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Fill me in! What is going on there?
Steven,
We go to Gatlinburg every fall as a family, but it started out as an all girls thing, many years back.

We take an head count from all four sides of the family in the spring.
Then lock in on a chalet soon after the head count.

Some come in from Athens GA. so they come in from the Smokey side and we come in from the Knoxville side.

Pretty low key.

We meet up in the ams, and if some want to hit the Smokey's like Clingmans dome or hiking, then that group will head out, others might want to hit Gatlinburg or hang at the chalet.

Then we all meet back in the evenings, cook super / bring out the wine or beer, shoot pool while watching SEC foot, but most want to play Dominoes "Chicken Foot".

Pretty good time and enough to do for about all ages.

Is there anything that peaks your interest in MACNA, this year?

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Might fire up the Abyzz for a min, this evening, so we can see what it can do and check for leaks, before the final install.
 

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Steven,
We go to Gatlinburg every fall as a family, but it started out as an all girls thing, many years back.
That sounds like a great time. My side of the family tries to get together every summer at my mom's lake cabin (been in the family for decades) but I didn't make it this year. They all live in Wisconsin/Minnesota so its easier for them to get together.

Is there anything that peaks your interest in MACNA, this year?
It happens to be opening week for the Star Wars exhibit at Disney! :p
Oh.. MACNA. There are a few things. One of the more interesting lectures I want to catch is on coral parasites and diseases. I am also hoping to get some input on the newer 1 and 2 part dosing systems that contain all of the trace elements.
That, and I've never been to any reefing shows so I'm looking forward to meeting a bunch of the people from R2R.
 
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That sounds like a great time. My side of the family tries to get together every summer at my mom's lake cabin (been in the family for decades) but I didn't make it this year. They all live in Wisconsin/Minnesota so its easier for them to get together.
Yeah,
My side usually hits my younger sister's lake house (in the summer) at Lake Guntersville, but things just did not line up this year.

Your guys are way up north.
 

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Yeah,
My side usually hits my younger sister's lake house (in the summer) at Lake Guntersville, but things just did not line up this year.

Your guys are way up north.
If I only stop for gas and hit drive thru's I can make it in around 15 hours pulling my boat.

I need to get out on the Big G soon. I still have never fished that lake. Sad since I have a boat and am less than an hour away. ;Sorry
 

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A little off topic...
My father was in the hobby since the 1950's and was into breeding live-bearers and he had small tanks everywhere and a custom 100 gallon main (Corner) display the he had made in Canada. He helped me start up my first tank in 1976 when I was 10 years old. If it was not for him then I would have never fell in love with this hobby. This was the last shot I took of his custom corner and was taken in 1987. Sadly it was beyond repair.

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So in 1995 Oceanic Systems helped me build my 225 gallon dream tank and I wanted to base it off my fathers custom.
Amazingly this tank is still up and running in Florida.
It still saddens myself to this day that Oceanic Systems sold out, to only be totally destroyed by "All-Glass".
Oceanic Systems displayed this tank at a reef show in Chicago and my (lfs) owner saw it there 2 weeks before I got it.

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So this post is for the memory of my father and Oceanic Systems.

Regards, GoVols
This pretty cool.. Thanks for sharing. Back in the mid 90's I had 125 gallon Oceanic and it was the best. A friend of mine still has it and is up and running today. I wish they were still around
 
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Alright went home for lunch...

The original is a Red Sea Sicce rated at 1,850 gph.
It does have an elbow, because it sits up high and sucks in air.

The Abyzz A100 is rated at 1,880 gph, but up to 2,200 gph in boost mode.

Water line and sump line before I took the Red Sea down, has to run at 100%, it's an AC,
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Water line and sump line with the Abyzz
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Yep, higher water line and lower sump line, so the Abyzz is pushing more flow.


But.... The Abyzz is only pushing at 57%
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I guess / at 31watts
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Tossing in more shots
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Welp,
Kinda speaks for itself.... :D
 
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This pretty cool.. Thanks for sharing. Back in the mid 90's I had 125 gallon Oceanic and it was the best. A friend of mine still has it and is up and running today. I wish they were still around
The last I heard, was that Custom that Oceanic System did for me in the mid 90's is still running too.

