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m0nkie
09/22/2016, 04:03 PM
Hello everyone! Found the perfect sized tank for my house so I jumped on the deal. 10ft x 3ft x 30inches. 560gal Leemar Starphire

Moving this bad boy home was nerve wracking. No moving company would take the job. Finally found a rigging company to take on the job. Big shout out to Walkers Brothers Machinery Moving.

Planning to keep a mix reef. Got all my current fish and coral in QT. Set up some permanent fish and coral QT in the garage.

Equipment List:
-APEX gold
-Red Dragon 230w return pump (main)
-Red Dragon 80w return pump (for everything else)
-BK Deluxe 300 skimmer with Aquadrive HELIX
-2 48" ATI LED 8 bulb powermodule
-4 Sea Swirls
-2 Gyre 150
-Theiling Rollermat
-Genesis Storm Pro ATO
-Genesis Renew Pro AWC
-Emperor Aquatics 80w UV
-Dastaco Calcium reactor
-ARID reactor
-Eheim 300w heaters
-custom black sump from Advanced Acrylic
-custom ATO chamber and salt water container from AA
-Nextreef reactors
-Siporax box

needs a lot of cleaning still..
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m0nkie
09/22/2016, 04:05 PM
getting it out
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always that one douche neighbor who parks where she's not allowed to park.. now the truck can't get in..
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steel plates
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barely fits

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m0nkie
09/22/2016, 04:06 PM
QT all set up too. going to transfer my current corals in after a few more days of cycle.

left side fish only. right side coral only
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m0nkie
09/22/2016, 04:08 PM
Tropic Eden Reefflakes Aragonite Sand.. lost some on the way, but Premium Aquatics were very generous on the compensation

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ace_92101
09/22/2016, 04:42 PM
Nice find. I'm looking forward to the progress.

m0nkie
09/22/2016, 05:12 PM
some rock designs (by Jestersix).. going to focus on minimalist style. 3 main structures. mainly small fish so lot of little caves for them to hide.

only 2ft of clearance up top.. so building in layers

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sfsuphysics
09/22/2016, 06:34 PM
OH wow, that's a find and a half, looks like some lfs or wholesaler wanting to get rid of it?

I had to talk myself out of a similar 10' long design, it would have fit the space in wall perfectly.... except I realized I wouldn't be able to access a side, so have to reduce my dreams to 8' (and shorter too, no way I'm dealing with maintenance of a 30" tall tank!

And yeah Jestersix does make some very neat scapes, our club has had him out once or twice that I can remember, heck I even think he was part of our club at one point.

locito277
09/22/2016, 09:52 PM
Awesome!! Looking forward to this build. That thing is massive!


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m0nkie
09/23/2016, 07:26 PM
OH wow, that's a find and a half, looks like some lfs or wholesaler wanting to get rid of it?

I had to talk myself out of a similar 10' long design, it would have fit the space in wall perfectly.... except I realized I wouldn't be able to access a side, so have to reduce my dreams to 8' (and shorter too, no way I'm dealing with maintenance of a 30" tall tank!

And yeah Jestersix does make some very neat scapes, our club has had him out once or twice that I can remember, heck I even think he was part of our club at one point.

I considered shorter height, but for a tank that long, anything less than 30" just looks short. rocks have to be short and fish have no room up top. I had a 48" tall tank running for awhile so I have a few extend sticks laying around :lol:

Johnny does great work! He's coming over tomorrow to help me finish rockscape. I've had the pleasure to work with him on several occasions. Highly recommend him to anyone. He drives from Norcal to my house in Socal for this

couple more pictures.. going to be a busy day tomorrow
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m0nkie
09/24/2016, 11:35 AM
Now i know how they feel..

Rock working

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locito277
09/24/2016, 12:06 PM
Now i know how they feel..



Rock working



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Can I Marco concrete it in the tank? How long does it take to dry? Nice work!


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m0nkie
09/24/2016, 01:03 PM
Can I Marco concrete it in the tank? How long does it take to dry? Nice work!


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Ya. We just made some base structures and then started playing LEGO from there. Takes 15min to fully dry.

Im sitting inside the tank as i type this lol.

locito277
09/24/2016, 01:12 PM
Ya. We just made some base structures and then started playing LEGO from there. Takes 15min to fully dry.

Im sitting inside the tank as i type this lol.



Looks fairly simple to get to stick together. Do you need to mix it with anything?


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m0nkie
09/24/2016, 02:57 PM
The cement package should come with a milky color 2part compound. Its an acrylic mixer of some type that gives the cement more flexibility and stickiness. Just pour the liquid in a small cup of cement and mix. Keep it on the drier side. Keep the cups small. You have a few minutes of play time only

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gavinbree
09/24/2016, 03:08 PM
What cement are you using, aren't you going to have to cure this much cement for weeks to get the pH down?

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m0nkie
09/24/2016, 04:25 PM
Emarco 400. No curing needed

m0nkie
09/24/2016, 05:03 PM
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gavinbree
09/24/2016, 05:09 PM
Emarco 400. No curing needed
Cool, a few questions.

After 20 mins it's dry but is it a safe to use at that point?

What's the best way to use this with an existing set up, if I'm looking to reaquascape?

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m0nkie
09/24/2016, 05:17 PM
it takes 15-20 min to dry so you can pick it up and move it. Pros have suggested that 1-3hr dry is enough to put back in water. I have always left them over night. no PH change. You need to lift existing rock out of water or drain your tank.

locito277
09/24/2016, 05:26 PM
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Love the center piece


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sfsuphysics
09/24/2016, 10:21 PM
Damn I think you may have gone overboard with the circle in the middle, you plan on swimming through it? :D

m0nkie
09/25/2016, 01:53 AM
Lol bit higher than i expected.. but im looking for negative space on this.. if i run out of coral space, ill design a few shelf rocks behind

Dj.dale
09/25/2016, 03:36 PM
Wow very nice aquascape wish mine looked like that http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160925/aaa326d520153fb8ea9f464298764ae6.jpg


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Dj.dale
09/25/2016, 03:40 PM
What was that equipment they was using to move the tank ? Mine is 11 feet long 28 inches wide 36 tall 500 gallon


