!!!7000+ POUNDS OF GLASS!! YOU GUYS UP FOR A BUILD OR WHAT??

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  1. Battlecorals

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    Hi there,

    it pretty much does. with ph in there about 6.9. its the balance I've settled on. Im pumping a lot of c02 into it believe me
     

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    codydemmel4 Valuable Member

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    haha i was thinking the same thing
     
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    Thats the beauty of Deltec. They looks great clean or dirty:)
     
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    I'm loving my Deltec. Wish I would have known how much better they are when I first started!
     
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    yeah i was thinking a much larger de gassing chamber would probably be more effective. That little thing is pretty dinky. already thinking about something I can do lol
     
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    Oh no, adams starting to chase the ph...:p
     
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:

    Next thing you know he will be carbon dosing and running GFO!!!! ;Wideyed
     
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    Clownman727 Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers

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    Running Kalk in your top off would help raise the ph and I believe it helps reduce in co2.
     
  9. Battlecorals

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    It would be tricky to run kalk now because of how I've set up my DI. Been meaning to detail that here soon. Plus its just so messy lol, and ultimately more "stuff"
     
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    bubbaque Never enough SPS R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Adam have you noticed anything different with the ph since it’s a little more time now?
     
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    well the only thing I know for sure is that my probe is shot lol. However, i did decide to get hanna hand held, ( the curiosity was too much for me) and the tank measures 8.2 at peak day and around 7.9 at the lowest. I built a bigger de-gassing chamber for the calcium reactor as wel.l I'll get some pics up soon. It's coming out of there at 7.6, which is much better then the 6.8-9 straight out of the reactor

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    That seems like a HUGE difference. You are officially kicked out of the low ph club! :p
     
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    LOl yeah i guess i am, assuming the hand held is correct lol. But as well it should be higher I am exchanging a tremendous amount of inside air, with outside air for humidity control , so its practically outside up there lol
     
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    Interesting, will be following....
     
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    Wow! Just read through this thread, amazing operation you have going on. One thing that caught my eye was your location as it looks like Im just south of you in St Charles IL. Are visits and coral pickups vs dealing with shipping an option?
     
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    Adam, what do you use to feed your calcium reactor? I'm feeding mine off the manifold but have to adjust it every few days and I'm getting tired of it. I'm looking for other options.
     
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    I think you should check out masterflex as an option. I was adjusting my needle valve daily to try and keep things consistent and it got old fast. Since switching to the masterflex and a carbon doser regulator, I have had stability without tinkering and it’s been suck a relief!
     
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    Maacc Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I use the faster drip method, just a little less than a constant stream and control the ph inside the reactor with a ph probe and my apex. I also use Adam's trick of a diesel fuel filter right before the needle valve to catch any small chunks that could clog it. It's been working like a charm for the last 8 months or so.
     
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    Hi there

    I had intended to feed off the return through a small mech filter, butI ended up using a small tunze pump that works really well
     
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    This build is amazing but this really got me thinking. What's your plan for Co2 build up during the winter months?
     
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