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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Jebao DCT 12000 or 15000 pump

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 05:00
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: LF Jebao DCT 12000 or 15000 pump
Posted: July 22 2017 at 11:00am

I'm in need of a Jebao DCT 12000 or 15000 pump if anyone has one they would like to sell. LFS near me is out of them. Cash in hand or a replacement as soon as it gets here. I also have two new RW-8 I could trade if interested.

Let me know what you have. Thanks
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Clown, stunner strips, and doseing setup

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 04:24
Author: Churchtown
Subject: Clown, stunner strips, and doseing setup
Posted: July 22 2017 at 10:24am

Stunner strips sold. Still got the clown and doseing setup
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Tank Threads : speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 02:43
Author: speyside712
Subject: speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!
Posted: July 22 2017 at 8:43am

Go ahead Mark, let me have it! My goal here is to build a reef with as many redundancies as possible so as to not flood my house or kill the inhabitants. I'd love to hear your recommendations, even if they involve tearing it down and starting over
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Tank Threads : speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!

Recent Message Board Posts - Sat, 07/22/2017 - 02:02
Author: Mark Peterson
Subject: speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!
Posted: July 22 2017 at 8:02am

I can see where there can be a number of improvements, but I hesitate to say anything because most times it seems people make these threads after they are built. What they really want is a big pat on the back, not a critique.
Sooo,Looks great.  I'm sure you'll figure it out.
Aloha,Mark  
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Tank Threads : speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:21
Author: speyside712
Subject: speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!
Posted: July 22 2017 at 1:21am

I have a few regrets so far and have made a couple mistakes, but nothing major yet.  As I mentioned above I wish i would have painted the back of the tank black.
I also made a mistake on the return pump.  Although I have a check valve for power outages, that is really more of a backup plan for me.  As i've heard check valves often fail.  My main safety precaution on the return line was going to be a hole drilled in the return line just below the water line.  I made a mistake where I chose to put this hole.
I drilled the hole in the return line about a foot before it exits the loc-line, while its the overflow compartment.  My thinking was "the water level is a little lower in here, so I can drill the hole here above the water line and that will work as an immediate siphon break when the power shuts off."
That didn't go quite as planned.  It turns out that hole is below the loc-line.  So what happens when I pull that plug on the return line is the checkvalve stops flow immediately (as expected) but the water continues to drain backwards through the last foot of the return line, from the display into the overflow compartment through the small hole.  The water drains until the siphon breaks when the loc-line starts sucking air.  So basically the tank will drain to whatever point the loc line return line is in the tank, albeit very slowly through the tiny hole i drilled (which is exactly what i wanted to avoid).
I have not implemented a solution to this yet, as my loc lines are currently just under the surface and not a problem for the sump when you turn the power off.  I think the solution is to drill another hole in the loc line itself, just under the water line in the actual display tank this time.  That should solve the display tank draining issue.
I may try and patch the first hole i drilled in the return line, as it is not helping anything at the moment, if i can figure out a good way to patch it.  Any suggestions here would be great!  The picture below shows where the current hole is drilled, so you can better understand the issue i'm dealing with.


My other regret is not ordering enough red pvc pipe, and being unwilling to wait for another shipment to arrive.  As you can see the standpipes in the overflow compartment don't match the rest of the system.  This is just me being too picky, but still, its been bugging me everytime I look at it! lol

Edited by speyside712 - 6 hours 34 minutes ago at 1:26am
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Tank Threads : speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 19:00
Author: speyside712
Subject: speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!
Posted: July 22 2017 at 1:00am

