Vangvace's Red Sea Max S 650

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They are conspiring on how ugly the tank is at the moment...
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Speaking of ugly... The diatoms are starting to subside.
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Flow wise I have some changes coming. I am happy with the rfgs on the various outlets, but my return pump doesn't feel the omph so I am going to take the UV out of the return line and move it to its own Varios2 pump. With the hangers I ordered it should really clean up the sump area for when my ghl fans come in.

I also picked up a pair of x250 gyres that I am toying with for the display. I am thinking one along the top and the other along the back glass, but dunno yet.

Otherwise everything from the banks are transferred over from the nanos and I am going to break down, clean up, and sell accordingly.
 
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I'm pushing 6-8 bulbs depending on the day, I think one of the switches on the fixture is going bad and I need to talk to red sea about it. My planned lighting schedule is 11 hours of Kessils running and 4ish hours of T5 during the day.

The largest annoyance with the lights at the moment is figuring out where to place the autofeeder as the fixture doesn't leave much room.
 
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Still going through the early tank uglies. I started my RO filter tonight and found no water coming out... Run downstairs to where the filter sits and found one of the canisters split open. The body was... almost 20 years old and went with me from Utah to Mississippi, to New Jersey, to Greece, and finally to Illinois. ;Sorry So in the morning I have to call the lfs for parts and might just order a new unit from BRS.

In other news:
My Tk-1000 is in along with with a GHL flow monitor to go with it; powered by a Varios2.
I have both of the old nano tanks fully broken down.
I ordered some critters from ipsf to seed the tank some more. I'm excited for its unboxing and arrival on Wednesday.
GHL announced more details on the ION director so I am looking forward to it.

Finally... I think I am going to head to IKEA for a Ivar shelf because I have outgrown my stand. I have just enough space between the tank and the wall for it to fit. The chiller will be on the base level and the GHL equipment above it, Which will also move my probes from the sump to the return as well.
 
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Houston, we have a problem. ;Dead;Dead

Installed the super swanky new RODI unit and let it run into the sink for a bit and it was all good. My top off reservoir in the tank was empty so... let me just hook up that super swanky line to fill'er up while I play some video games. Check on it and think "wow that is fast to the first notch. That's awesome!" and I go back to gaming. Check on it again and think "I have time for one more game." Check on it... mistakes were made and floods were had. Just a few gallons of water down the back of the tank, through some cables that moved, past the gfci outlet, onto a GHL powerbar, and under the stand.

Shop vac, shop vac, shop vac... fans, fans, fans...

Ok, now that I feel better... the silver lining! The powerbar did exactly what it was designed to do for safety, the P4 sent me a text alert, and none of the tank life support was damaged. I have a support ticket open to possibly repair the powerbar.

And for the final bit of happy ending. My ISPF order successfully arrived and was placed within the tank. For freebie corals they included 10 heads of blastos and a small leather. The microfauna and critters seemed quite lively and hid in the sand and rockwork.
 

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Hi, would you be able to take some more pics of the Kessil/t5 retro you did... trying to replicate something like that in my RSM S650..
Thanks
If you're still interested in upgrading your lights, Red Sea has special offers to upgrade to the Reef LED
 

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