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Old 04/10/2013, 09:47 PM   #76
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Ive been lurking looking for one or something similar. Not sure if I can feed my reactors off that pump though. Although with such low wattage one small pump won't hurt. Then I could trade that barracuda for a pump for the skimmer.
I'm still tinkering on ideas though, another 2 weeks before we order the acrylic I'm thinking
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Old 04/11/2013, 06:10 PM   #77
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I'm using it to feed

Skimmer 600 GPH
Carbon Reactor low GPH
GFO Reactor Low GPH
Calcium Reactor Low GPH
Chiller 600 GPH


It does a little over 2,100 GPH so with head loss and elbows etc.. I am running it full speed. Before I added the chiller I was running it at 80%


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Old 04/12/2013, 11:02 AM   #78
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Thanks Adam. I will likely use mine to feed carbon/gfo and maybe back into sump. I might add an outlet for a calcium reactor but being a softy lps tank I've never had the need for one. I will run a dedicated pump for my skimmer tho because it will be a pressure rated pump.
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Old 04/15/2013, 12:01 PM   #79
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So no new real updates. Few small things, trading barracuda out for a goby gold. Less pump more quiet. Buying some lumber this week. Going to start my stand soon, using 2/4 and 2/6's. wish I was good at google sketch up or something I'd post up mock drawings of my plans and we could review them and better any areas of improvement.
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Old 04/16/2013, 01:45 AM   #80
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Thanks Adam. I will likely use mine to feed carbon/gfo and maybe back into sump. I might add an outlet for a calcium reactor but being a softy lps tank I've never had the need for one. I will run a dedicated pump for my skimmer tho because it will be a pressure rated pump.
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Sorry for the delay. Here are some pics.


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Old 04/16/2013, 09:21 AM   #81
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Is that valve before or after the manifold feeds?
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Old 04/20/2013, 10:45 PM   #82
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After, but I do have one before as well. One pump actually broke on me because it sucked in a piece of a filter pad. I don't use filter pads but i ordered pods online and they come in a bag that has a filter pad. I didn't want to sit there removing each pod sine I ordered 2000. To make along story short it got sucked into the pump, once the impeller couldn't turn for too long while still getting power the motor burnt out. I then got another pump and it took literally 4 min to install since i had the true union ball valve.


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Old 04/23/2013, 12:31 AM   #83
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Right. I have one true union b4 the pump and one after. I'm debating on where to put it tho since I'd like to feed my BRS dual reactors and anything other that a skimmer down the road. I'm switching my barracuda out for a goby gold this week I believe. Little less pump and maybe more quiet as the pump IS in my living room.
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Old 04/26/2013, 01:10 AM   #84
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The barracuda gold is energy efficient for its size and runs very cool but is is NOT quiet. Make sure whatever you get is super quiet, especially in a living room. I think the barracuda is loud because its too powerful to be used in an application that is near the tank anyway.


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Old 04/26/2013, 03:51 PM   #85
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Yea I agree. The guy local to me was just selling it SOOO cheap I had to grab it. The goby gold is quiet from what I hear. I'll figure it out.

Hope to start on stand soon and acrylic should arrive next week I think!

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Old 04/28/2013, 09:09 PM   #86
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No real big new news. Just ordered some salt from dr foster. Also ordered some diodes from reefbreeders to change out the colors in some of my fixtures.
I'll post pictures of doing so. I'm also going to lumber yard this week to try and find some straight boards.

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Old 05/06/2013, 12:00 AM   #87
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Well I'm tinkering with the idea of a calcium reactor too. I know I won't need one anytime soon but I am thinking of getting one while I have a chance.
Never used one before am researching them a little bit. Seems the regulator can make everything easier.. Is that true??

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Old 05/06/2013, 05:22 AM   #88
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Regulator is a must have in order to control the co2 bubble count. Too much co2 will melt the media fast and send your levels sky high.


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Old 05/06/2013, 11:08 AM   #89
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Steve any input on which one?
I hear a lot of praise on that one from planted aquariums I think is the site

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Old 05/06/2013, 11:47 AM   #90
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I have also heard thats the one to get. I was using the one that is sold by the guy that made my reactor.


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Old 05/06/2013, 12:00 PM   #91
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Who made your reactor?

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Old 05/06/2013, 12:07 PM   #92
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MTC (marine technical concepts). I have the procal ca reactor. He's a local guy here in NJ but many people use them and love them. I just switched back to 2 part dosing for a couple of reasons. 1.) my regulator just died and with the possibility of moving I didnt want to invest anymore money in equipment and I already had my ghl dosing pumps that I held onto. 2.) I had been thinking about making the switch back because for the last year I have been trying to keep my ca and mg levels where I want them and no matter what I did my ca would always drop to 380 and mg to 1200. No matter how many adjustments I would make or buffers I would add...I could never maintain my target levels without having my alk go sky high. I am seeing others with large tanks making the switch back to dosing for the same reason. Since going back to dosing my levels are spot on and I am very happy with the results. I will hold onto the ca reactor and maybe add it to this system as demand grows or add it to the next tank if we move.


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Old 05/07/2013, 12:37 AM   #93
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Yea I have a friend here who uses lime, a reactor and a very very small amount of 2 part. He can't use one and keep up demand so all 3 work for him.

My tank will be lps so I hope to be able to maintain w just the reactor

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Old 05/07/2013, 04:56 AM   #94
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Yea I have a friend here who uses lime, a reactor and a very very small amount of 2 part. He can't use one and keep up demand so all 3 work for him.

My tank will be lps so I hope to be able to maintain w just the reactor

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Old 05/07/2013, 12:34 PM   #95
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I will have some SPS. The reactor is for an experiment mostly ill go more into details once I get it in my hands.

Ordered my lumber today. They are gonna even cut it for me and gave me a discount since a fellow reefer works at the lumber yard

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Old 05/08/2013, 07:07 PM   #96
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Got the diodes for my LEDs today in the mail. Tanks to Logan at reefbreeders for answering some questions and speedy shipment.
I hope to swap em out this weekend

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Old 05/10/2013, 04:38 PM   #97
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We have wood!!!!
Plan to start the frame this Sunday

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Old 05/10/2013, 04:48 PM   #98
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Old 05/10/2013, 05:13 PM   #99
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I'm hoping 2 more weeks. We haven't even started it yet. I was cycling the rock first etc. it had some nitrates higher than anticipated so we are just taking our time. I hope to get acrylic in next week and then get it going. Hope to have my skimmer too.

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Old 05/11/2013, 07:38 AM   #100
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Some photos of changing out some diodes on my NOVA A4 LEDs
that's the unit open.
Here is my buddy John(cec09 I think) taking out some. Thanks John!

Here is a stack of empty case waiting to have new diodes inserted!


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