As you can see in the photos, I used a piece of flexible tubing to to attach the return line to the return pump.  I had heard this would cut down on vibration and noise from the return pump.  My previous build had an external iwaki return pump that was insanely loud, so I was hoping to not have to deal with that sound this time by going with an internal pump and using the flexible tubing.
In hindsight I should have painted the back of the tank black to hide wires and plumbing.  But since I didn't do that I decided all of my wiring and plumbing needed to be hidden behind the overflow.  I routed the return line up right behind the overflow and have it coming over the back of the tank and into the overflow.  From there the loc-line extends out into the display.
I am really pleased with how the return line turned out.  I had just enough room in the overflow to have the 2 standpipes and the return fit without bumping into each other.
For the return pump I went with the Reef Octopus Varios 6.  It has more than enough GPH and can easily handle the 5 or so feet of head pressure on my system.  It also comes with a controller that allows for 5 speeds.  It has a hookup for the included float switch to shut the pump off should it run out of water.  And its apex ready.  I am considering an apex controller so this was important to me.  I have liked the pump a lot so far, its dead quiet and the controller works great and is easy to use.


Edited by speyside712 - 6 hours 52 minutes ago at 1:08am
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Tank Threads : speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 18:48
Author: speyside712
Subject: speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!
Posted: July 22 2017 at 12:48am

Next I had to cut holes in the stand for the overflows.  Because the tank only has 2 holes drilled I decided to go with a herbie overflow and bring the return line up over the back.
Next I cut a piece of thin rubber (from a roll of sound proofing material I had laying around) to size to fit under the stand.  I wanted some protection between the wood and the stand since my wood scratches easily.
I also cut a piece of pvc sheeting to place as a waterproof barrier under the sump.  I stapled this to the bottom of the stand and set the sump on it.  Originally I was thinking I wanted a waterproof basin that could hold a couple inches of water in the case of a leak, but this proved to hard to set up as my stand has angled corners inside.  In the end I just went with a flag waterproof sheet to make and drips and spills easier to clean up.
One thing I will say that I don't love about the sump is that it does not have a rim around the bottom like a normal tank.  The acrylic sits directly on the stand.  This makes it really important that the surface be absolutely clean and free of dust when you put it in place.  I found multiple times I thought it was clean but there was a single grain of sand pushing against the acrylic that I had to remove.
I brought everything into the house, carried it up the stairs with the help of my brother in law (I live in a second floor condo), and set everything up.  Now I was ready to plumb the system.
I ordered red PVC from BulkReefSupply and mapped out all the fittings, unions, gate valves, etc.  Of course I had to re-order multiple times as it seems impossible to map these things out perfectly on the first try...
I added as many unions as I could so that I could easily take the system apart and clean every piece.  I placed a gate valve on the primary overflow and one on the return line.  I also added a check valve on the return line.  Here are some pictures of the final result.







Edited by speyside712 - 7 hours 6 minutes ago at 12:54am
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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : POTM FINAL JUNE

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:44
Author: Riordan
Subject: POTM FINAL JUNE
Posted: July 21 2017 at 11:44pm

I love "C". Those colors!
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General Discussion : another LFS in St. Gerorge !!

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 17:12
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: another LFS in St. Gerorge !!
Posted: July 21 2017 at 11:12pm

Greg Tanner owned a store called Aquarium Arts in Bountiful back in the 90's.  I loved that place.
Adam
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Tank Threads : speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:09
Author: speyside712
Subject: speyside's new 90 gallon reef build!
Posted: July 21 2017 at 6:09pm

Alright time to get this thing started!
The tank is cycling right now, so I figured its a good time to go over what I've done so far and catch the thread up to be real-time.
This tank has been in the works for a long time.  My house needed a lot of preparation before it was ready for a tank.  Since I was upgrading tanks and wanted to keep my existing fish, I needed to have both tanks up and running at the same time.
Step 1 was to move the old tank out of the way.  It was surprisingly easy to move compared to most tanks.  I doesn't have a sump, and has a relatively shallow sand bed so after draining the water and removing the rock is wasn't all that heavy.  It only took two of us to lift it.  I was able to drain the water into buckets and a 25 gallon rubbermaid tub, put the rocks and fish into the rubbermaid, move the tank about 20 feet to its new location, and then move the water, rocks, and fish back into the tank.  I was a little worried as I wasn't able to catch either of the yellow tail damsels.  And when I removed the last rock I realized they weren't anywhere in the tank! But then they showed up in the tank just fine after it was moved.  They must have hitched a ride inside one of the rocks.  Sneaky little guys...  The move only took maybe a hour or less, so I wasn't real concerned about adding a heater or bubbler to the rubbermaid tub.
I had a number of house projects I wanted to complete that the old tank had been preventing.  With it out of the way and before a new one went it, I could knock those out.
I painted the entire living and dining room.Ripped out all the carpet, put down self leveling cement, and laid hard wood flooring.Changed the outlet where the new tank will sit to be a GFI.
There is a small coat closet directly behind where the new tank sits, so I decided that would be like my mini fish room.  I ripped out the existing single shelf, patched the holes and repainted the walls.  The I built 4 new shelves, stained them, and installed them in the closet.
These are the shelves being stained.
I cut two holes in the wall between the closet and the tank.  I installed outlet boxes that let wires run right through to the other side.  I was planning to use 1 hole for electrical and the other for plumbing.

