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FTS 09/02/2015

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FTS 08/14/2015
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Equipment - Raceway 1

 

  • ~300g -- Red Ewald 15ft Raceway Tank
  • ~100g -- Refugium Tank
  • ~50g -- Sump Tank
  • ~40g Two 96x8x8 Fish Cubical Tanks
  • 36" LifeReef Skimmer
  • Lots of Jebao Powerheads (And soon Gyres)
  • Panworld 1300gph Return Pump (Runs 24/7)
  • Reeflo Hammerhead Return Pump (Can be shutoff along with powerheads to look topdown at corals)
  • Pacific Sun Kore 5th Doser with ATO as well as DropDose accessory
  • 3x 400w Radium Halides with Reefbrite Reflectors on a Light mover
  • ATI Powermodule 36" 10 Bulb T5 Fixture
  • Apex Neptune with ALD, Conductivity, pH, Temp, and misc float sensors
  • GFO/Carbon Media Reactor

 






Equipment - Quarantine 1

 

  • ~100g -- Advanced Acrylics 48x24x12 Tank
  • 40B -- Sump/Refugium
  • Gyre XF150
  • Jebao DCT13000 Return Pump
  • 2x BRS Dosers for Auto Water Change (Approx 4g daily)
  • ATI Powermodule 36" 4 Bulb T5 Fixture

 






Dosing/Biological - Raceway Tanks

 

  • Triton Base Elementz (Cal/Alk/Mag/Trace)
  • Triton Individual Elements when needed
  • Zero water changes thanks to Triton B)

 




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Awesome. Looking forward to more pictures. :)

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Coming soon B)

 

I have many pictures from the build and the current state, I'll try to post them up soon.

More Pics Please! :)

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The original floor layout (which has mostly been followed) is pictured below.

 

The two long tanks are our fiberglass raceway tanks. They measure 190" x 39" x 12". The sumps are white poly "totes" and hold about 100g each when full. Each of the two main raceway systems is roughly 400g of real water volume.

 

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April 26 - Space being mocked up (I played around with a few different tank sizes and layouts)

 

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May 3rd - Floor crack sealing and replace tankless W/H with a tank to free up some power (100amp vs 30amp)

 

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April 8th - Sink and Sump installed. RODI Tank Stand built and RODI mounted.

 

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god i love seeing the start to finish of this

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May 11th - Fuge and Sump tanks placed and skimmer arrived.

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May 13th - Stand for Quarantine System finished and ready for paint. Work benches added.

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May 18th - I wanted a framework to be able to hang lights from easily so I went with unistrut. By spanning the large door underneath with strut I was able to retain the ability to open it. This was probably the most laborious of the entire project as driving all of the anchors into the ceiling, cutting, painting, and hanging the strut took a huge amount of time and sweat.

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May 20th - Light hanging strut finished. QT Tank in place and light hung for it. A/C Unit arrived.

 

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May 29th - Cycle started on dry rock.

 

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May 29th - Shelving going up over workbench area.

 

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May 30th - AC Unit is up!

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June 5th - The blocks for stand for the raceway are placed and the stand surface construction begins.

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June 5th - Apex board mounted on the wall and some of the components added.

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June 6th - Refugium lighting added (150w HPS)

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June 6th - Light Mover track installed and starting to mount the halides!

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June 8th - RODI and S/W Tanks arrived. Mixing station plumbed up and ready to go.

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keep going buddy!

 

ok :D

 

June 8th - Another shot of the water tanks.

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June 9th - Quarantine system filling with RO water.

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June 9th - Curtain wall hung separating the room.

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June 18th - Halides Mounted

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June 26th - Tanks Arrived!

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June 26th - Framing for the tank stand begins...

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June 26th - Leak testing and tank stand completed.

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June 27th - Tank placed and awaiting RODI water to fill!

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July 1st - Quick shot of the refugium tank that the raceway drains into.

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​can i come over and sit? i can bring beer

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​can i come over and sit? i can bring beer

 

More then welcome too, but i don't think they let you bring beer on a plane :D

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SO ####ING COOL MAN!

 

Keep up the good work and keep us all posted!

 

Got any nems?! hahaha

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July 1st - Added T5 light to workbench.
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July 3rd - First corals in the Quarantine tank!
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July 22nd - Dry goods and parts storage "wall" put up! (This houses some of the smaller dry goods stuff, we have lots of shelving with the larger items).

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August 12th - Several acro shipments arrived and filled up the quarantine. The clean stuff in the raceway is looking super nice.

 

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August 12th - Got a used ATI Powermodule 10x39w for the tail end of the raceway and had to replace the fans in it.

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August 14th - Lights all up and tank has been in operation for a while now.

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