Wet Work

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18 bought first reef tank

About Wet Work

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    Sea Cucumber
  • Birthday 05/22/1962

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    Mid City, New Orleans
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    Reefing; Emma Charlotte Bienville, my crazy American Bully; modern design; dive travel; traveling for no reason at all.

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  1. The Vanishing Assistant

    A big, heartfelt "Thank you!" goes out to BRK member GREY GHOST for his invaluable assistance Sunday continuing the breakdown and beginning the rebuild of the reef system at IMCT in Hammond. I really put him through it, from 11 AM to 9:30 PM Sunday and 3 AM to 9:30 AM Monday morning, and can't thank him enough for sticking with me until the end. Great work GREY GHOST! I couldn't have done it without you!
  2. The Vanishing Assistant

    An assistant I had scheduled for today and tomorrow has mysteriously vanished. If anyone is interested in assisting with a tank breakdown and rebuild today, Saturday, 29 July and tomorrow, Sunday, 30 July at IMCT in Hammond on Club Deluxe Rd, please give me a call or text. You will be generously compensated. Sam 504.458.3019
  3. The Evil Vermetidae

    Some of you have probably encountered these insidious creatures at one point or another during your involvement in the hobby. Currently, I am breaking down and rehabbing a system that is overwhelmingly infested with these little beasties. In spite of the ability to contain them somewhat in the display, they proliferate everywhere and in the most difficult to reach places, such as the system's chiller shown below. A muriatic acid solution (which will not harm titanium) boiled them all out in short order. Share your vermetidae horror stories here and tell us how you dealt with them.
  4. It's Good To Be Back

    My pleasure Jensen. Let me know if there is any way I can help.
  5. Reef 145 Fairfield, Connecticut

    Thank you!
  6. Reef 145 Fairfield, Connecticut

    Thank you Kirk. Those onerous tasks are definitely taken into consideration. On the right, the Vectra's extra cord is tucked into the chamber behind it, allowing for removal of the pump to a container for maintenance. The extra cord for the Red Dragon is tucked behind the sump. The UVS has a service drain so both the bulb and quartz tube can be removed without removing the unit itself. Expected-to-fail components like power supplies are placed in easy-to-remove locations and their cords tucked away last. We did have a MP40wQD fail while I was wrapping up the cable management. It took about 15 minutes to remove and replace it. In the extension cabinet, the DDRs and skimmate locker can all be pulled completely out onto the floor. The shelf above holding the DOS units pulls out full length.
  7. Reef 145 Fairfield, Connecticut

    Thank you Greg.
  8. Reef 145 Fairfield, Connecticut

    Thank you Dave. It's both, actually. Sure, it looks really cool but it also increases the width of the joint allowing for more adhesive to be applied. Since the glass on this display is 15 mm thick, the diagonal joint is 21.21 mm thick.
  9. Reef 145 Fairfield, Connecticut

    My involvement in this project began when Scott at Aquarium Specialty referred me to a customer of his in Fairfield because of my repeated direct involvement with Elos srl and Nicola Gandini, its owner. It is a standard System 160 on their Square cabinet, but with a number of modifications, the most notable of which are the mitered corner joints on the tank. This is the fourth Elos tank with mitered corner joints we have specced and installed with the other three in Los Angeles, Louisiana, and Miami Beach. They are the only four in the U.S. I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking. I look forward to your comments and questions.
  10. It's Good To Be Back

    Hello everyone! I am very excited and honored to sponsor BRK. My primary objective in this forum is knowledge sharing. As I enter my sunset years, I feel it is important to pass along all I've learned during my three and half decades in this fascinating and challenging hobby. I'm here to help, so please don't hesitate to ask me anything at all related to reefing. Along with facts and figures and helpful fabrication and set-up tips, I will be posting plenty of photographs of our recent projects in Los Angeles, Cancun, Hammond, and Connecticut. For those of you wondering about the Marine Pond, it has been operational for over a year now with all of the fish doing extremely well. For members that are new to the hobby and perhaps struggling a bit, I'm offering a free in-home visit and system assessment for the next 30 days and within 50 miles of 70119. Heck, even if you're an old hat and want to up your game technologically to make your system less labor intensive, drop me a line. I would be happy to drop by and share some ideas with you. Happy reefing everybody! Sam
  11. This mystery tank does indeed exist. Electrical and plumbing runs in the walls have all been installed and the walls closed up. We thought we were on our way but the material used instead of drywall, which had better insulating properties and resistance to moisture, started sweating a slick, clear, greasy fluid. Fluid analyses were inconclusive other than indicating it had high concentrations of magnesium. Since this material was on the ceiling over the tank as well as on the walls, it all had to be removed. Currently, we are renovating the fish room for Reef 173 at IMCT (many of you helped with the reef trimming several years ago) to bring it up to our current state of our art. Once that is complete, we hope to finally move forward with this monster project.
  12. I've been looking forward to sponsoring BRK for some time now, but didn't want to initiate the sponsorship until I had time to give it and the club proper attention. I'll be posting photos of recent project along with helpful maintenance and installation tips. Any questions anyone has related to the hobby, I am more than happy to answer. I've been at this a long time and want to help everyone out there as much as I can.

  13. Filtration for mega system

    If we can be of any assistance, don't hesitate to contact us directly: info@wetworkreefs.com or 504.458.3019.
  14. frag party head count

    See you all tomorrow! 15 lbs. should be just enough for me. Bring extra if you think y'all will get hungry. See you tomorrow!
  15. frag party head count

    There will be more than enough to go around and we will still be there. If you can't make it, arrange with another member to grab a few frags for you.