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Old 09-08-2012, 07:43 AM   #21
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Use a mirror to reflect the light on the bottom, cheaper then another light
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:24 AM   #22
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Use a mirror to reflect the light on the bottom, cheaper then another light

do you mean to put a mirror in the bottom of the refug, under water?
here is my setup now, some rubble at bottom then a WAD of chaeto.
sorry for bad picture, tank lights were on making it super bright.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:31 AM   #23
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hopefully this diatom bloom dies off fast, i want fish !!!!
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Old 09-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #24
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I'd put it on the back of the fuge so it can reflect back into it, the light scatter so it will hit the bottom as well Or just hang it on the wall behind the fuge
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Old 09-14-2012, 11:59 AM   #25
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FINALLY my RODI unit is here, i now read 0 TDS!
time to do 100% water change, algae is getting out of control.
i have no fish, just my snails.


next i relocated my FX5 to the right, so i rerouted my plumbing.
the filter is for the 40 gal above. I wanted to put my sump where the filter was.


just finished my 10gal sump, this will go under the saltwater tank, as image shows above.
this will replace my AC110. flow from left to right.
overflow from DT to left chamber w/HOB skimmer and chemical filtration, and heater.
8 inch wall, then overflow into refugium in middle, live sand and chaeto and LR frags.
7 inch wall to bubble trap, into return chamber.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:52 PM   #26
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Man, you are really good at this man! Looks great. Need a roomie? Comes with a 55 reef lol.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:16 PM   #27
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a 55gal reef sounds nice !!!!!!

here is a test run of my DIY overflow and sump
i took a dremel and sat for hours carving each line in the strainer, lol, but it was worth it, works well


i ordered float switches to help protect the pump and tank.
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ok i scrapped the pvc overflow and bought a
Eshopps PF-300 Overflow Box

it's not that it did not work, it actually worked great, but i wanted something with a smaller profile. i am going to match this with a quiet one 1200 return pump.
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Old 09-18-2012, 12:53 PM   #29
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didn't take long, now i'm battling hair algae!
tooth brush in hand!
i have no fish yet, so the lights are OFF and will remain off till the battle is won. 20% water changes of RODI water, scrubbing, and turbo snails.

i also just picked up some bumble bee snails for sand, and more turbo's and some emerald crabs.
the cleanup crew has been assembled!!!
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emerald crab chewed his weight in algae, and snails went to town.
algae is almost gone. just a few strands here and there.
i had the lights out for 2 days. that seemed to do the trick.
things are looking good now


here is my crab, he starting chewing the minute i put him in the tank


here are the bumble bee snails, they cleaned out the sand, that used to be all diatoms


here is my LR, with no ALGAE !!!!!!!!!! (does happy dance)
this was my lush green meadow. can you find the turbo snails !
where's waldo has nothing on these snails!!! Special Ops Snails!
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