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Media Frenzy

Posted 09/17/2011 at 11:21 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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I'm waiting around for an online order to come in so I can actually finish the plumbing, so I thought I'd put in the media chambers (for carbon and GFO). This is the first use of the manifold

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The center-brace just overhangs the sump, so the plan was to mount the media containers on the center-brace, drill a hole through...
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Sump'n's up!

Posted 09/17/2011 at 11:18 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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So, a bit of work on the sump-side of things. Glad I'm not crawling around on my belly under the house any more! I painted the inside of the sump (including the doors) with several coats of gloss exterior wood paint. Spilling some water onto the surface resulted in a gratifying beading of the water The white colour will help with seeing what's going on in the sump when the only light down there is a refugium light, as well...

One of the design principles of the tank is for it to...
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Finishing off the water storage/making area

Posted 09/17/2011 at 11:15 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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So, now that the tanks are in-place and ready to go, I had to link up the RO/DI system. As mentioned above, I bought the six-stage Chloramines system from BRS since San Jose uses Chloramines (basically Chlorine bound to Ammonia, yuk!) as part of their sterilization process. I mounted them above the large SW tank, mainly because that's where the tap is

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Water, water, anywhere ?

Posted 09/17/2011 at 11:09 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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So, as I've mentioned, there's not much space around the tank, I'd traded the "fish room" (see diagram in Blog entry '[URL="http://reefcentral.com/forums/blog.php?b=359"]Room Preparation[/URL]') for a larger tank, and I wanted to make water-changes as automated as possible. The rear wall behind the tank is an exterior wall, and all the space behind it was used as an already too-narrow driveway; on the right of the tank was the afore-mentioned fish-room, and on the outside of...
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Orders up!

Posted 09/17/2011 at 11:00 PM by Spaced Cowboy
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So, [URL="http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/"]BRS[/URL] ought to be happy chappies, at my expense [grin] - the orders have started to come in. These are two of the four orders I've placed to these guys over the last month or so...

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