Rygh's 250 gallon - rev.2

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by rygh, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Interesting tidbit is how a few of those elements recorded back negative readings. Is there some math equation that's based on the reading of other elements that determine it? Actually that actually would give me a little pause for concern about how the testing works.
     
  2. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    There is a correction factor based on the spectral background.
    I guess if you are within the uncertainty/error range of 0, you could get a negative.
    They do have a blue legend that says beyond detection limits.
    So I am not so worried.
     
  3. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    There has been a lot of talk about Bubble Tip Anemones and clowns on the forums.
    A quick pic of mine.
    The clownfish love them. They use to host in colt coral just fine, but I really think they like anemones better.
    It split a while back. Each is getting big again, and lower one is showing some signs of splitting.
    clwnrbta.jpg
     
  4. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    How old are they and have they spawned yet?
    And has the nem always retained its bubble tips?
     
  5. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Probably 3 years old at least. Maybe 5?
    There were basically no bubble tips the first year or so. Now, it almost always has them unless really upset.
    Reducing flow a bit in that area helped, but I think they just needed to get used to the tank.
    No spawning that I know about. Just the one split.
     
  6. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Keep on keeping on
    Happy reefing and best fishes
     
  7. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    I don’t know that I would worry about it. You usually send in a sample of RODI as well...they probably use that as a reference.
     
  8. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    ARGH!!!
    AI-Primes are on sale now at BRS, $25 off, and I recently bought 12 of them.
    :mad:

    And too long ago for any price matching deals on credit card / etc.
     
  9. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    That’s always the sound in my mind when I read your username :)

    RYGH!!!


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  10. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

    How long ago did you buy them? Too late for return?


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  11. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Too late.
    Not something I would really do anyway.
     
  12. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    BEFORE
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    AFTER
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    I had another power supply die(not fish related).
    But I was looking at all those supplies under the tank, in the dust, and they are all 24V now.
    So I decided to throw out the crappy cheap ones that were always toasty warm,
    and replace them with a high quality waterproof one!!
    Not really a big expense, saves power, much better reliability, and adds safety.
     
  13. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    What a difference!!
     
  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    How much and from where?
     
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  15. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    So you cut all the cables just after the various transformers and spliced them all together with the output of this one transformer? Can you show a pic of that part? I suppose that means they are all on/controlled together. Were all devices already the same 24 V DC or did you have to do something to make that work out?


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  16. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Just under $70 from Amazon, although I'm sure you can find them a bit cheaper elsewhere
     
  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Ok now lets see all the splices you've done with your connectors to this thing! :D Or do you just have a common bar you hook them all to?

    I remember trying something with a particular power supply "back in the day", found out the neutral wire didn't exist... the manufacturer actually used the metallic shielding (lots of fine wires) as the neutral.... like seriously WTF!
     
  18. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    There is a small 5mm circular power connector between the power supplies and the device.
    (Some have different inner diameter)
    So I bought some connectors and wired them to the new power supply.
    Then just plugged the old device into the new connector.
    So original device is untouched. I could go back to old power supply.

    All devices were 24V.

    Note that I had to get more than one power supply. Lots of devices.

    None of the devices are controlled by an Apex, relay, or anything through the main supply. Power supply is always on.
     
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  19. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

  20. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Great idea. Would love to get rid of the 17 power bricks. So how do you control the devices?
     

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