Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by GoVols, Jun 3, 2017.
@MrMichael @hybridazn @mdbannister @geo
The deed is done...
Nice! Looking forward to seeing it!
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"
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
What do u speak of
Do the thing! Whatever it is you are planning on doing, do it! Be brave! Lol
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
GoVols: "Stupid" mistake for the month...
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 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
I forgot 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
Tripped breakers and the box was smoking / the ole burnt wire smell
So, That old Apex controller is officially, a total loss.
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.
My wife said: "There's no way your switching that box back on!!!"
The project is, an all go... and I bought the Apex Jr with the ph module while I was placing the mega BRS order
I’ll buy ur dos
Do you remember me asking a question to @2una on your build?
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.
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
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
Seven dosing heads is a bit ridiculous thou, looking forward to this new fancy reactor.
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.
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!
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.
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
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