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Tank Threads : 0.5 Gallon Pico

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:46
Author: Hogie
Subject: 0.5 Gallon Pico
Posted: March 24 2017 at 9:46am

some Dragon's Breath Algae would be cool on the top.
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Frag Grow-Out Competition (NEW)!!! : Frag Contest Final Check-In

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:26
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Frag Contest Final Check-In
Posted: March 24 2017 at 9:26am

Winner will be announced at at the April meeting just over a week away. We should have information on the next grow out then as well.

Were you looking for more info than that? :)
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Frag Grow-Out Competition (NEW)!!! : Frag Contest Final Check-In

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:14
Author: evan127
Subject: Frag Contest Final Check-In
Posted: March 24 2017 at 9:14am

Did I miss an announcement or message, or did this fizzle out?
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Tank Threads : 180 Gallon In Wall Tank

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:13
Author: knowen87
Subject: 180 Gallon In Wall Tank
Posted: March 24 2017 at 9:13am

I drew up a plan for the fish room. I would like to have the sump like two feet off of the ground and to the side of the tank. this will give me the most access to work on and clean the sump. I dont like bending over under the tank and trying to work with the skimmer. I also want to have a qt/ species tank. Let me know what you think/ if you have any suggestions. What would you do if you had an 8.5ftx12ft fish room?
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General Help : TDI

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 01:58
Author: Lyscer
Subject: TDI
Posted: March 24 2017 at 7:58am

To help with figuring out how to add additional DI resin to your RO unit BRS and Spectrapure have "Addon" units that you can just plug the output of your RO unit into the DI as an "Addon".
http://spectrapure.com/RO-RODI/ADD-ONS
I have a couple of questions for you though to see if there is a larger problem at hand.
If you want to see how efficient your membrane is or to see if that could be an issue, please answer the following:1. What is your water temperature going into your unit?2. What is the TDS of your tap water?3. Do you know what your water pressure is?4. What is the TDS of the water coming straight out of your membrane after it has been running for longer than 15 minutes?5. What is your RO Unit waste output? (Put the waste line of your RO unit into a measuring unit and time it for 60 seconds and note how much waste there was in that time period)6. What is your RO Unit production output? (Put the production line of your RO unit directly after the membrane into a measuring unit and time it for 60 seconds and note how much production water there was in that time period - once again this is right after the membrane)
When I first started diagnosing my RO unit I found that my membranes only last about 1.5 years before fouling up so I know I have something in off going on with my source of water, but it also lets me know that I need to replace those which lowers my overall cost of DI resin because I don't burn through it as often.
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Tank Threads : 0.5 Gallon Pico

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:11
Author: knowen87
Subject: 0.5 Gallon Pico
Posted: March 23 2017 at 11:11pm

I think that the green star polyps and the mushrooms will cover the top very soon. But if you want more coral I would think that a green toadstool would be good. That is the smallest tank Ive seen. I hope it grows well for you.
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Tank Threads : 180 Gallon In Wall Tank

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 17:06
Author: knowen87
Subject: 180 Gallon In Wall Tank
Posted: March 23 2017 at 11:06pm

Right now, I live in asmall house near the Utah Idaho border. It is only 384sf or about 12ftx32ft but Ihave a 150 gallon in wall tank. We moved in to the home to save money and payoff debt but it is time to move. We just don’t have any room left with twogirls my wife and I and our 2 100lb dogs. In February we bought a house closerto town it is 8 times larger than our current home and we found a place thatcan support a fish room! I like the size of my 150 gallon but I wanted to gowith a glass tank. I didn’t want to go down to a 4ft tank so I decided to go toa 180 gallon aquarium. I have it ordered and we are getting the house ready forthe new tank.

I love the way that anin wall tank looks, I think that it is nice to have all of the equipment andmess behind the wall. I also think that this is why my wife is ok with such alarge tank too. The fish room will be right off of the main living area. The roomis 8.5ftx12ft and it also serves as my wife’s laundry room ( I guess we will seehow that goes).

We are in the middle ofconstruction right now but I have added a few pics to show how it is going.Before we started

removing a wall


fish tank hole

before the drywall goes up


Drywall up and the first layer on.


