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Gotta give it to you for not giving up! Glad you are going back at it and starting fresh and now it's just like a new tank again. I was once in your shoes with a total crash when Harvey hit and no power. My Giant 18" clam had crashed my entire system almost threw in the towel but I didn't and I am glad I didn't. Happy reefing!
 
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Filling up the tank. Going to stop short of filling the sump as I need to trim a baffle to lower the water level in the first section of my sump.


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She is full of RO/DI. I'm going to just let it circulate for a week or so. I'm working 12 hour shifts the next 3 days and then heading out of town for a bit.

My FMM and sensors should arrive sometime today. Assuming I have time/will I will pull the Tunze ATO and install that + mount single head Stenner pump in garage. There is already an EB4 out there for the dual head Stenner (auto water change). So getting that setup shouldn't be any big deal.
 

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that is really sad to hear. your tank looked fantastic. it looks like you fell forward though and the new aquascape looks great.
 
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Yeah sucks in a major way. I'm not sure I will be able to find a replacement black tang. At least not at a price I can afford. That fish had doubled or maybe close to tripled in price before COVID.
 
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Grrrr.... :furious3: I'm telling you if it wasn't for BAD luck I would have NO luck at all....

Flip'n new Stenner pump I got off Ebay has a 220v coil. Seller didn't disclose it, I didn't see it when I looked at pictures on my phone..., and you can't tell from the model # (I did look that up, which is stupid of manufacturer IMO).

Waiting to see how they (Ebay seller) will respond.

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I was hoping coil had both 115v and 220v windings but no such luck.

I have ordered a 115v coil to replace the 220v but that sets me back a week.

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Even with the coil replacement the pump ends up being about the same price as the next most expensive Ebay listing and about 1/2 of the cost of ordering retail.

The pumps are "old" new stock - i.e. manufactured some time back but never used (I have lots of equipment like that lol).
 
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I just tried taking it apart and thankfully its only 3 course screws (going into plastic) and 2 machine screws for the motor. I guess that is the bright side to all of this. I'm not having to use a bearing/gear puller or anything like that.
 
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Fun fact if you install the rotor the wrong way in the coil the motor runs backwards. I’m sure it has something to do with the b-field but it’s been too long since electrical/magnetic portion of college physics. Anyone up on that feel free to post!

So had to disassemble, let everything cool off then reinstall rotor in the correct orientation.

So did that, got motor running the right way and still no water. I think it’s an issue with the rollers.

So picked up a service kit. Hopefully that will fix it but I’m remembering why I quit buying off ebay. 🤨
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And after diddling with it a bit I got the rollers to expand! Been testing and it seems to be working.

on a different note the water in the tank smells odd. I think I’m gonna drain the tank down one more time and fill it again before I add salt.
 
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