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Old 10-23-2013, 11:31 PM   #321
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LOL, I wont lie, I actually thought about the police and the huge power consumption. We are at over $300 a month for electric so with halides who knows where we would be.

Got the tank moved in and picked up two overflow kits so now its time to intstall the new bulkheads and get some water in this baby!

Here she is, my beautiful new tank lol


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Old 10-24-2013, 12:04 AM   #322
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LOL, I wont lie, I actually thought about the police and the huge power consumption. We are at over $300 a month for electric so with halides who knows where we would be. Got the tank moved in and picked up two overflow kits so now its time to intstall the new bulkheads and get some water in this baby! Here she is, my beautiful new tank lol
The only weed I grow is Xenia. I should put that on my front door. Tank looks very nice!
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:07 AM   #323
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lol @ Greg....true enough about the xenia, I vowed i would never put that in any of my tanks again!

Thanks, it looks awesome with the canopy on, but baby steps.....We are right now putting in the durso's and cutting the return lines down. Will need to wait til tomorrow to get a few more connectors but it looks to be working out so far.
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:11 AM   #324
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The process would go so much faster if I lived next door to Bulk Reef Supply. As a Midwestern reefer, I feel like those guys did in the old days when you had to order everything from two weeks away. (Oh Brother, Dapper Dan reference)
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:49 AM   #325
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Yeah, a local store with everything would be awesome. lol

Ran into an issue already, the overflow has an spot on top for the output that is only 1/2 inch wide and the return piping is 3/4 inch. We dremeled out the slot so the 3/4 inch piece fits, hope that was the thing to do. Each overflow will have two output nozzles made of loc line. It's a tight fit between the durso and return piping inside the overflow but it just fits. Not sure why it was made that way, kind odd.
Letting the pvc cement dry right now and then I will screw the bulkheads into the bottom. ***fingers crossed*** I hopefully will start getting water into the tank tomorrow. woot! I am gonna run the ro/di unit directly to the tank and mix the salt in there, all three of my garbage cans have live rock or sand in them so thats the plan. I'm guessing two days to fill it completely, not sure if I can run the ro/di the whole time, will it mess up the filters or membrane do you think?
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Def dont run it that long. It will prob clog the membranes and reduce efficienct. Id flush the membranes every 30-40g to keep it running best.
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Yeah, a local store with everything would be awesome. lol Ran into an issue already, the overflow has an spot on top for the output that is only 1/2 inch wide and the return piping is 3/4 inch. We dremeled out the slot so the 3/4 inch piece fits, hope that was the thing to do. Each overflow will have two output nozzles made of loc line. It's a tight fit between the durso and return piping inside the overflow but it just fits. Not sure why it was made that way, kind odd. Letting the pvc cement dry right now and then I will screw the bulkheads into the bottom. ***fingers crossed*** I hopefully will start getting water into the tank tomorrow. woot! I am gonna run the ro/di unit directly to the tank and mix the salt in there, all three of my garbage cans have live rock or sand in them so thats the plan. I'm guessing two days to fill it completely, not sure if I can run the ro/di the whole time, will it mess up the filters or membrane do you think?
nope, the filter can run 24/7, just uses up the media faster.
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:06 PM   #328
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Congrats on getting the tank moved in, Carey! You are really making progress here!
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Thanks Red, I'm trying. lol

I;ve been messing with the controller all afternoon, it got soaked a few weeks back and doesnt work. Still doesnt work it seems which is a huge bummer. $350 out the door due to my own stupidity...
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Thanks Red, I'm trying. lol I;ve been messing with the controller all afternoon, it got soaked a few weeks back and doesnt work. Still doesnt work it seems which is a huge bummer. $350 out the door due to my own stupidity...
It may be too late. Did you soak it in rubbing alcohol?
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