d2mini's "Essential Focus" Mixed Reef Build

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  1. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    The AP works fine, but it’s just a cheap single stage reg. The timer controls the bubble count, but the c02 dial controls the size of the bubbles.
    You can either follow this thread on the other forum to build your own, or contact the OP see if he as any already built, ready to go.
    The first time I built my own with all stainless steel parts and this time I just grabbed a nice brass one he already had which was cheaper.
    No special tools required.
    http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2461771
     

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    Thanks bud, I'll def check it out.
     
  3. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day! :)

    Took a few new pics of some of my fish. Playing with my Nikon SB-900 flash this time which I NEVER do.

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    kschweer Zoas!!! Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award NJRC Member Partner Member 2018

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    Beautiful!!!
     
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    Beautiful angel! How’s it behaving?
     
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    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    They're both doing well. Sometimes I'll find some missing polyps on my birdsnest for example, but nothing that doesn't grow back. ;)
    I'm assuming it's probably the Bellus but I never actually see either of them eating coral. Heck, it could be one of my many mithrax crabs.
     
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    very nice
     
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    Skills, love the hawk. :)
     
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    Eliot Member R2R Supporter

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    Awesome thread
     
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  10. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Finally got around to installing a booster pump on my Spectrapure RO/DI w/Auto Flush.
    Got it from SpectraPure during black friday.
    Pressure jumped from about 35-40 psi to 92 psi. :)

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    Very nice ;)
     
  12. jazzmik

    jazzmik Active Member R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    hey @d2mini went through a bunch of this thread then jumped to the end :D. Somewhere along the line did you switch out that BAO sump? Are you still doing the Triton Method?
     
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    Well jazzmik why did you decide to jump the thread. Yes he pulled out the BAO sump , and got a LifeReef sump. He stoped the Triton Method due to his tank kinda crashing and wanted a fresh restart. So now he is running a Calcium reactor , to grow his coral, and a plan Jane Refugium .
     
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    Crazy amazing pics.

    Recently got a booster as I was dealing with the same pressure (35-40). I tuned it to 90 PSI and my God the difference in speed and post-RO TDS is so good!
     
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    jazzmik Active Member R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks... yes I know it was being lazy :)
     
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  16. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Thanks! :)
    And ya, i should have coughed up the dough for the booster a long time ago. lol
     
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    jazzmik Active Member R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    @d2mini can you tell me the total LENGTH of the sump and fuge combined?
     
  18. d2mini

    d2mini Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    35"

    CFL1 - 25x16x14h
    Refugium - 10x16x18
     
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    jazzmik Active Member R2R Supporter Tampa Bay Reef Keepers Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks... looks like I can fit that under the Reefer 450 stand!
     
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    Beautiful photos and fish!
     
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