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Old 05-15-2017, 10:01 AM
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So I assume you're NOT using that outlet? :0)

I agree with your decision to fix the stand non-conformity. You'll sleep easier this way!
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:35 AM
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It folds up with an opening for the cords on the bottom left


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Old 05-15-2017, 09:15 PM
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This weeks project was new dosing liquid containers.
I was looking for something that looked nice and matched the rest of the plumbing and was shocked to see how much the salt water branded containers go for.

I ended up buying these glass water bottles for $1.50 each. I used a razor blade and acetone to remove all the labeling, took about a minute each.

I then drilled a whole in the cap for a push connect fitting, these were $2.50 each. After that I painted the cap red to match the rest of the plumbing.

I used some mailbox stickers to label them

To finish it off I used some extra rodi line I had laying around. All in all I think they turned out pretty cool for $4 a piece. I made four incase I end up needing more down the line.


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Those are nice bottles for doing containers...

I found some glass bottles that fit the rack I have for my doser. They contained Sea salt They have worked great.

At the Fruit market nearby they sell 1/2 gallons of lemon aid in nice square glass bottles. They have 1.50 deposit, I saved 3 that I may switch over to when demand is a little higher.
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:19 PM
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Almost ready for water.... Nice to use the whole area you have available.
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Getting closer...
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:32 AM
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Where did you pick up pvc for manifold? May do a slight mod to my pipe and add something similar. Nice...
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Where did you pick up pvc for manifold? May do a slight mod to my pipe and add something similar. Nice...
The valves are all CPEX valves from BRS, pretty pricey but will last forever. I picked all the unions for plumbing up at a local hardware store for super cheap. The fitting are standard schedule 40 painted red. The pipe is standard red schedule 40 i ordered from BRS. You can also get the pipe from Home Depot online. HTH
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Cpex valves are awesome. Very easy to turn the valve to be able to adjust flow but less pricey than a gate valve. Nice job with the manifold and great idea putting unions in also.
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Thanks on the manifold info... I have another question but this relates to your old set up. From early in the old thread it appears that up have 2 MP10's... As your tank matured did you step this up? I think I also read u had them @ 100%.



I have 1 mp40 and run 100% on reef mode. I recently moved it up higher and a bit more towards the center I noticed some corals responded with growth quickly. I am now under the impression that I need to disturb the water motion on the top of the structure where I have most acros. It may have some sort of calm despite most of the tank being quite turbulent. Another powerhead may be needed to disrupt the current flow pattern to get additional motion at the top of the rock structure.

Did you upgrade before the move, or.. are you planning to add more power head on this build?
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Thanks on the manifold info... I have another question but this relates to your old set up. From early in the old thread it appears that up have 2 MP10's... As your tank matured did you step this up? I think I also read u had them @ 100%.



I have 1 mp40 and run 100% on reef mode. I recently moved it up higher and a bit more towards the center I noticed some corals responded with growth quickly. I am now under the impression that I need to disturb the water motion on the top of the structure where I have most acros. It may have some sort of calm despite most of the tank being quite turbulent. Another powerhead may be needed to disrupt the current flow pattern to get additional motion at the top of the rock structure.

Did you upgrade before the move, or.. are you planning to add more power head on this build?


I used two Mp 10's at 100% reef crest

Then added an Rw-4

One mp10 broke

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1x mp10(100%) 1x Rw-4(100%) and 1 pp8(30%)

I really wanted to used 2 mp40's on this tank but the side glass is to close to the wall for the dryside to fit. I am going to start with 2 PP8's and will probably switch over to gyre when they iron out the flaws.
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Old 05-24-2017, 09:23 PM
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You ended up with three power heads...
I think I will end up getting another when I can...It wont have to run very high just a little something extra.

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This skimmer is terribly loud


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Old 05-26-2017, 10:48 AM
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This skimmer is terribly loud


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Build a small muffler for it. It's easy.
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It sounds like it's coming from inside the chamber. Literally sounds like the Jets when when you turn a hot tub on


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It sounds like it's coming from inside the chamber. Literally sounds like the Jets when when you turn a hot tub on


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It sounds like there is an obstruction in the airline somewhere. Check to make sure there is no pinching anywhere and nothing blocking the air intake. Is the air line really soft and flexible? Run some RO/DI through the air line to see if that helps. I know it's a new skimmer but need to make sure. I've had a similar situation before and it took me a while to find the cause... and it was a blockage.
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