Sfork's First Salt tank!

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Sfork, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COWAVqnN0RE A video of my clowns. I let youtube pick the music lol.
     
  2. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    Wow... I like your float switch man... Where did you get that? I want to make one for ATO too.
     
  3. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    the switch itself i got from jess but they sell them on ebay for like $6
    the outer casing I got from home Depot a short PCV section for like 50 cents (size 1.25") and an end cap (size 1.50") Drilled some holes so water/air can go in and out there's on the bottom now too. The acrylic i just had laying around but it's like $3 for a small sheet at home depot, to bend it I just held it over a candle constantly moving it so it would heat up evenly, when it got bendy enough I just molded it to where i wanted it to go.

    Nice meeting you at baymac, you handed me the frag for the BAYMAC tank and I was struggling to get your tape off lol.
     
  4. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    do you have a specific link to the where it is selling ebay? What do you used to control your float switch?
     
  5. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    no link sorry just search float switch on ebay. The switch is hooked up to a 12v relay which I don't remember how to explain.
     
  6. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    I see.... thanks. I want to set up one, but i don't really know how to start.
     
  7. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    Here Link read this.
    http://www.melevsreef.com/plumbing/auto_topoff.html
     
  8. yardartist

    yardartist Guest

    Tim my tubastrea and dendros have gone though a phase where they balloon like that then return to tentacles. It may be flow. When they do not open at all I find that something has slowed the flow and moving them brings them out again. They are looking great.
     
  9. nanocube-guy

    nanocube-guy Guest

    when i feed them back in the old days, they come out fast when the pump is off..
     
  10. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    Moving next week. So shutting down the desktop to move it (water cooled PITA to move). here's some stuff I wanted to post but never did. Mostly the frag rack, 3 of them at baymac. i actually made the frag rack fall while i was taking pictures so that's why some of the stuff is closed.


    [img width=800 height=600]http://www.sfork.net/nanoreef/IMG_0013.jpg[/img]
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  11. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    From this:
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    [img width=800 height=600]http://www.sfork.net/nanoreef/IMG_0008.JPG[/img]

    To this:
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    very unexpected. i thought it was some kind of Gonipora haha.
     
  12. sfboarders

    sfboarders Guest

    That first pic don't even look like an acan. That's cool!
     
  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Is that Acan? Looks like micromussa?
     
  14. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    Yeah, I bought some corals from a guy and he gave me a free frag of micromussa. I thought he didn't know or messed up or something because It looked like a Gonipora to me and that's what I thought it was for the longest time. I didn't bother asking because the free coral was a surprise gift anyways.

    here's what it looks like open

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  15. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    A yellow/clear sponge has decided to grow on my expired ammonia test. It's been pretty cool watching this thing grow over the past month. I figured I should start taking pictures of it.

    [img width=800 height=600]http://sfork.net/bar/DSCF1586.JPG[/img]
     
  16. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

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    Two busted heaters in one month! Glad I was home to hear this one go POP!@

    (note: It was only above the water line because I turned everything off.)
     
  17. BigMac

    BigMac Guest

    What is killing your heaters?

    I've only lost 3 heaters in 20 years. All but one were to a big fish that didnt like the 60 cycle noise.
     
  18. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    The first one came loose and hit a rock. This one just exploded, it was an off brand.
     
  19. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

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    BTA started stinging a neon green toadstool, and started becoming green. in the whole year I've had it it's never displayed any green, also the clone across the tank has no signs of green and is in similar lighting.
     
  20. Sfork

    Sfork Guest

    Once the RBTA went hulk on me it started growing like crazy. I had to chop it up today, Very interesting I've noticed it before but I thought it had something to do with inflation, but the BTA was actually growing asymmetrically MUCH much larger on the side that reaches towards the light.



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