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Postby bubbleboy » Mon 19 May, 2008 2:22 pm

davez104 wrote:Thanks bubbleboy, I have a beckett built by forum member Turbo. The return piece that has the "T" in it can be slid up and down to adjust the height of water in the skimmer, is yours able to do this? Is the valve just an easier way to get it exactly where you want it?

I haven't played with mine too much just yet, I'll let everything setle for a bit, then might try to adjust things a bit more.

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Turbo skimmer :bow: :bow: You got one of the best build beckett skimmer on the Aus market :clap:
Hahah... Yes, Been there done that .. :wall:
As you will find later on ,you would want to be able to fine tune the Skimmer, that mean hrs sitting in front of your skimmer doing adjustment ( Your wife and kids would look at you funny wondering why your sitting next to skimmer and staring at it all day ) not saying the " T " piece with the adjustable slide would not do the job, a gate vales would be ... lets say the gate valve just make thing that much easer for ppl like me ( inpatient and lazy )

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Postby davez104 » Mon 19 May, 2008 2:39 pm

Thanks for that mate, I might look into the gate valve down the track. I didn't realise though that it was a problem to be sitting in front of my tank all day playing with my, ahem, equipment. My missus and kid have thought I'm crazy for years, spending hours looking into glass boxes at a few little fish.

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Postby bubbleboy » Tue 24 Jun, 2008 3:38 pm

Time for an update I guess!
Gosh Time flies

2ft cube
Not much has change, added a few more coral and fish. And lost a few :wall:
Been having Problem with high Po4 and No3 with the addition of more fish (blame the misses for adding more fish) :nono:
No3 started of around 10ppm and slowly Cripps on to 20ppm...
SPS going brown, not good, after doing some research on RTAW and RC. Nitrate Reactor was on the cards.
Sulphur. What to get!!
I had 5L of LSM sulphur lying around from the photo comp price I won.
I hesitated on using it because I was told by a fellow reefer that LSM is not a Nitrate reducer. :nono:
But after reading RC where reefers are using both LSM and No3, I thought why not get it a go.
Made my self a reactor and got the ball rolling.
Following instruction on LSM and RC closely, at the time of installation of the Reactor my No3 was 20ppm +
Monitor Ph, No3 every day, on 5th day I started noticing reduction of No3 from 20 ppm down to 10ppm, then the following day, No3 have drop to ZERO. :o :o
IMO....LSM sulphur works!! :thumbsup:

And Rowphas took care of my Po4 in a FBF.
Back on track!
As they say, I’ll let the photos tell the story.
Enjoy!


Oh, 4ft frag tank still FULL....LOL
PS: still working on my 4ft SPS adventure! Stay tune!


FTS
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Gonipora
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Zoas
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Ric's
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Clowns hosting in Lather coral!
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BTA
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More Zoas
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You like the culour ;)
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And Finaly the test resoult, from 3 days left to right
Last nigts test 0ppm :clap:
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4Ft frag
FTS......FULL!
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Hummer!
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Postby boofla » Tue 24 Jun, 2008 4:04 pm

Thats cool!

The last pic, hummer, looks awesome!

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Postby luzinit » Tue 24 Jun, 2008 6:06 pm

RBTA looks awesome, can I frag it??
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Postby Zeason » Tue 24 Jun, 2008 6:30 pm

Gee... that's NICE :bow: :bow:

btw, you using sulphur reactor to bring the nitrate down too? That's awesome mate... :bow:
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Postby inferno6688 » Tue 24 Jun, 2008 6:38 pm

That's a very interesting result with the LSM stuff. :thumbsup:
Might give it a go myself. Will definitly be cheaper to setup than those fancy nitrate reducers
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Postby jason angel » Tue 24 Jun, 2008 10:15 pm

mad frag tank.
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Postby Namn8r » Tue 24 Jun, 2008 11:30 pm

Ha ha ha they arent frags in your tank theyve all grown into full colonys :roflmao: Looks great dave.. what light unit is that 8 xt5?
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Postby bubbleboy » Wed 25 Jun, 2008 10:26 am

boofla wrote:Thats cool!

The last pic, hummer, looks awesome!

