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Old 08-24-2011, 07:32 PM   #71
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How much of the ammonia should I dose?!

I know the metal clamps aren't the best solution, but plastic kist didnt get it tight enough
4 ppm. But you probably knew that
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:35 PM   #72
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Really? We use stainless at work for our saltboxes and don't really have any issues.
The moisture will eventually do it.This I speak from personal experience with my previous 46 gallon.Zip tie will work just as good.Get the right size for the job.
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could be that the grade we use at work is different than what i can buy at home depot?
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:21 PM   #74
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I know its your build thread. BUT would you mind I ask you questions on some of the parts that your doing and I'm fuzzy on?
No problem

I know about the 4ppm but how many milliliters is that LOL Guess I just add ammonia until I get 4ppm

Got the refugium set up with heater and lamp and everything else
Used the old light cover from my 30g that I never used and placed a 8000k light on top. I bet my Macro Algea are gonna love that

Finally added a heater too as my tank only had 71.5 degrees LOL
Funny story: I was looking at the Aqueon heater at Petco but sadly the largest one they had was up to 90g I asked the guy at the store and he said there aren't any bigger ones. He recommended buying two of the biggest ones, which would have cost me ~ $90-100. I know they have an Eheim at my LFS that goes all the way up to ~160g for $45. Of course I went with the eheim.
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uhhhh where is the ato?
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:17 PM   #76
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uhhhh where is the ato?
Well... The bucket I bought didnt fit in the space it has to go... Also I forgot to get more tubing and with that I wasn't able to install the ATO >.<

but I have to get the salinity higher up anyways so really it doesn't matter right now
No worries thought, it will be added sooner or later
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good i thought i was missing it... im still learning

how is your ato system supposed to work? you fill the bucket with ro water and then just keep an eye on your bucket level?
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Alright, got ammonia up to 4ppm. If anybody wants to know: it's approx 20mL for a 120g tank with 55g sump (filled ~30g)

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good i thought i was missing it... im still learning

how is your ato system supposed to work? you fill the bucket with ro water and then just keep an eye on your bucket level?
Basically yes. There is a sensor u place in the sump and when the level gets below that the pump pumps water from Ro water bucket to sump. I usualy use a second sensor for the RO bucket to turn off when it's out if water so the pump won't run hot w/o water.
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hey just checked out the pic of your sump again... your refugium is far left return pump in the middle and your in from the dt is on the right correct? is that where your skimmer is? and your return pump is "t"'ed over to the refugium? am i seeing that right? if so i may have to rethink how i planed my sump. when i get around to that point for my tank your way just makes sence.
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hey just checked out the pic of your sump again... your refugium is far left return pump in the middle and your in from the dt is on the right correct? is that where your skimmer is? and your return pump is "t"'ed over to the refugium? am i seeing that right? if so i may have to rethink how i planed my sump. when i get around to that point for my tank your way just makes sence.
The refugium is left, skimmer will be on right (not gonna buy one yet until cycle is done or later), and return is in the middle. I have two intakes (my tank has 2 overflows). I did this so I can control the flow in my refugium better without reducing the overall flow in entire system too much. I'm glad it worked out well but I don't think it's THE perfect setup. Im sure there are better ways but for what I wanted and what made most sense to me this is the best pick

So far it's been going great (can't sleep, have to check on it ever 2 min LOL), I'm very proud my little brain was actually able to DIY-ing this whole thing by myself (with some help from the forum and the gods of the Internet of course)

I will be checking on the ammonia lvl in the AM, can't wait to see what it will be. AND I already discovered tiny hitchhikers on the LR rubble from the stores doubt they'll survive my ammo-spikes though.
One rock actually got some macro algae on it, the store guy sneaked one in there for me wondering if it'll survive
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