Really loving the build... Fantastic job with the stand and canopy. Wish I would have had half your skills for woodwork, I might have attempted it myself. In regards to the DOS awc, you have to have the inlet side installed at all times for calibrations. The longer the hose, the more pressure will be required to pull the water. I run my calibrations at both outlets to make sure it's right.Found some time to set up AWC from garage saltwater storage tank to DOS into sump return chamber and from first sump chamber to DOS to drain line. I calibrated the DOS with out the run initially. Currently its running for a couple of days at it seems to work. Maybe I’m just imagine it but it seems that the water level in the return chamber is rising very slowly and the ATO has not kicked in during the last 30+ hours - will have to watch out. Starting to think that the calibration I have done with out the RO/DI tubing run was not ideal and will have to redo it with the tubing in place.
Also installed some level sensors in the skimmer cup. First I just wanted to install a float switch. However the float switch stem was not long enough to go past the lid return ring (what ever the term is for the foam breaker on the lid) so irrationally I drilled the skimmer cup to install an optical sensor, but that makes emptying the cup difficult. So after thinking about it I come up with a solution by extended the stem. I’m glued some RO/DI tubing the the stem now it goes past the foam breaker. Now I have two sensors in the cup. A little overkill. I think I will remove the optical sensor and use the drilled hole for feeding the AWC water into the cup and drain the cup into my AC condensing drain. Kind of an auto cleaning set up.
I programmed the Apex to reduce the skimmer pump speed to 40% speed if the switches are triggered.
Think I will give it a shoot. What I read thus far is to find a juvenile group of fish that have been kept together all the time. Guess that will be the hard part.I kept a trio of Royal Grammas in my 125g. They did extremely well together. I’m sure it’s hit or miss though as I have seen stories that didn’t go as well.
I say it’s worth a shot though. Amazing little streaks of color
Thank you, I’m a proponent of learning by doing. That means lots of mistakes along the way. But you should give it a try and you will be surprised how it will turn out.Really loving the build... Fantastic job with the stand and canopy. Wish I would have had half your skills for woodwork, I might have attempted it myself. In regards to the DOS awc, you have to have the inlet side installed at all times for calibrations. The longer the hose, the more pressure will be required to pull the water. I run my calibrations at both outlets to make sure it's right.
Thank you! Yeah completely understand. Once I was starting browsing through build threats it resulted in day dreaming how to turn the “playroom” into one large dive in tank.....Very cool! And a great read! We want to upgrade our 75 to a 200-300 in our basement in a couple years when the kids are off to college, reading this makes me want to do it now!