Devoted Reefer 250

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  1. Fin

    Fin Tank Status: Still Dry R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor Louisiana Reef Club

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    Lots of neat stuff in this thread! I think Thomas at Anything Acrylic will be busy building these sock replacement tubes, until someone over here borrows his design. :) Mine are already on the way, along with some other goodies. Following to see what else you come up with...
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  2. powers2001

    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    pelphrey, how's the tank and how do you like your COR pump? Were you able to get the 1" flow sensor connected to your return line? What do you have it running at?
     
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    Alright ladies and gents, thinking of upgrading my lights from 2 x AI Hydra 26 HD's and going with 2 x Radions XR 15 pro gen 4. I'm wondering everyone's thoughts.
     
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  4. powers2001

    powers2001 started reefing 1999 R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Going from 2 to 2 you're not gaining much IMO. About the same amount of PAR and spread. Radions will give you more controllability with either Reeflink or Apex with WXM module. To get more even spread I'd go with 3 XR15s. They now have diffusers for XR15s:
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    to reduce shimmer and disco-ball effect. Hopefully they'll still have glitter lines.
     
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    That's what I'm going for, more controllability here by hooking it up to my apex. If there was a module coming out for the AI, I would stick with it but from what I've read and been told they don't plan on releasing one.
     
  6. pelphrey

    pelphrey Valuable Member R2R Supporter Showcase Editor Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I've been MIA for awhile. I'll update all of the previous questions as quickly as possible.

    Until then some things have changed!

    The 36" aquatic life t5 hybrid fixture has been added to the tank, still running the two kessil 160's and added the neptune lunar module and lights.

    Also added the coral box wifi doser with ABC of the tropic marin balling method while pump 4 doses acro power daily.

    Added 10 various SPS frags to the tank.

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  7. pelphrey

    pelphrey Valuable Member R2R Supporter Showcase Editor Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I really like them, especially with the new t5 fixture. The coverage is crazy!

    Yeah, I've always (30+ years) been a fan of 'easing the eye' into any tank by having less obstructions coming from the left, then building it up towards the right. Something I read about & agreed with in the late '70's. Nicely done![/QUOTE]

    Thank you!!

    Bucket list item!

    I am just running it at 73% nothing fancy going on with it on my tank!

    How is this working out?

    Did you ever get this resolved? Did they get a new machine and start making new parts?

    Great looking growth!!!

    If you haven't already, you'll need to reduce from 1 1/4" to whatever size plumbing you will be using. The fitting from the VarioS fits on the COR, very simple swap!

    Aquarium Specialty. They have a ton of colors and sizes!
     
  8. pelphrey

    pelphrey Valuable Member R2R Supporter Showcase Editor Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    If only I had the skills! hahaha

    I actually sold the sensor awhile back. I didn't want to mess with adding it and the work involved with getting it online since the physical size is pretty big and my space is very limited.

    I don't have experience with either of those lights, I suppose if you have your heart set then jump on it. The radions probably pack more of a punch, but I am not sure how much of an upgrade it will be? Did you do the swap, are you happy?

    I agree with you!
     
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    Few more images for fun!

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    pelphrey Valuable Member R2R Supporter Showcase Editor Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Current front tank shot

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    pelphrey Valuable Member R2R Supporter Showcase Editor Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Tested phosphates today... amazed by the numbers I saw!

    Using 2 vials for the first two tests. First test came back at 67 second one 59. Nitrate 0

    Ran a third test using 1 vial, it came back at 73.

    I have the standards for the test kit. Just tested those. 107 - standard is 100 +-10 so it’s right!

    I’ve been missing a fish for a few weeks now. Everything looks fine. Currently running 3 of the 4 lights on my ATS, going to run all 4. I cleaned the screen awhile back, I’m thinking maybe I over did it. I did it on purpose since I wanted to see how quickly it would grow back.

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  12. FLG

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    Thank you!!



    Bucket list item!



    I am just running it at 73% nothing fancy going on with it on my tank!



    How is this working out?



    Did you ever get this resolved? Did they get a new machine and start making new parts?



    Great looking growth!!!



    If you haven't already, you'll need to reduce from 1 1/4" to whatever size plumbing you will be using. The fitting from the VarioS fits on the COR, very simple swap!



    Aquarium Specialty. They have a ton of colors and sizes![/QUOTE]

    Sorry. Haven’t been on here in a while. The set up works for sure. I ended up taking it out due to algae growth Want to try it again but need to black out the perimeter of that chamber.
     
  13. pelphrey

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    pelphrey Valuable Member R2R Supporter Showcase Editor Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Tested phosphates last night, you can see that I went from .18 on Dec 23 to .1 on Dec 29 to .07 on Jan 6th. I've only done one 5 gallon water change (which isn't much really) and I am running all 4 GEM5 lights on my scrubber. ATS is running for 16 hours ON and 8 OFF. I had been using reef roids pretty heavily and I've always seen an increase in nutrients when using it heavily. Patience has brought them back down.

    As far as nitrates, they are still ZERO! Tank has never registered any nitrates!

    Went to test ALK yesterday and my Hanna tester kelp reading L.Lo I changed the battery 3 times and tried 4 cuvettes with no success. Email sent to Hanna, RMA issued. Need to send this meter in! Thanks @Hanna Instruments for the quick response!

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    Corals! Green slimmer doing well in the reefer!

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    pelphrey Valuable Member R2R Supporter Showcase Editor Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    I am always in my downstairs living around between 6:45 and 7am. My coral box doser is set to dose the first dose at 7am. Over the course of the last month I’ve noticed the dose happening earlier. The time on the doser does not keep up with current time. Not a big issue, and you can sync it by opening the app and pressing the refresh button at the top right.

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    Any update on Gyre 230's ?
    How's the sound working out for you, did they finally quiet down ?
     
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    @M4rtin yep, noise reduced a lot! If they are ran super high I can hear them, but I don’t run them that high. Keep them clean and they are awesome!
     
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    Happy Saturday all!

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