GoVols Red Sea S-400

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  1. GoVols

    GoVols GRUMORS R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Gonna wait till January huh? Only one big project in a year, huh?

    BTW I take full credit for this by reminding you to "go big or go home" :)
     
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    Lol!!!

    Yep, I took a deep breath and said (Per Micheal)

    I've done all the homework/research that I can do... "Am I going big or am I going home???"

    Welp, I didn't go home :)
     
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    What do u speak of
     
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    Do the thing! Whatever it is you are planning on doing, do it! Be brave! Lol
     
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    So what have you done then Freddie?

    I think I’ve seen the words big and deep and that means one thing to me....... and I’m not talking about the pockets we need to be reefers, sorry aquarists! Lol
     
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  8. GoVols

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    GoVols: "Stupid" mistake for the month...

    Welp,
    Have not ran the Apex DOS pumps for a year.
    Been hand dosing the Red Sea ABC+ power with Colors C & D.

    A few weeks ago I wanted to automate the Colors C & D.
    Ran new lines to the DOS pumps and checked the calibration but no adjustments were needed.

    Go to Apex Fusion and fire a good dose, one time and then my old Apex box went ;Dead but the digital interface was still up.
    Wiped the Apex totally clean like a brand new box and lost all my Apex Fusion settings too, but (lol) I'm back up :)

    So,
    I forgot ;Oldman to remount the box and I filled my ATO water in the S-400's built in reservoir on Monday evening.
    I was not paying close attention and it overflowed right into the Apex box :eek: :eek: :eek:
    Tripped breakers ;Wideyed and the box was smoking / the ole burnt wire smell :(

    So, That old Apex controller is officially, a total loss. ;Muted

    Regards, GoVols


     
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    Ugh, I am sorry Freddie. The dang thing crapped out on you that required this little adventure. Did all the accessories make it, can you "just" buy a new brain?

    Hopefully this doesn't impact your fun project.
     
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    Micheal,
    My wife said: "There's no way your switching that box back on!!!" :)

    So,
    The project is, an all go... and I bought the Apex Jr with the ph module while I was placing the mega BRS order ;Wacky

    Freddie
     
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    I’ll buy ur dos
     
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    Sending PM :)
     
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    GoVols GRUMORS R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Shaun,
    Do you remember me asking a question to @2una on your build?

    Well,
    He sent me a pm (asap) and told me what I needed to know and what I figured.

    2una has been helping on Randy's forum all year regarding different methods and (lol) I'm going all in... but it's with @hybridazn 's twist.

    Kevin and Aviad are not going to like it.

    Freddie
     
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    A solution that cannot be automated is no longer a viable solution in 2017. Catch up with the times Red Sea.

    p.s. this is coming from someone that really likes Red Sea
     
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    Welp,
    To myself, Red Sea has had plenty of time to figure out a safe way to automate the ABC+ powder.

    And I don't want to dose their liquids but that's my call and I hope that I don't fall on my face :(

    But (lol)... We got Randy's blessing and that was the final nail that sealed the deal :)
     
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    Seven dosing heads is a bit ridiculous thou, looking forward to this new fancy reactor.
     
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    Freddy, if you're tired of the ABCDEFG system from Red Sea -- Look into ATI Essentials. I absolutely love it, it's coincidence'd all the good things happening since I started dosing it.

    Saying my tank is responding very well to it is quite an understatement.
     
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    Ha yes I’ve just re read that again and sounds like some fancy dosing/nuclear/chemical reactor project. Await the photos with interest once you’ve got it all set up.

    Just on the Red Sea foundation elements, if you can’t mix the ABC+ into solution, why didn’t you just use the individual A B C’s which you can. And then you auto dose them. That’s what I’ve always done with my 650 and the 1kg powders last a long time and are far cheaper than using the pre mixed solutions.

    Sorry to hear about the Apex incident!
     
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    Shaun,
    I could dose the individual A B C Reef Foundation products.

    But... My heart want's me to go back to a cal reactor and use Hybird's method.

    Freddie
     
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    Rakie,
    Thanks for your feedback on the ATI and it makes me happy.

    I'm not tired of the ABC+ powder and the results speak for them self.

    But.. Over here, we're firing up a calcium reactor.

    For better :) or worse :( all components have been ordered and we're all in :D

    Freddie
     
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