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- Mar 29, 2020
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19" rackmount PDU
Yep switch on the front and outlet on the rear inside the cabinet. They come with the cade tank but they are a pretty standard switched power distribution unit found in most server racks. Typically advertised at PDU's. I'm sure you can get them from most electrical wholesalers that specialize in data and communications.Nice control panel! I like those switches, are the sockets on the back of each one? What are they called, it makes a nice clean set up.
Once the new tank build is started these are going on, I cant believe I've never considered them before. Keep up the good work, I'm getting schooled here!Yep switch on the front and outlet on the rear inside the cabinet. They come with the cade tank but they are a pretty standard switched power distribution unit found in most server racks. Typically advertised at PDU's. I'm sure you can get them from most electrical wholesalers that specialize in data and communications.
The glass weighed 240kg but 4 men moved it without an issue. We had suction cups but we found it was easier to carry it from underneath the glass itself. Where the suction cups came in handy was shuffling the tank around on top of the stand, but totally not necessary.Just wondering if it was pretty tough to lift the tank with 4 people. Did you use any suction cups or just grab it from the bottom corners?
Yes i have been reading a lot about the controversy over 'stalled' cycles. i have watched a few seminars by Dr Tim and the research behind what he preaches is very convincing.Your cycle is not stalled, ask brandon429 for his opinion, these days a stalled cycle is debunked or it does not happen.
Is that a Salifert Nitrite test kit and what is your Nitrate and Ammonia reading?
This is one of the issues with the 900 - those media chambers are only 4 inches wide - haven't come across a skimmer with that small of a footprint. So i am considering installing a baffle in the main skimmer chamber to house my skimmer on one side and a small fuge on the other.Good idea using the media chamber for your skimmer, plenty of room for the fuge now.
it was more of a supply and demand issue in regard to the availability of fittings. I'm in a country town in Australia so we don't have the large number of stores that the likes of Sydney and Melbourne have and Covid has also slowed delivery services here. So that won't be an issue for you. I believe Sanking, the company that make the metric plumbing for these Cades have made metric to standard adapters. Believe it or not, metric plumbing isn't really used here, it have very specific applications.Great looking build so far - i was so excited when i saw CADE in the title because i have just recently purchased a Cade SR 900 Series 2 system and am working on my build as well. Tank is still a few months from being delivered me being from Georgia, US and all.
Couple of questions
1. You mentioned having trouble tieing into things due to the metric dimensions of the tubing - i hadn't even thought of that when i bought this system. What all have you run into that has caused some delay due to the tubing being metric?
2. You mentioned it but i didn't understand - how did you get your sump to have the white back ground? what material did you use and where did you get it? Definitely looks much better with that...
This is one of the issues with the 900 - those media chambers are only 4 inches wide - haven't come across a skimmer with that small of a footprint. So i am considering installing a baffle in the main skimmer chamber to house my skimmer on one side and a small fuge on the other.
Look forward to following along and i will be posting mine here soon as well.
Yep, that's it. Super simple but has been working extremely well for me. I don't even get a 1/4" of level fluctuations in my return section. I use a hose that contects to my water change station to pump the RODI water in.Yea I was thinking about dividing that big chamber to have a small fuge area and a separate skimmer chamber.
Also you know how the auto top off section is on the back of these tanks, I’m still not clear exactly how they work? Does it top off the return chamber section anytime the float drops low enough to open that drain line?? So then you just have to have some sort of system to keep the top off chamber on the back of the tank full right??
No I just manually do it whenever it gets low. I have a level sensor in my return section that will alert me if it get 1cm below normal running height but it lasts over a week.Do you have an auto top off connected to it from your water change station or do you just pump water to it when it gets low??