HybridAZN's 180 gallon build

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  1. bif24701

    bif24701 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I also have a pair of WAV pumps. They do ok. Of all the pumps I have Vortechs are easily my favorite and Tunze second
     
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  2. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    I love my vortechs as well, my oldest mp40 turns 6 years old this year. I haven't even had to replace a wetside on the thing. It's been bulletproof!
     
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    Centerline Valuable Member R2R Supporter Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice selection!
     
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  4. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks! I'm pretty happy with that list.

    I'm slowly but surely mounting them to my rockwork.
     
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  5. GoVols

    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    (lol)
    I'm with @prsnlty (Jackie)

    .... ;Drool ing

    :)
     
  6. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Lol thanks! I'm still slowly mounting them in the tank, I might have to add a couple more pieces of rock. I took the night off from mounting yesterday lol, super glue and epoxy were wreaking havoc on my fingers lol
     
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    bif24701 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Wow! I mean WOW, awesome grab! You should give us weekly or at least biweekly updates on these babes! How are they adjusting? I know it’s only been a week but those frags make everyone interested automatically.
     
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  8. fabutahoun

    fabutahoun Fadi Abu Tahoun R2R Supporter Reef Spotlight Award Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    Couldn't Agree more !

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  9. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    So it's home :)

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    @geo did a great job of repairing the valve for me. He added 2 fittings to the plumbing so if this were to ever happen again I can swap in a new valve lickity split.

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    And here it is with all the trimmings
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    Currently leak testing it before I hook it back up. My tank has missed the skimmer lol

    Thanks again @geo ! This is why when it comes to equipment such as this I go with Geo's Reef, he was willing to go to his shop on a Saturday for drop off and pick up for me since my work schedule doesn't allow me to make it out during normal business hours. It's hard to find customer service like this.
     
  10. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    Haha thanks! I am STILL mounting them lol. Trying to decide where to out them is hard work haha! After I get them all done I'll post some new pics
     
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    bif24701 Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I’m starting to run out of room too. Not really but I don’t want to crowd things in too much.
     
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  12. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    I agree, I want a large amount of corals but I also want them to have room to grow.
     
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  13. GoVols

    GoVols "VFL" R2R Supporter Reef Squad Leader MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    That's :rolleyes:... the most insane and beautiful skimmer, that I have ever seen, in my life ;Woot ;Woot
     
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    I was saying that to myself, the problem when you are sps addict you will always find some room to squeeze one more frag, I have been adding this 1 more little frag every now and then.
     
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  15. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    I love it, I'll never part with this skimmer


    Funny how we can always find room for one more frag lol
     
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  16. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    So sometimes I just have to laugh at my tank sometimes, this is def one of those moments.

    So as we all know the last 3 weeks my tank has been skimmerless while it was being repaired. So during that time I added 15 extra gallons of water change volume per week and kept my dose of nopox the same. I was thinking the extra water change per week would pick up the slack that was left with the absence of my skimmer.

    Well last week I noticed a few sps started to brown on me, so I immediately did a round of tests. My alk was a bit higher than usual but nothing major, but what was truly crazy was my nitrates were 0 and phosphates were .05! So now I'm trying to get my nutrients back on track by dosing red sea reef energy a&b daily a long with oyster feast twice a week. Since then just about all my sticks habe browned out and lost PE. Am I frustrated? Actually no, I just had to laugh. I'm sure once I get the nutrients back in line they will color up again.

    But this leads me to this question, why run a skimmer? It's obvious keeping the water clean can be had by other means, more energy efficient means at that. Even after this I will continue to run a skimmer only because it's a safety net, I doubt I would want to keep up the larger weekly water changes along side the other things I did. Chances are when I go on vacation things would crap out on me.
     
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  17. Brew12

    Brew12 Electrical Gru Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor North Alabama Reef Club

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    That is interesting considering everything I have heard is that they are supposed to brown out because of high nutrients!

    Any chance it is pH related? Not as much air exchange without the skimmer?
     
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  18. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    I thought that too, but ph never dropped below 7.75 during lights out so i didnt think that was low enough to effect anything, also having a coast to coast overflow i would think I would have enough air exchange. But of course ive been wrong before lol. Since the skimmer has been back online ph has been over 8 every day though, so that might have been an issue as well.
     
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  19. hybridazn

    hybridazn Acro killer..... Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor

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    @bif24701 and anyone else following for an update on the WAV situation.

    I'm just received an email from them stating that they will be covering all repairs under warranty(it is well past the warranty) and will be shipping it back to me soon!
     
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    JaimeAdams Valuable Member R2R Supporter 3RMAS Member Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I got mine for $20 too!!! Mine is a 2 inch stick ;)
     
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