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m0nkie
09/25/2016, 05:15 PM
Hydrolic dollies and a lot of wood blocks and flat steel rolling wheels

jestersix
09/26/2016, 04:42 PM
I like the fish side view - looked different building from my perspective. Looking forward to seeing this one get wet! Thanks for the opportunity to work on this build with you!

m0nkie
10/06/2016, 10:13 PM
The sump is delayed for another week. Bah.. Can't do any plumbing. Taking the time to add more electrical outlets around the room. Drilled some holes for RODI line and bought a Spectrapure Maxcap. also wired a Cat6 cable to the tank for APEX.

some more goodies arrived..

plumbing parts.. wanted white and red tank for years but somehow ended up with all black. Black wall, black tank, black sump, red pipes

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161006_205625_zpsmoyijpiy.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161006_205625_zpsmoyijpiy.jpg.html)

Seaswirls
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room is starting to get crazy
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locito277
10/06/2016, 10:31 PM
The sump is delayed for another week. Bah.. Can't do any plumbing. Taking the time to add more electrical outlets around the room. Drilled some holes for RODI line and bought a Spectrapure Maxcap. also wired a Cat6 cable to the tank for APEX.

some more goodies arrived..

plumbing parts.. wanted white and red tank for years but somehow ended up with all black. Black wall, black tank, black sump, red pipes

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161006_205625_zpsmoyijpiy.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161006_205625_zpsmoyijpiy.jpg.html)

Seaswirls
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room is starting to get crazy
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Looks like my living room. Can't wait to see the equipment out of boxes and in your aquarium


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m0nkie
10/11/2016, 01:05 AM
so the Gyre 280 standalone unit is still out.. this got me thinking about switching to Vortech MP60s. The only pump that won't have any wires inside the tank, which I really dislike.

What do you guys think? 2 Gyre 280s or 5 MP60s. (I know about gyre quality)

I also have 4 seaswirls for returns.

2 MP60 on each side and 3 on back wall? over kill?
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jdantunes
10/11/2016, 08:04 AM
Are you using all four sea swirls as returns from your sump pump? Why not use two of them in a closed loop with a second variable speed pump?

On internal flow... Why don't you just start with one MP60 or Gyre on each end? And then later add more.

IMO Ecotech Marine propeller pumps and Gyre can't compare to each other, they have a completely different flow patters. Better make sure to look at the flow that you are trying to archive and choose on a product accordingly.

Dmorty217
10/11/2016, 08:36 AM
so the Gyre 280 standalone unit is still out.. this got me thinking about switching to Vortech MP60s. The only pump that won't have any wires inside the tank, which I really dislike.

What do you guys think? 2 Gyre 280s or 5 MP60s. (I know about gyre quality)

I also have 4 seaswirls for returns.

2 MP60 on each side and 3 on back wall? over kill?
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20160924_155650_zpsrkq1q9a6.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20160924_155650_zpsrkq1q9a6.jpg.html)

MP60s for sure

m0nkie
10/11/2016, 09:49 AM
Are you using all four sea swirls as returns from your sump pump? Why not use two of them in a closed loop with a second variable speed pump?

On internal flow... Why don't you just start with one MP60 or Gyre on each end? And then later add more.

IMO Ecotech Marine propeller pumps and Gyre can't compare to each other, they have a completely different flow patters. Better make sure to look at the flow that you are trying to archive and choose on a product accordingly.

I haven't designed any closed loop system. Didn't really want to go that direction. If I did, I think I'd go with an Ocean Motion. All 4 SeaSwirls are attached to sump return.

I figured the SS will provide decent water movement at the surface. The MP60s I can place low enough to give movement at the lower portion.

in the long run, with SPS in this system, I will eventually need to replace the Gyre with MP60 or WAV. But that won't be for awhile

m0nkie
10/11/2016, 10:25 AM
MP60s for sure

Hi Dmorty. I saw your thread on Panta Rhei Hydro Wizard. So what did you choose in the end?

locito277
10/11/2016, 11:16 AM
Looks like my living room. Can't wait to see the equipment out of boxes and in your aquarium

Looks like my house LOL
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m0nkie
10/11/2016, 04:29 PM
yours may be getting wet earlier than mine! :o this sump is taking FOREVER...

just bought a Spectrapure Maxcap.. no more high TDS

sfsuphysics
10/11/2016, 04:50 PM
I used to like Vortech products, then I fell out of love in a hurry when they needed constant maintenance and replacement parts (those magnets were the worst, since that's not something you can get 3rd party), their PSUs turned to crap (which luckily was something 3rd party you could get as they charged way more than they should have).

That said, the newer QD models seemed to have fixed all the issues I had with the wetsides over the years I've had them. I may end up replacing all the wetsides with the QD wet sides and ... but I dunno. I like the idea of the Gyre pumps a lot, especially with large open expanses... but I personally have no experience with them.

m0nkie
10/11/2016, 06:03 PM
I like the Vortech QDs. more than Gyre and I've been using Gyre since day 1. However I don't like the idea of 5-6 MP60s with 5-6 controllers and plugs. I'll need a bunch of APEX links too..

I just bought the Panta Rhei Hydro Wizard ECM63. Will post some reviews once my tank gets wet. This beast alone is suppose to be strong enough for my tank.

m0nkie
10/11/2016, 06:47 PM
I have decided to give the German product a try.. bought the Panta Rhei ECM63.

locito277
10/11/2016, 08:55 PM
yours may be getting wet earlier than mine! :o this sump is taking FOREVER...

just bought a Spectrapure Maxcap.. no more high TDS



Everything in due time! I'm sure it will look fire when the time comes!


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m0nkie
10/15/2016, 01:12 AM
good news is sump is finished. bad news delivery guy got "stuck". so I'll see if I can get it this weekend..

in the mean while. some pictures of new equipment

Panta Rhei ECM 63 pump. This and 4 SS should handle all the flow needs for now
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161014_221632_zpskrtastjc.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161014_221632_zpskrtastjc.jpg.html)
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very expensive snail guard... and no instruction on how to install it..
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Achilles Torben
10/15/2016, 05:38 AM
These pumps are monsters! I have four of these. To much.

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robbous
10/15/2016, 10:01 AM
Dam you go all out on the toys.... Very nice!

m0nkie
10/15/2016, 11:16 AM
These pumps are monsters! I have four of these. To much.

