Scott's 150

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  1. szidls

    szidls Feather Duster

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    Hey All,
    Well after many months of buying and setup I finally have my 150 sps tank going. Right now it is going through alge cycles and I have started to add a cleanup crew. ;D Here is a few pics. No corals yet but....... Sooner than later.
     

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  3. Diver_1298

    Diver_1298 Eyelash Blennie

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    Hey, I am jealous!
    I don't know if I could go through all that again. Brown Algae red algae, Ammonia, Nitrite, nitrate cycle. Paying for the eXtra electricity. Yeah, ok I would :)

    It looks like a Cool setup. No 90's in the pipes all 45 degree bends. Large diameter pipe for good flow. Valves for fine tuning adjustments. A Monster skimmer and the rocks sitting on the bottom of the tank instead of sand. Many different returns for some Really wild wave action... You thought I didn't notice huh?? NICE!

    Jim
     
  4. inwall75

    inwall75 Giant Squid

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    Scott,

    It looks great. I love the aquascaping because it isn't a wall O' rock. Your closed loop looks nice too. On that first picture, I see a box that looks like Mike's and Nikki's motorized ball valve. Did you get one too? If so, how often is it timed to shift?

    I've missed a lot of chats so I'm catching up. I hope you and Colleen are doing well. How is Jessi's tank?

    PS....I'm sure many people don't know what a motorized ball valve is. Here is a rough description. As opposed to flow being distributed through all closed loop outputs at partial pressure, the motorized ball valve sends pressure to one of two sides and switches between 2 outputs. In other words, more pressure and flow is sent to half of the tank and then a timer tells the motorized ball valve to switch sides and send the higher pressure to the other side.
     
  5. szidls

    szidls Feather Duster

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    Thanks for kudos Jim. Yea the closed loop is working great. There are 12 inputs on the back. The loop is setup so that 6 are running on each tank half at any given time (3 on top and 3 on bottom). The motorized ball valve switches back and fourth on a timer (right side and left side)creating good wave action. The bottom inputs have loc-line flare nozzels that deep the detritus pushed off the back bottom and into the water colume to make it to the sump. There are very few areas I have to siphon.:2thumbsup
    Thanks again, Scott
     
  6. szidls

    szidls Feather Duster

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    Hey thanks Curt,
    The MBV is timed for about 5 minutes now. Seems to work well but as you can see I don't have any corals yet.:( I'll have to see if it needs adjusting later. We have been downsizing the number of tanks here lately as lack of maintence had them suffering. I think we only have 3 at the moment. We sold Colleen's 150 african tank and she and Shilo combined their tanks. Good to hear from you!
    Scott
     
  7. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    Motorized ball valve and the nice loop! Your corals should really dig that! Nice work.
     
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  9. szidls

    szidls Feather Duster

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    Thanks for the kind words Matt. Here is a pic of the closed loop for water testing. The pic is dated showing the length of time this project has taken me.::) Hope you enjoy.
    Scott
     

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    Area 51 Exotics 3reef Sponsor

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    Nice job Scott, sweet tank!
     
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    APC Gigas Clam

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