bondolo's combined tanks

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by bondolo, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

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    I'm setting up a calcium reactor to reduce the maintenance demands of having to mix up two part batches every 21 days or so. The combined tanks consume about a half gallon each of BRS recipe 2-part a week. Seems really high to me but testing levels bears out that that's what it is consuming.
     
  2. Coral reefer

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    Lots of stony corals?
     
  3. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

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    yes, quite a few LPS and smaller number of SPS.
     
  4. MolaMola

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    I'd love to see your tanks closer up. Any more photos? Congrats on accomplishing the upgrades! Although I guess you're getting into calcium reactor now...
     
  5. rygh

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    Seems a bit high, but I am only basing it on pictures from previous page in this thread.

    Check you Mg. It might be precipitating out.
     
  6. bondolo

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    A week before leaving town for a month both of my seaswirls failed. Fixed one up from the combined parts and order replacement motor and movement arm. Original calcium reactor solenoid failed the day before I was to leave. I was glad to have left the dosers set up and filled. Milwaukee RMAed the solenoid when I returned.

    Better flow from the now repaired sea swirls and improved pH from calcium reactor has been good for the tanks. Everything is really starting to take off, even before I did the first water change in about six weeks.
     
  7. bondolo

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    Inorganic calcium precipitation was one of the primary motivations for finally switching to calcium reactor.
     
  8. Flagg37

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    It’s always right before a trip that stuff fails. How does it know?
     

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