Innovative Marine EXT 200 Peninsula Build...

AquaCave

rmorris_14

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Nov 30, 2021
Messages
2,217
Reaction score
8,302
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Indiana
I get that a lot.
Season 4 Wow GIF by The Office
 
AS

Chrisv.

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Mar 17, 2012
Messages
2,773
Reaction score
3,150
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
United States
Straight outta 2001

CA875B06-2656-4A75-8D8C-92539596BE03.gif


so I used a SCWD with a maxijet to change up the flow, which was the style at the time.
They also made a really big one that had 1 inch threaded fittings. I used it to switch between two return lines using the aforementioned flow eductors. Worked great and was cheap. I still have it in storage somewhere. I will dig it out for my next build!
 
Aquarium Specialty - dry goods & marine livestock
OP
Sean Clark

Sean Clark

5000 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 16, 2019
Messages
5,085
Reaction score
17,626
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Michigan
Well, so glad that I incorporated common float switches into my automation. I have replaced two of my Netune failed optical sensors within the last year. Today I was alerted to my fallback float sensors for my sump level.
Basicly my ATO kept topping off until my float switches tripped. I have a 15 min timeout due to the volume of water and the remote setup.
I am pretty sure that I am done with optical sensors at this point.
This little float switch saved my day.
Screenshot_20220611-232411_APEX Fusion.jpg

Screenshot_20220611-233206_Gallery.jpg

Screenshot_20220611-233412_Gallery.jpg
 

polyppal

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Feb 16, 2018
Messages
3,038
Reaction score
5,851
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Denver
Well, so glad that I utilized common float switched into my automation. I have replaced two of my Netune failed optical sensors within the last year. Today I was alerted to my fallback float sensors for my sump level.
Basicly my ATO kept topping off until my float switches tripped. I have a 15 min timeout due to the volume of water and the remote setup.
I am pretty sure that I am done with optical sensors at this point.
This little float switch saved my day.
Screenshot_20220611-232411_APEX Fusion.jpg

Screenshot_20220611-233206_Gallery.jpg

Screenshot_20220611-233412_Gallery.jpg
Ive always heard the Neptune optical sensors (and ATOs in general) are complete garbage
giphy (1).gif
 
REEFTIDE
OP
Sean Clark

Sean Clark

5000 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 16, 2019
Messages
5,085
Reaction score
17,626
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Michigan
I admit that they are sort of terrifying, and I hadn't run one in like a decade...but I set one up a week ago and I'm like "oh yeah...that's why people use these."
This is why I stet up six points of failure using four different technologies.
It is easier and super convenient to have an ATO but things break so I understand why people would rather trust themselves.
 
www.dinkinsaquaticgardens.com
OP
Sean Clark

Sean Clark

5000 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 16, 2019
Messages
5,085
Reaction score
17,626
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Michigan
I gotta say aside from the few issues I've had with my powerbar (Coralvue is finally replacing it) the Hydros ATO with optical sensor is hands down the best I've ever had
Do you have the XP8 power bar?
 
www.dinkinsaquaticgardens.com

Miami Reef

Clam Fanatic
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 8, 2017
Messages
6,128
Reaction score
9,630
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Miami
I think my system is rather fail safe. I use Tunze ATO first of all,

1) The optical sensor needs to fail
2) The mechanical float switch needs to fail
3) the pump safety limit timer needs to fail
4) the apex controlled salinity probe will need to fail turning off the ATO if salinity decreases at a certain salinity.

Plus I only have a 20 gallon reservoir so it can’t do much damage even if filled all the way. (260 gallon tank)
 

Chrisv.

2500 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Mar 17, 2012
Messages
2,773
Reaction score
3,150
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
United States
This is why I stet up six points of failure using four different technologies.
It is easier and super convenient to have an ATO but things break so I understand why people would rather trust themselves.
Haha based on the rest of your thread, I am not at all surprised that you have an ultra-redundant sophisticated system.
 

Lbrdsoxfan

Valuable Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Jun 13, 2021
Messages
1,501
Reaction score
2,413
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
So Cal., Near the water!
I think my system is rather fail safe. I use Tunze ATO first of all,

1) The optical sensor needs to fail
2) The mechanical float switch needs to fail
3) the pump safety limit timer needs to fail
4) the apex controlled salinity probe will need to fail turning off the ATO if salinity decreases at a certain salinity.

Plus I only have a 20 gallon reservoir so it can’t do much damage even if filled all the way. (260 gallon tank)
At least you have 3 solid options. That salinity probe cant be trusted, lol. Im at just over 3 years of service and now my probe wont calibrate for squat.
 
Tidal Gardens
OP
Sean Clark

Sean Clark

5000 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 16, 2019
Messages
5,085
Reaction score
17,626
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Michigan
I think my system is rather fail safe. I use Tunze ATO first of all,

1) The optical sensor needs to fail
2) The mechanical float switch needs to fail
3) the pump safety limit timer needs to fail
4) the apex controlled salinity probe will need to fail turning off the ATO if salinity decreases at a certain salinity.

Plus I only have a 20 gallon reservoir so it can’t do much damage even if filled all the way. (260 gallon tank)
My setup did fail safe. I am just upset that my $35 optical sensors are only lasting a year on average while my $1 float switches have never failed. Go figure.
 
AS
OP
Sean Clark

Sean Clark

5000 Club Member
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
May 16, 2019
Messages
5,085
Reaction score
17,626
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Michigan
EA51BC56-7AE2-465B-8297-E3DE0AFC81A8.jpeg
I noticed you only had a thumbs up and a like. I added the heart eyes to your thread. :D
Thanks for the hearts. Odd though because I have lots of loves (even with the sand). Good looking out. I appreciate it.
 

Miami Reef

Clam Fanatic
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
View Badges
Joined
Sep 8, 2017
Messages
6,128
Reaction score
9,630
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
Miami
Thanks for the hearts. Odd though because I have lots of loves (even with the sand). Good looking out. I appreciate it.
Those reactions are for the original post of each thread. If nobody gave a heart eye reaction in the original post of this thread, it would not show up. :)

I spend wayyy too much time here FYI. I think you can relate. :face-with-tears-of-joy:
 
AquaCave

How many different food items do you feed your fish?

  • Only one food

    Votes: 5 6.6%
  • 2 Foods

    Votes: 7 9.2%
  • 3 Foods

    Votes: 17 22.4%
  • 4 Foods

    Votes: 8 10.5%
  • 5+ Different Foods

    Votes: 23 30.3%
  • 10+ Different Foods

    Votes: 16 21.1%
NYOS
Top