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    ** FLSharkvictim / Custom Rimless SCA 150 Build ***, May 4, 2019
  1. FLSharkvictim

    @Nwest, 1st, thanks for the following along on my build thread, it's much appreciated. Back to your question, I have only 7 bags (Tropic Eden Mesoflakes aragonite crumbs, which are 2.7mm in size). This time around I did want to go with Nature's Ocean Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Saltwater Aquarium Sand since that substrate would have been blowing around like a Tornado due to the size of the aragonite size and due to the flow, I will be pumping inside of the 150. I mean, I will have two MP40QWD's on each side of my 150 and my 2 #TUNZE Turbelle Nanostreams 6055's will be installed on the back part of the tank to hit any dead spots that my MP40qwd's miss if that makes sense? My Tropic Eden substrate bags are only 20lbs, not your average 30lbs bags like how Nature's Ocean Bio-Activ Live Aragonite Saltwater Aquarium Sand, comes. I am likely going to need all of them according to @MarineDepot sandbed calculator, please see below and I added a link for the sandbed calculator for others that are planning on setting up a new tank and you're not sure how thick to lay your substrate.



    https://www.marinedepot.com/md_educationcenter_calculators_sand_bed_calculator.html

  2. *** Share Your Reef TUNZE Stream 3 Giveaway ***, Mar 14, 2019
  3. R2R Articles


    Hey Reef2Reefers!!


    We've got another awesome giveaway for you guys from TUNZE!! This one has a prize valued at over $350!!

    This month we're making it EASY to have lots of entries! All you have to do is one or more of the following things to qualify to win!

    1. Update your Reef2Reef tank thread this month. (you can update it once a week for 4 total entries) After you update or create the tank thread post the link to your build here in this thread up to 4 times for each week. If you don't have a tank thread then start a new one here: Member Tanks

    2. Share this thread (you can post a link to it) on your Facebook and use these hashtags: #Reef2Reef #Giveaway #Tunze

    So where are we at now...? 5 possible entries from #1 and #2... what else can we do to get you entered? How about this?

    3. After you have done #1 or #2 (or both),
    Start a new thread anywhere in our general forums (not marketplace forums or local forums), and post a link to it here. You can do this daily for additional entries!

    BONUS ENTRY FOR R2R SUPPORTING & PARTNER MEMBERS:
    This is an entry option that is only available if you are a Reef2Reef Supporting or Partner Member. If you are a supporting/partner member please make a post in this thread stating that you are a R2R supporter/partner. If you're not a supporting member, but would like more info on how to sign up, CLICK HERE.

    Ok, so now we've got 5 possible entries plus 30ish possible entries for #3 (PLUS the BONUS ENTRY option for supporters and partners)? That's a whole lot of possible entries!! GET STARTED!!


    Winning Prize: Tunze Stream 3 (valued at $351.79) shipped to your door



    Drawing of Prizes and Notification of Winnings

    Entries accepted through April 14, 2019. The winner will be chosen by random draw and announced on April 15, 2019.

    At the end of the contest we will choose the winner via a random number generator. The winner's username will be tagged in the winning announcement. We will not email, pm, or contact the winner other than tagging the winning name. Be sure to check back to claim your prize. If it is not claimed within 3 days we will do a re-pick and so on until the prize is claimed.

    Thanks again to Tunze USA!
  4. Pulling the Trigger on either a pair of MP40QWD's, Reef Octo Pulse 4's or a pair of new Nero5's, Mar 2, 2019
  5. FLSharkvictim

    Ended up going with 2 @EcoTech Marine Vortech MP40QWD's and a pair, #Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6055's for any dead spots
  6. Show off your Turbo's Aquatics Algae Scrubber!, Feb 25, 2019
  7. FLSharkvictim

    Just got my brackets from #Synergy so I can custom fit one of Buds L-2 Turbo Scrubber that will sit on top of my CL-44 #Synergy sump & matching 10 gallon ATO container. I am still a few months out before I place an order but I am getting there...
    #NewBuild #SCACustomRimless #TUNZE #EcoTechMarine #ApexEL

  8. ATO Sensor, Jan 24, 2019
  9. FLSharkvictim

    @Neil Sherman - If you own a #TUNZE ATO 3155 system you can mounting in two place. Toward the top of your tank, or you can mount it like the majority do which is installing in the back side of your sump in the return section.
    How many gallons of water do you go through a day as far as evaporation?

    I have mined hooked up like this illustration and installed in my return section on my CL-44 Synergy sump.:
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    Also for redundancy, I love using the GHL Acryilc rods in your sump with the OS-I Apex optical sensors
  10. ** FLSharkvictim / Custom Rimless SCA 150 Build ***, Jan 23, 2019
  11. FLSharkvictim

    *** NEW UPDATE ***

    JUSER=26427]@Bulk Reef Supply[/USER] just shipped the remaining equipment for the rest of my build! After over 2 years of designing of custom designing my system the way I want it, it about to be completed and this build thread will be completed :(

    I will be getting my 2nd #Orphek Atlantik Compact V4 (Gen 2) LED fixture and the #GATEWAY WIFI box so I can control my 2 #Orphek Compact lighting from anywhere in the world. Already have my mounting legs that I bought directly from #Orphek, which i have pictures of the mounting legs above in my thread. Plus, I got 2 Apex optical sensors for controlling my water levels w/ @AVAST Marine Breakout box. Also, got the #WXM Apex Module in order to control my pair of #EcoTech Marine MP40QWD's powerheads. Plus, I will be installing 2 #TUNZE Turbelle Nanostreams 6055 controllable PUMPS that will be mounted in the back of the tank for any missed dead spots and for the return will be running a #EcoTech #Marine L-1.

