My reef is coming up on 6 years old this August, and some of the gear is definitely showing signs of wear. As I look at various items, I know they have to be replaced with new components which of course cost more money. Knowing that, I drag my feet because I like to eat too.
As you know, this week I had to swap out my return pump. Essentially, that was free. Here are the details if you missed it:
Ok, I have everything plumbed and set up on my new 162 gallon in wall tank. I am about to add the substrate. I am concerned about the water line. I have a sumo, so the water line only move up or down if I open or restrict the drain coming from the overflow. I attached the wall wood trim around the tank, filled nail holes, paint, etc, and whe I have the overflow drain fully open, the water line is about 1 inch below the trim. I have to back the drain off about 30% to get the return pump to raise
Updated 05-08-2010 at 05:06 PM by melev
heres a short vid of my tank with 2x K evo1400's, thinkning about putting them on a wavemaker maybe a simple jbj one or getting a reefkeeper lite so i can use all the other stuff.
Updated 05-08-2010 at 05:07 PM by melev
My new set up has finally become a reality. My first tank was a 40 breeder with DIY overflow, stand, and sump. This first tank was running for just a few days short of a year. I posted a blog on it here. I guess I would call my experience with this tank a success. A few hiccups here and there, but no major crashes or deaths. When it came time to move apartments I figured the easiest way to move the tank would be to start with a new tank. Then, I could simply transfer the contents of my old tank
Updated 05-08-2010 at 02:24 PM by melev
Hi I'm New here sort of. I have used many of the great articles posted on Melevesreef.com for a few years now, and The DIY section for building Sumps.
So here is a little back ground. I began keeping salt water aquariums around 1995. so for the last fifteen years I have had several FOWLR tanks and Three reef tanks two with moderate success.
My Current tank is a 150 gallon reef tank that has been mostly DIY. The tank is glass 72x18x28 I drilled the end of the tank and installed
Updated 05-07-2010 at 01:53 PM by melev