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Reef 238 Photos

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Here are a few shots of Reef 238's fish room. Just a few minor details remain, which will be completed this weekend after the reef goes in.

 

But first, the "before" shots . . .

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And "after" . . .

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Vectra/Vortech drivers and power supplies, iPad Mini for Apex Fusion access, 180 GPD RO/DI.

 

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Right end. Orphek Atlantiks on modified monitor mounts can be tilted back and locked in place against the wall. Flow meter on main return.

 

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Cable management detail.

 

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The stand is 316 stainless steel, powdercoated. Dri-Dek covers the entire floor, even under the sump and skimmer. Tunze submersible LEDs illuminate the refugium.

 

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Seawater mixing.

 

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Flow meter on main return from Vectra L1. Perimeter trim around the tank's contact points with the wall remain.

 

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Left end. Orphek Atlantiks on modified monitor mounts that allow them to be swung back and locked into place against the wall. 

 

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Right overflow, UVS, chiller.

 

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Two DOS and two DDR units for application of the Triton Method.

 

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Sump is completely covered. Two Spyglass reactors are supplied by the M1. Water change inlet line on the right. Flow meter for monitoring flow to skimmer.

 

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Pretty lights.

 

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Shameless plug for industry brands :)

 

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Clockwise from bottom left: Avast Marine Skimmate Locker; Apex AC5 base unit; Apex leak, flow, Vortech, and level sensor modules; MRC Orca Pro I with Colder Industries NS6 no-drip quick disconnect on drain line.

 

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Front view of Orca skimmer. Water change drain line in foreground.

 

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Apex EB832 and EB8; Triton dosing connections; sump covers of lightweight blown PVC. We retained and restored the wood panel at the back for nostalgia's sake.

 

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Beautiful work. Everything is so nice, spaced, orderly with plenty of room.
 
Makes me want to re-do mine.


Thank you 110reef. Happy to offer any tips or pointers if you decide to do it.


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Interesting way of securing the power bricks. Nice and clean, plenty room to perform maintenance, excellent job.


Thank you halfmoon61 [emoji4]


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Awesome...looks like "behind the scene" of the Aquarium of the Americas (probably nicer)...[emoji106][emoji106]


That's quite a compliment. Thank you Patncori.


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On 10/9/2017 at 4:17 PM, Checkitout said:

Alot of hard work went into this, you can tell. Very nice fish room and equipment. 

Thanks very much Checkitout! (Don't know how I missed your comment. Sorry about that :shrug:)

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Is that a paper towel dispenser and a fridge for frozen food? Nice touch. But in pic 4 and 7, do I see salt creep from a leak?  Haha just kidding. You have some bad NAUGHTY WORD skills. I just wish I could get rid of my spaghetti wire mess behind my tank. Nice work. 

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Is that a paper towel dispenser and a fridge for frozen food? Nice touch. But in pic 4 and 7, do I see salt creep from a leak?  Haha just kidding. You have some bad NAUGHTY WORD skills. I just wish I could get rid of my spaghetti wire mess behind my tank. Nice work. 

Thank you Stoned. The freezer was deleted from the rebuild since there's one in the employee break room. They love the smell of mysis in the morning.


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Where is this awesome setup located? How big is the reef?

It's located in the lobby of IMCT.com. On Club Deluxe Rd. in Hammond. TSV is 238 gallons. For those of you that have Instagram, there are videos of the newly installed ceramic reef @wetworknola.


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Sheesh...what a difference.   Did I see...gasp...a SCWD and HOB overflows?

The SCWDs were part of the original installation. When I took over the system they'd already failed. For the restoration I chose the CPR overflows because of their very low internal profile and, more importantly, the fact that there were already a ridiculous number of holes in the back pane, 8 to be exact, all of which were too low to use for overflows. Consequently, they were all sealed.


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Gotta love a Swiss cheese tank...I've never been a fan of anything more than a drain and a return line [emoji4]

"Swiss cheese." Haha! Most appropriate analogy. There are videos of the new ceramic reef (you can't see the overflows at all) on my Instagram page @wetworknola.


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17 hours ago, Wet Work said:


"Swiss cheese." Haha! Most appropriate analogy. There are videos of the new ceramic reef (you can't see the overflows at all) on my Instagram page @wetworknola.


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I just watched the video.  That's a nice looking reefscape.

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