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REEFER 250 All Captive-Bred FISH, SPS, & Zoanthids => WARNING: Control Freak Here !!!!

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Pretty intense DIY here! Looking good.

When will we have water?
@SkiCatTX I love the DIY part, although where I do plug-and-play I take it to extremes. The DIY LED/T5 hybrid ballast harness will be a DIY nightmare. I’ll see if I can get my brother to help me with that he’s the musical member of the family and he does a lot of electrical stuff like on guitar amps. I’ve never used a multi-meter before and then that part could be easy and then it could not be.

Water it the tank? Don’t hold your breath.
 
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Lol. I was almost a year from start to water, so I am in no position to complain... ;)
@SkiCatTX well I had it up and running at one time with livestock and all. But then a terrible disaster struck. :-(
 
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Lol. I was almost a year from start to water, so I am in no position to complain... ;)
@SkiCatTX I figure it’ll take a year as is just to do the the plumbing. I’ve been working on the electrical for about a year and a half just because I redid it several times and I might redo the plumbing more than once because I’m so picky.
 

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@SkiCatTX I figure it’ll take a year as is just to do the the plumbing. I’ve been working on the electrical for about a year and a half just because I redid it several times and I might redo the plumbing more than once because I’m so picky.
Perhaps it would be better to make this one halfway perfect, then just get started on the next tank? ;)
 
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Perhaps it would be better to make this one halfway perfect, then just get started on the next tank? ;)
@SkiCatTX Lol, that's the story of my reefing career, having one build after another and I didn't get far with each individual build. No. Not anymore. I was leaving my current build too soon just to start on the next. It was insanity. Haste makes waste. That and they were all nanos. I'm also taking the slow road to China because all the equipment is quite expensive and it takes awhile to pay for it all.
 
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Internet has been down for a week and won’t be fixed until Friday. Internet provider will have to completely replace the router. They tried to fix it remotely through the landline and couldn’t. The provider has no technicians in my town and they have to send them in from a different state. I have internet access in my house but not in the shop so it isn’t a total PITA. The farm shop uses a different router and is 250 feet away from the house so can’t help me there. I won’t be able to work on the Apex modules until the internet is fixed, I’m waiting on plumbing parts to get here, and I have some free time from the ranch work so I’ll try to use this time to maybe start a new project?
 
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I have my holes drilled and grommets inserted. They are for running hoses to and from the chiller in and out of the cabinet. The chiller will set on the left side of the stand.
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No wonder your place is a mess! You must be out side all the time.
@BeMoto Lol you should see my tan! I accomplished very little with my reef in the whole month of August.
 
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Just having fun Mitch! I Work with guys that farm, thet are always working 20 hrs days.
:) I’ve worked days with hours like that in the hayfield. But one of the wonderful things about farming, there’s not much farming in the winter so it leaves time for hobbies.
 
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