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wow 4? did you get the ECM42?

Do you know how to install this snail guard? there's no English instructions on this
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_101425_zpsxbws5sd4.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_101425_zpsxbws5sd4.jpg.html)

m0nkie
10/15/2016, 11:40 AM
Spectrapure maxcap unit arrived
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_103741_zpssscoa1zc.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_103741_zpssscoa1zc.jpg.html)

reef octopus skim collector
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_103814_zps5k5u7byw.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_103814_zps5k5u7byw.jpg.html)

Achilles Torben
10/15/2016, 12:02 PM
wow 4? did you get the ECM42?

Do you know how to install this snail guard? there's no English instructions on this
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_101425_zpsxbws5sd4.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_101425_zpsxbws5sd4.jpg.html)
No four ECM 63

The German instruction isn't better :) I know the owner of Panta Rhei and he visit me so he explained to me how it works

Remove the cover of the snail guard by four screws. Put pump inside and put cable to the hole between cover and pump guard and put cover with screws back. Now you can connect cover with pump by 3 screws.

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m0nkie
10/15/2016, 12:26 PM
thanks! got it to work.

how big is your tank to require 4 ECM63?

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20161015_112646_zpsd7frrxo3.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20161015_112646_zpsd7frrxo3.jpg.html)

Achilles Torben
10/15/2016, 03:28 PM
Doesn't require. Two may be enough but I want reserve.

Build treat here is "Angeltown" 5.500 liter

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Achilles Torben
10/15/2016, 03:30 PM
Use this pumps for 12 months already without snail guard and props doesn't damage. Some little fish died in there so I bought snail guard.

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sayitfast
10/15/2016, 04:17 PM
Looks like its going to be amazing...

locito277
10/15/2016, 10:15 PM
good news is sump is finished. bad news delivery guy got "stuck". so I'll see if I can get it this weekend..

in the mean while. some pictures of new equipment

Panta Rhei ECM 63 pump. This and 4 SS should handle all the flow needs for now
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161014_221632_zpskrtastjc.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161014_221632_zpskrtastjc.jpg.html)
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_000920_zpsu5nm4rmc.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_000920_zpsu5nm4rmc.jpg.html)

very expensive snail guard... and no instruction on how to install it..
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_000937_zpscivze9ch.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161015_000937_zpscivze9ch.jpg.html)



How much flow and how does it work?!!


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m0nkie
10/15/2016, 10:25 PM
each ECM 63 is around 14,500gph. honestly not much info can be found. I decided to get it because I saw one here in LA. It moves amazing amount of water. The person sold me the tank said 1 would be good enough for my tank. 2 at most when I have corals grown in.

Benefits:
-pushes a ton of water with 1 pump
-magnet can be placed anywhere. even inside wet areas like overflow box
-silent operation
-self cleaning
-lot of modes, simulating flash floods, dry/wet seasons, etc.

Con:
-$2400 each with the snail guard...
-not many users here in the US

There are a few videos of the ECM42. the 63 is much stronger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Paav1qPOxi0

With a MP60 or Gyre, it's more of a straight flow. your fish would swim forward, or it would be blasted back.

With the ECM, (from what I saw) they call it laminar flow. a fish not swimming would be floating up and down like the waves.. more natural.

locito277
10/15/2016, 10:27 PM
each ECM 63 is around 14,500gph. honestly not much info can be found. I decided to get it because I saw one here in LA. It moves amazing amount of water. The person sold me the tank said 1 would be good enough for my tank. 2 at most when I have corals grown in.

Benefits:
-pushes a ton of water with 1 pump
-magnet can be placed anywhere. even inside wet areas like overflow box
-silent operation
-self cleaning

Con:
-$2400 each with the snail guard...
-not many users here in the US

There are a few videos of the ECM42. the 63 is much stronger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Paav1qPOxi0

With a MP60 or Gyre, your fish would swimming forward, or it would be blasted back.
With the ECM (from what I saw), a fish not swimming would be floating up and down like the waves.. more natural.



That is too cool!! Can't wait to see it moving water in your tank!


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Achilles Torben
10/15/2016, 11:42 PM
Panta Rhei just start to serve private aquarist. They are long time sell bigger pumps ECM 75 to public aquaria. Waikiki use their pumps and many other

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m0nkie
10/20/2016, 09:18 PM
Here we go. Sump is here. Thanks to John at advanced acrylic.

Sump was divided in 2 for easier fitting. Entire back roll has different sized holes for equipment plumbing. Also built a few controller holders. John will come do all final fixing after

Left sump: 3 sock holder, sock silencer, theiling rollermat section, skimmer section.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191130_zpsfkedvpny.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191130_zpsfkedvpny.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191410_zps8ktuft90.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191410_zps8ktuft90.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191418_zps7qu2xngx.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191418_zps7qu2xngx.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191506_zpswbrruti5.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191506_zpswbrruti5.jpg.html)

Right sump: refugium, biorock box, return section, dry section, uv holder, dosing containers, dosing tubes holders.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193105_zpsoprvy0wx.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193105_zpsoprvy0wx.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193208_zpsmk6b4fn2.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193208_zpsmk6b4fn2.jpg.html)

The dry section gets no water u less the sump overflows. Act as another 50gal holder. Ill put the calcium reactor and ARID inside.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193218_zpshh3kgk7q.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193218_zpshh3kgk7q.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193323_zpsvxp4zg2j.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193323_zpsvxp4zg2j.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193331_zpswawnpqys.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193331_zpswawnpqys.jpg.html)

locito277
10/20/2016, 10:05 PM
Here we go. Sump is here. Thanks to John at advanced acrylic.

