Ashburn’s not so frugal 90g

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by ashburn2k, Jul 31, 2017.

  1. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    with 1 drip/day i dont feel like I want to redo the plumbing on this tank and went ahead used water-weld on it. and works like magic, 0 leaks so far. this tank is going to be replaced with another tank soon anyways.
     
  2. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    I did that once for a very very slow leak in my sump plumbing...and it worked.


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  3. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Finally installed the GFO reactor and redid the plumbing in the sump, now it has 1 return pump instead of 2. And within 1 week, GFO has successful got my GHA in check. [​IMG]

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  4. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Utter chaos had a baby! [​IMG]

    Still battling low PH and I think it has to do with low air flow in garage. Also I stopped using my skimmer for 3rd day, and things are looking better without it running.

    But tonight’s ph test finally looks better in 8.0 Range.[​IMG]

    Should I start to use ph probe for more accurate results?


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  5. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    I’m also selling a used mp40wQD since I’m getting a cheaper older model. Pm me for price.


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  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Not sure why you even test ph? What can you even do to change it?
     
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  7. ashburn2k

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  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Are you using one?also, seems to my running the skimmer should help raise ph...maybe you need to run the air intake for the skimmer to outside air?
     
  9. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    That’s what I’m planing to do.


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  11. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    or just run a line from outside into the skimmer, but my other dilemma is that i'm now running my system without skimmer running and so far it's been great, I might not even going to run skimmer for a while. maybe a air stone pump that pumps fresh air from outside in the sump?
     
  12. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Run the skimmer. You need to pump air into the water to displace the co2. With my skimmer, I can just remove the collection cup and the aerated water will just flow right back into the sump.
     
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  13. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    I’m dumb! Didn’t think of that


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  14. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    Ok skimmer overflow mode engaged, ph 7.8-8.0 5:30pm


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  15. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    a handful of people i know are not even running skimmers anymore.... what's behind this madness!?!?
     
  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    This is the new wave!


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  17. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    I was skimmer-less for a while and all was good. I only added the skimmer so I could feed more with less waste in the water.
     
  18. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    are you seriouis, dude? what's going on? please xplain this new way of thinking to me.....
     
  19. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    I honestly have no idea, it’s just me that my coral grows better without skimmer running.

    Btw by dipping my frag in Bayer will kill aiptasia ?


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  20. DEATH BY SNU SNU

    DEATH BY SNU SNU Supporting Member

    btw my ph is 8.5
     

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