- Jul 23, 2014
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- Spring, TX
Correct the sheets are layered. I re-made the first one because I didnt take into account the length of the JG fittings, the black and white one does plus has a doubled up top piece.Really like the design! I'm assuming you layered the acrylic sheets on the bottom and created channels to the fittings?
Jeez, you've been busy. Why go through all that work? I prefer to just keep things more simple. Less to break, less to maintain.The eb8s got here and I got one of them mounted in the stand. I am going to have to order a 50-75ft apex bus cable so I can add the second one in the laundry room.
I think I have decided to scrap the ozone reactor idea due to the amount of space it will require in the stand. The main reason I was wanting to use it was so I could run the ozone effluent through carbon to remove any residual ozone smell.
The PH in the tank has been running consistently a little low (ranges 7.8-8.0) so I have been researching using a CO2 scrubber. The only concern I have is I am already pumping ozone into the skimmer venturi. I think I have an idea that might solve two issues I have-lower ph and residual ozone.
I have never used a CO2 scrubber and was reading that the scrubber media will become ineffective if it drys out. Everything says to add a table spoon in the bottom of the scrubber to prevent this from happening. I found a DIY thread somewhere where someone was feeding their CO2 scrubber from their skimmer cup, which supplied the scrubber with consistent moist air. I think if I add a scrubber, I can feed it through my skimmer collection container. I can run a tube from the skimmer collection container, to a carbon container then to the scrubber and then to the second port on the skimmer venturi. The carbon will remove the residual ozone and the smell of the waste the skimmer produces. In theory, the scrubber will slightly raise the ph and the carbon will remove any ozone/waste smell from the skimmer.
Another problem I was able to solve, I started having the skimmer air silencer filling up with water. When I feed the tank, the skimmer and the ozone generator turn off for 10 minutes. The first time I noticed the silencer was filling up with water was after the skimmer would turn back on after feeding. I realized I didnt turn the ozone air pump that feeds the venturi so when the skimmer turned off, the air pump would actually start pushing water up the tube that goes to the silencer. To fix this problem, I put the air pump on a controlled outlet that shuts off if the ozone and skimmer are off and I also drilled a small hole in the bottom of the silencer so if it does get water in it, it will drain instead of collecting in it.
Yeah I get ya. I love tinkering too. I've had too many projects for a while now to tinker. Loaded a bunch of busted tile that I removed from my living room, kitchen, and dinning room today then unloaded it at @reeftplace today to fill a hole on his property. Busy busy.Its part of the hobby I really enjoy...
Looking good, buddy. How long has the tank been set up now?The tank is running well right and I have finally got my dosing dialed in. At this point I'm not sure that I need the kalk reactor. Right now I have it running 5 minutes per hour around the clock and I am dosing 5 ml of alk, 10 ml of cal per day with my water changes running at night. I hate to change anything because my numbers are stable.
I added the co2 scrubber last weekend and my ph is up, fluctuating now 8 to 8.15.
All of the LPS I have seems very happy and the few sps frags seem good.
I'm hoping I dont need to make any changes for a while.
Here is a full tank shot this evening
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