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Old 06-16-2016, 10:50 AM   #41
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Last test was a couple weeks ago due to out of town and now A/C unit going out.
PH: 7.8-8.1
Salinity: 1.023
Alk: 8.7
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Phos: .06 - running carbon in reactor this week. Typically .01-.03

A/C has been out so temps spiked for a day till i could get a portable unit in the house. Temp is normally 78-79

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Old 06-16-2016, 10:52 AM   #42
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These past 2 weeks have been rough. A/C went and Lighting was on the fritz. Logan at reefbreeders has been great trying to resolve my issues. I think they are fixed now and i turned up the lighting.

Things are looking better. Fingers crossed. Tired of watch my beautiful SPS die.

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Old 11-30-2016, 10:47 AM   #43
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Update:

Finally got around to installing my 4 supplemental 39w T5 retrofit. I wanted it to look clean and finished so it took a lot of thinking/sketching and rework but it's done and I love it.
Took advantage of Black Friday sales and pulled the trigger (no pun intended) on a trigger emerald 39 after installing the tide line series in my dad's tank. Going to do a manifold and use the dcs1200 pump that's been sitting on a shelf for 6 months.

Now on to what every wants to see.... Pictures!

First: My tank with the retrofitted supplemental T5s.








Now on to the all day affair at my parent's house completely redoing his system. I didn't take before photos but it was a mess.







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Old 11-30-2016, 4:25 PM   #44
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Looking good Austin!
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Old 11-30-2016, 7:05 PM   #45
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Impressive, really clean and organized.

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Old 11-30-2016, 10:31 PM   #46
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Great stuff Austin! You guys haven't seen his real work of art! I am adding the title of "Master Plumber" to the accolades above. I have seen the before and after Austin's work on his dad's 180. It is drop dead gorgeous. I know who I'm calling if I run into a plumbing nightmare! Looking good my friend!
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Old 11-30-2016, 11:26 PM   #48
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Thanks everyone. Doug, installing your old Tideline 48 on his tank made me purchase the Trigger Emerald 39. It really is a beautiful sump. I'd be happy to help with any plumbing you need!

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wow really nice looking tanks!

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Old 12-02-2016, 12:08 AM   #50
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Impressive. The sump area looks great on that peninsula.

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Old 12-18-2016, 12:13 PM   #51
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Trizzino's Tanks.

Operation peninsula renovations has commenced. I am in the process of building and glueing as many pieces in a modular way outside the stand to minimize tank downtime and allow for majority of glue to cure fully.

Before/Current shot of sump and equipment. It's a mess as I have been selling old parts or temporarily installing reactors knowing my renovation was coming. Just sold my skimmer.







New equipment waiting for all the parts to arrive



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Still got a ways to go but it is progress and I am happy with how it is coming along. Not everything is glued so it may appear crooked or offset.


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Looking good my friend! Drat! Now you got me thinking about making a manifold for my already plumed system. I've got to finish my ATS first to determine where I want to mount it. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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Caught the bug to get it installed today. It's not finished but at least the system is back up and running. It was nice having it modular with only a few pieces to glue once I broke down the old setup. Gotta tie up so loose ends (ATO and Algae scrubber) and clean up wiring. But here's how it sits now.

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I am debating going with Radion G3 Pro's instead of the Reefbreeder. Thoughts?

Also, what are everyone's thoughts on biopellets?

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Hi Austin, thanks for keeping us up on the awesome build thread!
I was wondering where you got the structural mounting brackets for the t5 upgrade? I'm looking to mount t5's in a similar fashion on my tank but i'm struggling on what to mount the endcaps to.
It looked like a 6 or 8 foot piece of angle iron or something?

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If you have the money... I'd get 2 G3s

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Wow your plumbing skills are absolutely amazing.

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Hi Austin, thanks for keeping us up on the awesome build thread!
I was wondering where you got the structural mounting brackets for the t5 upgrade? I'm looking to mount t5's in a similar fashion on my tank but i'm struggling on what to mount the endcaps to.
It looked like a 6 or 8 foot piece of angle iron or something?
I got it at Lowes. I went aluminum due to the lightness of the metal and the rigidness of the angle bend. Not to mention ease of cutting and drilling holes. They have a 2 inch as well.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Steelworks-...-Angle/3058175

I'd recommend it and would use it again in a heartbeat.

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If you have the money... I'd get 2 G3s
I pulled the trigger and bought 2 G3 Pro's. Wasn't about to drop the money on the new G4's since I run t5's as well. Don't need to spend twice as much for more spread.

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Got some goodies in the mail today.



Built the beginning of my mounting system. I will be mounting them to two t slot rails so I can slide the radions around and if I add a third I can easily slide it on and adjust. I'm waiting on the rails to come in.





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