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Old 05-28-2012, 02:03 PM   #211
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:26 PM   #212
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Well, here is the finished product!


I started getting water into it, but am not in a huge hurry still. Going to need an adapter to get my pump onto the dual reactor. Hose is too small. On a bright note, since adding the GFO into the hob filter, my algae is quickly dying off. Can't wait to get it and carbon going in the reactor.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:25 PM   #213
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Looks good Sniper, can't wait to see it all hooked up and running!
Hope all goes well for you!
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So far it is looking good. Still need to get the overflow on...checking it for leaks first...and modifying the return some. Have started putting some of the things in like the ato and uv sterilizer. The rest will go in once it is up and running. Noticed a tiny leak from intake into the fuge area...but I filled it up. Won't be a problem. Just need to get the last couple of pieces to finish this project off and I'll really be going strong. Maybe even enough to have more than 4 fish! LOL.

The clowns have been trying to keep the coral beauty away from their algae rock. The blenny is out and about, very active. The GFO taking out the algae has pulled alot of stuff out into the open, even the emerald crab. Might have to invest in seaweed sheets in the near future.

Been thinking, purple lobster in the 55. Thoughts?
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I think the lobster would be fine in the 55. I've never seen mine pick at anything. I usually drop a small piece of silverside down into his cave every 2 weeks. Figure if I give him some food, he won't go hunting around for any!! I have occasionally lost smaller fish, never to be seen again, but I can't prove that it was him.
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What does the GDP reactor do that makes the algae disappear?
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What does the GDP reactor do that makes the algae disappear?
Dumb auto correct... GFO reactor.
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GFO is a product that removed phosphates from the water. I have country well water, it has nasty crap in it.

Didn't finish the sump today, finished filling it though. Decided it was time to actually get my hammer and torch mounted onto rocks. I also discovered my orange ric had made a new friend, so i glued him to the ric rock as well. Have room on there for one more ric, after that they'll go somewhere lol.



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I see. I have well water too. I'll keep a GFO reactor in mind when I get my saltwater going.
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It might not be an issue for you. It is for me as my spring is on the side of a hill which has a corn field at the top. The neighbors use natural fertilizer with chemicals to keep the bugs down. So I have to be careful on when they spray. The belief is that these chemicals killed off my 55 when it first started up, just have no proof...much more likely than stray current. But the fertilizer causes organic phosphate issues for me. Replacing my RO/DI with a larger unit along with the GFO has produced nice results. Only hair algae left in my tank is under direct lighting.

I really like my BRS dual reactor. Just need to get the correct fitting so I can hook it up to a pump all its own to make sure water is getting through it, where before it just didn't get enough if any flow at all.

With this larger sump setup, I have room for everything I could even want to add to my system. I already have the ATO and UV sterilizer hooked up in the intake section, which will also have my skimmer and the pump for my dual reactor, which is hanging on the back of the stand. Then into my refugium and then just the return pump and heater in the return section. Still scratching my head on where the heater will be in all honesty, it was going to be in the intake, but I've used up most of the room in there. Only fuge and return remain. It'll probably end up in the fuge section.
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