This week has been fully of ups and downs with getting the tank fine tuned. Having all this high tech equipment is great, but boy what a PITA! Finally got it somewhat running!
So like I said before, I the rock has been cured for 8 weeks, but after getting the rock in the tank I threw 4 oz of Fritz Turbo Start 900 just to be safe. Crazy I already see pods on the glass!!
Anyways, so I had to wait 5 days after to turn the skimmer and UV on. That day was today. Fired up the LifeReef skimmer, got it tuned. Have a Cor20 running it at 100%, so with head pressure maybe 1600-1800 gph? Anyways interested to see how this thing does. It's way oversized for my system...which is great because I love fish!
Also, got the UV fired up. Have it in front of sump, only place I could put this 40w beast. Have a Cor20 running that too, with a flow sensor. It's over powered for sure, but it's a spare pump in case the return or skimmer goes down. I'm running about 110-120 gph through it.
FINALLY have the overflow dialed in. What a pain that was...the noise then bubbles, but thanks to some help got it dialed it. Have flow sensors on each return line, again a Cor20 for the return...2000 gph puts out about 200 gph to the left side (farther away) and 250 gph to the right side. The flow sensors are about a feet below the 3/4" bulkhead.
Had some issues with the Neptune automatic top off, but seem to have that figured out as well.
Installed the LED strip that came with the deluxe MarineDepot board in the front of my stand instead of in the board. This gives me some light in the sump.
Got some chaeto in the fuge too. Slowly ramping the Kessil H380 up to not kill it. Question for everyone...does everyone's chaeto sink to the bottom? Mine just sunk and stayed there. Hopefully I don't get small pieces in the display!
On to the good stuff some pictures!
I came up with this idea to hide the MP40 cords, I made the canopy a little longer and put some hooks on the sides to run the cords up and around to the back:
The sump area, kind of like the ability to change the LED colors, red and white seem to fit with my theme:
The drain and fuge section:
Center skimmer section:
That's it for now. Have 2 davinchi clowns and 1 borbonius anthias left in QT (lost 2 borbonius). Not sure why I lost them, but boy was my 3 year old son upset haha.
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