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Offline Miles

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Moved away, but starting a new tank
« on: August 02, 2022, 10:35:44 »
I moved to Traverse City, MI a few months ago and am setting up a new system. I started a thread on Michigan Reefers (https://www.michiganreefers.com/threads/miles-moving-to-michigan-build.259891/#post-1640548) but have had very little interaction. So I figured I'd share updates here here too since I know know some of you guys and figure you'd actually be interested.

Please see the link to Michigan Reefers to get caught up.... feel free to comment below, and I'll start posting updates here.
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Offline Gary

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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2022, 14:29:38 »
You really did move! That is not local. Interesting door for the tank!
Best of Luck!

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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2022, 16:41:49 »
Yeah, I measured the window opening then ordered the largest RedSea Reefer that would fit through the opening. Didn't really figure there was a way I was going to get a 300+ lb tank down a staircase with a 90 deg turn to my basement safely.

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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2022, 10:24:58 »

Water, sand, and some rock is in? dosed MicrōBacter on the 7th to get the cycle started.

Started hooking up my Apex today and discovered that it?s not recognizing my COR20. I purchased it 3.5 years ago, so we shall see how easy Neptune Systems support team is going to be to work with.

Another issue I have discovered is that the glass on this tank is 3/4? which means I need a new magnet scraper, the magnets on my gyres aren?t strong enough, and even though they are rated for 3/4?, my Vortech wet sides spin.


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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2022, 11:21:46 »
On your Vortechs, is it the while wet side or just the the cover over the blade?

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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2022, 11:37:41 »
On your Vortechs, is it the while wet side or just the the cover over the blade?

The whole wetside slowly rotates....

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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2022, 12:14:20 »
Here is a better pic
 


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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2022, 13:34:03 »
had a support call with Neptune Systems today, gonna have to send the COR20 in for repair... .

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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2022, 15:58:02 »


Here's a diagram of what I'm think for my Apex


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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2022, 10:50:06 »
got new wireless chips for my Vortechs so that they will work with Mobius. Install was super easy.

Also, figured out that the reason the Vortech wetside was spinning was because the magnet was swollen, so I placed an order with BRS for a new one.


I used the MicroBacter - Dry Rock Bacteria Starter Kit and cycled the tank. The cycle took 10 days. I have since moved in some liverock from the sump of the temporary tank and moved a couple corals over. Taking a trip this weekend, so I didn't want to move any fish, so that will probably happen early next week. I'll probably move my 3 Chromis over and see how it goes.

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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2022, 09:27:25 »
All of the live stock is transferred!






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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2022, 09:51:22 »
Looks really nice, beautiful colony of trumpets. Every time I see a yellow and a purple tang together I get a little jealous. I tried it once and it was WW III. 

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Re: Moved away, but starting a new tank
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2022, 10:01:05 »
Looks really nice, beautiful colony of trumpets. Every time I see a yellow and a purple tang together I get a little jealous. I tried it once and it was WW III. 

They have been together for probably 4 or 5 years at this point. When I first added them I also had a Blue Tang, a Kohl Tang, a Sailfin, and a Foxface... I think there was enough distractions from all the other Tangs that they were more concerned with surviving than picking on each other. Never had an issue with them.

 

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