A mini-chronology of the set up of my ~1000g (total volume) reef.
Its been a few months since I've last updated. Here are a few photos of the tank from last night.
Nothing really happening with the tank right now, just letting it hang out and do its thing. I've recently just completed a mini energy/utility use audit in an effort to reduce my overhead/operating costs on my system. I can successfully say that I was able to lower my utility bills considerably by swapping out a 250w MH for a Kessil light and a number of smaller minor equipment tweaks.
Since I've been MIA...
April FTS. Ignore the patch in the center that didn't get cleaned. The urchin was there.
Did my annual sort through of my basement this past weekend. Got lots done, turfed some old stuff and found some long lost space. Tentative panels in place now for the skirting. The left side and the roof is left to do.
Algae! But only on one side because someone forgot to turn on ALL the lights one day.
Got in on a BRS group order this week and broke the proverbial bank. That sobbing you hear is my wallet crying in the corner.
Since October, my last update, I've been pretty busy...and I'm only going to get busier because the tank is wet! We're at the end of the cycle now, just letting things flow as we're not on any particular schedule here. Although amusingly enough Tibet is quieter then our grow out tank. I attribute it to the wide overflow, and the sump design.
I have a skimmer on order, an RLSS r10, which I'm dying to get my hands on. So far the tank has run completely skimmerless since it was filled.
Updated 01-12-2013 at 06:53 PM by michika
I was clicking through Kickstarter and saw this, the LIFX light bulb. "LIFX is a WiFi enabled, multi-color, energy efficient LED light bulb that you control with your iPhone or Android."
Think of the implications for controllers, and reef tech. Crap, everything is going to be wifi enabled soon isn't it?
Updated 10-17-2012 at 11:39 PM by melev