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Old 01/11/2017, 11:25 AM   #76
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Transfer subjects. Excited about a larger home.

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Old 01/11/2017, 11:29 AM   #77
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So the salinity is going to be spot on match after a little more water is added.

Bigger issue is the temp. I'm at 74.5 with a couple heaters. Heating that huge mass of water is slow. House temp is about 71.

So, no half measures.


So I added more heaters... Terminator approves of the extra energy after photo bombing.

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Old 01/11/2017, 11:46 AM   #78
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Old 01/11/2017, 11:52 AM   #79
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How are the lights looking?


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Old 01/11/2017, 11:56 AM   #80
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The lights were a PITA. Found an air duct above a mount point. So, added a 24 across for now to bypass it. About to plug them in, need another circuit though. With all the heaters prolly trip a breaker...

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Old 01/11/2017, 12:02 PM   #81
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Success temp raised by .2 degrees. Yes, .2 in about an hour... time to use another heater from the breeder lol.

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Old 01/11/2017, 12:05 PM   #82
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Very nice. Turn them lights on and see if they help heat it up too.


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Old 01/11/2017, 01:12 PM   #83
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Going need a nuclear reactor soon. Soooo, I just added another gfci to another circuit in the basement. Factoring the bathroom that's three 15 amp circuits to split the load of everything to, plus standard usage down here. Anyway, to the displeasure of my neck and back. Lights soon, hope they work lol. Haven't touched them since a test early November

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Old 01/11/2017, 02:10 PM   #84
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should have boiled some of that RODI water


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Old 01/11/2017, 03:39 PM   #85
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should have boiled some of that RODI water
Good idea for later! Temp is up to 76... It'll get there, eventually.


Made a makeshift power panel mounting board and we have light. Well, one for now lol. Using an Apex energy Bar w/o the Apex setup.

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Get another body part to hurt more. Crushed my nail bed right in half. Remember that ice cold tap water. Savior! Plus, pain meds... Good time for a break lol. Need to recruit the family to finish up for the day.

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Old 01/11/2017, 06:30 PM   #86
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And more lights. Haven't hooked up the controller yet. Lights are default 80%. I'll worry about the T5s in a month or two.

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Old 01/11/2017, 06:31 PM   #87
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And more lights. Haven't hooked up the controller yet. Lights are default 80%. I'll worry about the T5s in a month or two.

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Old 01/11/2017, 10:39 PM   #88
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Wait I do not see the RO line. Where did it go?


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Old 01/11/2017, 10:45 PM   #89
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I fired up the return and ran out of water in the sump. Oops, need to add more water lol. I need to calculate heating wattage. I think adding chilled RO/DI is combating my efforts. Thermodynamics for the win!

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Old 01/11/2017, 11:08 PM   #90
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Ohh yes, I agree.

100g of 100 degree water and mix in 100g of 70 degree water and you will get 85 degree water. Temperature goes to cold quicker.

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Old 01/12/2017, 06:18 AM   #91
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I already have everything cycled. Zero sand. Everthing in good condition. Still going to acclimate just because IO vs Reef Crystal's.
The live rock from the other tank, zero die off equals zero cycle... Yes. I'm that crazy. Well not really, already moved everything 1000 miles in a cooler... Theory is sound.

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That's awesome. I wasn't worried about a cycle at all... just acclimation. Sounds like you've got a good plan. Have you finished yet?!?! :0)


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Old 01/12/2017, 12:07 PM   #92
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Close, everything little snowballs into 3 more things. Lights good now, temp and salinity are a close match. Return pump is up and running. Going to start acclimation this afternoon.

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Is rock close to surface?


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Is rock close to surface?
One rock is just few inches under on the right side.

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Adding the fish really helped put a perspective to size. Time to start buying and quarantining fish.

Thinking of couple of skunk clowns for haddoni, and a pair of yellow tangs.

Going to hold off a bit on corals until I get the top off, skimmer, Apex and such setup.

The T5 lights will also help balance out the light. On the photos, the phone camera is really picking up the higher rocks. Eventually, want to get Mags and Gigs up there.

Need a solution for the haddoni, got him in a glass bowl of sand. Maybe make him a permanent acrylic sandbox.

So far, so good.


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So have a pair of cute orange skunk clowns in the QT along with a royal gramma. Starting simple and slow. Next fish batch in Feb, thinking of the yellow tangs. Odd number seems to be preferred, so 3 it is.

So figured out the right height for the skimmer. 3D printing a stand for it. Had some spare filament around, HIPS. Let's see how the design works.


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Old 01/22/2017, 09:44 PM   #98
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Tunze ozmolator hooked up. Gotta say, it does make life easy. Going to buy a 55g petco tank and use that as the ATO resovior. $1 a gallon FTW. It fits underneath the stand, in the other half with room to spare. Safe to say, all the space will eventually be used.

Here's the 3D printed stand.



7 x 7 x 7.5, can't believe I haven't printed tank parts sooner.

Next up, custom probe and heater holders. I can keep them stable and the heater top out of the water.


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How hard is it to design stuff to print? I'm starting to get curious but have no experience with that kind of stuff


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Old 01/23/2017, 10:40 PM   #100
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How hard is it to design stuff to print? I'm starting to get curious but have no experience with that kind of stuff
Super easy. Check out Tinkercad, free and web based.

I'm using a Taz 5 from Lulzbot to print. All open source. Can even 3D print to upgrade itself.


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