GoVols Red Sea S-400

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  1. sricorals

    sricorals Well-Known Member

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    GoVols, why don't you regenerate used Purigen? Your tank and insight is wonderful.
     
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  2. GoVols

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

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    Thanks for the complements.

    I used to re-charge Purigen but it's not like you get it back to 100% and it's just not worth the trouble but (lol) that's JMO

    Going back to the AquaMaxx reactor. It holds in the Purigen a lot better than the Reef Octopus's chamber.

    Thanks for taking time to read the build and...

    "Many Ways to Skin a Cat"

    :)
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    justingraham Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member Partner Member 2018

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    "Many Ways to Skin a Cat"

    :)

    But no matter how u skin them they will always look weird
     
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  4. Rakie

    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Whats the deal with the new camera and tank picture setup?!
     
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  5. Rakie

    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Having just dissected cats for anatomy, can confirm.
     
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  6. GoVols

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

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    Rakie,
    Still using ole cell phone
    Cain't take inside the reef pictures worth a pooh ;Dead
     
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  8. justingraham

    justingraham Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member Partner Member 2018

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    Saw this at Rap NY it’s pretty cool
     
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  9. GoVols

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

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    GoVols... Random (S-400) shots of the day

    Side Notes:
    1) As you can see the AquaMaxx (Bio-Maxx reactor) is back online, suspending the Purigen
    2) Coralline is taking back over the BB, foor
    3) 1 shot shows that we still have the Arco crab
    4) Started pushing two Giesemann (super-actinic's) with the two Red Sea 22k t5's, awhile back

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    :)
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  10. GoVols

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

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    Apex's ph graph for a calcium reactor

    Well,
    I did lower the Apex ph from 7.3 on and 7.2 off to 7.25 on to 7.15 off...
    Because when I tested the ph on Thursday Evening the first test came in at 8.6 dkh and tested again and it tested at 8.7 dkh.
    Then I tested the ph again right before Friday evenings water change and it came in at 8.6 dkh.

    So, I lowered the melting point a tad and we'll see ;Wideyed how it plays out.

    Any who, onto the the Apex's ph graph.

    First shot when we were just letting the Apex do all the work at two Co2 bubbles per second.

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    Second shot after lowering the Co2 bubble to one bubble per second.
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    Now the Apex is still monitoring the reactor's ph but it's not having to turn on and off the Apex switch or the GLA's solenoid / that leads to less wear and tear over the long haul.

    :)
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  11. justingraham

    justingraham Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member Partner Member 2018

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    Well I don’t think it gets much straiter then that
     
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  12. GoVols

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

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    Justin,

    (lol)
    If @hybridazn (Hybird) does not love that flat line... _________, then I must be doing something wrong :confused:
     
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    GoVols GRUMORS R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    And... Just got in Reef 2 Reef's 2018 "Partner Member"... Swag

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  14. GoVols

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

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    GoVols: Cal Reactor Update

    Welp,
    In one weeks time we have dropped .1 in dkh / cal and mag are still staying in balance.

    That's good enough for myself and staying with the Apex's ph (reactor) settings as they are.

    Still using the ole Red Sea "Blue Bucket" and just dosing up the alk with Seachem "Reef Builder" during the S-400's weekly water changes.

    Reef still looking ;Wideyed good... ;Woot ;Woot

    Regards, GoVols

    :)
     
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  15. jsker

    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Congratulation on the steady numbers and the system being happy.
     
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  16. GoVols

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

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    jsker,

    Thank You!!!

    (lol)
    Been a lucky reefer :D for 2017 ;Singing ;Singing ;Singing

    Freddie
     
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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Freddie

    From the looks of you sump area engineering, luck was not involved:rolleyes: destiny:p:D;Hilarious;Hilarious
     
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    +1
    Luck favors the prepared
     
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  19. justingraham

    justingraham Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member Partner Member 2018

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    I always thought it was the harder you work the luckier you get
     
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    justingraham Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor NJRC Member Partner Member 2018

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    Hey Freddie
    My wife wants u to explain this
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    I guess She still doesn’t understand that there are still nice people in the world
     
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