First Time Salt Water Tank.....

Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by Xathron, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    A long time if you keep it wet. Shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't drain it when you add it to the tank.
     

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    This is an awesome build! Love that sump, stand, tank, scape, yup! Eager to see more :)
     
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    The only thing I can see is the drains from the display should be connected to the sump with th grey threaded hose barb fittings. Other than that it looks like you're good to go.
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    Stevo01, Thanks really trying to make the first one work trying. It to cut any corners
     
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    Ok thanks for the info will get that changed out
     
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    Xathron Well-Known Member

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    Ok I got the 20 Nuvo Fusion Aquarium for the QT for fish. Can I use the 10 Nuvo for the QT of coral?
     
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    OK, so hooking up the Apex when it comes to what should be plugged into it and what can do with out being plugged into it.

    Do I need to get another energy bar8 or no need and just plug the others into non-controlled ?

    What I have plugged into it is:
    Return Pump
    Skimmer
    XF-280 Power Head
    Heater
    Heater
    Calcium Reactor pump
    Kelso Light over Reefugium
    CO tank Solenoid

    What still is not hooked up to Apex
    DT Lights (have not gotten them yet)
    Pump that feeds the Calcium Reactor
    Pump that feeds filter cylinders
    Power Head in Reefugium

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    Yeah i was wondering what i was going to do as well.

    DT light, sump light, return pump, 2 heaters, skimmer pump, biopellet reactor pump, carbon reactor pump, 2 mp40's, doser, thinking im missing something but yeah. What do you do after you run out of plugs in the apex?
     
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    Set up looking great man!
     
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    Love the set up, LifeReef is the best!! I can't wait for my build coming up in the new year.
     
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    R_C thanks .. I am getting closer to getting water in it.
     
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    Yes I am liking they way it came out. What one did you get from Jeff ?
     
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    OK so I went and ordered my light today Giesemann 48" Aurora T5 Hybrid. The question is what is the combo of T5 to put in it for the best results ?
     
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    Nice thread, following along - excited for your journey :)
     
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    Wow great build. That's one of the sexiest sumps I've ever seen! Almost too good to get wet, LOL. Nice choice of light. I have the ATI hybrid. My build is similar stage to yours (just got water in & cycling) & similar size. Looking forward to following along.
     
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    Thank You M-Balf... Yeah it looks all nice and clean, let's see how long it stays that way :eek:
     
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    OK so today is the day. I got the tank wet. Need to fine tune the drain to kill the noise of running water. IMG_8115.jpg
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    Congrats!
     
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    Awesome
     
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    Ok after one night with the system running I have to make a change. The return pump is just to darn loud. Right now it is a BlueLine 70 just ordered a VectraM1 DC Pump from ecotech marine. Anyone run this ? Is it quite ?
     
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