Sump was divided in 2 for easier fitting. Entire back roll has different sized holes for equipment plumbing. Also built a few controller holders. John will come do all final fixing after

Left sump: 3 sock holder, sock silencer, theiling rollermat section, skimmer section.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191130_zpsfkedvpny.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191130_zpsfkedvpny.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191410_zps8ktuft90.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191410_zps8ktuft90.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191418_zps7qu2xngx.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191418_zps7qu2xngx.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191506_zpswbrruti5.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_191506_zpswbrruti5.jpg.html)

Right sump: refugium, biorock box, return section, dry section, uv holder, dosing containers, dosing tubes holders.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193105_zpsoprvy0wx.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193105_zpsoprvy0wx.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193208_zpsmk6b4fn2.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193208_zpsmk6b4fn2.jpg.html)

The dry section gets no water u less the sump overflows. Act as another 50gal holder. Ill put the calcium reactor and ARID inside.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193218_zpshh3kgk7q.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193218_zpshh3kgk7q.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193323_zpsvxp4zg2j.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193323_zpsvxp4zg2j.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193331_zpswawnpqys.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161020_193331_zpswawnpqys.jpg.html)



That sump rocks!!


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Achilles Torben
10/20/2016, 10:24 PM
Why you plan socks and Rollermat? Rollermat is able to admission the hole flyback water?

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m0nkie
10/20/2016, 10:50 PM
just a bit of redundancy. I over feeder and tend to leave socks in for a long time. But without socks the nitrate goes up. The rollermat is connected to a small pump so it's removable when not needed.

m0nkie
10/20/2016, 10:51 PM
That sump rocks!!


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Thanks :) going to be a busy weekend for both of us

locito277
10/20/2016, 11:11 PM
Thanks :) going to be a busy weekend for both of us



Indeed we've waited long enough!!


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Diokhan
10/21/2016, 05:01 AM
Do you have room to run your uv with the unions vertical? The way it sits now will trap air, get too hot, and wreck the bulb/quartz sleeve.

McPuff
10/21/2016, 08:20 AM
I know you've already ordered the panta rhei, but have you also considered the Tunze 6150? Looks like an amazing pump that might complement the PR quite nicely. Supposed to come out next month. Anyway, I'm contemplating one for my 300.

FishyFishy69
10/21/2016, 10:11 AM
Some amazing equipment you have there!!! Super jealous

m0nkie
10/21/2016, 11:24 AM
Do you have room to run your uv with the unions vertical? The way it sits now will trap air, get too hot, and wreck the bulb/quartz sleeve.

Yes I have 3ft of space under the tank. I'm just sitting the UV for a picture. It will be hard plumbed in via PVC.

so you suggest the outlet and inlet unions facing up?

I used a 40watt UV previously, just sitting on the floor. Didn't notice any heat issues

m0nkie
10/21/2016, 11:42 AM
I know you've already ordered the panta rhei, but have you also considered the Tunze 6150? Looks like an amazing pump that might complement the PR quite nicely. Supposed to come out next month. Anyway, I'm contemplating one for my 300.

I have not used any Tunze pumps before, usually their weird size is a turn off. This one looks pretty cool. Really trying to go cordless inside the tank. the PR is kind of an experiment

m0nkie
10/23/2016, 09:30 PM
got the lights hung. next to finish the plumbing and do some rewiring.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20161023_191235_zpsrzbkmrup.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20161023_191235_zpsrzbkmrup.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20161023_191323_zpsw2t1lbvw.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20161023_191323_zpsw2t1lbvw.jpg.html)

sfsuphysics
10/23/2016, 10:40 PM
Moar water!

locito277
10/24/2016, 07:32 AM
got the lights hung. next to finish the plumbing and do some rewiring.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20161023_191235_zpsrzbkmrup.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20161023_191235_zpsrzbkmrup.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20161023_191323_zpsw2t1lbvw.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20161023_191323_zpsw2t1lbvw.jpg.html)



I see H2O!


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this is me
10/24/2016, 07:51 AM
ho ho ho. I don't know why but I felt excited when I see new tanks being filled with water.
Congrats!! Looking sweet!!

clorox
10/24/2016, 01:58 PM
This is a very cool build! I am glad to see someone try out the PR ECM63, I'll be following along to see what you think about it once you have set it up.

I went with an Abyzz concealed in a custom built ceramic rock and love the fine tuning possibilities and 1% increments to dial the flow pattern according to your needs.
I have the ARID as well, I think you'll like it once it's all dialed in.

lionfish300
10/24/2016, 08:46 PM
Very high end equipment you got there. That is a bad s sump. Hope to see life soon

m0nkie
10/24/2016, 09:57 PM
thanks guys!

more goodies

grow light.. for uh refugium
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Untitled_zpsbz0xcjsq.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Untitled_zpsbz0xcjsq.jpg.html)

media reactors
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161022_122720_zpsirhwnycz.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161022_122720_zpsirhwnycz.jpg.html)

locito277
10/24/2016, 10:39 PM
thanks guys!

more goodies

grow light.. for uh refugium
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Untitled_zpsbz0xcjsq.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Untitled_zpsbz0xcjsq.jpg.html)

media reactors
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161022_122720_zpsirhwnycz.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161022_122720_zpsirhwnycz.jpg.html)



How much was that Kessil? I went with the mars 300 watter


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m0nkie
10/24/2016, 11:29 PM
I think I got it for around $250. a little expensive for grow light but it looks clean.

locito277
10/25/2016, 01:17 AM
I think I got it for around $250. a little expensive for grow light but it looks clean.


Take a pic of the FTS. Is it filled to the top?


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juniorrocketdad
10/25/2016, 04:46 AM
Wow nice setup

m0nkie
10/25/2016, 09:06 AM
Take a pic of the FTS. Is it filled to the top?


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half way still.. lol.. and I haven't finished plumbing. wanted to test my PR pumps first. I'm waiting for a few more sch80 parts to arrive

m0nkie
10/27/2016, 10:27 AM
connecting these 2 sumps was a PITA.. good thing I can fit inside the sump.

drain plumbing complete... need to wait for more parts to arrive Friday for return plumbing..

so many parts not sold in stores for these large sized plumbing. things like 1.5" soft silicone tubing.. impossible to find anywhere. everything is custom order online

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161026_210551_zpskpi9ycgl.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161026_210551_zpskpi9ycgl.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161026_210655_zpsucfhzklv.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161026_210655_zpsucfhzklv.jpg.html)

locito277
10/27/2016, 10:47 AM
connecting these 2 sumps was a PITA.. good thing I can fit inside the sump.

drain plumbing complete... need to wait for more parts to arrive Friday for return plumbing..

so many parts not sold in stores for these large sized plumbing. things like 1.5" soft silicone tubing.. impossible to find anywhere. everything is custom order online

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161026_210551_zpskpi9ycgl.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161026_210551_zpskpi9ycgl.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161026_210655_zpsucfhzklv.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161026_210655_zpsucfhzklv.jpg.html)



Shoot I wish my sump area was that nice!! Love the red and attention to detail. Awesome build!


