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Phils Flavorwave - Retired till next year

Postby chromus » Tue 24 Dec, 2013 7:00 pm

Introduction:
I looked for ages to find something quirky to use for the comp, and finally came up with this.

System Type: LPS/Softs

PICO System:

PICO Tank: Flavorwave Cooker

PICO Volume: 13L vessel run at 11L

PICO Lighting: LEDs - working on it

Start up date: TBA


Support systems:

System Water: Natural salt water

Display Water circulation: Small Aquaone pump

Filtration: Maybe homemade airstone skimmer

Evaporation Top Up: Manual, line drawn on the glass and a jug of RO for passers by to add

Water Changes: TBA, probably 50% a week


Chemical Support:

Calcium and Alkalinity Addition: Ninja a few drops from the Alk/Ca made up for my real tank

Other Chemical Maintenance:See Prev

Current Water Chemistry:
Nitrates:
Phosphates:
Alkalinity:
Calcium:
Salinity / Specific Gravity:
Magnesuim:


Livestock:

Boxer shrimp
Maybe Coral goby if system stable enough

Corals: Acans/Morphs

Invertebrates and or CUC Fresh air ATM

Feeding Regime:

Coral food: Spectrum

Method: By hand


Budget
Equipment expenses list the costs of the equipment you have purchased for the Tank
Tank: Free from mum
Pump: $40
Rock: $5
Water for initial fill: $1.20
Light: Builder ordered wrong lights - Free
Electrical and screw sundries: $5

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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby robthepom » Tue 24 Dec, 2013 7:08 pm

:roflmao: :roflmao: don't forget to remove the chicken :thumbsup:
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby Mr Miagi » Tue 24 Dec, 2013 7:26 pm

You cant just raid the tuppaware container in the kitchen! :roflmao:
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby chromus » Tue 24 Dec, 2013 7:29 pm

I was talking to my mum about it, saying I couldn't find an ugly enough vase for the comp that was big enough to do what I wanted, knowing her taste it was likely she would have something to fit the bill.

I saw the knock-off flavorwave in a catalogue and said "this would be awesome", she raided her cupboards and came out with the proper 1 and said it was crap and to go nuts. :roflmao:
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Tue 24 Dec, 2013 7:38 pm

lol
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby NewyReefer » Tue 24 Dec, 2013 8:04 pm

haha awesome :clap:
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby ssscuz » Tue 24 Dec, 2013 9:24 pm

Ha ha ha so good. U better build the equipment into the heating unit in the top
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby chromus » Fri 27 Dec, 2013 9:56 pm

Thats the plan Nathan, the only drama is the nut that secures the fan, it will have to be cut off with a grinder tomorrow. then the whole lid mechanism will be exposed.

I plan to keep it as factory as possible on the outside, heating/cooling shouldn't be an issue, it will be in the same room as 8ft which acts as a huge thermal mass
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby petergriffin » Sat 28 Dec, 2013 1:43 am

Love the idea bro. Ill follow this one
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Sat 28 Dec, 2013 8:48 am

so is the cost of the 8ft heater/chiller going to be counted in your budget? :P
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby Mr Miagi » Sat 28 Dec, 2013 10:21 am

I have had some issues with dissolved oxygen in my tank, without an overflow or strong enough surface agitation to remove surface scum. Have you thought about how you might overcome this?
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Sat 28 Dec, 2013 11:13 am

Mr Miagi wrote:I have had some issues with dissolved oxygen in my tank, without an overflow or strong enough surface agitation to remove surface scum. Have you thought about how you might overcome this?


I'd suspect the answer will be water changes and pointing the pump up...
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby Kah » Sat 28 Dec, 2013 3:22 pm

Mr Miagi wrote:I have had some issues with dissolved oxygen in my tank, without an overflow or strong enough surface agitation to remove surface scum. Have you thought about how you might overcome this?


Maybe try the eheim skim350. They do a good job of cleaning the water surface and they also provide water flow and aeration too. Their size is small enough to work in most pico setups as well.
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby chromus » Sat 28 Dec, 2013 9:20 pm

Plan at this point is waterchange which will surface skim and have well rippled surface water, the vessel is only about 150mm deep so shouldn't be an issue i don't think.
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby chromus » Sun 29 Dec, 2013 7:07 pm

Spent a few mins this arvo stripping out the guts of the heater etc, they are put together in the most unfriendly to dismantle way you can imagine, nothing a grinder couldn't fix, but harder to reassemble to look the part once I am done.

I ran the bowl thru the dishwasher to get it all sparkly and once the lid is rebuilt I will post some pics. :thumbsup:
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby Mr Miagi » Sun 29 Dec, 2013 8:32 pm

cody.sheridan-2008 wrote:
Mr Miagi wrote:I have had some issues with dissolved oxygen in my tank, without an overflow or strong enough surface agitation to remove surface scum. Have you thought about how you might overcome this?


I'd suspect the answer will be water changes and pointing the pump up...


Thats what I thought. I do regular water changes and have an MP20 in a cube! Didnt help me. I threw in an overflow and skimmer today, so that should solve it for me. But might pay just to keep an eye on things! :thumbsup:
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby chromus » Sun 29 Dec, 2013 9:42 pm

The lid by virtue of its previous life has a bunch of fan grills, so I plan to have 2x fans in there anyway :thumbsup:
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby chromus » Mon 30 Dec, 2013 3:38 pm

OK, I know I am close to the wire on getting the cycling happening, but shouldn't be a huge deal to get the water and rock in later today or early tomorrow.

A few technical features held over from the flavour wave.

The lift-handle has a switch on it which is designed to stop the unit when the handle is raise, this will be used to turn the pump/light on and off.

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The mains cord will be the original Flavorwave cord.

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The pump, I am still working on the plumbing but this should be heaps

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The light is a single 15W Halogen (transformer in the lid and may put a 30mech dimmer on it).

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FTS once filled and cycling :thumbsup:
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby Rod the Reefer » Mon 30 Dec, 2013 5:25 pm

You're a worry Phil.

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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby Rod the Reefer » Mon 30 Dec, 2013 5:25 pm

10-15 mins to cook your fish. lol

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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby Kransky » Mon 30 Dec, 2013 10:56 pm

Looks good mate, you could set up the wash cycle on the switch to do auto water changes for you :poke:
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby MeLLeR » Tue 31 Dec, 2013 11:22 am

Looking good Phil!
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby chromus » Tue 31 Dec, 2013 3:55 pm

Apart from blowing the globe and needing a new 1 the tank is running and cycling with a clamshell as the seed rock and the substrate/Base rock will go in this evening.

Proof it's running and cycling

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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Tue 31 Dec, 2013 4:03 pm

Phil that is truly ugly, good job LOL
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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby Mr Miagi » Wed 01 Jan, 2014 7:09 pm

cody.sheridan-2008 wrote:Phil that is truly ugly, good job LOL



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Re: Phils Flavorwave

Postby chromus » Fri 10 Jan, 2014 6:09 pm

Closing it down, the internals started to rust pretty hard and the iron from the condensation drips poisoned the snails and pods. :(

Next year, it will be back better thought out and with no steel components to rust.
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