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I'd try that except for the polar vortexes!
Yeah I’m not really sure how intense temperature extremes will effect the scrubber but I guess I’ll find out lol. I just set it up at the very end of the summer.
 
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I tried to show my wife my winnings!
So What No GIF

Sometimes she just doesn't understand me... lol
 
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Patent app in process for capping skimmer with a basket to hold chemicals to treat the aquarium. I cant believe no one else had anything similar...
At least now if a big company starts doing it I can get reparations for lost business.

And I have precedent on the idea dating to last year when I uploaded my skimmer Carbon basket!
 
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So while on vacation, the neighborhood babysitter I had coming over to feed the cat and change the litter box... etc... was also minimally taking care of my tank. She called and said the bucket I had her dumping daily for the skimmer was filling up too fast and had overflowed...
I had her pull the skimmer plug because I still need to figure out how to get it to keep its setting. (Cadlights PLS-120)
She didn't tell me the severity of the overflow... (probably a lot of my 25Gallon ATO reservoir - 33Gallon Brute can)
Anyway - she cleaned it up but didn't mention the return pump was making a lot of noise gasping for water. (may have been from evaporation after she left for the day).

I got back to a tank with lots of Algae from super low flow, cloudy water from lack of filtration/flow and uber low salinity from 25+ gallons of ATO water being dumped into the tank to replace what the overactive skimmer dumped onto my floor... *sadface*

Nonetheless, I slowly brought up salinity and really easily blew-off the rocks with a few wet swishes. I changed my filter-floss and added some stuffing to polish. All the fish made it and looked great. The super low return flow (600-800GPH), 1/4-1/3 through the 24W UV kept everyone ich free... Polyp-lab medic will be delivered today. I'm going to start QT on a lawnmower blenny I've had my eye on at Petco for 3++ Months.

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I got a new Wavemaker from Amazon because I had a gift card. I have been very happy with my JEREPET SND-7000 return pump and I saw a discount on the "JEREPET 3400GPH Aquarium Wave Maker DC 24V Powerhead with Magnetic Mounting Wavemaker with Controller and LED Display Circulation Pump for 40-100 Gallon Tank (3400GPH)" (They need a better name...)
I got it and am also equally impressed. It is absolutely silent. Aside from the controller being rubbish, I am happy enough to make a safety guard for it (its pressure-fit onto the pump). I'll sell them cheap on my eBay for anyone else who wants one. If anyone wants to trade coral for one I am open to offers!
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And I quickly redid the mesh top for the left side of the tank.
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So while on vacation, the neighborhood babysitter I had coming over to feed the cat and change the litter box... etc... was also minimally taking care of my tank. She called and said the bucket I had her dumping daily for the skimmer was filling up too fast and had overflowed...
I had her pull the skimmer plug because I still need to figure out how to get it to keep its setting. (Cadlights PLS-120)
She didn't tell me the severity of the overflow... (probably a lot of my 25Gallon ATO reservoir - 33Gallon Brute can)
Anyway - she cleaned it up but didn't mention the return pump was making a lot of noise gasping for water. (may have been from evaporation after she left for the day).

I got back to a tank with lots of Algae from super low flow, cloudy water from lack of filtration/flow and uber low salinity from 25+ gallons of ATO water being dumped into the tank to replace what the overactive skimmer dumped onto my floor... *sadface*

Nonetheless, I slowly brought up salinity and really easily blew-off the rocks with a few wet swishes. I changed my filter-floss and added some stuffing to polish. All the fish made it and looked great. The super low return flow (600-800GPH), 1/4-1/3 through the 24W UV kept everyone ich free... Polyp-lab medic will be delivered today. I'm going to start QT on a lawnmower blenny I've had my eye on at Petco for 3++ Months.

