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Adding RO/DI & trying not to flood the house!


This will be the official build thread, so make sure to subscribe and hit that bell on our YouTube channel to be the first to see the new content coming out!


This week we install an AquaFX RO/DI system and started making water! Make sure to tag along for the adventure! "Let's go, now to...something something or other..." 🙂



AquaFX RO/DI Unit: https://pafish.me/AquafxRODI

HM Digital Triple TDS Meter: https://pafish.me/HMDigital3TDS

Spectrapure Quick Coupler: https://pafish.me/SpectrapureQuickKit


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Plumbing the Bashsea 48" Sump


This week, although we had technical difficulties with the sound and I could have thrown my camera into the ocean after finding out...we got this beautiful beast plumbed up and officially started moving water!


Stay tuned for the first round of equipment we'll be running on this system!


Bashsea 48" Smart Series Sump - https://pafish.me/Bashsea48SmartSump

Eshopps Pro Blue Plumbing Kit - https://pafish.me/EshoppsBluePVC

Seapora Poly Pad - https://pafish.me/SeaporaPolyPad

Dura 1" True Union Ball Valve - https://pafish.me/Dura1BallValve




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4 sands, 1 tank...which looks the best?


We have 4 types of sand added to the tank finally, which do you like the best??? I personally am liking the Tonga Pink!


Tropic Eden Sand: Aragasnow: https://pafish.me/Aragasnow

Tonga Pink: https://pafish.me/TongaPink

Miniflakes: https://pafish.me/Miniflakes

Reeflakes: https://pafish.me/Reeflakes



Addict - Peyruis

Oracle - Peyruis




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Finnex Heaters....or....Light Sabers??


Who can resist...the dark side.....? =D


Don't forget to check out the products in this video for more information at the links below:


Finnex Heaters: https://pafish.me/FinnexHeaters

Finnex Digital Controller: https://pafish.me/FinnexDigiController

Lifegard Digi Temp Alert: https://pafish.me/LifegardDigiTemp


H2Pro Heaters have not arrived yet, we'll be doing some testing with this 50 watt unit, so sign up for our newsletter at the bottom of the Premium Aquatics Homepage to get the latest updates on new products arriving!




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Which Rock is the Best?


We're looking at 3 different types of rock...which one will conquer the ring?! 🙂 Who remembers where Sonic Boom is from?


R.I.P T-Shirt


Make sure to check out the products from the video in the links below!


Nyos Reef Cement: https://pafish.me/NyosReefCement

Dry & Live Rock: https://pafish.me/ROCK





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Making your tank overflow QUIET!!


We have may have gotten here an unorthodox way, but man are the results so sweet. =D What style overflow do you run??


Spears Gate Valve: https://pafish.me/GateValves

Flexible Black Tubing: https://pafish.me/TUBING

TwoLittleFishies Hose Clamps: https://pafish.me/TLFclamps

Strainers: https://pafish.me/Strainers




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Say Goodbye to those Socks!!


And this could all be yours....for the final price offffffff...... :) Avery could have cared less about my bowl of cereal getting knocked over, he was just loving that he got to eat some, lol.


Make sure to check out the products here:


Klir Filter Roller & Access.: https://pafish.me/KLIR

ReefBrite Live Rock Enhance: https://pafish.me/LiveRockEnhance




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Time to show that algae who's BOSS!


Let's take a look at the Live Rock Enhance while we dream of BBQ ribs. Oh, maybe not, BUT let's take a look at ReefBrite's Live Rock Enhance and see what it does for my system that is currently developing Diatoms (Brown algae).


Make sure to check out the products here:

ReefBrite Live Rock Enhance.: https://pafish.me/LiveRockEnhance

Nyos Quantum Skimmers: https://pafish.me/NyosSkimmers




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Tank Series - Let there be Life!!


We are putting some crawly creatures in the system from Algagen! Can't wait to be able to look in the tank and see the new copepod life in the aquarium!