I miss them too.
 
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I need to get out on the Big G soon. I still have never fished that lake. Sad since I have a boat and am less than an hour away. ;Sorry
Have you ever boated out to the "bat cave" on Lake Guntersville, at dusk in the summer?

It's pretty amazing to watch.
 

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Alright went home for lunch...

The original is a Red Sea Sicce rated at 1,850 gph.
It does have an elbow, because it sits up high and sucks in air.

The Abyzz A100 is rated at 1,880 gph, but up to 2,200 gph in boost mode.

Water line and sump line before I took the Red Sea down, has to run at 100%, it's an AC,
MVIMG_20190814_113526.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_113643.jpg


Water line and sump line with the Abyzz
MVIMG_20190814_114800.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_114906_1.jpg


Yep, higher water line and lower sump line.


But.... The Abyzz is only pushing at 57%
MVIMG_20190814_115133.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_115140.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_115142.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_115145.jpg


I guess / at 31watts
MVIMG_20190814_115154.jpg


Tossing in more shots
MVIMG_20190814_114045.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_115044.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_115413.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_115428.jpg


Welp,
Kinda speaks fit itself.... :D
Really nice! I love how the display looks. How quiet is it?
 

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Have you ever boated out to the "bat cave" on Lake Guntersville, at dusk in the summer?

It's pretty amazing to watch.
Nope, haven't even heard about it. I've only been on the lake a few times and that was in a friends wakeboard boat. It was also years ago.
 
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Really nice! I love how the display looks. How quiet is it?
Thanks, Pancho

Pretty stoked too.

They have an 48 hour break in period, but I can only hear the micro bubbles inside the BK skimmer.
 
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Final install of the Abyzz

Went back to Home Depot and picked up these.
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4 screws and an 8" led that re-charges, with a cell phone charger / holds with adhesive magnets

and dumped the toilet light
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And shots of evening
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Chiller return
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GFO output
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Couple more shots
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One causality, the sponge got sucked up into the prop... ;Cow

This evening I cannot hear the Abyzz at all. Kinda freaky but very nice.

Welp,
That's is it and the old main is soaking in fresh water.

Hope you guys have a great night, toast over here... ;Dead

:)
 

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Final install of the Abyzz

Went back to Home Depot and picked up these.
MVIMG_20190814_183432.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_183232.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_184205.jpg


4 screws and an 8" led that re-charges, with a cell phone charger / holds with adhesive magnets

and dumped the toilet light
MVIMG_20190814_185932.jpg


And shots of evening
MVIMG_20190814_182055.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_182459.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_185709.jpg
MVIMG_20190814_185733.jpg


Chiller return
MVIMG_20190814_182903.jpg



GFO output
MVIMG_20190814_182921.jpg


Couple more shots
MVIMG_20190814_184846.jpg

MVIMG_20190814_185830.jpg


One causality, the sponge got sucked up into the prop... ;Cow

This evening I cannot hear the Abyzz at all. Kinda freaky but very nice.

Welp,
That's is it and the old main is soaking in fresh water.

Hope you guys have a great night, toast over here... ;Dead

:)
Congrats Freddie, super cool pump and system.
 
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Congrats Freddie, super cool pump and system.
Thanks, Pancho

Got to give @RedSeaKev and shout out for working with Abyzz USA in 2017 on my behalf.

Kev,
Thanks so much (over the years) and can't thank you enough.
 
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Thanks, Pancho

Got to give @RedSeaKev and shout out for working with Abyzz USA in 2017 on my behalf.

Kev,
Thanks so much (over the years) and can't thank you enough.
I love it when people give kudos where and when deserved. Seems like everyone is always so ready, willing and able with their gripes but not so free with praise.
 

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I love it when people give kudos where and when deserved. Seems like everyone is always so ready, willing and able with their gripes but not so free with praise.
I second this, as it is sooo true.
 
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I love it when people give kudos where and when deserved. Seems like everyone is always so ready, willing and able with their gripes but not so free with praise.
He's a wonderful human being, but he moved up within Red Sea and no longer over Red Sea support, international.

But, Kevin sure deserves an shout out, a true friend.
 

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