700 Gallon ReBoot of My Dream Tank

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  1. cumbeje

    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    You will see no fish in this tank. I decided to let the new tank go fallow for 3 months with no fish. I had a bout of ich in old tank 1 year ago and lost a few fish. I haven't seen it on any of the surviving fish but I didn't want to take any chances. So I decided to go fish less while my remaining fish went though QT to be safe.
     

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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    My QT tank setup is a 40 gallon tank I picked up cheap from a Petco. Decorations is a 3 in pvc pipe. Pretty simple setup. Just heater, aquaclear hang on filter with just foam filter. I keep a a seachem Ammonia Alert hanging in tank for safety. These things work great no need to do tests for Ammonia.
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    On my old tank I had an apex but did not use all it features. In the new tank I wanted to be able to see an issues from where no matter I am. Being able to setup email warnings was a life saver.
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    Loving the progression shots! There's nothing like watching someone's tank go from an empty glass box to an artfully put together in-home reef.
     
  5. cumbeje

    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    For Calcium and Alkalinity add I use a CR836 calcium reactor with a SMC618 secondary chamber. I control this with apex to C02 regulator on at 6.70 pH and off at 6.50 pH. It does a great job of keeping stable Alk. What is also nice is I have a warning setup to send me email if pH rises above 7.0. Than I know that C02 bottle needs changed.
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    The reactor is run off of my manifold and I use a graduated cylinder anytime I need to change ALk. I never mess with the c02 bubble count. I just take the graduated cylinder and collect a sample for 10 seconds. Right now I run 22 mls per 10 seconds through reactor.
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I know there is a ton of debate out there about water changes. Should you do them ect.. I always figure they can not hurt so I added a DOS to my Apex to do continuous automatic water changes. I use DOS to remove and replace 2.5 gallons daily saltwater. The only time this is not running is when I need to mix more saltwater. I use FMM module with light sensor to stop DOS when level of fresh saltwater gets to bottom of container. Here is some pics of my saltwater and top off containers. I use float valve to keep autotop off container full which I use a tunze osmolator 3155. I also have a light sensor if float valve fails. T 20170825_125204.jpg 20170825_125214.jpg 20170825_125315.jpg 20170825_125255.jpg 20170825_125309.jpg here is a solenoid tied into RODI to shutoff flow as backup.
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I wanted to give you a screen shoot of my lighting plan with my Kessil 360's. I use Apex to control them.

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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Since I use a calcium reactor my pH tends to stay at the low end but is very stable. Does not seem to have any effect on coral growth.
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Want to give you a total list of equipment that I use:

    Tank: Planet aquarium 120 x 36 x 36 with starphire front panel
    Sump: Tideline sump 72 x 22
    Stand: steel

    Pumps: 2 x hammerhead/barracuda Reeflo Golf pumps
    Heater: Aqua logic 2kw titanium inline
    Union and valves: schedule 80 CPEX Ball valve
    Chiller: Aqua logic Delta star 1/3 hp ds-4 (never runs)
    Sand: (10) 20 lbs CaribSea Arag-Alive special Grade reef Sand

    Water Motion:
    2 x Maxspects Gyre XF250
    4 x Tunze 6255 (controlled by Apex)

    Lighting LED:
    16 x Kessil A360NE

    Media reactors:
    2 x BRS Jumbo reactors running BRS GFO 24 hours off of manifold

    Calcium Reactors:
    Geo reef CR836
    Geo Reef SM618 secondary reactor

    Apex Controller:
    Neptune PMK PAR monitoring Kit
    Neptune DOS
    3 x Neptune optical level Sensors
    2 x Fluid Monitoring Module
    1 x flow sensor

    Skimmer:
    RK25PE RK2 Systems

    Quarantine Tank:
    40 gallon glass tank

    RODI:
    BRS 6 stage Plus System 75 gallons per day

    Salt:
    Red Sea Coral Pro Mix

    Auto top off:
    Tunze Osmilator 3155

    I think that is it!!
     
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    Great Build tanks looks great looking forward to seeing how this progresses over the next few years!!!
     
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    Super awesome build!
     
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    So what made you choose the Kessils over, say, Radions? I saw you said they were responsive to emails and you can control with Apex..can you not control Radions with Apex? (Trying to decide what lights I want to get for my first tank)
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    No I do not believe you can control Radions with apex.
     
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    Radions are super controllable with the Apex...
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I didn't know that. How do you control them compared to kessil A360's?
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks i will be working on getting list of livestock up.
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Yeah need to get pics up soon of livestock.
     
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    cumbeje Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    My tank paramters:

    Alk: 9.2
    calcium: 450
    Mag: 1450
    Salinity: 1.025
    PO4: .006 mg/l
    Nitrates: .25 ppm
    Temp: 78-80
    Ph: 7.87-8.05
     
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    awesome!!!
     
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