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Old 11/06/2016, 11:05 AM   #101
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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


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Old 11/06/2016, 03:21 PM   #102
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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


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Old 11/09/2016, 12:09 AM   #103
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Looks great Tony! Glad to see you've got water in it now.


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Old 11/14/2016, 03:01 AM   #104
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nothing too much happening.. just cycling. got the APEX up and running.






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Old 11/14/2016, 11:15 AM   #105
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You running the new Apex or the old Apex?


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Old 11/14/2016, 01:25 PM   #106
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nothing too much happening.. just cycling. got the APEX up and running.









Awesome!! You live close to LA?


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Old 11/14/2016, 02:04 PM   #107
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Old APEX. no way I'm risking everything on the new version yet


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Old 11/14/2016, 02:15 PM   #108
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Old 11/14/2016, 02:47 PM   #109
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Lol I've Ben here since Thursday. Leave tomorrow. In town for temple of the dog concert tonight!! Love it


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Old 11/18/2016, 01:49 AM   #110
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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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Old 11/30/2016, 11:04 PM   #111
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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


got some new Scoly. Bleeding Apple in the corner


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my favorite new piece. Bleeding Orange


organized the shelves and bought a few more racks.. I think I can squeeze in 2 more racks.



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Old 12/01/2016, 07:25 AM   #112
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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


got some new Scoly. Bleeding Apple in the corner


UFO and Warpaint


my favorite new piece. Bleeding Orange


organized the shelves and bought a few more racks.. I think I can squeeze in 2 more racks.


Some really cool frags in there


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Old 12/18/2016, 09:04 PM   #113
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How did the new additions work out?


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Old 12/19/2016, 10:25 PM   #114
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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!


I'm slowly changing salt from Reef Crystal to Fritz RPM. Should see some better stability.



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Old 12/19/2016, 10:58 PM   #115
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evo x trunk? hehe nice to see another car guy here! great looking tank


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Old 12/19/2016, 11:14 PM   #116
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Old 12/20/2016, 02:20 AM   #117
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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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Old 12/20/2016, 03:22 AM   #118
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Everything is looking great Tony! Love seeing the progress with your tank


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Old 12/20/2016, 08:18 AM   #119
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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.


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Old 12/20/2016, 09:54 AM   #120
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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


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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.


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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.


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Old 12/21/2016, 01:25 PM   #123
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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.


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Old 12/27/2016, 02:03 AM   #124
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got the lights hung. next to finish the plumbing and do some rewiring.



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.


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Old 12/27/2016, 02:40 AM   #125
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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.


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