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04-12-2014, 05:33 PM
Yeah according to the meter the incoming tap water TDS is about 320ppm and 11ppm after the ro. That's about 96.5% rejection.
04-12-2014, 02:11 PM
Several days later and the tank is full of saltwater. Salinity is at 1.025 water temp at 79 F. I will start the cycle next weekend. I want to let the tank stabilize for the week and make...
04-08-2014, 11:16 PM
Woot! Reef crystals and testing supplies arrived today.
04-08-2014, 06:20 PM
Yep, just to confirm the issue I built a pressure gauge to test the static water pressure. I read 97 PSI. While I had the gauge connected I started the washing machine then stopped it. While it was...
04-08-2014, 12:50 AM
According to the gauge on the ro unit its about 95psi
04-07-2014, 11:43 PM
Ran into my first real problem today. The pressure gauge on my BRS RO/DI unit is leaking. I also discovered that my water pressure is too high.
The good news is that BRS is sending me a new...
04-06-2014, 12:44 PM
Thanks Cliff! I am going to do a second coat today. I used a semi-gloss paint and can see some areas that I touched up so second coat is in order. I also cleaned out the 72g bow front in preparation...
04-06-2014, 03:43 AM
Paint is done. Salt is ordered. We're getting close now.
04-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Yea I will have to play with the power heads when I get it filled. There won't be much burrowing going on since I did not do a deep sand bed. I added 40# of sugar sized aragonite to cover the...
04-01-2014, 08:29 PM
OK chiseled away at a few pieces to make a couple more caves and a shelf. Now I have used all of my rock. I will get a few pieces of live rock from a buddy to seed with. I will probably just put them...
04-01-2014, 02:15 PM
I will research these. I was thinking of adding a shelf in there somewhere to create more hiding spots
04-01-2014, 12:59 PM
Community based but a few larger species. Really maybe 6-10 total fish...
An anemone at some point with a clown or two.
Corals softies an lps maybe some sps later.
04-01-2014, 12:51 PM
Right now I think this is all of the rock I want to add. I still have maybe 10-12 pounds left. That's about 110 pounds in the DT. Still no clue on stocking yet but open to suggestions.
04-01-2014, 12:34 PM
03-31-2014, 02:47 PM
Drained the water from the tank now that the plumbing checked out. Started working on the rock work. I made a couple of attempts but this is where I am at...
Here is the second try... I think I am...
Save yourself some dough and just get 3 clamp on lights and 3 6500k cfls. Unless you need a pretty fixture lol
03-25-2014, 04:17 PM
In the sump room it was 68 outside was 50.
03-25-2014, 02:09 PM
I checked the audio level in the fish room... its a little on the loud side. 50-55 would be better.
03-25-2014, 11:59 AM
I have not seen any self priming pumps. The trick would be to get it set up to where the pump wouldn't lose its prime during a power outage.
03-25-2014, 02:57 AM
I am not opposed to an external pump but the 55 I believe is tempered all around. So drilling it is not an option.
Dinner seems to think its a bad impeller. I ordered a new one from Drs Foster &...
03-24-2014, 02:24 PM
I have and the overflow works perfectly just as it does on my 72g. I am experiencing one problem though. The mag24 pump doesn't always want to restart. I used it because it was "new" and came as part...
03-24-2014, 12:58 PM
The theory on the last gravity based system would work but the failure was the materials used. The 5g plastic bucket obviously has a small air leak somewhere and just the give...
03-23-2014, 10:10 PM
So I had the tank up and running for the past two days with freshwater for testing. All looks good. The ATO is functioning perfectly. The temperature controller works awesome and maintains consistent...
Here is my recommendation and what l did on my 120. I bought a finnex titanium heater tube and an external stc-1000 temperature controller. They are really nice and I found it to be spot on. It is...
03-22-2014, 05:58 PM
I just finished connecting the ro unit. So far so good. No leaks. The operating pressure is about 90psi. TDS going into the DI resin is 8ppm and out is 0ppm.