Cheers


Thanks Mate.... No, i won't be fraging it!! :poke: :roflmao: JK

luzinit wrote:RBTA looks awesome, can I frag it??


How about this Ton, You frag Mine, And i'll Frag Yours!! ;)

Zeason wrote:Gee... that's NICE

btw, you using sulphur reactor to bring the nitrate down too? That's awesome mate...


Thanks Zeason, I've been having Nitrate problem for the last 5-6 weeks now with the addition or more fish ( the wife just cont stop buying fish :nut:
hence contributing more waste in to the tank, with a small and immature Sump/DSB was a matter of time before No3 would creep up.
Don't worry, I won't stop her getting more fish,we'll just upgrade, how did you think i manage to convince her to the new 8ft ;)

inferno6688 wrote:That's a very interesting result with the LSM stuff.
Might give it a go myself. Will definitly be cheaper to setup than those fancy nitrate reducers



Yeah Chris, as with most Reefer with a high/immature stock tank nitrate tend to creep up on them.
The thought of paying $400+ for a Nitrate reactor would not have gone down will with the financial controller, hens the DIY unit and LSM Sulfur Nitrate reactor.
It works! :thumbsup:

Namn8r wrote:Ha ha ha they arent frags in your tank theyve all grown into full colonys Looks great dave.. what light unit is that 8 xt5?




NO.... It's frag tank! :poke: :roflmao: :roflmao: Was mean to be a frag tank :konk: Note to self, stop buying thing! :roflmao:
Nam, The T5 tube consist of ATI super blue and Actinic, the rest are 10 AND 14k No name tube that i was given to try.


jason angel wrote:mad frag tank.

Thanks Jason, But is not a frag tank anymore ..accoding to Nam :roflmao:
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Postby Guv » Wed 25 Jun, 2008 10:56 am

bubbleboy wrote:...hens contributing more waste in to the tank...

Bwahahahaaaa! :roflmao:
The time for action is past! Now is the time for senseless bickering.

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Postby bubbleboy » Wed 25 Jun, 2008 11:54 am

Guv wrote:
bubbleboy wrote:...hens contributing more waste in to the tank...

Bwahahahaaaa! :roflmao:


They do don't they??? ;) ;) :nut:

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Postby Namn8r » Wed 25 Jun, 2008 2:12 pm

Dave I didnt mean the tubes I meant what is the type of lighting fixture. Is that a free standing 8 x 24w unit or is in a retro fit?
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Postby bubbleboy » Wed 25 Jun, 2008 2:15 pm

Namn8r wrote:Dave I didnt mean the tubes I meant what is the type of lighting fixture. Is that a free standing 8 x 24w unit or is in a retro fit?

Sorry mate :konk:
It's A free standing Sun Sun unit, is just setting on top of the hood.
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Postby baphomet » Wed 25 Jun, 2008 3:30 pm

Nice setup Dave!
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Postby tOiletduck » Wed 25 Jun, 2008 3:59 pm

Awesome setup! :clap:
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Postby bubbleboy » Thu 26 Jun, 2008 10:18 am

baphomet wrote:Nice setup Dave!
:thumbsup:


tOiletduck wrote:
Awesome setup!


Cheeers Guys, My little piece of GB Reef :thumbsup:
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Postby Namn8r » Wed 10 Sep, 2008 9:25 pm

Wheres your update Dave? I see some corals you should frag ;)

Like the green bubble morph and your rics :)
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Postby bubbleboy » Thu 11 Sep, 2008 10:55 am

Namn8r wrote:Wheres your update Dave? I see some corals you should frag ;)

Like the green bubble morph and your rics :)


Hya Nam,
Nothing much happening to the cube apart from a few fish been added and few been move on to the 4ft Frag tank.
currently working on the 4ft SPS tank.... in two mind on wither i should set it up now or wait until we move :roflmao:

Lost the T5 unit due to fail ballast so the cube is currently running on MH - 250W BLV 14K bulb and Lumernarc reflectors.
No intention on replacing the T5 unit coz I'll be pulling this tank down in about 6 Month time when we move... a 8x2x2 would be taking it's place ;)

I have Frag the green Morph and ric's ;)
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Postby Namn8r » Thu 11 Sep, 2008 4:38 pm

Oh you've done well Dave!! Very good very good!

