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Old 01-13-2009, 02:59 AM   #41
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I meant to post this one before the last post, this is when I got the sand down 112-pounds and the base rock in, then started filling it up with saltwater.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:20 AM   #42
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That`s really nice. Great build.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:25 AM   #43
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Coming along very nicely.
As far as the fans in the canopy, I run 3 175 mh's and don't use a chiller. I have 2 fans towards the top of the canopy to pull the heat out, but the most efficient way to cool the water is thru evaporation - have a fan blowing directly across the top of the water. The back is open on my canopy and I have a fan mounted there that blows over the water. The only time my tank gets over 81 is if it's about 85 outside and I don't have the AC on in the house.
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:54 PM   #44
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I haven't posted in awhile so I thought I would share a couple things I added yesterday. As far as equipment goes I added a dual stage reactor which carries GFO (Phosphate remover) in one chamber and the other chamber has Carbon. This should help to keep algae to a minimun and keep my water crystal clear. My coral should appreciate this addition.
Yesterday, I also went to a Reef Frag Swap with many vendors selling coral. I picked up a Tyree LE Sunset Monti and also an Acan Lord. The other picture is my ORA Pearlberry, I got it about a month ago... pearlberrys are not very photogenic. All the coral pictures are with 10k lighting
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:01 AM   #45
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Does anybody else have experience using reactors? GFO, Carbon, ETC... did/do you like it?
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Old 03-04-2009, 09:48 AM   #46
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Looking good Ryshark.

I run GFO through a phosban reactor.
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:20 PM   #47
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I use my phosban reactor to run carbon on occasion.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:45 PM   #48
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Yep. I got the single stage reactor from Bulk Reef Supply also. I do like it. Very solid construction.
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I am happy with it so far too. I am starting out by using less gfo and carbon than recommended, I don't want to risk "shocking" the system.
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I use mine a couple of times a month for a few days at a time. I do it just to polish the water.
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