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Old 06/24/2005, 10:26 AM   #251
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You mentioned microbubbles before. Maybe I can help you resolve that problem. Can you explain how your sump is plumbed, including the flow rate and how your return pump is set up? Pictures help.


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Old 06/24/2005, 10:41 AM   #252
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if you really want clear water, hook up some Ozone to that skimmer
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I second that, and third it.


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Old 06/24/2005, 03:39 PM   #253
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Hey SONOFGALADRIEL...

Here is a link to the diatom pads that I use 24/7 in one of my Tidepool trays!
Diatom Pads
Cheap right? My LFS also has this media in a BAG form. You would run the overflow hoses directly into these bags. WHAMMY! Sparkling water!


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Old 06/24/2005, 06:39 PM   #254
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Hey SONOFGALADRIEL...

Here is a link to the diatom pads that I use 24/7 in one of my Tidepool trays!
Diatom Pads
Cheap right? My LFS also has this media in a BAG form. You would run the overflow hoses directly into these bags. WHAMMY! Sparkling water!
Thanks spoon671!!!
I'll order some of those ASAP and get some of the diatom media too.


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Old 06/24/2005, 08:26 PM   #255
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New skimmer is in place. Multi plug controller box installed. All power cords to in sump equipment nicely aligned and attached to the top to be out of the way.
This multi plug box control power to all in sump equipment and I can easily turn on or off anything in the stand. Very nice to have this type of control.
I'll be installing the calcium reactor in the section to the right tomorrow morning.







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Old 06/24/2005, 08:41 PM   #256
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where did you get that box to control things?

and about how much was it if you dont mind me asking?

thanks

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Old 06/24/2005, 08:58 PM   #257
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I bought one like it at Guitar Center for $29 each. I have two on my system.

That looks good, even if you did post it twice to get more attention for your thread.


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Old 06/24/2005, 09:19 PM   #258
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Ooops! The first time I clicked 'post reply' it didn't seem to do anything, so....I clicked again. Sorry.
I found the control box on ebay for $12.50 plus $5 shipping. Not bad.


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Old 06/24/2005, 09:35 PM   #259
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Thanks, so what does that control box plug into?

so all your equipment plugs into that and then the control box plugs into what?

also how many watts or amps are these raetd for?

thanks!

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Old 06/24/2005, 09:52 PM   #260
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Thanks, so what does that control box plug into?

so all your equipment plugs into that and then the control box plugs into what?

also how many watts or amps are these raetd for?

thanks!

Nick
Nick, take a look at these posts in my 280g thread. It should answer your questions. You can also go backwards in that thread a couple of pages for some preliminary discussion.

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...94#post3285894


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Old 06/24/2005, 10:40 PM   #261
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Thanks, so what does that control box plug into?

so all your equipment plugs into that and then the control box plugs into what?

also how many watts or amps are these raetd for?

thanks!

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The control box plugs into the wall just like any other multi outlet strip.
Not all of my equipment is plugged into this box. My pendants, closed loop pumps, and oceansmotions are plugged into their own dedicated outlets and digital wall timers. You can see these in some past posts.
My return pump, heater, skimmer pumps, PH monitor, and calcium reactor pump and solenoid will be plugged into this 8 way box.
This particular 8 way box is rated at 15 amps.


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Old 06/25/2005, 12:41 AM   #262
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You mentioned microbubbles before. Maybe I can help you resolve that problem. Can you explain how your sump is plumbed, including the flow rate and how your return pump is set up? Pictures help.
The micro bubbles were comming from the Nautilus skimmer. I had too powerful a pump driving it which resulted the excess bubbles.
Now that I've got the new skimmer running, no more micro bubbles.


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Old 06/25/2005, 10:03 AM   #263
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Thanks to both of you!

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Old 06/25/2005, 10:07 AM   #264
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Sean its looking good, Scott was right about that skimmer, its big and looks like it rocks. I'm having him make me one too!


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Old 06/25/2005, 10:38 AM   #265
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Are you running without a fuge? Unless your "left" side is your fuge and return.

That skimmer is huge, made my little DIY look pretty small :P

Looking good!


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Old 06/26/2005, 11:24 PM   #266
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Sean, I've told Scott to start building me the skimmer like yours (8"od dual recirc) so in 2-3 weeks I should have it! Exciting, it should skim the crap out of a 107 gallon system! Scott's calcium reactor seems to be doing an amazing job also! The sump I got from him is perfect for what I'm doing!

So when we having a frag swap/party/drinking beer at your place?


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Old 06/27/2005, 04:40 AM   #267
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a cube by any other name..

Now, that's a lovely tank.

But what's with the "cube". A cube would be 4x4x4 (or one like the 2x2x2s that Scott is reportedly building for himself).

Mate, you've only got half!


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Old 06/27/2005, 06:48 AM   #268
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Actually I got the cube Scott built for himself I would bet anything he is going to build a big 250-300 gallon for his house sooner or later when he has a few free moments.


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Old 06/27/2005, 11:00 AM   #269
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Beautiful tank. The hand made stand really shows the whole thing off. I'd love to get some more details on the stand construction if you ever manage to get caught up with all of these information requests!


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Old 06/27/2005, 11:03 AM   #270
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Beautiful tank. The hand made stand really shows the whole thing off. I'd love to get some more details on the stand construction if you ever manage to get caught up with all of these information requests!
Ask and ye shall receive. Here's a link to my stand build thread. Thanks for the compliments. I really enjoyed the construction of this stand and it actually turned out as nice as I'd hoped it would.
http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh...hreadid=565476


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Old 06/27/2005, 07:15 PM   #271
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I found the control box on ebay for $12.50 plus $5 shipping. Not bad.

I have been trying to find these control boxes could you tell me the
name of the seller you purchased it from?

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Old 06/27/2005, 08:04 PM   #272
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I have been trying to find these control boxes could you tell me the
name of the seller you purchased it from?

Thanks
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Here's a link to the seller on ebay that I got mine from. You can try to find the control box here:
http://stores.ebay.com/Pro-Gear-Ware...eNameZl3QQtZkm
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Old 06/27/2005, 08:27 PM   #273
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Man your woodworking just amazes me. I need to get in the garage and do some learning

I really lub your skimmer, Scott said 2-3 weeks and I'll have mine.


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Old 06/27/2005, 09:02 PM   #274
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Cool my tank is cooler

This post was un-called for, julez2coolz4u. Not funny.

Edited by Skipper


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Old 06/28/2005, 08:33 AM   #275
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Just reading his/hers username you can tell he/she's up to no good. Thank you skipper.

By the way sonofgaladriel I'm always a silent reader subscribed to many threads, but your tank and stand and simply breathtaking. Keep up the great work and thanks for sharing.

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