?

You are certainly able to work fast! I know what you mean about fittings, I have 2 rubbermaid containers full of them and I am still constantly running to the hardware store when I am plumbing something!
Telling now would take away the fun And its not what it WAS but its what it IS.....

I would ask those who know me and what it is to please not say anything as this is all being done for some good fun.....and also to show hobbiest that are thinking/designing/and building ideas in their garages, fishrooms, or house to not give up because their idea could change our hobby or add a missing piece to it!


Yeah i hear you i even have a box full of painted fittings that i can never seem to use....lol I will give them away when i finish as you could plumb a few nanos with them.


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Old 03/30/2013, 11:08 AM   #49
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Nice looking system. Keep up the good work.


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Old 03/30/2013, 05:27 PM   #50
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Thank you guezei,
I finished painting the other side of my close loop system today so finally pretty much done with the painting on this build
After i paint fittings i like to let them sit for 7 days to allow the finish to fully harden.


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