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That was to cover the drilled hole and hold a piece of pvc for the reactor hose. It's from a frag rack I'm not using.
 
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Water change done. Pumps cleaned and back in service. Jebao's been running now non stop for 4 years!

No sand removed, will do that later. Helped the wife clean up down in the basement. Going through old stuff we don't use and don't need.

Going to set down and order replacement diodes for the black boxes hopefully tonight after dinner.
 
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Well I've decided to order my replacement diodes for my black boxes. Only looking at $72 dollars total. 165 diodes total. The bad thing is I have to order them from three different vendors in China from eBay. Still not bad.
 
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That's really a great price.

Can you post some shots, as you go, when you get them in?
Yes I can. Looks like around first week of August before I get them.
 

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Well I've decided to order my replacement diodes for my black boxes. Only looking at $72 dollars total. 155 diodes total. The bad thing is I have to order them from three different vendors in China from eBay. Still not bad.
Love it. Do it yourself! Buy a fish with what u saved, right? That's how I see it.
 

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Yes I can. Looks like around first week of August before I get them.
Thanks!!
I'd really like to tag along when you put them in.

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I'm still in Darth mode.... :)
 
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I do plan on doing a video on their replacement and posting it here. It will also detail the diodes chosen and their layout. Should be fun to do!
 
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Well I tried Fritz blue box and since I've had some die off. Montipora digitata is effected. Stn. Nothing else effected. Running GAC and I have RO/DI water running with 30 gallons of the tried and true purple box!


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Should have never switched!


It's the only thing that I changed except using Rods food herbivore blend because the LFS I shop was out. RO/DI cartridges are all good, changed them all two months ago with still 0 TDS out of them. Water tests all came out normal except my calcium is way up around 560! Also got some LRS reef frenzy and fed that tonight.

So no more Fritz for me and sticking to LRS food.

Crazy, switch salts and all hell breaks loose! Go figure!

Will do many more water changes over the next week.
 

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Well I tried Fritz blue box and since I've had some die off. Montipora digitata is effected. Stn. Nothing else effected. Running GAC and I have RO/DI water running with 30 gallons of the tried and true purple box!


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Should have never switched!


It's the only thing that I changed except using Rods food herbivore blend because the LFS I shop was out. RO/DI cartridges are all good, changed them all two months ago with still 0 TDS out of them. Water tests all came out normal except my calcium is way up around 560! Also got some LRS reef frenzy and fed that tonight.

So no more Fritz for me and sticking to LRS food.

Crazy, switch salts and all hell breaks loose! Go figure!

Will do many more water changes over the next week.
@Fudsey

U run into this ever?

Sounds strange. Like a bad batch of salt or something weird.
 

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I have to be fair, though something in the salt may have triggered a stress event that is causing the STN. So changing back to IO may not fix this problem. I may have a bigger issue now. Fragging off the dieing tissue in a attempt to save some is the best course of action for now. Hopefully I can clean this up before it spreads.
 
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Sweep going, now to blow everything off. Water change water is perfectly clear and up to temp. Love IO, it has always mixed clear for me. Fritz, not so much.
 

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The story of Flippers reef started long ago..........

In a time before a thing called "The Internet"existed. Land locked Missouri, mid western U.S.A. back in 1993. I had just got out of the army in 1992 and got busy starting a family.

See, I had fresh water tanks off and on since I was very young and one summer night back in 93, while out to dinner with my wife and daughter, we had to wait for a table at a restaurant. We decided to take a walk down the strip mall near by to burn some time and unknown to me, there before me was a "saltwater fish store"! Looking in windows with eyes wide and mouth open, like a kid on Christmas Day! I had to go in! The rest is history and a "True Aquatic Addiction" permanently took hold.

Since then, a couple houses and numerous saltwater tanks later, our journey brings us to March 2015.......

This is Flippers current build thread.....

Tank: Marineland standard 6', 125 gallon RR

Stand: DIY

Canopy: DIY, 2, 120mm computer case fans

Sump tank: 6', 125 gallon, basement. DIY sump stand

Water changing station: 2, 33 gallon grey Brute trash cans connected via recirculation manifold. Danner mag 5

Skimmer: Reef Octopus classic nwb150

Heaters: 3, 150w, controlled by Inkbird Itc 308.

Return pump: Panworld 150ps

DT Wave pumps: 2, Jebao RW 15's on JB wave controller

ATO: autotopoff.com redundant float switch controlled, 16 gallon Ace rotomold conical tank. Jebao pump, internal

DT lights: 3, modified 165w Mars Aqua units. LED layout mod to SB reef lights diode layout

RO/DI: BRS 6 stage

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New house = New tank! Planing stage was at least a 6' tank, but not too big due to funds. A new 6' 125 at $350 was to good to pass up. Knowing I was going to to do a basement sump on this one, I found a used 6' 125 that's was scratched up for $100.

Stand build was based on "Rocket engineers" design. 2x4's and 2x6's design. Wood screws and wood glue. 1/4" plywood skinned. No top. Doors hand built.






Interior and exterior painted semi gloss:

Do you mind going into your ato setup? Do you have anymore pics. Looking at their website it seems exactly what I'm looking for
 

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