Double or Nothing... AJ's 405-Gallon Reef Savvy Upgrade

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  1. Stylo328

    Stylo328 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much. I've been bare bottom in several tanks for close to 10-years. While it does increase the particulate in the water, I prefer it over sand for a few reasons. I've done with and without starboard, with this being my first attempt with black starboard. I like this one best.

    I dreamt of this for a long time. It really was a blessing that things came together the way they did.

    Thank you very much! I'm glad you posted those two links. Another R2R member (Locito) who happens to be a friend, is giving me one of those lights today. He just sent me the photo to let me know it's ready for me.

    Thanks Rev!
     
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    Tank is looking great! How's the PH today?
     
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    Stylo328 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks bud. Got as high as 8.23. Better...
     
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    24-hour change went from an overnight low of 7.68 to an overnight low of 7.82 last night. Adding the refugium light should help a bit as well.
     
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    Awesome build ...
    Thanks for sharing.
    How are feeding the Calcium Reactor? Peri pump?

    All the best,
    Rui
     
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    Stylo328 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you and welcome to the thread.

    The MTC ProCal has a Venturi feature built in and pulls water from a line placed in the sump.

    From all of my research, most ProCal users are taking advantage of this; a few have posted that they are relying on peristaltic pumps.

    I have a feed on the manifold for the CaRx, but from what I've read, the team at MTC recommends against force feeding the reactor.
     
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    It's ready when you are
     

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