Spyder813 40G BUILD THREAD

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  1. Crabs Mcjones

    Crabs Mcjones Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Thanks! I actually just recently got my drilled 40 breeder with the eclipse s up and running. It's dead silent and works great. My only complaint is that they give you a cover for the outside box but not for the inside box lol.
     
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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Hi Crabs, I was thinking the same. They should have a cover for the inside box too. We have to make one...LOL
     
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    Yeah I thought that was kinda odd also. But all in all it works pretty good.
     
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    Crabs Mcjones Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Another user on here created a stl file for me based off dimensions I made him. I'm trying to track down either someone with a 3d printer or who does custom acrylic work to make me a cover.
     
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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    That will be great. I still have some 1/4 " plexiglass from the filter suck holder that I made for my sump, so let see if I can make a cover.
     
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    Tokash23 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Great build wish i had went with a different overflow box rather than the glassholes one i chose its a tad on the noisy side if you have to much return flow, but we live and learn.
     
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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks. Went I start making my build, I look on the different option that I have and went with the Eshopps. Now, my return is from glass holes. My overflow box is not that noisy and I can live with that, a little relax...LOL
     
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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Last tank update video.
     
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    yungreefer2410 Active Member Build Thread Contributor

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    What's the thing measuring on the front glass of your tank? I'm guessing ph perhaps? Salinity?
     
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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    That's an ammonia batch.
     
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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    59997EF7-3FED-4CFE-9539-ABE70275161B.jpeg I love my little piece of a reef and not even starting..
     
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    looking good. what lighting did you go with?
     
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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks. I got the Viparspectra Chinese box from Amazon.
     
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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Another diy project, an ATO. Tired of filling up every day so I made my own gravity ATO. I got a Walmart container about 4g for $6 and a quick connect buckhead and valve from Amazon. I also got the Eshopps float valve so today will be running.

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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    347629FC-7A5E-4C08-B563-86F8F8657D54.jpeg This unit make checking the salinity way easier. I love it.
     
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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Tank doing good, just need to add some hardy corals.

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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    4 month comparison

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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Well, today just got my skimmer, the Reef Octopus 110-int, a gift from my wife and a 20% that I got on Orlando RAP from BRS.

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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    I like the quality of this skimmer. Perfect foot print for my small space on my sump. Made the stand for the skimmer since I have 12" baffle on the first bay.

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    spyder813 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Tank update. I have some diatoms on the sand and glass but my law mover blenny take care of the sand quick. I got a bottle of Vibrant and it works great cleaning my glass and water in an hour. Also, I have some bubble algae growing on the rocks and a pair of emerald crabs are doing their magic on it.

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