REEF2REEF Saltwater and Reef Aquarium Forum
New Update on my #Synergy sump and matching ATO Container.
As we all know I have been slowing working on this masterpiece for the last 2 years and it's finally coming to the finish line as far as getting it up and running!
#Synergy has shipped out my CL-44 Sump and my 10 Gallon #Synergy Matching ATO #Reservoir Looks like the eagle is in the air and it will be landing this Tuesday per FEDEX.
Many thanks, @mixer911 for the Superior customer service over @ #Synergy #Reef #Systems!!! I can't not freaking wait to see this sump and MY MATCHING ATO CONTAINER.....Urrrrrr......
Got my #apex programmed and mounted today. Second slide is my water change station. 90 gallons of water ready to go. 30 RO, 30 salt, and 30 ATO. not as neat as I want it, but it’s functional. Cycle is going well. Ammonia is just about zero, now just waiting on nitrites to fall. #reef #sca50cube #spstank
Tristian's Reef: (2019) - 350g Reef Update - Coral Eye Candy!
Hey everyone I was overdue a reef update. Originally I was going to do one before New Years but life got in the way.
This year I will be trying to get 1 new video out a week and I will also be doing more ReefTech videos since those were really popular last year.
Thank You EVERYONE for all the support this past year. Its been an amazing Journey as a youtube creator and fellow reefer. I look forward to creating new original content this year.
#nemosreef #upscaleaquatics #crystalreefaquatics #reef #fishtank #reef2reef #tristiansreef #saltwater #reeftank #saltwateraquarium #saltwatertank
#allmymoneygoestofish #allmymoneygoestocoral #fishtanksofinstagram #poseidonreef
#ecotech #neptunesystems #bulkreefsupply
Hey everyone! Here is another #reef-pi build for anyone interested in following
My build will consist of @Ranjib reef-pi (of course) and I will also be using the HAT and PWM module from @wykat .
I only have a laptop so I couldn't do the standard raspberry pi set up with a mouse and keyboard, so I found a guide to set up the SD card with SSH and wifi enabled.
I downloaded Raspbian and flashed it on to the SD card with Etcher.
Once it is flashed you need to create an empty text file on the card called "SSH".
IF you want to use wifi you also need to create a text file called wpa_supplicant.conf with the following lines
ssid="YOUR NETWORK NAME"
Put the card in to the pi and power it on. Now you need to find the IP address of the pi. I used a program called nmap.
To do this, open the command prompt and enter nmap -sn YOUR IP ADDRESS/24
It will take a few seconds and then list everything on your network.
Next is to SSH in to the pi by entering ssh pi@PI IP ADDRESS
The default login is pi and password is raspberry
From this point you can configure and install everything from the reef-pi guides.
#Oceanic, #Reef, #Sump, #Filtration, #refugium
I just purchased a used 540 gallon Oceanic aquarium. I will be going to pick it up in mid-December and have already started building a sturdy stand for it. Obviously, it will be going in my basement, as my early 1900s farmhouse-style home does not have the structure to support such a massive tank in its 2 x 8 floor joists.
My question has to do with what type of filtration system I should build. I am planning on setting this up as a large reef system. I already have the heating (recirculating domestic hot water system) and chilling (1hp AquaLogic chiller) figured out. I also have a Korallin S-4002 Biodentrator I can hook into the system. I have an external Reeflo 2hp Power Pump ready to use on this installation.
Here is what I was thinking for the filtration. I have a 125 gallon All-Glass tank that I could fit under the 540 gallon tank that would act as a large refugium. I could then connect it to a 90 gallon Marineland aquarium that would contain filtration media, bioballs, and an internal skimmer. As far as the filtration media is concerned, I figured I could place one or more ESHOPPS trickle filters inside of the 90 gallon tank. The water from the overflows would go through the trickle filter (containing the filter padding and bioballs) and then go through the bottom into the 90 gallon tank itself. The water would pass around and through the skimmer and then go over into the refugium. I would drill holes into the bottom of the trickle filter box and elevate the box using acrylic standoffs to accomplish this.
I want this system to have a high throughput while still maintaining excellent mechanical pre-filtration of the water.
This is where I am in the though process. I have several questions:
1. How would I connect the 90 gallon filter tank with the 125 gallon refugium? Holes drilled into the sides of each aquarium with bulkheads?
2. How would I prepare the 125 gallon tank to act as a refugium? Would I black out the sides of the tank, install dividers to channel the water flow through the tank?
3. What should I place into the refugium (I have never set one up before)? A sand bed? Live rock? Plants?
4. What type of lighting should I use over the refugium?
5. Finally, I am open to other suggestions on how to install filtration media and bioballs into a naked aquarium.
Any help would be much appreciated!
After looking at it if we all tag our designs with #reef-pi a kind of community will automatically be there (for anyone that searches for it)