It sounds like the scrubber is doing its job. I've been thinking about a scrubber the last few years, but fail to pull the trigger. I'm curious, which do you have? I don't do any carbon dosing/reactor since my NO3 stay undetectable. I need to dose NO3 to keep the Acros colorful and the chaeto alive. However, I would love to ditch the skimmer.
Thanks! I e-mailed him and am on the wait list. Actually, the back wall of my frag tank looks like the inside of a turf scrubber I pull off big chunks every few days. I would rather have the turf in the scrubber than in the frag tank.
I did get a reply back asking me to confirm that I received his e-mail. Other than that. I have no idea on wait time yet or any other details. I'll likely go for the Rev 5. Before I order, I still need to figure out how and where the scrubber will fit in. I have a basement sump, so plenty of options.
Thanks for the gate valve tip!
If you can do it, do it. Makes life so much easier. After a few leaks on the hardwood floor, I knew I had to do something. Also, like you, I hated the limitations of a sump plus gear under the tank.
There are downsides. Like 15 feet of head to pump against.
Of course my old 135 sprung a leak and ruined the floor around the tank anyway in 2014. The Boss didn't throw me out
Even though I have a large 30" calcium reactor, I still have to dose lots of kalkwasser to keep pH up. Our house is so sealed up since the new windows. When AC is on pH drops big time even though I pump outside air to skimmer.
Basements are pretty common here. Not sure why. Terrain, soil, demand??? At least it sounds like your new house has a dedicated tank room! Our DT is in the family room and has to look presentable as possible. Its our finest piece of furniture
Humidity is not an issue in the winter. in fact, the basement sumps add just enough humidity negating the need for a humidifier. In the cooler months, I crack a few windows to get a pH boost. The 180 DT also has glass tops, so no humidity contribution. The basement sumps & tank are all uncovered and I see the AC pulling a ton of water out of the air. I wonder how much energy that uses. I need to cover up.