Jenius8477

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  1. Jenius8477

    New LC Reef Newbie

    I have an emerald crab in here and I removed the piece in the picture, got off as much as I could physically, and did a h2o2 dip on the frag. Thanks for the catch though. Much appreciated Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  2. Jenius8477

    Recent SW Convert

    Just joined the forum and wanted to showcase some of my previous DIY projects. The first set of pictures is my Fluval Evo 13.5 mods. I turned the first chamber into a refugium with a 3d printed filter pad holder and diy 90° panel grow light. I also made a ATO Res out of an old computer case and that also houses my temp controller and power meter for the system. The ATO system is a series loop of a ATO Low level float, an emergency float that is flushed with freshwater during topoff by a diy float shower I came up with, and a normal working float. These are fed into a 3dprinter hotbed mosfet to power a 12vdc pump in the res. The second set of pics is my diy 100watt led project. I ordered a custom 100watt led cob from China, mounted it to a CPU heatsink and powered it though a current regulated power supply. This will be suplimenting a 165watt black box on my 40gallon breeder with a 29 gallon sump that is in the works. The system runs at 31vdc and is pulling about 3.33amps once warmed up. The third and final set is my 135 gallon fw system with a 20 gallon sump. It houses two +16" common plecos, one 7" common Pleco, and 3 Oscars. The only way I can keep this tank clean is my return pump is a dct6000 running wide open at 1800gph through 1" Hardline. I also modified an old seaclone 150 protien skimmer with extra air so that even in freshwater I get enough of a foam to wet skim off some of the organics. Skimmate is clear/brown and a syrupy consistency. Oh, and this tank is outside with morning and evening direct sunlight so to make sure I have no issues with algae, I have a fw refugium lit constantly with a 50 watt LED grow panel and a 50watt 7,000k water-cooled led. The water-cooled led really makes the hairalgae explode in the refugium area and my tank stays spotless. The water cooling for the led is a 12vdc pump (same one I use for my ATO system ) and a computer water cooling radiator and res. Keeps it nice and cool. I also attached some pictures of my Custom Controller.This will also be for the 40b. Arduino controlled. 16- 800watt software assignable relays, 11 of which are outlets that can be independently turned off or on,1-2000watt Solid State Relay connected to the 12th outlet, 5 temp probs, 2 flow sensors, 5 float switches with 3 ultrasonic range finders that will give me precise levels in my sump, ATO Res, and tank. Indicator lights, a screen, oh and I tapped into Chinese black box lights and can control intensity and on\off state from my software. All for only about $100. LolAny questions please feel free to post here. Any odd ideas you would like me to try on either tank or the new 40b, I'd be happy to be your tester!
  3. Jenius8477

    New LC Reef Newbie

    Thanks man. She is just starting out so I'm adding cheaper stuff right now, any lead on some xynia? Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. Jenius8477

    New LC Reef Newbie

    Thanks, I thought that it looked nice enough not to cause too much trouble from the misses lol
  5. Jenius8477

    New to Saltwater

    Very nice layout for such a small tank! Looks great
  6. Jenius8477

    New LC Reef Newbie

    Hello Boys and Girls, Dustin here. Just dipping my toe in SW after keeping FW for years. I'm a DIY'er and I like to come up with neat solutions to problems. Attached is pictures of my New Evo 13.5 that I customized a bit with a refugium in the first chamber, Skimmer in 2nd chamber, and DIY ATO in which I use IV Tubing to bring the water up and a custom 3D printed adapter that the tubing attaches to and showers my emergency float switch with fresh water every time the ATO fires. I also found that the 3 Gallon refrigerator water containers fit in a standard PC computer case so this houses my reservoir, temp controller and power meter. Any advice for a Newbie?