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Old 08/14/2007, 08:40 AM
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That pumping is insane. Amazing
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Old 08/15/2007, 12:58 AM
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ChrisKil - no website yet maybe in the near future

kamico - pics will coming soon as i am setting up my fuge and waiting for some acrylic. adding baffles into sump for microbubbles issue along with new design filter floss tray.

PhantomLoneWolf - til this day i still shake my head telling myself why did i get involved .
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Old 08/15/2007, 12:34 PM
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Awesome Bart! I love following this thread!
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Old 08/16/2007, 03:02 PM
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Just hoping on this runaway freight train. Man, I think I need that chiller, only if electricity isn't so freaking expensive out here in CA. I bought a used Deltec Eco Cooler that only uses 2 20 watt fans. Talk about worlds apart
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Old 08/16/2007, 03:59 PM
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yeah Kenny, cost of CA living is about 3 times more then us.
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Old 08/16/2007, 04:35 PM
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No kidding. It sure feels like way more than 3 times though. I think my wife is going to have a cow at the electric bill once the 300 is up and running at full speed.
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Old 08/16/2007, 05:07 PM
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As always looking really nice Bart and congrats on the split... Sorry that I am late LOL Ya know earlier you and Johnathan had mentioned not even remembering building the systems... LOL I know just what you mean.. I look at mine and must remind myself that yes somehow I really DID build it.. Its almost like it was built on autopilot.

We both finished about the same time... I have about 23 years of experience with various tanks and you have almost none... I have already:

Overdosed my system (phyto, trace, plus)
Had an Algea outbreak as a result
Had troubles getting my Ca+ as high as I wanted
Still have PH issues


As minor as each of my hurdels are with your 0 experience you have had such minimal problems that I am simply amazed... it says alot for you LOL or alot agaist me OK so here is the question BART..

What do you think has been your 1 Greatest mistake/learning experience from all of this?

Mine? I would have placed my closed loopdrains inside of my overflows instead within the main tank...
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Old 08/17/2007, 10:29 AM
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Should be fixed now guys.
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Old 08/17/2007, 11:20 AM
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Mine? I would have placed my closed loopdrains inside of my overflows instead within the main tank... [/B]
How would that affect your drains to your sump and the amount of flow to your CL? Im not sure how that is feasable?Im interested in this because Im about to drill the holes for my closed loop on my 500.Using a Dart and an OM4way of course.

Also how do you guys feel about using one 2" drain VS. two for a closed loop? Do I really need the second one for redundancy?
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Old 08/17/2007, 12:35 PM
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I would give your CL pump way more flow than it needs. As the tank matures, stuff grows in the pipes, the strainers get coraline algae on them and can clog. What happens if a fish dies and gets sucked over the strainer? Less holes is better, but you have to be careful about having enough flow too.
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Old 08/17/2007, 01:10 PM
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Should be fixed now guys.
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Old 08/17/2007, 01:18 PM
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How would that affect your drains to your sump and the amount of flow to your CL? Im not sure how that is feasable?Im interested in this because Im about to drill the holes for my closed loop on my 500.Using a Dart and an OM4way of course.

Also how do you guys feel about using one 2" drain VS. two for a closed loop? Do I really need the second one for redundancy?
not catching what you mean for CL? intake ?

why not have redundancy drains for each overflow box, one higher then the others instead of one 2" have 2 1.5" that way if one fail, you can still sleep better at night. now if both fails you will have a problem
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Old 08/17/2007, 02:05 PM
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thanks Doc, yeah you don't get out much. 23 yrs, but what did you do all that time 22 yrs 11 months IMO maybe the main reason probably is the salt i used. 460Ca, 1.026SG, 9.6alk, 1360mag and 8.4PH at 76deg water temp same results every time i mixed the batch without any buffer and the only element i have is baking soda and the box hasn't been opened yet.

sorry to hear that your issues is getting out of hand. maybe try the yellow pages for a shrink random pick of course, if no one answer then PM me and i will try my best to consult any further issues you're dealing with .

well you cant say i have minimal problems, lost some fishes due to ich and my prize fishes too. running 3600G phosban will keep checking to see when exhausted, carbon bi-weekly and weekly water change for the first 6 months, so that all my water parameters will be stable then i will gradually set up my continuous water change about 10gal daily. does this sound about right? if this doesn't work out, i will be giving up this hobby then going back to the basic Bowling

starting off with such a small display, should have turn my entire garage into an ocean, removed the roof top and go scuba diving everyday oh don't forget the sump and fuge, entire backyard.... maybe i will try this next time.

coming soon IIRC
2nd REEF TANK EVER ***THE GULF OF BUI*** 150,000gal system
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Old 08/19/2007, 09:10 PM
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no problem, monthly electric bills is less then $350, water for month $40
no kidding, only $350US monthly? I just paid almot $600CAD for last month and a half and i have nothing like your system.
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Old 08/19/2007, 10:13 PM
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sorry but i don't understand too here's some modify pics. hope this helps and remember don't stared at it too long to solve microbubbles problem i will be adding baffles in the sump, this will be done next week when vacation is over






Bro, are you some kind of plumber freak? OMG, look like home depot plumbing section. . But look very nice tho...
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Old 08/20/2007, 12:32 AM
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yup, Bart is special all right!
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Old 08/20/2007, 12:45 AM
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A licensed contractor would be scratching his head. And then just leave. lol
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Old 08/20/2007, 10:53 AM
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Russian space station comes to mind...
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Old 08/20/2007, 03:57 PM
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You better not ask the wife to shutdown the valve for you cuz she is going to slap you silly by the time you get home. I only have 3 ball valve in my system and i have to use 3 different colors.
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Old 08/20/2007, 04:22 PM
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I guess I would whip out the old Brother P-Touch and label it all, plus put arrows on everything!
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Old 08/20/2007, 05:22 PM
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most of them are labeled as I explain to my wife occasionally how the system functions and operates? and she reply what is this round thing, orange handle, and that huge cylinder plastic there are so much plumbing that I cant even remember what I did and where they go .

Jonathan - yes i'm still special

20 20 - please forward my thread to nasa

ZOAKEEPER - the superintendent for subdivision already stop by and told me you did more plumbing then my contractors on site

lavith - hopefully the prices stays that way

REEFER714 - i had wipe out home depot and lowe's during my build
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Old 08/21/2007, 10:28 AM
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Bart I think you wiped out the plumbing suppliers to your towns home depots for a little.

Can you give us a little tease of some new pics of your reworked sump filters etc. Maybe some new shoots of your display. The suspense is killing me. I was so addicted to this thread with the pics now I am acting like I am having withdrawls. ahhaahahahhha
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Old 08/27/2007, 06:57 PM
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Old 08/27/2007, 08:27 PM
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I've might have missed again, but what are you using for chiller pump?
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Old 08/27/2007, 08:37 PM
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Bart... you got to like the smell of the glue with all those plumbing
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