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Netting attached to crossflow, foam guard installed on mp10, new filter sock installed. Clip on fan installed in sump.

 

Getting on a plane to orlando. First time I'll be away from the tank for more then 12 hours. Moved the echo show into the bedroom so I can watch.  Jesus is taking the wheel. Will be closely monitoring through the apex fusion app.

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AAANNNNDDDD we had a heater failure. 

Normal running current for the tank is 2-2.25 amps. Got a alarm that amps exceeded 3 amps, turning off heater drops current draw to 1.85-2amps.

 

Sending my father in law to swap out heaters. Right now, its programmed to turn on and off with .5*

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7 minutes ago, JBM said:

AAANNNNDDDD we had a heater failure. 

Normal running current for the tank is 2-2.25 amps. Got a alarm that amps exceeded 3 amps, turning off heater drops current draw to 1.85-2amps.

 

Sending my father in law to swap out heaters. Right now, its programmed to turn on and off with .5*

Get yourself a titanium heater and be done with it. Glass heaters today are garbage. I've had 2 of them fail inside of my "replace at the 2 year mark" rule.

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1 hour ago, StinkyBunny said:

Get yourself a titanium heater and be done with it. Glass heaters today are garbage. I've had 2 of them fail inside of my "replace at the 2 year mark" rule.

 

Ive never had a problem with jaggers, Although its 3 years old. 

 

I ordered a finnex, neptune needs to come out with a heater.

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2 hours ago, JBM said:

 

Ive never had a problem with jaggers, Although its 3 years old. 

 

I ordered a finnex, neptune needs to come out with a heater.

Jaegers are all I used to use, 3 failures later, no more.

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Silly nem. That's not a rock

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It went for a walk around the cup. Then settled back down inside.

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Went into a lfs. Dangerous proposition when there is extra $ in the pocket

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Went to another lfs. Picked up a 3 head torch coral. And a pink zoa colony with 70+ polyps.

 

Pics to follow 

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I was bored this morning. Did a full work up on the tank. Here are the results. Some results taken directly from neptune apex. The rest from api reef master test kit.

 

Temp 80*

Sg 1.025

Ph 8.05

Orp 254

Nitrates 5ppm

dKh 11.5-12

Calcium 520 ppm or higher

Phosphates 0.1

 

Still doing a water change tonight or tomorrow. Tank doesnt need it, but I made the sw before testing. Not gonna waste it

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Another 12g water change in the books.

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Gor bored, did some more programming.

 

Mp10 & crossflow turns on at 7am and off at 7pm.

 

Just the mag 9.5 is on 24/7.

 

Also, placing a order soon for (10) 120mm pc fans, float switches, and a Tom's aqualifter. Gonna put 3 on each stand door, and 3 over the refugium to help with temps. And build a ato

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picked up a apex fmm (apex auto top off unit) from a local. Also finally got around to putting the background on the tank.

 

yay for progress

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Never mind my 4.752846 bajillion asterina snails.

 

I seriously give away 30 a week.

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We call them Chernobyl Stars because they're so deformed. If you can find a little Bumblebee shrimp, they'll keep the population in check.

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Coming up on a year running tank got wet 1/27, Currently looking into ways to minimise water changes and keep nitrates at a respectable level.  Long term id be happy if i had a stable 10ppm nitrates or less. Maybe i'll put the skimmer back in and run purigen

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did some sump cleaning. you cant possibly imagine the amount of shi...........................

 

I mean stuff you accumulate over the course of a year. Made chamber 1 my refugium, chaeto is all but dead. but the caulerpa was starting to take a foothold. Moved my light over. Chamber 2 will become reactor and skimmer section.

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If you think a saltwater sump collects shit, you should see what a freshwater sump collects, it's frightening.

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I did a sump cleaning today too. Lots of debris and my tank hasn't been up long. I kind of hate sumps sometimes.

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So, for my tanks 1 year birthday. I put the skimmer back online.

 

Yay! Now to find reactors.

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40 minutes ago, JBM said:

So, for my tanks 1 year birthday. I put the skimmer back online.

 

Yay! Now to find reactors.

I really like the Aquaforest reactors.

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I found a cheap container at dollar tree. Nothing that a small piece of pvc pipe and 2 barbed fittings cant fix. Plus A.C.Moore is going out of business. So I bought 6 sheets of knitting mesh.

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