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  1. Steve2

    Steve2 Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I started this build just after joining R2R.
    Some of you said i should make a build page so here it goes. This us a father son project with my 13 year old. The main is a 100 gal and a 40b for the sump. I will post pictures of all and try to make frequent additions. If any of you have advise, please let me know.
     
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    Steve2 Member Build Thread Contributor

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    This is our first batch of "agro-crete". Im happy about how it turned out with the exception of the color. 20180120_215307.jpg
     
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    Dude. Is that your cat box? :)
     
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    Steve2 Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Our main and future sump. Resaled both. Fingers crossed.

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    Steve2 Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Son learned how to use the radial arm saw, tape mesure, and the krieg jig. The space off the back is a built in plumbing chase.

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    Steve2 Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Ladies and gentlemen, the leak check is good!



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    Love father and son adventures like this.
     
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    Ranjib Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Love it . Mine one tries hard to help me with electronics:)
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    Steve2 Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thats AWESOME!! What kind of electronics are you doing?
     
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    Jomama Marine fish monthly R2R Supporter

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    Very nice I like it. Keep us posted
     
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    Ranjib Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    i have a full blown reef tank controller using raspberry pi.
     
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    Steve2 Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I was looking at doing something like that too! Do you have a thread on it? I was looking at maybe ardrino. Why did you choose Pii?
     
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    I chose Pi , because its gives me full blown linux system , which in turn gives me the ability to use high level languages (reef-pi is written in go) , and lot other functionalities (reef-pi has a built in web server, which provides the Web UI). Doing the same would involve lot more C code in arduino, also I'll be limited by memory/processing power.
     
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    Awesome my 2.5 year old started a reboot build of her 6 gallon eclipse it was running great an it had a heater malfunction (I think she turned it up)
    And the stock filter took a dive. Going to so a pico build thread soon too. She loves to help test and shake the test tubes.
     
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    Steve2 Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Drilled the coast to coast bulkheads this weekend. Found i need to add 2" to the depth of the stand for plumbing. Put in 20 hours of OT this week so its slow going. 20180318_111135.jpg 20180318_111148.jpg 20180318_142322.jpg
     
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    So.... life happened ya'll. Ive done a crappy job of documenting this build. So I'll try to catch up a little. 20180428_171647.jpg
     
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    Had it up and running 14 days ago. In addition to my homemade rock there is a smallish piece of live rock. I am hoping that the coraline algae will spread. The sand bed is a Caribsea live. The cloudy water cleared up over night but i still had to knock dust off the glass once it was done.
     
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    Added 2 clowns an this hairy mushroom. The mushroom seems to have stressed a bit and got this mucus all over it self. It seems to have cleared up a ton over night so I think we are in the clear.
     
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