Yeah I think they're called humidistats here. Like I said I want this thing to be as self automated as possible, so I think one of these sensor switches would work great. What's nice about the whole project is that I'm able to build everything from scratch instead of retro fitting everything in. Saves a ton of work and money. That's why I'm starting the thread now instead of later next year, that way I hopefully continue to get great suggestions [emoji3]One thing I did, was I found these humidity sensors that come as a switch that will control your extraction fan. It was amazing and worked perfectly, set your desired humidity and works just like a heater or chiller does in the tank, switches on and off as needed. If your gonna do a fish room with exhaust fan, this thing is an absolute great!
Below is the Australian version but I'm sure the states will have their own version
just a living room and below that, a two car garage.. You know.. Non important stuff [emoji23]. I thought the structural part regarding the weight of the tank was going to be pricey but, since it'll be new construction it barely makes a difference to my bottom line.Addition centered around an in-wall? Following! What else is the addition being used for?
They're just very low profile and offer a high gallon per hour rating while keeping noise down and prevent clogs/large things being sucked down into the sump. Custom aquariums offer this and they're standard over flow, which is similar to the stealth box, so I figured since I wanted the high gph to just get them instead. They work great, just put them in a low light area of the tank. The only issue I had with them is if gha starts growing on them, it'll restrict flow (as with most over flows).Sounds very much like the build I'm planning. What are the advantages of those stealth overflows versus other types?
Thanks for the info. I'll check them out.For your CaRx and your skimmer, it may be worthwhile to look into Aquarium Engineering products. They are typically a little more expensive but come with a lifetime warranty. Additionally, the owner of the company, Bill Wann, will work directly with you.
That's good news when I built my house and designed it for my 7ft in wall because it was beside the void to the second level but on the ground level I didn't stress. Then structural engineer told me I'd need an extra 8k in structural beams to support the upper level because the tank took away what would have been in the wall. I just pretended that it was a regular building expense to the other half [emoji1]just a living room and below that, a two car garage.. You know.. Non important stuff [emoji23]. I thought the structural part regarding the weight of the tank was going to be pricey but, since it'll be new construction it barely makes a difference to my bottom line.
The only thing with dosing is that I hear calcium reactors provide magnesium and other elements back until the tank. Do you use triton? How to you put your trace elements back? Do you think small water changes would be sufficient enough? I was planning on swapping out 100 gallons a month (that'll give me two months of water changes per box of io salt).In regards to the calcium reactor I know many people use them but it's never been my thing and as we discussed I've had some pretty decent sized tanks mind you the largest "reef tank" I've had was 1500L (roughly 300g for you Americans). And I've always done balling or randies. I'm with you I wouldn't have a clue about running a calcium reactor. I know ongoing costs can be an issue with larger tanks but buying bulk it really doesn't cost much ongoing and I feel more confident in a good quality doser.
If you follow randies you add magnesium with that obviously. I actually brought this up with randy here once before and I think from memory it was in regard to auto water change swapping say an overall of 10% weekly but doing it automated over even increments throughout the day. And I'm fairly certain he said that would cover most trace elements just fine.The only thing with dosing is that I hear calcium reactors provide magnesium and other elements back until the tank. Do you use triton? How to you put your trace elements back? Do you think small water changes would be sufficient enough? I was planning on swapping out 100 gallons a month (that'll give me two months of water changes per box of io salt).
I need to figure out how I can do it work.. My budget is 15k, so if I get the two tanks I'll be limited with what I can get for equipment. Two 10 foot, or even 8 foot tanks side by side would look amazing, but it would be at the cost of the reef. I feel like no matter what you do in this hobby, if you just spend a little more you can get (fill in space) haha it's a tough decision.Also I have it some thought and for me the height difference would bother me too much if I was you. I would get two tanks made the same height especially if they are side by side in the wall. If it was on different walls it wouldn't bother me as much but with all your doing I think you'll kick yourself later if you don't do it right