Edited by knowen87 - 10 hours 52 minutes ago at 11:08pm
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Tank Threads : 150 gallon take 2

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 14:57
Author: Scottyb
Subject: 150 gallon take 2
Posted: March 23 2017 at 8:57pm

Yes, thats a temporary piece there until I get my other plumbing valves, etc.. I will have my gfo and carbon reactors ran off it to start
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Several Killer SPS FS

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:14
Author: dano
Subject: Several Killer SPS FS
Posted: March 23 2017 at 7:14pm

Bump. Anyone else?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS/FT: Frag tank setup

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 13:12
Author: Zack801
Subject: FS/FT: Frag tank setup
Posted: March 23 2017 at 7:12pm

Im going a different route and setting up another tank so this one needs to go. Got this from a member a few months back. The tank is acrylic with ghost overflow. Had a few issues with leaking seams at first (pinhole leaks) but I've sealed it back up with some acrylic weld and it's good. Still have some weld on 16 that ill send with it in case. The tank isn't the most beautiful but it gets the job done. don't really have a price in mind I just don't want this sitting taking up space. Or would consider trades for some corals. Will include the frag tank, sump and stand. Text is easiest or PM 801-647-9578 thanks
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General Help : TDI

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:57
Author: hydro phoenix
Subject: TDI
Posted: March 23 2017 at 6:57pm

So I think I've decided to go with two DI's. Now I just have to figure out how to get it on my mighty might.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Parting out 90G, Ecotech and more

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:51
Author: Lucky15
Subject: Parting out 90G, Ecotech and more
Posted: March 23 2017 at 6:51pm

Interested in uv light pm sent
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Cheap frag of green star polyps

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:16
Author: jaywilson709
Subject: LF Cheap frag of green star polyps
Posted: March 23 2017 at 6:16pm

I am setting up my first reef tank and would also be intrested in some frags and advise from an experianced reefer. rock has been curing for over 5 weeks I am going to buy my first fish this weekend
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Tank Threads : 150 gallon take 2

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 12:13
Author: kevin.st
Subject: 150 gallon take 2
Posted: March 23 2017 at 6:13pm

Very nice!  I am getting some ideas from your photos.
Now is a good time to think about putting a manifold on your return line, not sure if that's what that tube sticking out is for...

Edited by kevin.st - 14 hours 46 minutes ago at 6:14pm
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Tank Threads : 150 gallon take 2

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:37
Author: Scottyb
Subject: 150 gallon take 2
Posted: March 23 2017 at 5:37pm

Thanks, and yes I will probably install some sort of fan/ventilation under there as well
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Tank Threads : 150 gallon take 2

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 11:05
Author: knowen87
Subject: 150 gallon take 2
Posted: March 23 2017 at 5:05pm

It looks good. having the sump in the room will be so nice. It looks like you have enough room to access the whole sump and work on the skimmer.
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Tank Threads : 150 gallon take 2

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:54
Author: Scottyb
Subject: 150 gallon take 2
Posted: March 23 2017 at 4:54pm

Nice looking tank! I've been doing some plumbing slowly but surely. I did ebbs up putting the sump under the stairs, and did put it closer to the lower end of the stairs, but I think there should be enough room to access everything. Not as good as having a full size room but it will do :). Here are a few progress pics of things..
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Nanobox duo V2 for sale

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 10:46
Author: bstuver
Subject: Nanobox duo V2 for sale
Posted: March 23 2017 at 4:46pm

Bump, this is an awesome light for a smaller tank
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Cheap frag of green star polyps

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:45
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: LF Cheap frag of green star polyps
Posted: March 23 2017 at 1:45pm

Pm sent
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS: 6X24 Watt Dimmable ATI Sunpower

Thu, 03/23/2017 - 07:43
Author: bur01014
Subject: FS: 6X24 Watt Dimmable ATI Sunpower
Posted: March 23 2017 at 1:43pm

I am selling my 6 bulb X 24 watt t5 ATI sunpower.  It is the dimmable version, so it has the controller, temperature automated fans, and most importantly only needs 1 power outlet. No bulbs though.

$200

The only reason I am selling it is because I just upgraded to the exact same fixture in the 8 bulb model.

The only issue with it is that if you want to using the dimming feature, the bulbs will only dim if both channels (all 6 tubes) are on. Meaning, you can't dim 2 bulbs to 20% and have the remaining 4 bulbs at 0%.  I know, this is weird and strange, but I never bothered to try and fix it or anything, as I am not really into dimming t5s. Likely something to do with the controller.  I just had the bulbs turn on 100% then turn off to 0% each day for 8 hours or so. 

On my 24 inch deep tank - Par at 100% is about 600 at the surface and 200 on the sand last I tested using my apogee MQ-210.  Pm if your interested.  Located in cottonwood heights.



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