Daniel's Reef Savvy 50g Cube - SPS Dominant Mixed Reef

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  1. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Working on getting the Cal Rx set up today. It's a bit of a job. I'm not sure about when I should be working on calibrating the probe and connecting it. I'm guessing that's done before you fill it with water. :confused:
     
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  2. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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  3. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    So...day 3 of working on this stupid calcium reactor (might help if my time wasn't so limited). Tonight I discovered an issue with the solenoid. Basically, anytime I open the CO2 tank valve, I get a gas leak through the solenoid.

    This is the solenoid:

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    This is where it's leaking

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    Any help? #reefsquad
     
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  4. reeferfoxx

    reeferfoxx Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I had the exact same leak with the same solenoid! In fact I still have it in the closet somewhere. Should be in the trash.
     
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  5. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Well that's unfortunate. So no fixing it?
     
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    reeferfoxx Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Honestly, I don't know. I never attempted it. My purpose was for a planted tank a few years ago. I dealt with it for about a year but never had success. Kept causing plants to melt and co2 to escape so I went back to liquid co2.
     
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  7. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    If you are going to continue with the Co2/Ca reactor experiment, get a new one. Co2 can kill you.
     
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  8. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club Partner Member 2018

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    I believe that it is a pressure relief valve in the regulator that is causing the leak. Not sure if that would be user fixable or not.
     
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  9. mdbannister

    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    That's what I'm thinking it is too. That's why I was wondering if it was possible reparable.
     
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    Brew12 Electrical Gru R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club Partner Member 2018

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    Do you know the brand and model number?
     
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  11. GoVols

    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    This is why I always invest in a chiller.

    Family went to Florida in 2008 on vacation. Got home a week later and central AC had gone out. Home temp was 96 degree's and reef was a total loss ;Dead

    AC went out two summer's ago... the chiller did the job... payed for itself in one day :)

    And I'll walk myself back to page 23 ;Wacky
     
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    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Daniel,
    Great thread / Gotta love the stand.

    (lol)
    I don't know if @Rakie @Amoo or you are steering the wheel but... that some funny stuff going on!!!

    Thanks for sharing your build.

    Freddie
     
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  13. Amoo

    Amoo The Moo Daddy R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Wait there's supposed to be a driver?
     
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  14. GoVols

    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Let me drive it for one post...

    (lol)
    Daniel... Throw that old regulator away... before you blow yourself up!!! :eek: :eek: :eek:
     
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    I think he purposely sabotaged his own regulator so he has an excuse to continue killing things.....just sayin
     
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    Its one that marine depot sells on there site. No name. Lol
     
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    And if one were to purchase another I would get it from co2art.
     
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    evolved The Wrasse Guy Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor AZ FRAG Member Build Thread Contributor Expert Contributor Partner Member 2018

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  19. GoVols

    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Green Leaf Aquariums :)
     
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    I put a voodoo curse on his tank 'cause I thought he was being lazy. I mean, I was right... But it's too late, the curse has become strong!
     
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