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Old 01/01/2018, 07:57 PM   #276
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This weekend I completed a fish side project. I added a ro/di line from my 55 gallon storage drum to my ato container. I am using a float valve, leak detector, and solenoid valve as safety measures. This is also not directly run to my tank just the top off container.




It is nice to not have to carry buckets every 3-5 days. I no longer have to ask anyone to come over and top off my ATO when I am away. One step closer to full automation. One step closer to maybe being able to keep up reefing when the kids start coming.


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Old 01/01/2018, 08:18 PM   #277
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If any of you reading this are Apex Gurus I am trying to get my solenoid valve to turn on when the low float switch is closed and off when the high float switch is open. I thought it would be as simple as:
Set OFF
If LowATO CLOSED Then ON
If HiATO OPEN Then OFF

but that just open the solenoid valve whenever the low switch was closed and turned it off when it opened again keeping the water level at the bottom.
I now have this to try to somewhat keep it full:

Set OFF
If LowATO CLOSED Then ON
Min Time 060:00 Then ON
If HiATO OPEN Then OFF

I am sure there is a better way...


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Old 01/05/2018, 04:04 AM   #278
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Great build! I've never been a fan of tanks built in but this one is just gorgeous.


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Old 02/20/2018, 11:11 AM   #279
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Nem tank update pictures:

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Old 02/20/2018, 06:15 PM   #280
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Looks good.... have any up to date FTS of your tanks?


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Old 03/01/2018, 07:49 AM   #281
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Looks good.... have any up to date FTS of your tanks?
It has been a while since I have taken one. I will have to clean some glass and take a few this weekend.


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Old 03/05/2018, 06:57 AM   #282
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Took some last night:

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Old 03/05/2018, 07:15 AM   #283
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The little frag rack in the corner is full of spoils from Reef Stock in Denver. I will take some closer shots of them whenever I get them placed in the DT.


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Old 03/05/2018, 07:18 AM   #284
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My contest coral with nearly 1 years growth. I have to turn in final pictures this week.

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Old 03/05/2018, 06:41 PM   #285
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Awesome build. You are quite the craftsman. Nice tank.


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Old 03/05/2018, 07:20 PM   #286
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Things are looking good


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Old 03/06/2018, 11:47 AM   #287
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Awesome build. You are quite the craftsman. Nice tank.
I only craft under professional supervision... My father and his friends are extremely helpful people.


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Old 03/28/2018, 01:30 PM   #288
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Replacing the return pump this week. I have a club friend's blue-line running things right now. I figured out I can get by with a lot less pump than I previously had. Looking at multiple options this week.


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