DangerDave’s 155 gallon reef in wall build

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  1. DangerDave

    DangerDave Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    So i’ve had a PH problem since it started getting cold, and the ventless heater in the garage is started coming on.

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    I’ve run a CO2 scrubber, with good results st first. Once it got real cold and the heater started running almost constantly, I couldn’t get the PH over 7.85 durning the day. The lowest it dropped to 7.6. I see a difference in the corals when this happens.

    I added a fresh air line to the CO2 scrubber, but still can’t get it over 7.9 during the day. So I started insulating the tank so I can turn the heat down to a level the fresh air line and CO2 scrubber can handle.

    I insulated the sump last night with 2inch foam.

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    I’m gonna work on the tank itself this weekend. I hate not being able too see the sump running when I enter the room.

    Dave
     

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    DangerDave Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    PH is over 8 two days in a row with the garage heater off, woohoo! I also added a few new corals last night.

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    And a $6 (tiny) mushroom, ricordia I think...

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    Dave
     
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    So with the temp keeping just above freezing, the heater is only on when I go out there. The PH is keeping from 7.9 to 8.1.

    To celebrate () I’ve added a few more inhabitants.

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    This is my little Euphelia corner...
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    Dave
     
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    I’m really excited. I found what I think is a tiny little euphyllia growing. I’m not sure if it came on a frag, or if it was from one of the corals. This rock was originally on a plug. I removed it from the plug (the rock had a frag on it) and glued it to the reef rock. When I moved the coral, the frag came off the rock, i just left the rock and glued the frag where I wanted it.

    I can’t remember which frag was on it. I hope it grows out, I‘m excited to see what it is.

    Dave

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    DangerDave Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member

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    I can’t look at this elegance coral enough....

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    Nice job and awesome equipment list you have Danger... Tagging along Thanks for sharing
     
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    Very nice. Any recent full tank shots?
     
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    Thanks Joe!
     
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    Thanks Matt. I'll post one today. I've been trying to get a good one, but I'm about as far from a photographer as you can get!
     
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    I have this one, it’s from last week. The light shining from the windows across the room comes up in pictures, I’ll try for a new one once the sun goes down today.

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    Looks great! Are you still using the Kessil AP700's? If so, what do you think of them? I'm still looking for lighting for my 210. TIA!
     
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    Coming along nicely...really like the softie/LPS coral choices...any show fish you're going to add down the line?
     
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    Thank you! And yes, I'm using two AP700s and really like them.

    Dave
     
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    Thank you dbraun15. I definitely am, but I'm not sure yet in what I want. Too many great options...

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    Hi all! Just a quick update and some recent pics.

    Last week I began dosing 2 part, the auto water changes could no longer keep up. I also tried red sea’s reef energy 2 part as a supplement to feeding. Not sure if this is doing anything, but my little brain is telling me that the corals look better.

    Here are the pics...

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    I put a frag rack in the back, I hate it. I have a frag tank being delivered Thursday, so I’ll be able to take it down.

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    Dave
     
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    nice, I also bought the LR45. Did you get (3) 4' sock holder and 2 (7') sock holder? Just curious...Because my order came with one of each...
     
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    Vinny

    Yes, I received the correct parts for the 4 & 7 inch sock holders. It also came with a perforated plate if you wanted to use a sponge type pre-filter. I also received LEDs, which I didn't expect. It did not ship with the heater holder or refugium section cover as was advertised. He said he would work it out and I expected the heater holder sent, but it never came. Turned out not to be a big deal, the heaters I used had holders with them and the refugium section has an algae reactor in it.

    Either way, it worked out great. The only thing I would do different, would be to lower the shelf I put it on to allow for more room to work on the algae reactor. It's really tight as is.

    How do you like it so far?


    Dave
     
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    vinny110 Active Member Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Thanks for the response Dave. I am currently doing a new build for an 64.2 gallon tank (rimless) and got the LR45 for the ideal sump. I contacted support for more holders and waiting for reply. Still awaiting my tank, ordered the synergy shadow overflow as well. Gonna be a nice build, replacing my red sea reefer 250. Please feel free to see my progress on R2R and on instagram. :) Happy Reefing Dave
     
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