Make sure to check out the products here:

Algagen: https://pafish.me/ALGAGEN

ReefBrite Live Rock Enhance.: https://pafish.me/LiveRockEnhance



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My Bubbles! Hooking up the Nyos Protein Skimmer


After we pause for a quick beard straightening HOW TO =) let's get this beautiful Nyos 120 Quantum Protein Skimmer hooked up! Make sure to stay tuned as we gain more feedback on this skimmer and see how it performs on this 80 gallon setup!


Make sure to check out the products here:

NYOS Quantum Skimmers: https://pafish.me/NyosSkimmers





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Finally adding Invertebrates!

We FINALLY we able to get some inverts in the system this week. Before we know it we'll have fish and coral!! Make sure to stay tuned for more equipment and updates on this system!


If you're local to us in Edinburgh, IN, or even if you're far away, we'd love to have you visit us! We're open for appointments through the week, and every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 12-3! We'd love to see you!


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Ecotech Vortech MP10WQD


We've had one MP10 setup for a while now, but today we're setting up the second Ecotech Vortech mp10wqd and checking out using the anti-sync to see what kind of tidal swells we can create!


Ecotech MP10WQD: https://pafish.me/MP10WQD

Ecotech MP40WQD: https://pafish.me/MP40WQD

Ecotech MP60WQD: https://pafish.me/MP60WQD

Ecotech ReefLink: https://pafish.me/ReefLink

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Reef Octopus VarioS 6 Return Pump


We're taking a look at the Reef Octopus VarioS 6 pump that I've been utilizing as my return pump since the beginning of the tank. Go over to Premium Aquatics to check out which pump will work for your setup!!


Reef Octopus VarioS Reef Pumps: https://pafish.me/VariosPumps

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Hog Roast....or Algae Roast?


As much as having kidney stones are a blast, we're back at it on the tank and getting ready to set up this Santa Monica Hog1.3 Algae Scrubber! Next week we'll get the other parts to finalize setup!


Santa Monica Algae Scrubbers: https://pafish.me/AlgaeScrubber






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Maxum Air Pump And Powering up the Hog1.3


We got our air pump and are getting the Hog Algae Scrubber hooked up! This battery backup air pump is going to come in very handy in the long term and is going to be an excellent tool to have on hand for many reasons!


JBJ Maxum Air Pump: https://pafish.me/MAXUM

Cobalt Aquatics Air Tubing: https://pafish.me/CobaltAirTubing

TwoLittleFishies Air Connectors: https://pafish.me/TLFAirFittings





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Tank Series- AI Prime Fuge...& Science!


Let's get this refugium rocking by adding on Aquaillumination's Prime Fuge LED! I'm getting some algae this weekend to put down in the fuge, and this will be great for helping those grow. PS. Ignore that black spot in the video........it didn't happen.......science....






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AI Prime Fuge: https://pafish.me/PrimeFuge


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Visiting Old Stomping Grounds - PA


Ever wonder what Premium Aquatics has? Don't just take my amazing walk through for it, come visit us!!! Thanks for watching & make sure to give Ella a well deserved thumbs up! :)






Go try and win a T-Shirt with Morgan!

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How are the products holding up?


A few pieces of equipment have now been on the system for a few months, so let's go over how well they are working for me and my system thus far!


And yes, I did forget to put in the clip of Ella's reveal of the name of the Premium Aquatic's cat....so here you go! =D






GHL Dosers: https://pafish.me/GHLdosing

Seachem HydroTotes: https://pafish.me/HydroTotes

SeaSwirl : https://pafish.me/SeaSwirl

Klir Filter Roller & Access.: https://pafish.me/KLIR

NYOS Quantum Skimmers: https://pafish.me/NyosSkimmers


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Tank Series - One Controller....to Rule Them All.....

Anyone get the reference of the title? 😃   Don't let me down!!!!  This will be part I in a II part series for this installation as we have a LOT of information to go over.  So sit tight, buckle up, and enjoy the show.



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