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m0nkie
10/29/2016, 04:13 PM
plumbing's on wait again... the return pump hole was drilled smaller. waiting on John to come fix this.. one thing about John at AA is he's always... late..

anyways. upgraded the skimmer on coral QT. still testing out with some corals before putting everything in. also need to scrape those algae off..
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144433_zpshbuqfssg.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144433_zpshbuqfssg.jpg.html)

started mounting the APEX station. Display with Amazon Fire tablet. Going to have a black acrylic box built to mount all the APEX modules. the box will cover the outlet
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144500_zpshdapqfzj.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144500_zpshdapqfzj.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144517_zpsfxum74o7.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144517_zpsfxum74o7.jpg.html)

cycling with a tang
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/image000001_zpsimppbnt4.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image000001_zpsimppbnt4.jpg.html)

locito277
10/29/2016, 08:34 PM
plumbing's on wait again... the return pump hole was drilled smaller. waiting on John to come fix this.. one thing about John at AA is he's always... late..

anyways. upgraded the skimmer on coral QT. still testing out with some corals before putting everything in. also need to scrape those algae off..
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144433_zpshbuqfssg.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144433_zpshbuqfssg.jpg.html)

started mounting the APEX station. Display with Amazon Fire tablet. Going to have a black acrylic box built to mount all the APEX modules. the box will cover the outlet
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144500_zpshdapqfzj.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144500_zpshdapqfzj.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144517_zpsfxum74o7.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161029_144517_zpsfxum74o7.jpg.html)

cycling with a tang
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/image000001_zpsimppbnt4.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image000001_zpsimppbnt4.jpg.html)



Man sorry to hear about the delays. Same here. Waiting on our rail system for the lights :-/ soon enough you'll have it up and running. Might buy a lawnmower blenny tomorrow if my water parameters improve. I'm at .2 nitrite :-()


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whyamisofly
10/29/2016, 08:40 PM
Love the tang cycling picture, LMAO

m0nkie
10/31/2016, 11:35 PM
finished basic plumbing! time to cycle :)

I'll work on the manifold later.. waiting on more parts from BRS.

getting crowded.. playing tetris and leaving room for future plumbing. Depending on how loud this gets, I have silicone hose ready
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/Mobile%20Uploads/20161031_215030_zpsiyibnj2q.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161031_215030_zpsiyibnj2q.jpg.html)

back wall
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Sea Swirls
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locito277
11/01/2016, 05:08 AM
Use Dr Tims. One week cycle for me! Progress!!


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m0nkie
11/01/2016, 09:55 AM
yessir! Dr Time, Biospira, Bacter7.. mix all the baterias lol..

usually takes 2-3 weeks for my to cycle still though. all dead rocks

locito277
11/01/2016, 11:28 AM
Tick tock lol


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clorox
11/02/2016, 11:30 AM
If you have time, I'd be curious to get your impressions about the HW 63 in action and also, how does it compare to a Vortech QD60 in terms of size and performance (price difference aside). Following.

m0nkie
11/02/2016, 08:27 PM
If you have time, I'd be curious to get your impressions about the HW 63 in action and also, how does it compare to a Vortech QD60 in terms of size and performance (price difference aside). Following.

definitely. I will work on it this weekend. Found some leaks on piping so need to fix those first.

I did test it out for 30 minutes..

1) no instruction manual at all.. no youtube instructions.. nada

2) everything is in German. No English. I've been writing down all the words and google translating...

3) not that many modes.. I've figured out Feed, Continuous, Pulse mode. I'm still learning, but seems like that's it. There are also modes for multi units linked together.

4) It is very powerful. With nothing else on, the 63 is able to make waves across my 10ft tank. Running at 100%, you can see waves for 5-6ft.. then last 2-3ft gets weaker. I believe with my return pump and Sea Swirls on, I will have no problem with flow. But once corals start growing in, I will definitely need a 2nd unit.

I do not have an MP60 to test in this tank. Trying to borrow one to do side by side comparison. Based on my observation from other MP60s, 1 will not be enough for my tank. Maybe 2-3 to achieve same result.

5) Noise level is ok. Anything <70% is quiet. 80-100% has a little hum sound to it. You can hear it 2-3ft away. This is with nothing else on in a quiet room. MP60QD is definitely more quiet.

6) I love the magnet design. You can put it anywhere. even on the overflow box if you want.

7) the controller for 63 is a brick. I think the 42 has a much cooler controller with the removable magnet knob. the 63 controller can't hang on walls and has an awkward shape. I made an acrylic box to hang it on the wall

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/23_zps6h1pj8l7.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/23_zps6h1pj8l7.jpg.html)
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m0nkie
11/03/2016, 12:31 AM
Man one leak after another.. problem with these hard plumbing is once the sump shifts position, it's so hard to fit it back. These two sumps are a few hundred pounds connected. Then the bulkhead leaked after i adjusted pipes.. then sump connection leaked again..

5hrs later.. i think we are all good now. I hate plumbing. Next set up im leaving it to the professionals

clorox
11/03/2016, 12:41 AM
Sent you a pm about the manual.


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m0nkie
11/03/2016, 02:27 AM
thanks! saves me so much translation work. just noticed you are in SF. if you are ever in town, you are welcome to check out the equipment!

I will post some videos this weekend. Got to make sure no more leaks...

Achilles Torben
11/03/2016, 08:26 AM
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m0nkie
11/03/2016, 12:35 PM
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I made a black acrylic box to fit the controller inside. Probably won't touch it often since APEX controls the feeding.

I'll be looking to add a second 63 though. Once I start putting some corals in

m0nkie
11/05/2016, 02:14 PM
plumbing was kind of loud.. took some advice and changed to the maggie muffler.

much more quiet now.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20161105_103936_zps2iosnzjx.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20161105_103936_zps2iosnzjx.jpg.html)

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m0nkie
11/05/2016, 07:01 PM
starting the plumbing work on manifold. good thing I'm a skinny and I can fit in and out..

