Living Water Planet Build 2.0

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  1. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

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    Switch, switch , switch!!!!!
     
  2. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Colorado member

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    That would be so much work on my end. I guess if you wanted to come over and do it for me I would accept.
     
  3. Kmooresf

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    Tank and scape look great. Nice work.


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  4. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    Yes, work or $$$ I paid my movers just last Monday to pick it up all the way from Pleasanton to Livermore. Plus all the effort to loosen, save the original plumbing, and tighten the overflow bulkhead. I'll get used to the extra 10" ;-)
     
  5. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    Photo Mar 29, 6 56 57 PM.jpg
    Light fixture, water, and Apex are online!

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    Gotta work on getting rid of microbubbles.

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    Laying out controllers to mount on the wall. Apex trim seems to match the Elos Planet II!

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    Is it weird to admit I missed playing with a skimmer and watching a fuge as much as growing a reef on the DT?
     
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  6. Gablami

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    Totally get this. With my new skimmer and my newly setup fuge, I spend more staring at my baseball sized chaeto than I do at my fish and corals. And the chaeto is not even tumbling!


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    That's where the magic happens, right?
     
  8. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    [​IMG]

    Apex and Tunze controllers now organized on the wall.

    Found an old iPhone 4 to use as a "remote control" in case I forget my current iPhone, iPad or MacBook.


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  9. Flagg37

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    Are those all extension cords plugged into apex? How hard was it to get them through the hole above it? What are those power bricks on the left? Lighting?
     
  10. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    Most are extension cords except the two MH ballasts on #2 and #3.

    It was very difficult to get them through the 2" hole. The last two were only able to get through because they were not thick extension cords - MH ballast cords.

    Yes, on the left are two MH ballasts. I had a pair of IceCaps, but one was not working. @xcaret (Mario) was kind enough to send me a spare ballast (top one)...I still owe him some of my own extras ;-)
     
  11. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    The Visio 187g is now cycled most likely accelerated by Dr. Tim's One and Only Bacteria and Ammonia, a small case of old Elos bacteria conditioners, Bioptim, and Biodigest. Fish were introduced two days ago and all have survived except one. A school of Banggai Cardinals, a Powder Blue Tang, and a circus/car full of clowns are all eating and getting along swimmingly in the new reef. A turbo snail brought some coralline on its camper, so hopefully, this little seed will start coloring up the bone-white formerly live rock.
     
  12. DEATH BY SNU SNU

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    Love your tank!
     
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  13. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    Another reef addict...

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  15. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    This weekend, my DSA rimless was plumbed into my system increasing it to approximately 300g. Maroon Clown pair and SPS frags now live in the DSA.

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    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    Last photo of system before DSA was added to house SPS and Maroon Clowns.[​IMG]


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  17. livingwaterplanet

    livingwaterplanet Reef Zen Monk/Supporting Member

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    Misc photos
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