- Oct 24, 2019
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- Seattle, WA
Thanks! Absolutely will check for damage there and keep it in mind!Be very careful not to let the tank sit flat on any surface. There are stand pipes on the back that protrude beyond the bottom. At the over flow area. If you put weight on them you could break the tank. Also inspect this same area for damage prior to doing anything.
Thanks! Very helpful.If you plan on adding acro’s into the qt for a couple weeks you might need to dose 2 part. The bacteria will stay alive on its own. Feeding the corals will also feed the bacteria
Thanks! I thought I might be fine with pumping water through a quick-connect fitting I have tee'd off after the pump. However, I agree with you - I should have added spigot valves in addition and might still do so. I have a bunch of unions already which work for me to clean the tanks.A couple comments on your mixing station:
- I highly recommend adding spigot valves at the bottom of each storage tank to allow you to quickly and easily dispense saltwater or RO/DI water. I can't count how frequently I do this, whether for dipping corals, rinsing equipment, or topping off extra saltwater in my sump every time I empty my skimmate locker.
- I'd also recommend adding unions on your pipes where they attach to the storage tanks. I disassemble my mixing tank once or twice per year to clean out the salt sediment that tends to build up.
For the DT, you might want to make an apex display in the cabinet. I built one out of plywood with hinges and deadbolts so the top folds down allowing me to work on moving stuff around.Thanks! I thought I might be fine with pumping water through a quick-connect fitting I have tee'd off after the pump. However, I agree with you - I should have added spigot valves in addition and might still do so. I have a bunch of unions already which work for me to clean the tanks.
Btw, I loved your APEX articles. Read through them a bunch of times before I even had an Apex