Next I had to get electrical to this closet.  I ran new romex cable from the master bedroom that shares the closets right wall.  I installed 1 outlet from this breaker.  I ran another set of romex to an additional outlet on the left side of the closet, from the living room breaker.
Now I had a space to store ballasts for my lights, auto-top off container, 2-part dosing containers, all the controllers, and various other supplies.  Not to mention outlets from two separate breakers switches to allow for enough power without tripping a breaker.
Now that I had the wall, floor, and fish closet prepped I was ready to buy a tank.  After browsing a number of fish stores (and being devastated when I realized Bird World had closed!) I decided to order a stand through aquatic dreams.  I asked for a dark walnut stand and canopy with a canopy 4 inches taller than standard.  To my surprise they actually quoted me $200 less for a custom build than if I bought one they had in stock!   :)
After about 2 weeks they gave me a call and said the new stand was ready for me to come pick it up.  I would recommend buying through them for anyone looking for a custom stand.  The price was very reasonable and the work by DriftWood Aquariums is beautiful.  I could not have asked for a better looking stand.  My old stand was super flimsy and might collapse if you bumped into it by accident.  This one is super sturdy and really high quality.
I ordered a 36 gallon ruby model sump by trigger systems from BulkReefSupply.com.  I shopped around for a while and it seemed like a good option for me.  Its a little more expensive than buying a 35 gallon tank at petco and building the baffles yourself, but for the convenience factor and built in probe and filter sock holders, it was worth it.

I shopped around trying to find a tank that had an overflow with 3 holes pre-drilled.  After going to every fish store in northern utah, I gave up looking for one.  I was hoping to use a herbie overflow and have the third hole to bring the return up inside the tank, but without drilling the tank myself or building the overflow from scratch it seemed I would never find a 3-holed tank.  I'm sure I could have drilled it myself, but the stock overflows aren't quite big enough to allow for 3 bulkheads.  So rather than custom building it myself, I decided to go with a standard 2 hole'd tank.  I ordered a 90 gallon MarineLand tank from Live Rock'N Reef.  They don't usually sell tanks so they had to order it, but they gave me a price $100 less than everywhere else I looked.
Here is a shot of the setup:
I'll add more tomorrow, pictures included!

Edited by speyside712 - 7 hours 39 minutes ago at 12:21am
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Great dry rock rubble from Bulk Reef Supply

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:45
Author: mmcc
Subject: Great dry rock rubble from Bulk Reef Supply
Posted: July 21 2017 at 3:45pm

I have at least 8 lbs of a 10 lb bag of Bulk Reef Supply's dry rock rubble available:

http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/brs-bulk-dry-live-rock-rubble.html

I was really happy with this stuff. It's aesthetically pleasing and you can clearly see the coral that formed the rock.

$15
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Aussie lobo

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:42
Author: mmcc
Subject: Aussie lobo
Posted: July 21 2017 at 3:42pm

Sold
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Reef Kingdom mummy eye chalice

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:42
Author: mmcc
Subject: Reef Kingdom mummy eye chalice
Posted: July 21 2017 at 3:42pm

Still available
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Yellow watchman goby and candy cane pistol shrimp

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 09:37
Author: mmcc
Subject: Yellow watchman goby and candy cane pistol shrimp
Posted: July 21 2017 at 3:37pm

$35

I bought these guys from Fish 4 U last fall, and they've been great. They've never given my coral problems, and they're really into unobtrusive excavation.

