180g New House Build

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  1. AmyZ

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    LMFAO
    Once you get everything moved you'll have to post a pic
     
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    All the fish but one have been move. No casualties. They seem to really like their new home. It was interesting watching them greet their friends as they came over. I would put a moved fish in. It would hide for a minute until it saw a fish it knew, then it would immediately come out and start swimming around with its old friend.

    All corals and nems are perking up in the new tank.

    This weekend I tear down the old tank so I can get it out of my daughter's house. I'll be moving over the Apex, the Hydra 52's, and the ATS. It will be nice having the Apex on the new tank.

    I also need to find the orchid dottyback, he went into stealth mode when I was catching the last few fish. Should be able to catch him when I start tearing down.
     
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    Loving this build thread - tank is looking awesome!
     
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    Finished taking down the old tank and got it off to its new owner yesterday. Found a lot more hermit crabs than I thought I had. I also found a live clam in the rubble rock in the sump. The last fish turned up and was transferred.

    For today the task hooking up the Apex on the new tank as well as all the sensors and the two older Hydra's. Gotta make a hardware store run for some plumbing parts for the ATS and flow sensors and a stand for the ATS. I'll post updated pictures once I get all the lights on the tank.
     
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    Lights up and WAV's running

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    This has been one long weekend. All the equipment is now on the new tank. Adjusted some of the programming and decided I did not need the EB8. Just used a regular power strip for the things like the Hydras which are Apex controlled directly. Got the flow meters installed. The old tank DC pump is running at 50% and supplying the ATS with the required 400 GPH. The COR-20 on the return is doing 830 GPH. I can tell the flow sensor does restrict the flow a little. I had to close down the gate valves a little on the full siphon overflow lines. Right now water movement looks good in the tank. I can always add a third WAV if I need more.

    Should be all ready for frags from the swap in October.

    Sump area needs some wire management. That will be for another day.

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    The left partition of the sump is for RO water for the ATO. I do have to figure out how to stop siphoning when the RO water is higher than the sump water.

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    Congrats on the smooth transfer!
    On paper, transferring a reef doesn’t sound like a lot of work, but it is; and it’s exhausting work. I completely feel your need to take a break before finalizing the finer details.
    As far as wire management is concerned... If both ends of the wires/cables are connected to their respective parts and they function correctly, what else is there to do??? ;)
     
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    THAT LOOKS AWESOME!!!!!


    OMG - my OCD with this gahhhhhh!!!
     
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    One hardware casualty, One of my WAVs is dead. Shows as "missing" in Fusion. Neptune is doing an RMA to look at it. This is a set of two I got in the initial release. One died 1.5yr, this one made it to 3yr.

    Here's a couple pictures without the reflections from the window facing the tank.

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    Wow that's awesome. Great job can't wait to see it in person .
     

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