Brand New 8 gallon bio cube

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  1. 12gallonsofhex

    12gallonsofhex Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    What are the zoas in the 3rd pic? Those are cool.
     

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    Blue Eyed Blonde (D)itches...

    Replace the D with a B.
     
  3. 12gallonsofhex

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    Got it. Thanks! Gonna have to keep an eye out for these.
     
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    Fairly common and old school cool.
     
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    Head on over to this forum for dry goods, or this forum for livestock, and create a new thread. I would read thru the stickys to familiarize yourself with any forum rules that may apply.
     
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  8. 12gallonsofhex

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    So i am tired of topping off my tank already. I have parts to build a gravity ato, but i use kalk and worry about the small 1/8 inch line getting clogged. What do you all think? Is it too small of a hose for kalk?
     
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    I'd want something bigger.
     
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    Thank you for the confirmation. I think i need to stop trying DIY on this one, and just buy a quality ato.
     
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    I'm going to do the group a favor and not touch either one of these!
     
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    There are some DIY that are pretty sweet.
     
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    +1
     
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    If I recall correctly, which is always questionable, @dantimdad made a DIY ATO with acrylic from @Lowell Lemon .
     
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    Exactly the one that came to mind first!
     
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    @Lowell Lemon cut the parts and I assembled. It was really easy. Flush trimmed with a router and lit it from the bottom because, well, I have to light everything!

    I also built the ATO itself with dual floats using a relay for safety and put in in a moisture proof box. It works flawlessly.

    If you all need photos, I can built another ATO setup and take pics because I failed to do so on the first one.
     
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    BTW, salifert test kits for phos and nitrate arrive today. I am having an issue with cyano and SPS polyp extension. Calcium is 410, alk 9 and mag is 1330 (Those numbers are suspect because of the test kits but I don't think they are far off).

    Ammonia alert shows fine. (Keep in mind I don't tell the colors, Sherry looks at the tests for me) ;)
     
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    I was considering the earlier zoa posts, I could hardly give frags of this away because it didn't have a silly name, I bought them because I like them, I gave £5 or 10 for a few years ago. :)

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    I like those.
     
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