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Tank cycling with ammonia at 0 and nitrites still elevated. So still time to work on other stuff which I’m totally fine with

Starting to set up closet with RO/DI (will clean up shorten tubes today). Wall RO/DI on shares a close wall with sink so used pvc pipe conduit to pass waste water and source water lines through).

Wall opposite RO/DI shares wall with tank so will pass controllers through today with apex system and iPad mini to serve as an easy access to check on all parameters of tank. Will also mount a Neptune dos on this wall to do automatic water changes as well as access to top off ATO easy. Waste water line from dos will go through PVC line as well and connect to sink drain.

Going to use right side of stand to house my Neptune Trident and two additional Dos pumps to create an organized look. Bought second. Controller board from adaptive reef with trident and dos cutouts to organize all wires. Will put EB8 power bar in stand to hook up all previous mentioned equipment as well as power to all 4 reef led units.

Will take more pics when above completed. May work on second small island for left side of tank as well.
 

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Installed controllers in closet but need to get Apex set up do I can plug in to apex power tree…in mean time plugged into a regular power tree.

Will wall mount the iPad mini next to controller board and may put a keyboard below it to make programming easier.
 

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Going to try and set up apex over next few days. Think I will hardwire the internet which shouldn’t be hard as my basement ceilings are exposed and I have a close by Ethernet port.

Also, thinking about adding couple of 20 amp outlets in closet but may call in professional or buddy with experience as I don’t mess with electric at that level. Current outlet is 15 amp without anything else connected.

Hoping nitrites drop and tank cycled but going to wait on fish til after my summer trip so have to middle of August before would even entertain stocking of any kind.

Still haven’t even plugged in lights as I don’t want to be tempted and inadvertently cause an algae issue.
 
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