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Also started on the Genesis Storm Pro and Renew Pro
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Vent fan installed. very quiet. can't hear it unless I stand directly under the vent. Minor hummm sound like AC under it
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20161105_131835_zpsyp6kjs6e.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20161105_131835_zpsyp6kjs6e.jpg.html)

m0nkie
11/06/2016, 02:12 AM
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locito277
11/06/2016, 08:08 AM
Looking great man. Love the rockwork!


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ThaBeast
11/06/2016, 08:15 AM
would like to hear your thoughts on the panta rhea, I have the same unit still in the box for my new build

m0nkie
11/06/2016, 09:45 AM
would like to hear your thoughts on the panta rhea, I have the same unit still in the box for my new build

nice! which one did you get?

Here it is running at 100%. I turned off everything so there is no sound in the room. You can hear the little hummm noise as I get closer to the pump. Anything less than 80%, you cannot hear in a totally quiet room.

At 100%, you can see the waves at mid point still. minor waves at the end of tank. However, this is not like the WAV or MP pump where water goes very straight. Water seems to go in up and down motion. like how we would float on the ocean surface

I still need to move the pump a little lower. It's creating a small vortex at times. I will also move the pump to the right side and hide it behind the rocks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDlsq6z2hig


surface agitation is great too. With no other equipment on, this thing is moving a ton of water. you can see the waves crashing against every wall.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqbmS_EvwPQ

ThaBeast
11/06/2016, 09:56 AM
nice! which one did you get?

I have the same one, ECM63. Going in my new build which is 96"x33"x29"h

ThaBeast
11/06/2016, 10:03 AM
Thanks for the youtube links, looks like I probably won't need any additional flow. I also have 4 sea swirls

m0nkie
11/06/2016, 10:05 AM
I have the same one, ECM63. Going in my new build which is 96"x33"x29"h

It'll be great for the tank. Size is a little bulky. I have the RD3 230w pump and 4 Sea Swirls. water movement is fine for my tank until SPS corals start growing in. You will have waves pushing from 1 end to the other

m0nkie
11/06/2016, 02:21 PM
Looking great man. Love the rockwork!


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thanks! I hope it's enough for small fish. I may one day add a thin rock wall to the back with some caves

Rakie
11/08/2016, 11:09 PM
Looks great Tony! Glad to see you've got water in it now.

m0nkie
11/14/2016, 02:01 AM
nothing too much happening.. just cycling. got the APEX up and running.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20161114_005329_zpsotkjvau3.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20161114_005329_zpsotkjvau3.jpg.html)

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Rakie
11/14/2016, 10:15 AM
You running the new Apex or the old Apex?

locito277
11/14/2016, 12:25 PM
nothing too much happening.. just cycling. got the APEX up and running.



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Awesome!! You live close to LA?


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m0nkie
11/14/2016, 01:04 PM
Old APEX. no way I'm risking everything on the new version yet

m0nkie
11/14/2016, 01:15 PM
Awesome!! You live close to LA?


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yes. Not around downtown but close enough. watching the crazy kids protesting

locito277
11/14/2016, 01:47 PM
Lol I've Ben here since Thursday. Leave tomorrow. In town for temple of the dog concert tonight!! Love it


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m0nkie
11/18/2016, 12:49 AM
Photobucket is having so much issue lately.. trying out google photo.

Got the Rollermat hooked up. Not much to clean so it's off, but the plumbing is done. The intake was reduced to 19mm as recommended for separate pump. Output remained 40mm. Connected with a 30w Jebao DC pump which pumps out the recommended output at 90%.

I'm not sure if it works with the output completely submerged under water. It seems fine. 100% quiet. I don't have detritus to test out.

I have the sump designed so that the baffle after Rollermat traps all the detritus in that section. Water overflows from the top. easier to maintenance. This will be the most often cleaned spot.

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m0nkie
11/30/2016, 10:04 PM
not much going on with the tank... nitrite is still crazy high at 5+.. also waiting on Advanced Acrylic to finish making the rest of my equipment

stocking up more and more corals in the QT.

my LC auction results! mostly LPS and zoa
http://i.imgur.com/U4Y1cGw.jpg

got some new Scoly. Bleeding Apple in the corner
http://i.imgur.com/7wuZCLJ.jpg

UFO and Warpaint
http://i.imgur.com/yTluzoX.jpg

my favorite new piece. Bleeding Orange
http://i.imgur.com/O9RuaVn.jpg

organized the shelves and bought a few more racks.. I think I can squeeze in 2 more racks.
http://i.imgur.com/rfADyMH.jpg

locito277
12/01/2016, 06:25 AM
not much going on with the tank... nitrite is still crazy high at 5+.. also waiting on Advanced Acrylic to finish making the rest of my equipment

stocking up more and more corals in the QT.

my LC auction results! mostly LPS and zoa
http://i.imgur.com/U4Y1cGw.jpg

got some new Scoly. Bleeding Apple in the corner
http://i.imgur.com/7wuZCLJ.jpg

UFO and Warpaint
http://i.imgur.com/yTluzoX.jpg

my favorite new piece. Bleeding Orange
http://i.imgur.com/O9RuaVn.jpg

organized the shelves and bought a few more racks.. I think I can squeeze in 2 more racks.
http://i.imgur.com/rfADyMH.jpg



Some really cool frags in there


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worm5406
12/18/2016, 08:04 PM
How did the new additions work out?

m0nkie
12/19/2016, 09:25 PM
everything is doing great. the Scolys are healthy. Legendary Corals did a great job packing/shipping the zoas. Very healthy frags. I also got a large torch pack from TCK. But can't say I am very impressed with the colors. I will give it a month to color up.

did some fragging myself. Also ordered a SPS pack. (WD, OP, etc.) excited to see those!
http://i.imgur.com/Mbd8lYL.jpg

I'm slowly changing salt from Reef Crystal to Fritz RPM. Should see some better stability.
http://i.imgur.com/YbyxJDN.jpg

nate16
12/19/2016, 09:58 PM
evo x trunk? hehe nice to see another car guy here! great looking tank

locito277
12/19/2016, 10:14 PM
Legendary corals rocks!!


