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Offline Miles

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Re: 150gal Tank Rehab
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2018, 14:47:47 »
Just a note, the DOS doser in conjunction with Fusion, in my opinion, is the easiest (although not the cheapest) 2 part dosing system.

Yeah... the DOS in conjunction with the Trident is a best case scenario because I'm assuming that you can probably do some sort of "set it and forget it" with the two where the Apex will self regulate. But honestly even with the BRS dosing pump you should be able to basically accomplish the same thing, but I don't think auto dosing based off the Trident readings is really necessary. As long as you are keeping track of the test results, you should be able to tune it in pretty fast and self adjust. 
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Re: 150gal Tank Rehab
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2018, 15:02:17 »
My experience is that on the weekends everyone is home and that causes my pH to drop pretty significantly which in turn slows my consumption of alk and calc. If I donít adjust the dosing, my alk will go up too high by Monday. The awesome thing about the Fusion/DOS combo is that you just open the doser and click the amount you want to dose(for a particular time slot you have established) and then send it to the apex. Takes about 20 seconds. With a BRS doser, youíd be going in there and removing or adding programming constantly. That doesnít sound fun. Again, this is just my experience. I will be purchasing a second DOS when I get the new build completed.

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Re: 150gal Tank Rehab
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2018, 15:07:25 »
I probably will pick up a DOS at some point... the combo of the DOS and the Trident are right about the same price as buying a Ca Reactor....
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Re: 150gal Tank Rehab
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2018, 15:12:46 »
Ya, thatís gonna be a dream combo...

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Re: 150gal Tank Rehab
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2018, 08:10:48 »
Got my new Apex head unit and transferred everything over....

but now I am experiencing a weird situation where my Return pump keeps getting shut off. Whenever the return is set to auto, the WoFDwn switch reads closed after a few seconds and then shuts down the pump, but there is no water on the floor.... kinda stumped. Here's the code, anyone have any ideas?

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Fallback ON
Set ON
Defer 003:00 Then ON
If WoFDwn CLOSED Then OFF //Water on Floor sensor downstairs
If WoFUp CLOSED Then OFF //water on floor sensor upstairs
If FeedA 000 Then OFF
If FeedB 000 Then OFF
If FeedC 000 Then OFF
If FeedD 000 Then OFF
If Power Apex Off 000 Then OFF


EDIT: I think I may have figured it out... I think that water on floor sensor is dirty, or has gone bad.... I had a statement in my Text/Email alerts that deferred for 2 minutes to prevent me from getting false positives on alerts. I removed that statement and I started getting alerts every few seconds from that sensor being Closed... so it is toggling back and forth. Guess I'll have to take a look at it this evening.




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Offline Miles

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Re: 150gal Tank Rehab
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2018, 07:59:17 »
Used some rubbing alcohol to clean the water on floor sensor, and the spot on the floor where it sits last night, and haven't had any issues since.
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« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 15:19:50 »
Took the leap and bought a Calcium Reactor from BRS during their Black Friday sale. Now I need to figure out what I need to tune the output to. I let it run for several days at about 20mL/hr drip rate and now my Alk level is way high. I think I need to put some more coral in the tank to prevent my Alk and Ca levels from getting too high :P




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Re: 150gal Tank Rehab
« Reply #22 on: Yesterday at 16:48:15 »
For those who may have missed my facebook post the other day....

Aquarium Data Analysis: Looks like itís time to add another heater to the sump in the basement. Cold weather makes my basement even colder. The severe drop at the end of the graph was caused by a water on floor sensor upstairs giving a false reading (should probably replace that...) which causes the Apex to shut down the return pump just in case there is a leak (preventing the sump from being pumped dry and adding additional water damage to my homeowners insurance claim). This temp drop shows that the main tank upstairs is actually heating the sump in the basement. Ordered another 500W heater for the sump from Bulk Reef Supply this morning. #NeptuneSystems #Apex #AskBRS




I added another 500W heater to my sump last night, ended up hooking up an EB8 for my Apex that has been sitting around unused. I put the EB8 on a different circuit from the rest of my sump to ensure that I don't go tripping any breakers when both heaters kick on along with my return pump, heater in my mixing container, etc.

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Re: 150gal Tank Rehab
« Reply #23 on: Today at 00:24:10 »
Try wrapping your sump in insulation. It can help greatly. And if you can put foam between the floor and sump.

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Re: 150gal Tank Rehab
« Reply #24 on: Today at 07:58:39 »
Try wrapping your sump in insulation. It can help greatly. And if you can put foam between the floor and sump.


Thatís a good idea... I need to do some sump work. I need to either replace my stick tank with something new or figure out a better way to integrate everything that I currently have. When I figure out what Iím doing, Iíll definitely have to make sure I put foam under it.

Iím also going to have to stop by your new place when you open and pick up some hard to kill frags


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« Reply #25 on: Today at 12:53:16 »
Here is a quick modification I made last night that I really love. I took my Kindle Fire off my tank once my first born could walk because he started messing with it. Mounting it above my desk makes it really easy to monitor at a glance.

I decided to do this because the display on my Apex Jr went out a couple weeks ago and Neptune Systems wanted to charge me between $35-70 to fix it. Mounting the Kindle Fire where it is at, I can have another tab open in the browser for the Jr. I might pick another fire up if I even see a good deal and have it serve as a display for the Jr.




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