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I got the textured ABS cut for the bottom and I've been working through plumbing.  Hopefully everything can be finished up there tomorrow, I'll give it a day to cure and start adding water Monday night.

 

There is a gap around the edges of the ABS but I'm debating leaving it so that I'll have a convenient place for detritus to collect and be suctioned out.  I could seal it but the black silicone I was using blew out the back of the tube while I was putting a bead down under the ABS sheet to hold it.  Exploded all over the side panel but I think I managed to get it all off with wet paper towels.  Fun!

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Couldn't get it all finished today but plumbing is underway.

 

 

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Shopping spree round one came in today.

 

Apex leak kit, WXM, a second EB8, Koralia for the QT tank, hanging hardware for the Radions, my second Nero 5 and the feed pump for my Algae Scrubber.

 

I decided that I want to do a coral QT as well so I brought in a Koralia and a Prime HD for that as well.

 

Radions are sadly back ordered but hopefully they'll be in next week. Tonight's goal is to finish the plumbing and install the sump.

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Not as elegant as I would like, but we are plumbed!

 

 

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Alright first crack at the scape.  Thoughts?

 

 

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Tanks about 75% full, making another batch of SW tonight to finish filling.

 

Dr Tim's is in along with some ammonium chloride.  Let the second cycle attempt begin!

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Finally, right?

 

Going to do the BRS hybrid four month cycle plan so likely nothing in the tank for a month or so.  I guess this blog will be a bit quieter.

 

This weekend, however, is going to be Scott getting the apex installed and sorting out a wiring plan.

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Finished filling the tank this morning, got a small leak in the secondary overflow but it's minor and drips directly into the sump.  I did what any talented reefer would do and wrapped it in Flextape 😄

 

Honestly, not a big deal because I need to redo the overflow plumbing anyhow.  I sorta ordered a Clarisea SK-3000.  I figure this tank is already heavily automated, and taking filter socks out of the equation is the biggest thing I could do at this point to cut down maintenance.

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Woohoo about 2ppm nitrate!

 

Ammonia is still high but I'm still dosing so that's not surprising.  Haven't seen a nitrite spike though?

 

Regardless any nitrate is a good sign.

 

Keep cycling little tank!

 

 

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Christmas in August!

 

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