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m0nkie
12/20/2016, 01:20 AM
evo x trunk? hehe nice to see another car guy here! great looking tank

thank you! yup my side hobby. Hopefully it can be track ready soon. If i stop buying corals haha
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Legendary corals rocks!!


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I hope they have a Christmas auction too haha

Notquiterite
12/20/2016, 02:22 AM
Everything is looking great Tony! Love seeing the progress with your tank :)

McPuff
12/20/2016, 07:18 AM
Fritz Pro salt?? I had never heard of this but just checked out their website. I like the ca,alk,mg,salinity levels they advertise. The price is also very nice. Not much more than RC actually. Have you ever used this salt before? How well does it mix? And does it leave any residue? I may have to give it a shot.

m0nkie
12/20/2016, 08:54 AM
Im switching to this salt because it is so clean. It is the cleanest salt according to every single user review i've read.

I mixed about 50gal so far. No need for mixing pump. I used a stick and stirred for a minute and let it sit. Everything is mixed. 0 residue. A friend that's been using it for years still has a clean mixing container. Unlike mine which is browned out from residue.

And the measurements are spot on for this salt

worm5406
12/20/2016, 01:04 PM
When I get setup with new SW mixing container I wonder how 200g of SW will look after a few months with Fritz. Hummm.. I will have to look it up and see about others.

McPuff
12/21/2016, 06:26 AM
Im switching to this salt because it is so clean. It is the cleanest salt according to every single user review i've read.

I mixed about 50gal so far. No need for mixing pump. I used a stick and stirred for a minute and let it sit. Everything is mixed. 0 residue. A friend that's been using it for years still has a clean mixing container. Unlike mine which is browned out from residue.

And the measurements are spot on for this salt

Hmmm, I may have to make a switch and give it a try.

Rakie
12/21/2016, 12:25 PM
Im switching to this salt because it is so clean. It is the cleanest salt according to every single user review i've read.

I mixed about 50gal so far. No need for mixing pump. I used a stick and stirred for a minute and let it sit. Everything is mixed. 0 residue. A friend that's been using it for years still has a clean mixing container. Unlike mine which is browned out from residue.

And the measurements are spot on for this salt

Everybody in my reef club who uses it swears by it 100% after initial uses. Many of these guys who've got some amazing tanks are saying and being told by other members that their reefs have never looked better.

My only complaint is the box eventually becomes empty, and I have to buy another.

mike810
12/27/2016, 01:03 AM
got the lights hung. next to finish the plumbing and do some rewiring.

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20161023_191235_zpsrzbkmrup.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20161023_191235_zpsrzbkmrup.jpg.html)

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20161023_191323_zpsw2t1lbvw.jpg (http://s29.photobucket.com/user/krzyaznm0nkie/media/20161023_191323_zpsw2t1lbvw.jpg.html)

Did you hit the joist when hanging your lights or just wall anchors? I have two 48" ATI Hybrids I need to hang over my future tank.

I used these lights in my old peninsula at my old house and had someone cut into the ceiling to put in backings cause I was afraid the drywall would not support the lights being hung so close to each other.

Thanks in advance and awesome build and equipment list btw. I will be starting my 330g soon and I'll have a build thread up once the tank is on order.

m0nkie
12/27/2016, 01:40 AM
thank you!

I would not trust these on drywall alone. I have ceiling access and had a few pieces of 2x4 nailed onto the beams. These 4 holes are drilled into the 2x4s.

mike810
12/27/2016, 02:05 AM
That's what I figured. Looks like I'll have to cut into the ceiling again.

Fizzman
01/28/2017, 01:23 PM
@m0nkie ur tank is amazing, and Thanx for the Fox flame and starburst. I just found this build thread, following, Gonna live vicariously through you.

Easttuth
01/29/2017, 03:24 PM
Do you think a 40w UV is going to be big enough to make a difference in a tank that size? I've always wanted to run a big UV but I've been told by most in that industry that unless it's huge it isn't worth running.

m0nkie
01/29/2017, 08:44 PM
@m0nkie ur tank is amazing, and Thanx for the Fox flame and starburst. I just found this build thread, following, Gonna live vicariously through you.

No problem man. Keep in touch! Love to meet folks nearby. We can trade in the future

m0nkie
01/29/2017, 08:47 PM
Do you think a 40w UV is going to be big enough to make a difference in a tank that size? I've always wanted to run a big UV but I've been told by most in that industry that unless it's huge it isn't worth running.

I dont think 40w is enough. I had a 40w on a 100gal.

I feel my 80w isnt big enough.. But i really cant fit anything bigger

I use UV to keep algae down. With UV i can skip glass cleaning for weeks.. It also makes the water a little cleaner. Beside that, i really dont see much use for it. Totally a luxury good. If you do spend the money, buy a big one.

DasCamel
01/30/2017, 12:18 AM
Wait, you had me algae cleaning laziness. The UV reduces algae growth on the glass? Really?

thepotoo
01/30/2017, 09:38 AM
Wait, you had me algae cleaning laziness. The UV reduces algae growth on the glass? Really?

I was wondering about that too. Looks like definitely maybe yes. http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1851900

m0nkie
01/30/2017, 11:02 AM
Yes big time.. They dont do much on killing bugs or ich or anything.. But they do a great job reducing algae spores. Makes your water clear and algae in check

Just keep the flow rated slow. Go based on manufacture recommendation for killing algae spores

But key is still size.. Needs to be over sized. I recommend at least 40w per 100gal

DasCamel
01/30/2017, 01:40 PM
The tank size really doesn't make it practical. Never knew that, thanks for the info.

iced98lx
01/30/2017, 05:33 PM
I've been using Fritz for a while and am a believer, it has so far (6 boxes in) been more consistent box to box with parameters and right on advertised. Tank is looking great, frag racks are looking full!

King Jason
01/30/2017, 06:29 PM
How is the tank doing? How are you looking your Panta-Rhei performing?

solitude127
02/22/2017, 04:39 PM
How's the tank coming along?

locito277
02/22/2017, 06:27 PM
Hi brother how's the tank?!!


