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« Reply #50 on: January 07, 2021, 23:20:08 »
Picked up an older Reefkeeper 2 controller off FB Marketplace tonight. All Iím needing is to control the lights and heater so it should work well. For $40 Iím not out much if it doesnít work.

Also added four clownfish, some coralline scrapings and a small coral from Lazy a few days ago. Everything seems to be doing well. Love to watch the clownfish swim to the front glass when they see me coming to feed them.

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Re: Ohioreef 96g Corner Tank
« Reply #51 on: January 09, 2021, 20:00:12 »
Got my RO/DI unit back up and running. Replaced all filters including the membrane. Donít have a large storage container yet so I have a sophisticated gallon jug filling system...LOL

I need a pressure pump, but they are stupid expensive. If anyone happens to have one laying around theyíd like to get rid of, drop me a line.



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« Reply #52 on: January 09, 2021, 23:28:13 »
Word of advice, get a 5gal bucket and a $12 float valve from Amazon. You will thank yourself later.


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Re: Ohioreef 96g Corner Tank
« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2021, 08:19:51 »
Thanks for the tip. I have a float valve already, hadnít thought of just using a five gallon bucket.

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Re: Ohioreef 96g Corner Tank
« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2021, 19:20:53 »
Got my $50 Gyre XF330 put in the tank this evening. That bad boy moves some water, 2350gph according to the specs. Have it turned down to 30% to keep from blowing sand! I need to work on redirecting it, but for now turning it down will work.

Have a RK 2 coming tomorrow so Iíll get some basic controller functions.


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« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2021, 19:49:22 »
Picked up a container for water storage today and my makeshift lid! LOL Lid is temporary, doubt cardboard will last very long.

My RK2 came today so should get it online tomorrow.





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Re: Ohioreef 96g Corner Tank
« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2021, 22:14:43 »
Love the lid.

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Re: Ohioreef 96g Corner Tank
« Reply #57 on: January 12, 2021, 22:52:35 »
What about a plastic wrapping paper bin? 

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Re: Ohioreef 96g Corner Tank
« Reply #58 on: January 13, 2021, 05:46:20 »
I was eyeballing one at Walmart the other day.

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« Reply #59 on: January 13, 2021, 10:52:04 »
Thought Iíd lost one of my clowns, but took a look in the overflow this morning when I had the canopy off....




Have pretty much everything, other than lights, set up and running. Light I found and wanted appears to have fallen through. Alternative may turn out better in the long run.

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« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2021, 16:52:30 »
Well, I drained the overflow and finally got the bugger out only to have him, Iím assuming, head right back there after I put everything back together.....

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Re: Ohioreef 96g Corner Tank
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2021, 17:14:24 »
That sucks. Is it doing it at night or during the day. I know if they don't have a nem they sleep right on the surface sometimes, or is it just jumping over?

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« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2021, 17:17:28 »
There is a small spot in the overflow that is big enough he can swim over. I tried to superglue a piece of plastic over the opening but the superglue wouldnít stick.

He literally went back over not half an hour after I fished him out.

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« Reply #63 on: January 13, 2021, 20:26:28 »
Went to Huber and picked up a couple Ocean Revive lights for the tank tonight. Was originally planning on buying a used MarsAqua 300W light that was basically two of the black boxes end to end, but was the perfect length for my tank. Well after several discussions the guy ghosted me, but then these Ocean Revives came along and will, in the long run, probably be the better lights. I hate being ghosted, but both times itís happened Iíve ended up with something better!!


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« Reply #64 on: Yesterday at 20:03:54 »
Went down to Gerberís and picked up a blue tang this afternoon. Was hoping for a yellow tang, but they didnít have any. Found another store that did but they want $150 for one. Canít convince myself to pay that much for a fish.

Got home and decided to get my new lights set up. Hacked up my canopy and got them mounted. Not the best looking, but they are functional. May eventually run some trim around them.





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Re: Ohioreef 96g Corner Tank
« Reply #65 on: Yesterday at 20:20:59 »
Thatíll do! Lookin good!


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Re: Ohioreef 96g Corner Tank
« Reply #66 on: Yesterday at 20:28:18 »
Thanks! I figure the uglies will really start to kick in with the stronger lighting.

 

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