Flippers reef 125 gallon

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  1. Bleigh

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    SOOO pretty! Love the pictures!
     
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  2. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Thank you!
     
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    Retro Reefer Older than dirt! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Stunning Montipora pictures, love the growth patterns of that red!
     
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    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Thank you, it's getting to be a monster. When sucking out the sand, I had to be very careful around it. It's extending from one side of the tank to within about 6 inches of the front glass.
     
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    Awesome tank! Following along.
     
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  6. RichtheReefer21

    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Just think of it as a head of lettuce, u just pluck the center out and I'll get rid of it for u. Lettuce isnt very nutritious anyways. I'll be doing u a favor.
     
  7. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Lol, it’s kinda crunchy!
     
  8. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Disaster on Flippers reef this morning!

    I wake up at 7:00am this morning and go into the living room to get to the kitchen for some coffee and I hear a rattle. At that hour in the morning my lights on the tank aren't on. I walk over to the tank and open the canopy doors. No water is coming from the basement sump!

    Go down stairs and there's water on the basement floor! Not a huge amount, but the return section of the sump is almost dry! I turn off the return pump and start evaluating what happened. Nothing has leaked, no sump tank failure and everything is dry. On to the ATO reservoir, it's wet underneath and it's full of water!

    Bingo, the ATO discharge tube has slipped and is under water in the skimmer section of the sump. It back siphoned the system water into it, filled the reservoir with saltwater and over flowed on to the floor. Why didn't the electronic float switch kick on and refill the system is at this point a mystery.

    Now the wife had started a new job recently and just got paid and paid a chunk of bills. They hold back a pay check and for almost a month Ive been covering all the bills. It's been tight lately. I'm broke at the moment and get paid next Friday, that's when I was to pick up some salt.

    In a pinch I called up my friends at seascape studio and told them what happened and said I have some coral to trade for some salt. They graciously accepted the trade for a box of salt.

    Kudos and a Big shout out to Seascape Studio for helping Flipper out!

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    Rushed home and made 20 gallons as fast as my flippers could mix it and in it went. Mixed water temp was 65 and went added to the system it dropped the tank temp to 76. Everything in the DT looks beautiful and fish are happy! Thank you God and once again Seascape Studio!

    Man, what a morning!!!
     
  9. Crabs McJones

    Crabs McJones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Glitter Fairy Hospitality Award

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    Oh no! Thank God the fish store was willing to do that for you. Glad you got it taken care of :)
     
  10. andrewkw

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    Close call! Glad it worked out.
     
  11. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Yes, it was a close call! I still need about 20 gallons more to fill the sump. Waiting on the RO/DI unit now. Once up, I'll test the electronic float switch to see what happened. I have another one in a box as a back up.


    You can say that again!!!!!! Me too!
     
  12. Flippers4pups

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  13. reef lover

    reef lover It's a reef thing.... R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Whew...close call.
     
  14. Flippers4pups

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    Yes it was!
     
  15. hdsoftail1065

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    Wow! Glad it worked out!
     
  16. Flippers4pups

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    Well it's getting there. But the reef is doing good through it all.

    Thanks!
     
  17. hdsoftail1065

    hdsoftail1065 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    If you lived a little closer I would have had your 6. I have extra salt and 30 gallons mixed.
     
  18. Flippers4pups

    Flippers4pups Fins up since 1993 R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Thanks, I would do the same for any of you!
     
  19. Flippers4pups

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    These two "Flipper heads" supervising me down stairs during clean up!
     
  20. NY_Caveman

    NY_Caveman "listen to the colour of your dreams” R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Cute!

    Phew, sounds like you avoided something that could have been much worse. Not good to have a failure, but sounds like you managed it perfectly.

     
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