My Comeback 40B Journal.

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Juan M, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. Juan M

    Juan M Guest

    Finally I can start preparing to be active in the hobby, after long 5 years away from this hobby it really does feel like an eternity. Much has changed and now I got much more to re-learn, companies that had top notch equipment back then have now disappear and their equipment become obsolete. Now I guess I will learn as I go, starting with some old technology and then moving to new technologies along the way.

    I have found and bought a good set from a great reefer here in BAR. And he has also helped me with some extra equipment to get started. The star here is a brand new Aqueon 40G Breeder, drilled and has a center megaflow courtesy of Mario, drain and return come thru the overflow for clean look, and the custom built cabinet he made.[​IMG]

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  2. Juan M

    Juan M Guest

    Not to forget the awesome job he did on the tank and light Rack[​IMG]

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  3. Juan M

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    Here I start preparing the inside with tub liner to help avoid any leaks and keep them hopefully contained within. ..[​IMG]

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  4. Juan M

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    Final job on the inside liner the best I could get it done. [​IMG]

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  5. Juan M

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    And here is the set on the chosen location with a temporary light fixture... this is a Odyssey that has been modified as follows, the original PC lights removed and T5ho put on its place, also the MH is a Phoenix 250 HQI DE driven by a ICECAP 250 Digital.

    In the past I had the same fixture, except mine was the dual 250w and I had done the same mod, but I had twin T5 HO 54w on each side for a total of 4 and had different ballast also. Had great growth and color on my old 75g tank. So I am undecided if I will sell this fixture and get 165w Mars Aqua Led and mod it or to keep this halide... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  6. Juan M

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    BTW also I'm preparing the future home space for a frag tank, already have the power ran, and the RO kit installed ready to fill the new 34g Brute can to mix salt, waiting on the DI cartridge to add it to the system for RO-DI[​IMG]

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  7. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I love that tub/shower liner stuff.
     
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  8. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Looking real good! I like that light mount!
     
  9. Juan M

    Juan M Guest

    Thanks, I also didn't mention that it is height adjustable too

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  10. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Don't forget to become a supporting member when you can...comes with benefits and likely more members willing to help you out with stuff
     
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  11. Juan M

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    I will.. I was a supporting member before I left the hobby, so I know all about the cool things that are available for members.

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  12. Juan M

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    Some updates, so I had to modify the DIY sump, to make room for the skimmer since I was not able to sell it or traded it [​IMG]

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  13. Juan M

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    Also since I have been able to find a decent reefkeeper (the old model) I had to get out my trusty timers... and wire up everything [​IMG]

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  14. Juan M

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    Finally wet test. Everything was fine, so I added the Aragonite sand [​IMG][​IMG]

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  15. Juan M

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    Then a quick test on the skimmer and partitions on the sump.

    Look at that skimmer go with just few minutes...


    [​IMG]

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  16. Juan M

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    And after one night of having the Niagara Falls in my living room, I decided that I needed to reduce the sound and water flow as the pump was pushing about 800gph to that poor 40G tank....

    So I modified the return and removed the skimmer pump, added a T to the return line to split the flow between the skimmer and tank. Now the Niagara Falls are back where they belong, and not in my house.

    [​IMG]

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  17. Juan M

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    Couple of hours later my tank is almost cleared, see with T5 only[​IMG]

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  18. Juan M

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    Tested the moon lights[​IMG]

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  19. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    :D looking good dude! I like that cave on the left! Very clean set up.

    What kinda corals you gonna put in there? Any specific focus group? LPS, Softies, Anemones, SPS, Mixed Reef?
     
  20. Juan M

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    Thanks, most likely be mixed reef...

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