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Wife decide she want the tank to go from okay to as good as I can make it. A challenge I happily accepted. Tank is a Redsea Reefer XL425. Goals for this project is to better(fully) automate & failsafe the system as I travel 28 days at a time for work. Secondary goal is turning the wiring and controls from embarassing chaos to display quality.

 

Current Equipment: 2 kessill 360s, 1 Mp40, Knockoff DC return pump, Semi ATO (kalk on a timer + redsea internal ATO tank), JBJ 1/10hp nano Chiller. Heater of some wattage (forgot but works) Ancient salt ruined ReefKeeper that is limping (shuts down if bumped at all). 2 crappy small bottom fed bio pellet, carbon(GFO) reactors. 

 

Incoming Equipment: Apex + Trident, Apex ATK,Break out Box and DOS, PM1, Apex COR15, 2 aquamax reactors, 1 aquamax Bioppellet reactor, Clarisee Auto Roller SK 3000 Aquamax Ctech t1 Calcium reactor. A bunch of plumbing material (pipe,Valves etc.), Home depot wood and (plexi)glass for controls cabinet, cheap periastic pump (CaRx feed potentially temporary ). Makeup water container TBD based off available room in control stand. and Redsea cover to keep jawfish from becoming dog food.

 

Current Inhabitants:

2 warrior baby clowns (ocellaris) (RIP Death and Destuction)

Lawn mower blenny

Leopard wrasse

Coral Beauty

2 pajama cardinals

Aiptasia eating File fish (name is alie)

Brittle star

1 Urchin

All the Aipatsia. and 4 lost apparently on strike berghias.

CUC: Snails,hermits,

2 RBTA

 

Down the road Plans:

Add backlight to controls display that changes color based on Apex error alerts,

Webcam to apex fusion feed

phyto farm in garage

Phyto chiller/doser

Actual Continous duty periastatic.

Full water chem tests (ICP or equivalent)

Blue Spotted Jawfish

Purple dartfish

 

 

Buy more(all the) Frags 🙂

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Incoming Parts and A very Guilty Fish eater.

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Backboard completed I think I matched neptune orange pretty close. 

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Nice job that's gona look sweet!

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So morning before shots. Fts plus wire nests lol. Embarrassing if my team at work was this disorganized I'd go on a rampage. 

 

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Well hit my first snag. Clarisea sk3000 built. When to test fit in sump and it is 1/4" too wide for the reefer xl 425 sump version 1. Sump was coming out for back painting anyways but now has to have return chamber cut out and enlarged to fit. Probably gonna take the sock holders out too as they will be redundant after words.

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Partial wire up. 

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Framing completed. Sand and paint tommorow and then wiring. Doors being punted till everything wired and running. 

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Framing completed. Ugh dry already paint! 

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So calibrating new conductivity probe reveals that both my beer and aquarium refractometer are way off. Explains the Duncan pouting/dieing while I watch helplessly sampling everything. 

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Current stage of transfer wiring and testing Apex. Also new jumpy guys to test the newly made rim. 

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And all equipment where it should be. Next stop find a container that fits the stand exactly for a to reservoir 

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So I've learned that I hate pvc slip connections. Seriously considering going to harbor freight and getting a threader. Also not sure why but the clarisea roller keeps alarming overnight. I think it is going to long with out being activated. Piggy backing on the skimmer should keep it reset as it definetly works and spools when required. And of course here's more progress pics. All reactors on and running spare tap off for chiller and or expansion. Need to find a safer way to Finnish removing filtersock brackets. Maybe a box cutter blade will be thin enough to get in there. 

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Finally got the clarisea dialed in. Had to make a platform for it to raise it out of the water. The higher the better and more efficient will be the filter. Really wish redsea used standard fractional tubing instead of metric. Started attempts at removing filter sock housing using a fully extended box cutter. Seemed safer and the blade fits between the two sheets of glass. Worked great until the blade snapped as its supposed to. 

 

And some starting progress coral shots. Mostly zoas and some new frags. An almost gold torch, new blasto, some sps I'm bad with names but I think it's a Montiporra a chalice and a brain? A

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