The below pic isn't of mine, but they look almost identical.


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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Suggestion box for Rusty's Reefs

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 07:22
Author: Rusty's Reefs
Subject: Suggestion box for Rusty's Reefs
Posted: July 21 2017 at 1:22pm

We are going to be doing a suggestion box starting tomorrow July 22nd through the 29th. Anyone one who puts a suggestion in the box will get a raffle ticket for a livestock item.The drawing will be done on Monday the 31st.The suggestions will be anonymous. Thank you for your support.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 90 Gallon complete system!

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 05:25
Author: aceofspadeskb
Subject: 90 Gallon complete system!
Posted: July 21 2017 at 11:25am

sleepingdeep wrote:

Awesome deal. GLWS!
Thanks! Someone's getting a sweet deal. 
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 90 Gallon complete system!

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:54
Author: sleepingdeep
Subject: 90 Gallon complete system!
Posted: July 21 2017 at 10:54am

Awesome deal. GLWS!
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 90 Gallon complete system!

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:26
Author: aceofspadeskb
Subject: 90 Gallon complete system!
Posted: July 21 2017 at 10:26am

Getting out.  
$950 $850 to Utah Reef Members
Complete 90 gallon saltwater reef setup.  I will only sell it as a complete set up. I will not part out.
Setup includes:* 90 Gallon tank. Some scratching. Not bad.* Stand with custom semi-open hood. Allows for top down viewing.* LED lighting from StevesLEDs.com.  Will sustain anything. SPS, LPS, soft corals, clams, etc.* Typhoon controller for lighting(simulates sunrise/sunset)* Bubble Magus Curve 5 protein skimmer.* Reefkeeper Lite Controller* 2  Bulk Reef Supply 1.1mL dosing pumps.* 2 Jebao wavemaker pumps(WP40, PP8)* Koralia Smart Wave - alternates flow patterns.* Eheim compact+ 5000 return pump* Koralia Smart Level auto top off.* Bulk Reef Supply Dual Reactor running Activated Carbon and GFO* 55 gallon sump tank.* Heaters
Supplies:* 1 1/2 gallons Bulk Reef supply ROX Carbon* 1 1/2 gallons Bulk Reef supply granular GFO* 1 gallon Bulk Reef Supply Soda Ash(to dose for alkalinity)* 1 gallon Bulk Reef Supply Calcium* Full Box of HW MarinMix Reef Salt* Fish food
Fish Livestock:* Yellow Tang* 2 Ocellaris Clownfish* Very large Bangai Cardinal* Royal Gramma* 2 blue/green Chromis
Coral:* Very large green trumpet colony(50+ heads)* Large Bright green/purple tipped Frogspawn(10 heads?)* Jason Fox Jack-O-Lantern Lepto* Utter Chaos zoanthids* Blondies(BBIB) zoanthids,* Large Duncan* Superman Rhodactus Mushrooms* Hammer coral* Rasta Zoanthids* Montis* Kryptonite Candy Canes* Many others
Buyer must be able to transport everything. Tank has been set up for ~4.5 years. Located in Smithfield, UT. 10 minutes North of Logan. I'll drop the price to $850(posted at $950 on KSL) for anyone coming from this group(I'd rather sell my fish friends to a responsible buyer).
See pics on KSL(link below)https://www.ksl.com/classifieds/listing/45108609



Edited by aceofspadeskb - 13 hours 27 minutes ago at 10:33am
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General Discussion : Removing gsp

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:23
Author: Zack801
Subject: Removing gsp
Posted: July 21 2017 at 10:23am

Man I should have tried that haha
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DIY : New Light Housing for 150g

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 07/21/2017 - 04:21
Author: Reefer4Ever
Subject: New Light Housing for 150g
Posted: July 21 2017 at 10:21am

What kind of wood is that? It's gorgeous
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