    YAHOOOO. I just tracked my order and it appears that my shipment will be coming in this sometime next wk. After that, there is only one thing left to complete this 2 YRS design and move on to the next part of this never-ending journey! My Synergy CL-44 Sump and Matching ATO Container. Per Synergy, my sump and ATO 10-gallon container should be ready right around the 1st of February, which is perfect since I AM in the process of a 4-week recurring cycle on 50 lbs of my some of my old school Ultra Premium Fiji live rock that I saved from my last build! I just found that you can no longer get real Ultra Premium Fiji Live rock since it was banned in 2008 or any Tonga Branches which was also banned in 2004 for any type of Export. That's what you have seen an explosion of Artifical reef rock, like your Marco Dry Rock, Real Reef rock, Walt Smith Live rock, which in my opinion, its junk. In my opinion, there is nothing in the world better than Real live rock for your Biological Filtration, especially for a new tank.



    Recurring 50 lbs of Ultra Premium Fiji.



  12. Apex Cabinet, Jan 16, 2019
  13. FLSharkvictim

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    @tatties , @NS Mike D, - Check it out, I started to do some research on electrical panels for aquariums and I found this available on the market! They make two versions, the single and the deluxe and I myself went with the Deluxe version and grabbed an extra shelves since I will be mounting a lot of Equipment to it. Like my new #ApexEL controller w/ 2 - 832 powerbars plsu all of my Eco-tech Marine controllers and my Reef Octo Regal Protein Skimmer controller AND MY 2 #TUNZE 6055 pwrhead Controllers etc etc. Also, it will hold all of my Power strips or extra cords. everything will be nice and tight! What I REALLY like about these panels is the back b/c that's where you install all of your power strips, your dosing pumps & dosing containers which will be totally hidden but very easy to access.

    I have saved me a tremendous amount of time and the headaches trying to source all of the material. This is so much easier for me than a DIY solution. FYI - These Deluxe Panels are not cheap but well worth it to me.....

    Make sure you click on my Build thread link and follow along :)

    Specifications:
    • Face Size: 25.25" H x 16.25 W
    • Thickness: 3.5"
    • Inside Zip Tie Tracks: 4
    • Inside Shelf: 2
    • Hole size A: 1.25" x 3"
    • Hole size B: 1.25" x 6"
    Deluxe Aquarium Controller Board Mounting System with Wireless LEDs
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    SIDE VIEW of the Deluxe model:

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    Back of the panel for all of your dosing pumps and Dosing containers.
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  14. “Keep you hands out of the tank”— literally or figuratively?, Dec 10, 2018
  15. FLSharkvictim

    Instead of taking any chances when moving my live rock or adding some SPS corals to my tank I always try to use my Tunze Protective Gloves when going in! They come packaged from #TUNZE - 10 per pack and they are only $7.00 dollars from from AquaCave! Its worth it if your going to actually use them..
  16. Enter to WIN a Tunze 9404 Skimmer!!, Jun 9, 2018
  17. mdbannister



    Tunze Skimmer Giveaway!

    This month we're making it EASY to have many entries! All you have to do is one or more of the following things to qualify to win prize combo:

    1. Update your Reef2Reef tank thread this month. (you can update it once a week for 4 total entries) After you update or create the tank thread post the link to your build here in this thread up to 4 times for each week. If you don't have a tank thread then start a new one here: Member Tanks

    2. Share this thread (you can post a link to it) on your Facebook and use these hashtags: #Reef2Reef #Giveaway #Tunze

    So where are we at now...? 5 possible entries from #1 and #2... what else can we do to get you entered? How about this?

    3. After you have done #1 or #2 (or both),
    tag someone in this thread who could use this skimmer (Do this by using the @ symbol and their username...like this: @revhtree). Be sure to tell us why they need it (feel free to be creative :D). You can tag one person per day, but here's the catch...they HAVE to enter the contest too (using at least options #1 or #2) or the entry doesn't count. :cool:

    Ok, so now we've got 5 possible entries plus 30ish possible entries for #3? That's a whole lot of possible entries!! GET STARTED!!


    Winning Prize: DOC Skimmer 9404 compact shipped to your door



    Drawing of Prizes and Notification of Winnings

    Entries accepted through July 8, 2018. The winner will be chosen by random draw and announced on July 9, 2018.

    At the end of the contest we will choose the winner via a random number generator. The winner's username will be tagged in the winning announcement. We will not email, pm, or contact the winner other than tagging the winning name. Be sure to check back to claim your prize. If it is not claimed within 2 days we will do a re-pick and so on until the prize is claimed.

    Thanks again to Tunze USA!