We will have a chat in a couple of weeks when my tank is up! :)
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Postby Chafule » Thu 11 Sep, 2008 7:27 pm

Finally found your tank journal Dave!
RBTA looks good. it was huge in my tank took up half the space when it was open.

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Postby jason angel » Thu 11 Sep, 2008 8:20 pm

bubbleboy wrote:Engine room
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Hey dave, brilliant setup (again)
Cheers for the dallas aswell, i will post some pics when it has fully recovered.
Could you please give us some more info on your engine room?
Is that sulphur beads and calcium carbonate in the same reactor? If so was it hard to tune to get the correct pH effluent coming out?
I am new to this high tech side of it all, so interested in how to get the most 'bang for my buck'. Any links you could recomend?
Did you make the reactors yourself? Any DIY links?
I am currently setting up a an upgrade and want to know everything! :thumbsup:
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Postby bubbleboy » Fri 12 Sep, 2008 10:06 am

Chafule wrote:Finally found your tank journal Dave!
RBTA looks good. it was huge in my tank took up half the space when it was open.

Nguyen - Nugget


NUGGERT :clap: :thumbsup: :welcome:

How's your tank doing? How about a TJ :poke:
You should see the RBTA now :wall: Ask your Bro what happen :roflmao:
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Postby bubbleboy » Fri 12 Sep, 2008 11:09 am

jason angel wrote:
Hey dave, brilliant setup (again)
Cheers for the dallas aswell, i will post some pics when it has fully recovered.
Could you please give us some more info on your engine room?
Is that sulphur beads and calcium carbonate in the same reactor? If so was it hard to tune to get the correct pH effluent coming out?
I am new to this high tech side of it all, so interested in how to get the most 'bang for my buck'. Any links you could recomend?
Did you make the reactors yourself? Any DIY links?
I am currently setting up a an upgrade and want to know everything! :thumbsup:


Jason, Glad to hear you like the Dallas.

Oh boy you had to ask ..... :poke:
where do i start , how much time do you have :poke: :roflmao:

Ok Sulphur Nitrate reactor.

Like many i have problem with Nitrate due to a immature system with heavy load, at that stage WC was the only means of bringing the Nitrate down to a manageable Level.
I stumble across this thread on RC a few month back, I have won a bottle of LSM Sulpher bead a while back on POTM comp.
and I had some spare tube lying around so I though why not gave it a try..... and as they said the rest is history!
To this day Both tank's Nitrate free!

Ph is at constant 7.9-8.0 effluent coming out , the use of calcium carbonate helps bump the Ph up a notch.

Yes is a DIY unit base on what available commercially, and No , Nothing on paper :konk:

BTW the Reactors are running with siphon water from the main display tank.

Long read but is will worth it... Pm me if you need more info :thumbsup:
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthrea ... genumber=1

Thread on RTAW
viewtopic.php?t=169851&start=60


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Postby jason angel » Fri 12 Sep, 2008 11:13 am

Cheers for the links Dave, will be reading tonight, hopefully i can put together some DIY reactors myself... maybe not clear PVC tho, just conduit.
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Postby bubbleboy » Fri 12 Sep, 2008 11:17 am

jason angel wrote:Cheers for the links Dave, will be reading tonight, hopefully i can put together some DIY reactors myself... maybe not clear PVC tho, just conduit.


Any time Jason :thumbsup:
Most Guys on RC use PVC tube :thumbsup:
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Postby deano_cvon_1989 » Wed 01 Oct, 2008 7:09 pm

just made my mind up...I'm getting a pair of fire tails (when i bite the bullet and get a tank!), they look so good in a pair!
trying to replicate my little nor-west reef...well something similar for now...
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Postby StrictlyAquariumsWestRyde » Wed 01 Oct, 2008 8:21 pm

Some of these corals look verry familiar.. :p
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Postby dartfish » Wed 01 Oct, 2008 11:01 pm

Hey Dave

Where did you get your lobay light fitting, I'm looking for the same but in 150w

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Postby bubbleboy » Thu 02 Oct, 2008 8:55 am

StrictlyAquariumsWestRyde wrote:Some of these corals look verry familiar.. :p


Hmmm maybe cuz you sold them to me :poke: :roflmao:
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