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Old 09-15-2013, 10:21 PM   #291
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My boy names the Latin names of some of the corals. He's already surpassed Dad lol.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:22 PM   #292
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Got my skimmer yesterday and assembled it. Can't wait to fire this big boy up! Stands 60" tall.

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Old 09-17-2013, 10:32 PM   #293
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You must now bow down to the great skimmer and make it an offering. That skimmer looks like a prop in a scifi movie.
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Old 09-18-2013, 12:30 AM   #294
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You must now bow down to the great skimmer and make it an offering. That skimmer looks like a prop in a scifi movie.
I definitely plan on offering it as much organic material as it wants lol
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She's a brontosaurus for sure. ,... Hopefully it'll work as well as its little brother that I have ... Did you buy the overflow resoviour that attaches via a hose to your collection cup ,.(it shuts off your skimmer in case of a skimmer overflow )
I bought one for mine and it's worth every penny if nothing more than a piece of mind,...it looks like you guys have come a long way in the last week or so
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She's a brontosaurus for sure. ,... Hopefully it'll work as well as its little brother that I have ... Did you buy the overflow resoviour that attaches via a hose to your collection cup ,.(it shuts off your skimmer in case of a skimmer overflow )
I bought one for mine and it's worth every penny if nothing more than a piece of mind,...it looks like you guys have come a long way in the last week or so
No I did not order the collection cup. I haven't decided if I'm going to add a float I already have and use it to make my own auto shut off or not. I may use that float on something else though. I have so many loose ends to think about that has been an afterthought truthfully lol. Kinda wish now I had thought about it and ordered it at the same time though.
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Have you considered running the store using a controller? Then a simple float switch on the skimmer could control its pump easily. Also give you graphs of water quality. That feature alone has been valuable to me.
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Have you considered running the store using a controller? Then a simple float switch on the skimmer could control its pump easily. Also give you graphs of water quality. That feature alone has been valuable to me.
Yes I have considered it. I'm not sure what would be the best choice though. Any suggestions are welcomed. I do have a skimmer running currently that I put a float switch in the collection cup so if it overskims it cuts off the feed pump and had worker fine. I may do that as a quick fix for now but that only works on one skimmer & I will have four skimmers (including that brontosaurus!) running to start with.
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Old 09-25-2013, 12:09 AM   #299
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So more slow progress lol. Got the main fish tank banks done. Just started drilling all tanks for bulkheads. Got all stands within finishing touches of being done. Wish I had bought prebuilt for the 180 as I got behind & went too fast so it didn't come out near as nice as I would have liked. Tested the storage tanks after installing the bulkheads on those & man filling & draining 600 gallons takes a while lol. Ordered all my plumbing materials today so hopefully this weekend starts the plumbing of it all. Oh ya, mounted a sign outside, nothin fancy but its a start.
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Just finished reading this book lol
Looks good so far
Hurry up and finish so i can start buying stuff and how is the frag tank at home doing
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