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Old 07-16-2012, 10:49 AM   #1251
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I'm totally looking forward to seeing the tidied up sump,..I take it that's your " new" denitrifier in your sump?? ,.. If so is that just to save space underneath the stand or is it designed that way,...also ,good luck on the foot,... I've broken my right foot in various spots three or four times over the years so YES I know about limping too.!
I think if I had to do things all over again I'd prob use my old 75 gal tank as my sump,...I like the idea of having so much room for everything,.giant skimmer etc. but too late now ! :-/
It's in the sump for lack of room and I never trust anything not in the sump. I'm paranoid about leaks. Even my reactor is in the sump even tho it doesn't have to be. Gonna run and buy some sponges and zip ties after work in an hour. Then ignore the laundry for a little longer an continue tinkering with the tank. Gonna get my ph, temp and other probes up and running, fine tune the wave maker again, and look into plugging in the reef keeper. Hopefully that will take care of the fire hazard issues. Lol. Thank god where my tank is that there are four wall plugs otherwise I would be very afraid. Lol. I feel a little better that "reset" plus and everything is there and is on the same circuit as the kitchen (extra electricity there. Lol)

On a side note- think a mini fridge could hold the weight of a 30 gal tank? Lol. It's by the tank and would save time of building a stand. I value your opinion- and you are the only one reading my thread anymore. Lol.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:16 AM   #1252
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It's in the sump for lack of room and I never trust anything not in the sump. I'm paranoid about leaks. Even my reactor is in the sump even tho it doesn't have to be. Gonna run and buy some sponges and zip ties after work in an hour. Then ignore the laundry for a little longer an continue tinkering with the tank. Gonna get my ph, temp and other probes up and running, fine tune the wave maker again, and look into plugging in the reef keeper. Hopefully that will take care of the fire hazard issues. Lol. Thank god where my tank is that there are four wall plugs otherwise I would be very afraid. Lol. I feel a little better that "reset" plus and everything is there and is on the same circuit as the kitchen (extra electricity there. Lol)

On a side note- think a mini fridge could hold the weight of a 30 gal tank? Lol. It's by the tank and would save time of building a stand. I value your opinion- and you are the only one reading my thread anymore. Lol.
Jodi.., I know what you mean about those leaks and overflows,..over the last couple of years I've had my share of surprises ,...and Dary don't like them . , somehow,I've got all my systems pretty bulletproof right now ( knock on wood) and since setting up this tank I've had no surprises!!!
As far as the mini refrig idea goes,..IMO its great,..keeps the beer cold and handy while you work on your tanks !!!,...I'd prob just cut a piece of plywood for the top just for support and evenness ,you'd prob wanna drape a plastic table cloth or some sort of thing over the plywood just to prevent any water from seeping under the tank and rusting out the mini's top.., keep going buddy, ya doing good.
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:27 AM   #1253
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Jodi.., I know what you mean about those leaks and overflows,..over the last couple of years I've had my share of surprises ,...and Dary don't like them . , somehow,I've got all my systems pretty bulletproof right now ( knock on wood) and since setting up this tank I've had no surprises!!!
As far as the mini refrig idea goes,..IMO its great,..keeps the beer cold and handy while you work on your tanks !!!,...I'd prob just cut a piece of plywood for the top just for support and evenness ,you'd prob wanna drape a plastic table cloth or some sort of thing over the plywood just to prevent any water from seeping under the tank and rusting out the mini's top.., keep going buddy, ya doing good.
Lol. The fridge holds fish food, coral food, etc and sprite for my whiskey and rum. Lol. I'll steal some plywood from my cat tower build project and hopefully get that tank up and running this week. My Bengal won't be happy- but he likes the fish too so I don't feel as bad : P
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Just curious why a denitrater instead of bio pellets? Does the denitrater do phosphates too?
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Just curious why a denitrater instead of bio pellets? Does the denitrater do phosphates too?
Yes it does. And calcium as well. It's like three for the price of one!!! Not only that- I've heard a LOT of mixed reviews on the bio pellets. Look at Carey for example- one tank is golden and another has had nothing change.
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Oh yeah- plus I got the denitrifier for free in a tank break down. Can't beat the price.
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so i just got done reading through this entire thread (over the last few days) and i have to say your tank is amazing! I'm getting ready to make the jump from FW to a reef tank so i can only hope my tank comes out a quarter as nice as yours. I know you've already said it a couple of times but i can't find which page its on, what type of LED's do you use?

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Wanted to say I'm still following, though I don't say anything because I'm new to the hobby and afraid I'll say something wrong, but you are one of my inspirations so please don't think what you post isn't appreciated.

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Wanted to say I'm still following, though I don't say anything because I'm new to the hobby and afraid I'll say something wrong, but you are one of my inspirations so please don't think what you post isn't appreciated.

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Diana,..you should never be afraid to say or ask anything here or on any of these threads,..it's really the best way to get some answers to questions that may be bugging you and for people to get to know YOU,..99% of the people here are super cool and extremely helpful,... We all have our ups and downs ( me especially :-/ ) ,.but we all take the hobby very seriously and are more than willing to share thoughts and ideas ,..it's fun getting your own little thread going or following others,.. Pull up a chair and join right in.,.you are more than welcome !!!!
Jodi is really cool and funny too,..I also very much enjoy following along too... I enjoy the girls of the forum and their determination and grit,..it's very reassuring .
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You may have explained this already, and if you did, please just tell me, but what does this denitrifier do to make it eat nitrates, kill phosphates, and also replenish calcium?
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