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Forum: Equipment   09-14-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 787
Posted By S4UCE
Often times these tanks have tempered bottoms but...

Often times these tanks have tempered bottoms but not sides, so you would be able to drill the back panel and use a glass holes overflow or something of the sort. BulkReefSupply just brought in a new...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-11-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By S4UCE
Hoppy, I understand the theory of this method,...

Hoppy, I understand the theory of this method, but I do have a question about what the true high value is. I have a pH probe on my apex holding my pH at 6.3 when the lights are on. (At my KH of 2.5,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   09-11-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 479
Posted By S4UCE
In a similar boat here.. PO4 was off the charts...

In a similar boat here.. PO4 was off the charts so I switched KH2PO4 out for K2SO4 in my dosing regimen. Nearly a month and six 50% water changes later, they still sit at around 8. I have 0 phosphate...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-31-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By S4UCE
Just an update, I increased my CO2 by dropping my...

Just an update, I increased my CO2 by dropping my controller a further tenth of a point, and cut my lights from 50% intensity to 30% and shaved an hour off of my photoperiod. Algae growth is minimal,...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-27-2015, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 472
Posted By S4UCE
I'm in the same boat as you. I have two BRS...

I'm in the same boat as you. I have two BRS dosers and I have a 2x2L reservoir for 2-part from my reefing days. I mix about 1L of CSM+B and 1.5L of macros which last me about 2-3 weeks each. I put...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-25-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By S4UCE
I'm going to slowly increase my CO2 and cut back...

I'm going to slowly increase my CO2 and cut back my light significantly. I just read a good thread with a lot of input from Tom Barr. Linked here for those interested:...
Forum: Fertilizers and Water Parameters   08-25-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By S4UCE
High Tech & Algae

To start, I converted my reef to a planted tank about two months ago. It's a 135 gallon with herbie overflow into a 30 gallon sump with a filter sock and ceramic bio media. I also run purigen, but no...
Forum: Equipment   04-14-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 905
Posted By S4UCE
I'm setting up a 135 and have a 950 gph pump...

I'm setting up a 135 and have a 950 gph pump tee'd into two 3/4" returns. Still deciding how to approach the CO2 reactor!
Forum: Equipment   04-14-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 814
Posted By S4UCE
fishguy knows what he's doing! All looks good to...

fishguy knows what he's doing! All looks good to me
Forum: Equipment   04-10-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 906
Posted By S4UCE
Check out the Deep Sea Aquatics 105 Neo. Rimless...

Check out the Deep Sea Aquatics 105 Neo. Rimless 48x24x21

and FYI you can also get up to 200 gallons with the marineland 200 deep dimension. 48x36 footprint!
Forum: Equipment   04-06-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By S4UCE
I don't find the E version to be worth it. Just...

I don't find the E version to be worth it. Just clean your traditional canister regularly and don't worry about the electronics shutting the thing down for no reason!
Forum: Equipment   04-06-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By S4UCE
Another vote for Sicce here. Mag Drives are...

Another vote for Sicce here. Mag Drives are bulletproof and not that loud, but definitely not the quietest out there. DC pumps are certainly quiet, but the reliability isn't there - I've seen too...
Forum: Equipment   03-30-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By S4UCE
Also coming from reefing here. One of the reasons...

Also coming from reefing here. One of the reasons for switching over to fresh is being able to just use straight tap for water changes. Tired of filling, heating, mixing, and pumping. My tap is...
Forum: Equipment   03-29-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By S4UCE
Yes this can be problematic. Restrictions on flow...

Yes this can be problematic. Restrictions on flow pre-pump cause the pump to pull from wherever it can - in this case, it may cause air to get drawn in past the seal on the canister head, which is...
Forum: Equipment   03-27-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By S4UCE
UV Housing as CO2 Reactor

I'm going to be running an Aqua UV 25w on my sumped 135 tank with CO2. The Aqua UVs have quite a large housing - I run water through it top to bottom and inject CO2 just before it, will I get bubbles...
Forum: Equipment   02-16-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By S4UCE
In this case (big, dirty fish) I'd step up to the...

In this case (big, dirty fish) I'd step up to the 12. That should leave you somewhere around 5-6x hour turnover.
Forum: Equipment   02-15-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By S4UCE
Just FYI, the difference between the pondmaster...

Just FYI, the difference between the pondmaster and classic is the length of the power cord. Pondmasters will have a much longer cord.

Also, while I do like the DC pumps on paper, I've seen too...
Forum: Lighting   02-06-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By S4UCE
You'll have to dial the blues way back, but...

You'll have to dial the blues way back, but you'll be able to grow plenty with a Vega. Beware thought, with a single fixture over a 30", you'll be spotlighting pretty bad and will have low light on...
Forum: Equipment   02-06-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By S4UCE
I have two MP-40s on my 48x24" 135 gallon reef...

I have two MP-40s on my 48x24" 135 gallon reef tank which I will be converting to a planted tank in the coming month. I was planning on selling both of them and using just my old MP-10. The 40's...
Forum: Lighting   12-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By S4UCE
Same spectrum control, although I've never...

Same spectrum control, although I've never actually used ecotech's software. You will need the additional WXM module to communicate with the Radions. I use Bulk Reef Supply 1.1ml/min peristaltic...
Forum: Lighting   12-29-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 372
Posted By S4UCE
Somebody is trading you a Hydra (52 or 26?) for a...

Somebody is trading you a Hydra (52 or 26?) for a SOL blue?? I hope there's some cash involved on your end or you're getting a heck of a deal!!

I just posted up about using my SW Radions (thread...
Forum: Lighting   12-28-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By S4UCE
I certainly hope they work out! Sure, not the...

I certainly hope they work out! Sure, not the cheapest option, but I already own them.. plus they're controlled by the Apex which will also be monitoring pH and temperature, and controlling heaters,...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion   12-26-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By S4UCE
Any thoughts on larger tanks? I'm converting a...

Any thoughts on larger tanks? I'm converting a 135 from reef to planted. 950 gph return and two Vortech MP-40s might be a bit much! The return should still be sufficient (about 5-6x turnover through...
Forum: Lighting   12-26-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By S4UCE
Just some information for anybody watching: ...

Just some information for anybody watching:

XR30 G2 has 8 Cool white LEDs, 16 Blue (royal and deep), 4 Reds, and 4 Greens. As a comparison, the XR15 FW has 4 Warm whites, 8 Blues (deep and royal),...
Forum: Equipment   12-26-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,303
Posted By S4UCE
I will agree that the bean is the optimal...

I will agree that the bean is the optimal overflow setup, I have to adjust my gate once ever week or two which isn't a big deal, but the one time my main siphon drain got clogged and I came home to...
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