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  1. Christyef

    Isaac's 40+

    [emoji847]. Thank u Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Isaac's 40+

    I probably was redundant, but don’t know if I explained myself right Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Isaac's 40+

    So this tank was dry when you got it. The rock-it came dry or came from your cube? I see you said some of the Water was from your cube. I’m asking all of this bc when I set up my 140 I want it to go in the same spot as my current tank. I’d like to break down the 55 and set up the 140 all in one weekend. I wasn’t sure I could set up the new tank and not kill everything. The rock will be live and the sand. But all will be new except what I bring from my old tank Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Is it like a tray? Did you DIY? I’d love a tray at the bottom. I think Meg and Dan have a tray under their sump as well and it has a sensor/float? connected to their apex. So if it gets water in it, they can turn off the pumps before a catastrophe happens. Need to contact Meg and incorporate that into my stand [emoji106] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    The RODI Guy

    Hi!! I’ll pm tou Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Christyef

    Happy Father's Day, Reef Dads

    Happy Father’s Day, everyone! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Whew!! What a day! I got a lot done yesterday on the stand. Completely ready to begin painting today. I figured I'd catch everyone up to speed while I'm waiting on first coat of paint to dry. Well, as you can see in the picture I need a truck! LOL!!! I didn't like all the holes in the top of the stand so I added a piece of 1/2" plywood to it and secured it down with 1-1/4" screws, countersunk about 1/8" so the tank doesn't sit on them. I felt like the holes took away from the integrity of the wood and I want this thing to be sturdy! I'm also going to put a yoga mat under the tank just to be on the safe side. I also added two pieces of 3/4" plywood in the back of the stand. I knew I wanted to close it in but didn't think 100% was necessary. I cut two pieces 16" wide and that gave me a perfect 2-1/4" gap between all the panels. Now I have the real estate to hang things if I need to, but still some gaps for ventilation. I decided to do it this way bc this stand I'm using was already used by someone once. I was able to see all the water damage on the inside and I thought having some areas for air to circulate may help. The bulk of my sanding and "fixing" was because of said water damage. This also lead me to another thought...Caulk I used the standard bathroom tub, tile, and window caulk to do all the seams in the inside of the stand. I can't say as I've ever seen or read of anyone doing this, but as a plumber it made sense. LOL And also because of the water damage on the inside of the stand. Since this upgrade has taken so many years, I don't plan on doing another one soon.... Need to make sure this one lasts! I caulked all the seams on the inside of the stand and the 3 doors. Using the same 1/2" plywood I used on the top, I cut a piece big enough for the bottom and reinforced that. I also added 4 feet I'd kept from an old couch (for this project and true to my thrifty self lol) I still need to add support in the middle, but that will be easy. Having the stand off the floor for ventilation is important to me. I got one coat of paint on the inside and the inside of all 3 doors. I'm Using oil based paint so I can't rinse the rollers and reuse them. I have to paint it all at one time and then toss that one in the trash. I feel good about the progress I made this weekend. This and tree trimming with my landlord has made for a busy weekend! Once the stand is complete, the plumbing will be the easy part!!!! And Dogfish..... I may have learned some more on this ole computer LOL I thing I put the photos into the text.... We'll see when I hit send
  8. Christyef

    The RODI Guy

    I’ve read a thread (can’t remember whose it was), but in it the subject of RODI and filtration systems came up. There is a fella in out group who says that’s what his profession is... installing and maintaining head systems. Does anyone know who he is? I have some questions. TIA Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Christyef

    40lb aragonite sand brand new $30 (sold)

    Hope I’m not too late, sorry I didn’t see it sooner Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Christyef

    40lb aragonite sand brand new $30 (sold)

    Isaac, I’m not ready for it. You go ahead. I’m just stock piling. Duh. [emoji23][emoji23]. Only need two more bags, but I have PLENTY of time Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Too late now, but You can break up that salt with something or if it’s in a bag, take the bag out of the bucket and drop it on the garage floor a few times like a bag of ice. I do that every time I make Salt Water bc the humidity is so bad. Lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    I just read an article on Reef to Reef about the ridiculously loud noise that thing makes. So loud that he can’t run it at night. They have something to fix the noise, but the guy said it’s expensive like the alktronic. Have you turned it on yet? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk He added to the post... it’s a software update that can fix the noise. Whew! Looks like y’all won’t have to be up all night to keep the corals alive!
  13. ok. I guess i was picturing the baffles and pieces on the inside needing to be siliconed in place because of how the solvent needed to be applied. But now that I think about a trigger sump, there is no silicone. I say things without thinking sometimes (a lot. lol) I did follow your thread, Dogfish, but guess I didn't pay that much attention to the acrylic welding. I'll go back and check that out. Knowing a custom sump is even a possibility is pretty exciting Today was pretty hot and gruesome at work, so no work on the tank in the hot garage. Rest in the AC and on the couch. We shall reconvene tomorrow. And I'm so used to my iPhone correcting all of my spelling, punctuation, and capitalization mistakes, please excuse the ones I make when trying to learn this mac.
  14. Thank you so much! What is a Reef safe silicone to use on the acrylic? Or is the silicone the same for glass and acrylic? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Really? I had no idea. I’ll seriously look into that. Being that I’ve never done anything like that, of course I’m worried it will collapse like a deck of cards once full of water. I’ll research that when I get home from work. Thanks for the info Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk