210 gallon tank basement fishroom build

amado

NJRC Member
Does it turn on and off, but no power comes from outlets?

I’m running on errands on a spare, parts arrived about to do this:


Yeah this is what’s happening with my eb832.
It’s out of warranty but Neptune already fixed this one time
So I am going to see if they can fix it
 

DangerDave

NJRC Member
Yeah this is what’s happening with my eb832.
It’s out of warranty but Neptune already fixed this one time
So I am going to see if they can fix it

Curious what they’re gonna charge you for the repair. $15 got me two power boards and two fans.
 

amado

NJRC Member
So I lost power on Wednesday for a few hours.
We had a tree down. It happened at 3am.
I have a generator so I was able to get my return pumps
Back working.
When the power came back on. I noticed one of my
Eb832 wasn’t working. It’s the same one that gave me problems before. I was going to replace it with another eb832 but I decided not to do that.

Instead I think I am going to replace it with something else.
To manage the pumps. I think I am going to buy the coralvue hydros wave engine. This will get rid of a lot of these power cables and it will allow me to have all my pumps in one place.
 

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amado

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I am also cleaning my wavemakers.
I put them in a bucket with vinegar and hot water
For a few hours for each pump. I use mostly
Jebao wavemakers and they work for my setup.
I have been using vinegar to clean pumps for years.
I have never lost a pump so at $2 a bottle it’s my go to.
 

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deepblue68

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So I lost power on Wednesday for a few hours.
We had a tree down. It happened at 3am.
I have a generator so I was able to get my return pumps
Back working.
When the power came back on. I noticed one of my
Eb832 wasn’t working. It’s the same one that gave me problems before. I was going to replace it with another eb832 but I decided not to do that.

Instead I think I am going to replace it with something else.
To manage the pumps. I think I am going to buy the coralvue hydros wave engine. This will get rid of a lot of these power cables and it will allow me to have all my pumps in one place.
Lmk how you like the hydros controller. Gl
 

amado

NJRC Member
@brokereefer was kind enough to give me a nano tank that he wasn’t using. It’s a 10 gallon JBJ. It came fully loaded with everything including lights. ( compact t5)
This is my first nano tank. I will set it up as a coral qt tank
And fish observation tank.

I will add water today from the main system.
 

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amado

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Cleaning my skimmers today.
You had to see the look the electrician had.
When I told him I wanted a plug above the sink.
He couldn’t understand why anyone would need one. Lol

For me this has made cleaning pumps/skimmer and frag racks super easy.
 

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amado

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So I added a Red Sea 20 gallon. This will be my qt tank.
It’s not part of the system. It’s a stand alone all in one.
It comes with everything I need skimmer/return pump/socks. I am using a kessil 150 to light the tank.
Right now I have some test zoa frags to see how they do.
I was able to use some bio balls I had in my sump.
 

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amado

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My orp has dropped like 50. Since removing
My rocks in the frag tank. Nothing else has changed.
I just removed the rocks from that frag tank.

It looks like the rocks was doing a good job of cleaning the water. My ph has also dropped. So the rocks buffered the ph.

Let’s see if I can get it back up in the next few days.

I know everyone now wants to use less rocks in their builds.
But I think that’s a bad idea. Rocks are necessary in a reef tank.
 

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I still can't get my ORP to touch 400 even after refreshed carbon. I agree rock is important for stability. I'm not a fan of the minimalistic aquascape because hopefully in a few years it will all be grown out and you won't see much of the rock anyway.
 

amado

NJRC Member
I still can't get my ORP to touch 400 even after refreshed carbon. I agree rock is important for stability. I'm not a fan of the minimalistic aquascape because hopefully in a few years it will all be grown out and you won't see much of the rock anyway.

It’s not just carbon. You have to run resin and GFO.

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amado

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I finally got around to ordering the BRS 150 gallon water saver upgrade kit for my 7 stage RODi. I watched the video and it was easy to install. I am making water now let’s see how fast I can make a 50 gallon barrel.

It’s the end of the month so I have to change carbon and GFO. I will leave the resin in the reactor since it’s still good for another month.
 

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rrspike

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Thanks again Amado . nice seeing you again last week and chatting. Fishroom really looks great . As I said if you ever need a hand with anything just reach out.
 

amado

NJRC Member
Thanks again Amado . nice seeing you again last week and chatting. Fishroom really looks great . As I said if you ever need a hand with anything just reach out.

Hey thanks for stopping by. Hopefully I can grow some corals and fill these tanks.
 

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i assume the water saver doesnt have as much waste water? Curious on how that works for you as i would be interested in one.
 

amado

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i assume the water saver doesnt have as much waste water? Curious on how that works for you as i would be interested in one.

I would say it’s worth it. It makes water twice as fast.
I made 50 gallons of rodi water in 2hr. I should have made this purchase earlier. I am not using a booster pump.
 

rrspike

NJRC Member
I am not using a booster pump.


How many psi do you have coming in ? I believe they call for 65 psi and above to the 1st membrane right? I sit at right around 55 and have been wondering if I could get away with it that or would need the booster pump. I have already purchased the second membrane kit needed to upgrade my 75 GPD system to 150 GPD , but have held off installing due to possible low pressure.
 
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