Tubaman

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  1. Bump - Torches Sold, everything else is left.
  2. Clearing out the frag tank. Need to make some room! Located in Lafayette, but going to meet this Sunday. I'll post pictures this evening. PM Me for more info. Myagi Tort - Small / Medium / Large Frags Red Cap - Medium / Large Colony, also can make frags Green Poccilipora "Brandon May Special" - Md Frags Green Psammacora - Small Frags Snowflake Polyp Frags - Multiple Sizes Ponape Birds Nest - Md Frag
  3. @TheGrimmReefer The radion drivers were kept outside of the sump area for as long as i've had them. I was worried at first about salt creep and the apex, but other than the usual light salt on the cords directly above the sump, I really haven't had an issue with it.
  4. Wow. I can't believe its been over a year and a half since I've updated this thread. I guess a quick update is in order. I originally set this tank up in a my 3rd floor apartment in Baton Rouge (not my best idea). I've moved 4 times in the past year for work, so when I left Baton Rouge I moved the tank to my parents place in Broussard, where its been since February 2015. Im creeping up on 2 years since i started this thing, and other than the recent mishaps, its been pretty much on auto pilot. To anyone who is on the fence on getting an APEX, i can honestly say that it is the sole reason I'm still in the hobby. Currently in my tank I have: 1- MD/LG Desardini Tang 1- MD Blue Hippo 1- MD/Lg Yellow Tank 1- Sm/Md Vlamingi Tang (Yes tang police, I'm well aware he is going to have to get a bigger tank one day, but i got him when he was the size of a quarter) 2- XL PJ Cardinals 2-Engineer Gobies (Have had them since Nov 2014, no issues with rock structure. I do have a deeper sand bed which helps.) 1-Longnose Hawk 1-ORA Black Snowflake male 1- Cleaner Shrimp 1- Coral Banded (I had a mated pair, but haven't been able to find the female in quite some time. ) For Corals, I took the low maintenance route and stuck with softies. I've been in the hobby now for 7 years, and stony corals always hate me. My centerpiece is an XL Green Sinulara. I keep trimming it back and it grows back bigger every time. I also have 2 large toadstool mushrooms, and well as a variety of mix matched softies. I would love to post some pictures but that brings me to my current predicament........... About 2.5-3 weeks ago my Right Radion G3 went out. For a day or so I thought it was my Apex, but after triple checking everything i took it down to investigate. After taking it apart, the root of the problem is corrosion on the circuit board, so bad that some of the resistors had corroded off. After calling EcoTech and finding out the unit is CONVENIENTLY out of warranty, I took my other Radion G3 and mounted it center of the Tank. 2 weeks pass no issue. Last Weekend, I wake up to 1) my only Radion not working, 2) My Apex Autofeeder inside of the actual tank, 3) my APEX display strobing blue, with no data on the screen, and 4) one of my MP40s laying on the ground, the west side laying in the sand. Either I have a ghost or something malfunctioned and sent everything into haywire while i was sleeping. Since then I've been able to get everything to work, except the radion. Ive taken it out and tried it on its own without the APEX. It will turn on for about 30 secs, make the error noise, and shut off. I'm almost positive its the same issue as the other radion, especially with both going out in such a short time. FOR REFERENCE: I had them mounted to my canopy, about 8 inches off of the water. So, now I am a crossroads. By all means, i don't want to get rid of the tank. So I'll rule that out now. However, I need lights within the next week or my coral will most likely start to decay. My initial thoughts on this were to get a use T5 retrofit, then save up for a new LED fixture. ***After spending over 2 grand with ecotech between radions and mp40s, to receive the service i did, I'll never give them another dollar. What are some of you thoughts on what i should do? I value your input. P.S. Sorry for the horrible grammar and spelling.
  5. Benjy yes, but the cup is only about 8" back. Cleaning it isn't too bad. And yes the electronic are facing the sump, however, there is a decent amount of space between the sump and the apex. I check regularly for any signs of wear, been good so far.
  6. Sorry for not updating. Tank is doing well. Going on 2 months now. Livestock so far: 1 ORA Naked Female 1 ORA Black Snowflake 1-Sm/Md Desardini 1- Sm Scribbled Rabbitfish 2- PJ Cardinal 1- Blue Hippo Blue hippo has ick, and is on the way out, someday a he's better, some days he's worse. Corals- Acan Lord Micromussa XL Kenya Tree Colony Sunset Monti Duncan's Tried a few sticks, they bleached on me, probably going to stick with LPS/Montis and a few softies. Hard to redo my plumbing on the tank. The "manifold" I had became increasingly loud. About to do the first water change, plan on adding some more corals. Gonna wait out the ich challenge with the hippo before I add anymore fish.
  7. Well, I figured it was time for another tank. I've been in the hobby for 5+ years now, and never had the ability to start a build from scratch, only used gear and tanks that were never exactly what I wanted. So on this build I pinched pennies, and finally got a setup I will be happy with in the long run. So Far I Have. Tank: Deep Sea 90g (3x2x2) DFW Stand and Canopy Gear: Apex System Gold Lunar Simuation Module Additional EB8 Auto Feeder Vortech/Radion module Advanced Leak detector 2 hard surface probes Lighting: 2 Radion Gen 3 Power heads: 2 Vortech MP40 wes Filtration: Trigger Ruby Cube Sump (20x20) Skimmer: Bubble Magus Curve 7 Return Pump: Fluval C6, 3600gph. I plan on making a manifold off of this, running UV and 2-3 Media Reactors. Still Need: 2- heaters, just as a failsafe 2- reactors 1-Laguna uv 14w rock and sand Livestock list that is still tentative: Lineautus Laboutes Scott's fairy Black Tang Achilles or powder blue 2 blue hippo Midas Mandarin Bluespot jaw Pair clowns Black tang is for sure and will be the centerpiece fish. So far, everything is still in boxes. I move into my new place on Monday, hoping I can get water in this bad boy by Friday or Saturday. Will Update as I get things situated.
  8. Everything is hooked up on the apex minus the float switch. Spectrapure unit hooked up. Rock rescaped. Ato cabinet finished. Pics to come.
  9. Yeah. Weather is pretty bad. Glad to see the build coming together.
  10. Bought an RODI unit. Its sitting in the box in my room. I might get to it tomorrow.
  11. Nice. I got the 90gpd on from them on the sqme order as you. You won't be disappointed
  12. Update. Tank is cycled . Ordered a pair of Black Clarkii Clowns and Fancy Whites from SA. ATO/Apex Cabinet is almost done. Apex is in, waiting til cabinet is ready to install. Spectrapure 90g/day RoDi unit on order. Should be in by Friday
  13. My fish have gone 4 days without eating. Unless you have anthias I don't see it as a big deal.