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Old 12-16-2011, 7:43 PM   #21
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Very nice set up, tank and stand. Love it.

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Old 12-18-2011, 11:04 PM   #22
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Updates?
I have a new manifold that I'll provide updates on after Christmas.

I've lost a few fish and have taken a step back. I need to convert my old tank into a better QT system.

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Old 12-18-2011, 11:12 PM   #23
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I have a new manifold that I'll provide updates on after Christmas.

I've lost a few fish and have taken a step back. I need to convert my old tank into a better QT system.
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I hear you. Do you need a canister filter for the QT if so I have one you can use?
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Old 12-18-2011, 11:30 PM   #24
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I hear you. Do you need a canister filter for the QT if so I have one you can use?
Thanks for the offer, I currently don't have plans to use one, but if that changes I'll let you know.

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Old 01-14-2012, 8:57 AM   #25
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Nice set up !

We have the exact tank I think ...
I have a basement filter room set up as well... My question is when the power goes out will the bottom sump be able to handle all the water heading to the basement via returns /frag tanks..


Great job!

and grouper therapy I will be looking you up on my next build ...

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Old 01-14-2012, 11:47 AM   #26
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Thanks! I also enjoy following your build, very nice setup. I really like the size of the tank, wish I'd gone euro brace though! Yes, the sump can handle all the overflows, but I don't have much margin for error. I would have made the baffles in the sump about an inch shorter if I could do it over again. I'm going to end up putting a either a wye or union check valve above the return pump plumbing just to give myself a little more buffer.

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Nice set up !

We have the exact tank I think ...
I have a basement filter room set up as well... My question is when the power goes out will the bottom sump be able to handle all the water heading to the basement via returns /frag tanks..


Great job!

and grouper therapy I will be looking you up on my next build ...

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Old 02-11-2012, 10:17 AM   #27
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I tied the manifold into my main pump and I still have to dial the main pump back. I did consult reeflo about the design to verify the pump could handle it. I used John guest fittings on the gate valves where i could for quick connections.

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Old 10-18-2012, 11:03 PM   #28
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I'm doing a terrible job of logging my progress. These photos are from a year ago, but I think is cool to see the progression. I'll get some new ones up soon.
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Old 10-19-2012, 9:43 AM   #29
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That may be the case, but looks like you are doing a good job on the tank and sump room

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:28 AM   #30
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Tank looks great. Where did you buy gate valves?

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Old 10-19-2012, 10:55 AM   #31
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Awesome job. I like the whole set up I hope to set up similar system and I can look back on your build and tweak mine.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:02 PM   #32
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Tank looks great. Where did you buy gate valves?
What I couldn't find at the big box stores I ordered from Savko or Acehardwareoutlet.com

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Old 12-02-2012, 4:32 PM   #33
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Had time to tinker with the camera.
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Old 12-11-2012, 9:12 PM   #34
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Tank looks great. How do you like the LEDs over your tank? Setting up a new 200g and can't decide on MH/T5 combo or LED setup.

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Old 12-12-2012, 7:54 PM   #35
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Tank looks great. How do you like the LEDs over your tank? Setting up a new 200g and can't decide on MH/T5 combo or LED setup.
I've been satisfied with the Sol LEDs. I'm really excited about being able to upgrade to Vegas in the near future. I think the additional spectrum will really make a difference. I haven't had a problem growing sps corals. The only LEDs I'd consider are Ecotech and AI. I had a rapid LED on a frag tank, integrated with my main system and had very poor results. I never used MH so I can't comment on a comparison.

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Old 12-13-2012, 1:54 AM   #36
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I guess I was lucky to have seen your system in progress and working! Nice! You remember me? It was nice to meet you! While ago when I bought the coralife UV 9w light from you... Thank you! Let me know when you do some fragging! Really cool tank! See ya!

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Old 12-13-2012, 1:40 PM   #37
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I've seen this system and it is even nicer in person. Wrasse heavy for sure. In some of your earlier posts you talked about whether or not you were going to add sound or rock to your fuge. I'm wondering if you are using any matrix in the system? I've been seeing a lot of positive feedback on the benefits of matrix and think I will set some up in a reactor after the holidays.

Also, do you have a link to the LEDs you are running on your fuge? I am thinking about something small/cheap for myself.

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I guess I was lucky to have seen your system in progress and working! Nice! You remember me? It was nice to meet you! While ago when I bought the coralife UV 9w light from you... Thank you! Let me know when you do some fragging! Really cool tank! See ya!
Yes, it was nice meeting you as well. The frag tank always has something in it.

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I've seen this system and it is even nicer in person. Wrasse heavy for sure. In some of your earlier posts you talked about whether or not you were going to add sound or rock to your fuge. I'm wondering if you are using any matrix in the system? I've been seeing a lot of positive feedback on the benefits of matrix and think I will set some up in a reactor after the holidays.

Also, do you have a link to the LEDs you are running on your fuge? I am thinking about something small/cheap for myself.
Thanks, I haven't added a significant amount of rock or matrix to my fuge. Still something I may do in the future.

Here is the link to the LED I'm using over the fuge. http://www.americanaquariumproducts.com/LEDOther.html

I'm giving mangroves a shot in the fuge now.
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Old 01-01-2013, 7:10 PM   #39
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My new favorite fish! Finished QT and in the main system now.
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Wow what kind of wrasse is that?

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