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Old 05-19-2011, 11:00 AM   #21
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Problems...

Bubble in seam

had to tear down, fix stand, set up again. Took day off yesterday. Will post tank shots tonight, it looks better (rockwork re-arranged, corals have better homes) but getting bubbles popping up in all the seams now, and have a clamp on the top left side.

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Old 05-24-2011, 12:32 PM   #22
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Ok, 1 week + in the bag, one extra tear-down and setup (last Wed) to fix the stand, and I've finally got everything running. Algae scrubber is all ghetto on top of the tank and loud, but functional. To the pics:

These are before the scrubber was set up, so the screens are just hanging in the tank for survival:













So far, a few corals have taken a hit. The War Coral turned white on top but I think it was just ticked off, because it is turning back to normal. The big ORA Green Birdsnest died off quite a bit on the tips, but the rest is doing awesome. The Kryptonite Candy Cane started to show some signs of death on a few heads, but that seems to have stopped.

Interestingly, the 2 Frogspawns and the Branching Hammer are doing much better, in the other tank I think the clowns were trying to host on them and ticking them off.

Everything else is clicking along without skipping a beat. But, the true test is yet to come. I'm sure there is a cycle of some kind happening as a result of moving everything and changing flow patterns, light coverage, etc.
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:38 PM   #23
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Here is the scrubber setup:













This is the one from the old setup (40 breeder sump) so like I said, totally ghetto and loud because of the way I made the drains. So I have to re-build it or figure out a way to silence it. I'm going to raise the 90s tonight so that they terminate at the surface rather than below it and see how that helps, should eliminate the short-siphon effect that is probably generating the most noise.
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wow man, AWESOME tank.
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Old 05-25-2011, 10:51 PM   #25
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Thanks! It took a lot of work to get it to where it was before I had to move it. This is it in the previous tank:

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Old 05-26-2011, 12:12 PM   #26
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YEAH! I passed my PE Exam! Now I can set up this tank!!

Oh wait...gone and done that already!!

Ok, so at least now when I move everything back to the original location, I can set up this tank with my own stuff. How about that.

Oh wait, I need to get another tank 'cause this one is shot. DANG IT!
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Oh no! What happened?
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:53 PM   #28
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Well that's awesome you passed the exam! In the mean time you could always build that amazing LED fixture I've been waiting several months to see
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Oh no! What happened?
Check the link in post #21
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oh, I see. thats too bad.
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