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m0nkie
02/23/2017, 07:39 PM
I've been going slow on this tank. Tank is cycling through the diatom stage now. I just put in ~100 astrea and trochus snails, couple conch and 10 cleaner/bloodred shrimps. Going to keep them in their for 3 months without any fish to eliminate any chance of ich and all that nasty stuff.

In the mean while, I'm upgrading my coral QT. the SPS are growing nicely and starting to kill each other due to lack of room...

picked up this 48x30x16 frag tank. more room for corals now :)
http://i.imgur.com/xUmo7qj.jpg

m0nkie
02/23/2017, 07:42 PM
How is the tank doing? How are you looking your Panta-Rhei performing?

It's great! hard to hide for sure. With the honeycomb cover it's huge. But I am able to place it where it can shoot directly across the tank ~10ft. Along with my 4 sea swirls, I think I'm fine for awhile. LPS won't need anymore flow. Once SPS starts going in, I may need a 2nd unit just to create some random cross flow.

m0nkie
03/05/2017, 12:55 PM
been neglecting the tanks lately.. I'm still waiting on AA to finishing making my ATO container, stands/racks, and tank cover.. It's been over 4 months.. I'm not even looking forward to them anymore. just keep on cycling...
snails doing a good job cleaning it clean.. feeding algae waffers to keep them alive
http://i.imgur.com/UYnN14R.jpg

Got a new frag tank from Will. no more elbows in the water

http://i.imgur.com/0xCkTHa.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/H2wlu7o.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/Tn7PpOv.jpg

worm5406
03/05/2017, 02:38 PM
Take a 1/4 raw shrimp (make it .25x.25 inch) and puree it. Feed it to the tank. Not only will some of the snails be happy but the bacteria will be too. It may not seem like a lot of shrimp, but the bioload it will produce is quite a bunch.

Frags are looking good.

thirst
03/05/2017, 02:38 PM
Looking good!


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m0nkie
06/26/2017, 07:55 PM
here's a quick update.

sooo after hearing just about every excuse in the book, John from Advanced Acrylic finally finished some products. products I paid for 10 months ago in Oct 2016.. while waiting, I started building my car and allowed the tank to cycle for 10 months..

work in progress
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/19397137_10101727238641910_2885882500506632909_n_zpssxirage4.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/19222967_10101729767439180_5622501436238658903_o_zpsf5ahqtzx.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/19366089_10101731987584990_4313448113131379855_n_zpsoo7zhhdq.jpg

ATO arrived today. 150gal. 50gal fresh for ATO, 100gal salt for AWC.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/19429882_10101740979949220_4334794779592531596_n_zps2ykw1x2e.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/19260638_10101740979984150_1729182629804541046_n_zps2paw7bbr.jpg

bought a healthy female crosshatch trigger for $500. pretty good deal.. but now I have to find a male..
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/19388545_10101734306213440_4118991884829264720_o_zpsuo5kvpck.jpg

other fish in QT: 3 yellow tang, 1 convict tang, 1 yellow boxfish, 1 copperband butterfly, 1 algae blenny, 1 pair mandarin, 2 firefish
other fish in TTM: flame angel, sand sifting goby, Harlequin tuskfish, purple tang, cardinal
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20170626_182253_zpsbcnbumus.jpg

I put all my corals in.. still looks empty..

fish in tank: lightning clown, foxfish, 2 golden rhomboid wrasse, lineatus wrasse
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20170626_182054_zps1rigxoob.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20170626_182059_zpscpduuxky.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20170626_182106_zps2oea8z9a.jpg

locito277
06/26/2017, 10:01 PM
Everything is starting to take shape. Still impressed with the rock structure you made. Far out


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m0nkie
06/28/2017, 06:35 PM
started carbon and gfo today. Trying out the Next Reef reactor. cool little toy.

water pumps in from the bottom, pushes out from the top and overflows around the edges. The base is a little bigger so you can place the reactor next to a wall and water won't flow out of sump.

the flaw.. hard to clean the dry carbon at first. and the entire reactor depends on 2 small 3mm o rings. lose either o-ring and the whole thing falls apart. and I don't think tumbling is possible..

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20170628_172100_zpsdcqhauga.jpg
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20170628_172149_zpsbwnokgt0.jpg

also starting a little Star Wars rock.. death star & ATAT coming up
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c252/krzyaznm0nkie/20170628_172227_zpsypoxe71i.jpg

m0nkie
07/02/2017, 08:17 PM
finished some rock works

Dark imperial corner
http://i.imgur.com/X2Sry4A.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YF5XTFZ.jpg

and the rest...
http://i.imgur.com/TwUKlSQ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/vB0QzoC.jpg

m0nkie
07/14/2017, 04:52 PM
photobucket is realling killing me here... have to reload all the images because they decided to charge for services...

got 2 anemones coming in next week. fingers crossed!

10" pink Haddoni carpet
http://i.imgur.com/x2UkhGJ.jpg

4" Colorado Sunburst
http://i.imgur.com/efEnaZe.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/f8kNcQo.jpg

m0nkie
07/25/2017, 10:25 PM
found a healthy male Crosshatch trigger. beautiful fish. hopefully he will pair up with my female

http://i.imgur.com/ctsr7Qf.jpg

Also got a small black tang. I'm aiming to get a gem tang too. but not sure how the big 5" Purple will say to that... I'm putting in 2 small yellow tang in next week to test water..
so far the tank bully is the 3" Tusk.. biting new wrasse..

http://i.imgur.com/Uqx2aFV.jpg

thirst
07/25/2017, 10:26 PM
My purple beat the crap out of the black. Had to catch the purple and demote it to the other tank.


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Rakie
08/28/2017, 10:52 PM
That Colorado Sunburst is probably the only anemone I'd risk my SPS for. Maybe I'd staple him to a rock to be sure though :D

m0nkie
09/21/2017, 03:30 PM
so some updates!

been busy with the Dastaco install lately. Finally got it fixed. issue was the Peri pump. I'm still in the testing phrase.

I got some new fish.. pictures later

Lennardi wrasse. huggeee
https://i.imgur.com/q6V65eP.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/i3b9fc1.jpg

Hybrid Achilles Tang
Hooded Flame Wrasse
Hawaii Moorish Idol
Hawaii Golden Dwarf Moray

Andrew D
09/22/2017, 07:26 AM
beautiful fish...