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Decided to pull the trigger on a RO unit. Delicious clean water at my disposal very soon. :happy:

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Decided to pull the trigger on a RO unit. Delicious clean water at my disposal very soon. :happy:

 

Very nice, you wont regret that purchase ever.

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Beautiful set-up! Makes me want to have a wider tank :) Out of curiosity, do you plan on running a chiller unit? Is there need for it where you are located?

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Very nice, you wont regret that purchase ever.

It makes sense for sure. So much easier.

 

Beautiful set-up! Makes me want to have a wider tank :) Out of curiosity, do you plan on running a chiller unit? Is there need for it where you are located?

Thanks. I don't think I'll need a chiller no. My office stays quite cool all through summer, however, I might install some fans if it starts struggling to keep cool. If the tank was upstairs in my living room I'd definitely need one - there is a big temperature difference. :)

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Thanks. I don't think I'll need a chiller no. My office stays quite cool all through summer, however, I might install some fans if it starts struggling to keep cool. If the tank was upstairs in my living room I'd definitely need one - there is a big temperature difference. :)

 

 

That's awesome! Chilllers are a hassle and expensive. I would never again put a tank upstairs due to a previous tank disaster by overheating, and where I live summers don't get anywhere near your temperatures. This is going to be a sick build. Tagging along!

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That's awesome! Chilllers are a hassle and expensive. I would never again put a tank upstairs due to a previous tank disaster by overheating, and where I live summers don't get anywhere near your temperatures. This is going to be a sick build. Tagging along!

That they are, I'm saving that money to put towards an Apex when they eventually bring one out in 220-240volt. <_<

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a fan + controller works great. My tank used to fluxuate like crazy until I hooked the fan/heater to a controller.

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Decided to pull the trigger on a RO unit. Delicious clean water at my disposal very soon. :happy:

 

 

That's the single best purchase a reefer can make IMO. Good choice!

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a fan + controller works great. My tank used to fluxuate like crazy until I hooked the fan/heater to a controller.

Will go this route eventually. Apparently the international version will be ready "soon" - but from what I've read the "soon" has been a couple of years already. Haha.

 

That's the single best purchase a reefer can make IMO. Good choice!

The more I think about it, the happier I am I got it. B)

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Will go this route eventually. Apparently the international version will be ready "soon" - but from what I've read the "soon" has been a couple of years already. Haha.

No it will be very soon, I've seen the int' version at MACNA.

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No it will be very soon, I've seen the int' version at MACNA.

Excellent. I couldn't get a time estimate out of them, so will just have to hang tight. :D

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Salt - check.
Fiji Pink - check.

RO Water - check.

 

omgomgomg

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Excellent. I couldn't get a time estimate out of them, so will just have to hang tight. :D

From what I heard.

 

Check at 21:21 on that video ^^

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Neatening up the sump today. Herbie overflow, nothing fancy, two chambers - one for skimmer and return and the other a built in ATO reservoir (in the front) ; looking forward to firing up the Diablo 160xs. :scarry:

 

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Looks really clean. My only concern would be the power strip is a little close to the water lol but that's just mean.

 

Beautiful tank tho!

 

Just realized you already answered this question. Please excuse my stupidity lol

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From what I heard.

 

Check at 21:21 on that video ^^

Most excellent, thanks. :haha:

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Hey man, congrats on a RODI System. Its one of those additions like Auto Top Off, or Dosers... Or a fancy new pump, it just makes life so much easier, and I not only use mine for reef, I drink the RO through a faucet I installed!

 

Enjoy the luxuries!

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Hey man, congrats on a RODI System. Its one of those additions like Auto Top Off, or Dosers... Or a fancy new pump, it just makes life so much easier, and I not only use mine for reef, I drink the RO through a faucet I installed!

 

Enjoy the luxuries!

 

I have a feeling my better half might be doing that, her Canadian blood prefers the purest of water. :P I'll drink anything. Haha.

And yes, it's good to not be a student anymore, well, let me rephrase, it's good to not be on my student budget of the past. :D

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My wife is the same way, was all for it when it involved having healthy water to drink! LOL, I looked at it as not lugging jugs of water to and from the LFS anymore.

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My wife is the same way, was all for it when it involved having healthy water to drink! LOL, I looked at it as not lugging jugs of water to and from the LFS anymore.

It's a classic win win. omgomgomg

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I'd recommend adding a baffle or three in the back chamber to separate your skimmer from your return.. This will allow you to have a set water level for the skimmer, reduce the chance of micro bubbles getting into your display and reduce the amount of evap needed to trigger your ato.

 

 

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ok more photos now please.

More coming soon. Things are still a little murky :D

 

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Do enjoy the shimmer of the light however. :happy:

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Quick snapshot of the progress. It's starting to clear up a lot. Excuse the picture, it was a bit of a rush. <_<

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