Ashburn's 187g endgame II

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by ashburn2k, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. igcreef

    igcreef Supporting Member

    also happy to help, got tools at the ready!
  2. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Looks great so far!
  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    So what are you doing differently from the last set up? Are you taking this as an opportunity to improve anything?
  4. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    Good question

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  5. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    And they are online just the night before my week long vacation. What a crazy timing

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  6. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Supporting Member

    That was so quick. Hopefully there won’t be any mini cycle(s). Are they all plumbed together?
  7. Solitaryensis

    Solitaryensis Supporting Member

    I was just about to offer to help but...

    Looks good!

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  8. glee

    glee BOD

    Does this fish store have a name?
  9. rygh

    rygh BOD

    No ideas on a name, but an idea on a slogan:
    "Always first, to get you the best fish and corals"
  10. Rostato

    Rostato Supporting Member

    How about “if you ain’t first, your last.”
  11. Schmitty

    Schmitty Supporting Member

    So cool, great work! Cant wait to visit...
  12. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    So final touch on the setup is getting CarX online and tuck that under the stand, where in the past I had them outside next to the frag stand. It was an eye sore. And my stand couldn’t accommodate 20lb co2 tank.


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  13. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    beefed up RODI is full online too, waste water goes to the backyard brutes, i have 3/50g for holding and connected together. Will use those for plants and other stuff. turns out i dont need a booster pump since my water have 50+ psi all the time. maybe add it after produce water so it pulls out water faster?
  14. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    1. move Carx under stand ✓
    2. better cable management
    3. better location for apex
    4. beef up rodi ✓
    5. save waste water from rodi ✓
    6. improving water flow for frag tank and display tank
    7. separate return pump for DT and FT ✓
    8. improve stand design for Frag tanks ✓
    9. add RODI feed to SW mix brute with float valve ✓
    Those that has '✓' is what i have accomplished.

    I'm sure there are more, but I couldn't think of it at the moment. but those are the action items ontop of my mind.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
  15. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Next on to-do
    1. get apex online
    2. cleanup, put away fish gear
    3. connect waste water brutes
    4. fix minor leaks
    5. water change
    6. re-arrange corals
    7. glue SPS on rockwork
  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer Past President

    I would still use booster pump. 50 psi is pretty much minimum. I would crank up to 80.
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  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    high pressure means faster water productions and less waste water.
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  18. A Aaron

    A Aaron Supporting Member

    I had 38 psi and put on a booster. It goes up to 90 psi now and it makes water so fast. I’ll never go back. You also should have less waste water ratio I believe and cleaner out of the membrane. Either way the speed it makes water is worth it.
  19. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster Staff Member

    Where do you place the booster

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  20. JVU


    My pressure is about 55 psi and my double membrane RO/DI works well within specifications without a booster. I understand the logic for boosting the pressure, and actually had purchased a booster. But in the end I didn’t want extra complexity, extra fittings, more failure points, more noise, etc, to try to improve something already working well. You might want to try it out and run the numbers to see if it’s working well without. You can easily add it later.

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