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Haven’t provided any updates recently. Lots going on:

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finally have all the parts for my ATO containers and saltwater mixing. Now just have to glue the acrylic and attach to slides.
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Anyone had an Apex DDR leak? I bought them second hand and didn’t test when I received. Got sold a leaky one. My guess is it’s toast.
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got the new back cover fabed. Just have to install this weekend.
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made custom 3D printed slides to fit in the 8020 profile.

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got both my ATO res and Saltwater mixing installed. Used acrylic for the base and lids. Used soft closing drawer slides so they can slide out. Aqueon 10 gallon tanks bought at the petco $1/gal sale. And custom designed and printed brackets to mount it all to the stand. I now just have to do the cable management in the back and it’ll all be ready to go. Very happy with how it turned out.

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to the person in R2R who sold me a leaking DDR - I find it unlikely that it started leaking when it got to me, on my first use, and not before, but if you didn’t know you didn’t know. If you did know - enjoy the $150, what goes around comes around lol.
 
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a few growth shots. I took these this AM where the radions were just coming on so only half the tank is lit. Used a cellphone with no filter.
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JF burning banana really starting to take off.

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I forget this acros name (it’s posted a page or two back) but he was a WWC new release. Starting to get a strong base.

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WWC Christmas Mari. Starting to grow over the plug. I have to adjust the lighting above this guy because while he has good color, definitely not as bold as it could be.

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poker star monti. No clue what the thing in bottom left is, showEd up one day.

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pc rainbow growing out the base.
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digi - this guy was a freebie with my ausi gold. Best grower in the tank.
 
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I have the hood on and I have a few connections to make and then the lift mechanism should be good to go. But I got a little distracted because today, today is @TopShelfAquatics day.

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as always, super well packed. I removed the other packaging to show the bags.

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not sure what this guy does, they just included it as a freebie with my coral purchase.

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So finally after purchasing a bunch of coral, I got what i really wanted, and better yet, 3 of them.

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looks like each one is a 5 piece assembly. I find these to be much clickier than most pens.
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and of course, properly logoed. I’ll post some more pics later, once I get done playing with my new pens.
 
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Couple of pics

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iPad mounted for apex
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3 mechanical switches. Hood up/down, feed mode, add saltwater/freshwater
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cable management for switches and web cam
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Cable management for lights.

this was a cool find today,
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goblins on fire not loving their frag plug anymore, moving off.
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what are you doing little buddy?

sorry about the pic quality. I can’t find my filter.
 
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a better shot of the AOIs


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bought these years ago from TSA as wasabi bounces. Never bounced much other than a small bubble or two on the first one. All of a sudden though they are multiplying like crazy.

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TSA healfire torch



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PC rainbow. Took a little bit to encrust but now it’s starting to noticeably grow.
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poker star monti
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JF burning banana
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golden dwarf Moray
 
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Slow weekend, Masters isn’t thrilling at the moment and wasn’t sure what to do today. For some reason is dawned on me that I haven’t updated my build thread in over a year. So I went and looked at what changed...oh wow, here we go. Current full shot (need to clean my glass).
 

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And my salt mixing station is different. Here is the very bottom. Salt on the left with a pump to the main tank, fresh on the right with a pump to the main tank. Both have getting low sensors and empty sensors. The salt side has a Powerhead and a heater. The middle is a cubby to hold supplies.
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Then I put these shelves in.
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The right one has my trident and below it used to be a freshwater system for feeder fish (angler and eel). That was boring and I couldn’t grow fish fast enough so now it’s getting a frag tank.
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Left side has my chemicals and will get a matching tank below it. Not sure if this will be QT, frag, or display refugium (leaning toward this one).
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Up date on the top side coming next.
 
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I added a second cable chain because there were too many wires going to the lift part, again auto lights when the hood lifts.
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Shot of the custom printed sensor and probe holder. Holds my 4 apex probes and 3 water level sensors. Low water, over filled water, and tank about to overflow.

this is the custom printed ATO and dose line holder.
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