IMG_9136.JPEG IMG_9138.JPEG IMG_9140.JPEG IMG_9142.JPEG IMG_9143.JPEG IMG_9144.JPEG IMG_9145.JPEG IMG_9174.JPEG

I got a new Wavemaker from Amazon because I had a gift card. I have been very happy with my JEREPET SND-7000 return pump and I saw a discount on the "JEREPET 3400GPH Aquarium Wave Maker DC 24V Powerhead with Magnetic Mounting Wavemaker with Controller and LED Display Circulation Pump for 40-100 Gallon Tank (3400GPH)" (They need a better name...)
I got it and am also equally impressed. It is absolutely silent. Aside from the controller being rubbish, I am happy enough to make a safety guard for it (its pressure-fit onto the pump). I'll sell them cheap on my eBay for anyone else who wants one. If anyone wants to trade coral for one I am open

So while on vacation, the neighborhood babysitter I had coming over to feed the cat and change the litter box... etc... was also minimally taking care of my tank. She called and said the bucket I had her dumping daily for the skimmer was filling up too fast and had overflowed...
I had her pull the skimmer plug because I still need to figure out how to get it to keep its setting. (Cadlights PLS-120)
She didn't tell me the severity of the overflow... (probably a lot of my 25Gallon ATO reservoir - 33Gallon Brute can)
Anyway - she cleaned it up but didn't mention the return pump was making a lot of noise gasping for water. (may have been from evaporation after she left for the day).

I got back to a tank with lots of Algae from super low flow, cloudy water from lack of filtration/flow and uber low salinity from 25+ gallons of ATO water being dumped into the tank to replace what the overactive skimmer dumped onto my floor... *sadface*

Nonetheless, I slowly brought up salinity and really easily blew-off the rocks with a few wet swishes. I changed my filter-floss and added some stuffing to polish. All the fish made it and looked great. The super low return flow (600-800GPH), 1/4-1/3 through the 24W UV kept everyone ich free... Polyp-lab medic will be delivered today. I'm going to start QT on a lawnmower blenny I've had my eye on at Petco for 3++ Months.

IMG_9136.JPEG IMG_9138.JPEG IMG_9140.JPEG IMG_9142.JPEG IMG_9143.JPEG IMG_9144.JPEG IMG_9145.JPEG IMG_9174.JPEG

I got a new Wavemaker from Amazon because I had a gift card. I have been very happy with my JEREPET SND-7000 return pump and I saw a discount on the "JEREPET 3400GPH Aquarium Wave Maker DC 24V Powerhead with Magnetic Mounting Wavemaker with Controller and LED Display Circulation Pump for 40-100 Gallon Tank (3400GPH)" (They need a better name...)
I got it and am also equally impressed. It is absolutely silent. Aside from the controller being rubbish, I am happy enough to make a safety guard for it (its pressure-fit onto the pump). I'll sell them cheap on my eBay for anyone else who wants one. If anyone wants to trade coral for one I am open to offers!
IMG_9139.JPEG IMG_9175.JPEG IMG_9177.JPEG IMG_9181.JPEG IMG_9183.JPEG

And I quickly redid the mesh top for the left side of the tank.
IMG_9200.JPEG
Where can I buy one of the guards for those power heads? I just bought 2 for myreefer
 

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Where can I buy one of the guards for those power heads? I just bought 2 for myreefer
He'll sell them on eBay he said. You can always send him dimensions and see what he can do for you if you have a different powerhead.

He's got a website too! Parlaquatics


But the guard isn't on there. Yet?
 
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Where can I buy one of the guards for those power heads? I just bought 2 for myreefer
Ah ha! Yes! I'll post it on ParlAquatics since I designed it myself! I thought I posted it on Thingiverse but I guess not!

Great pumps so far... 1 year strong non-stop.
 
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So, I may have made a dumb purchase... Its not that it was a bad idea... just that it doesn't fit in my low-ceilinged basement...
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Here I am washing it out... just before I broke-out the pressure washer...

135Gallon water storage container.
I may have someone who will take it locally for what I paid.
 
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So, I may have made a dumb purchase... Its not that it was a bad idea... just that it doesn't fit in my low-ceilinged basement...
IMG_2599(1).JPEG
Here I am washing it out... just before I broke-out the pressure washer...

135Gallon water storage container.
I may have someone who will take it locally for what I paid.
Oops
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So, I may have made a dumb purchase... Its not that it was a bad idea... just that it doesn't fit in my low-ceilinged basement...
IMG_2599(1).JPEG
Here I am washing it out... just before I broke-out the pressure washer...

135Gallon water storage container.
I may have someone who will take it locally for what I paid.
Wish I'd have known about this before... I just brought home 3 Sodium Chloride 13.5% barrels from work for my salt mixing station.
 
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