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Everything posted by LOWRY_PT

  1. what are you guys using. ( please be specific in your set-up plan for a power outage. for example.~~~ apex to remain powered so it can control the pumps? and how does it know it goes to battery. ( is that possible)? if not. what do you do? I was thinking to have the return pump and one powerhead since sump has half my water volume. do you run heaters? what do you run specifically and how? thank you Dawn
  2. pay no attention to the back wall. we ahd hoped the pain would match and it didnt. so repainting a wall is next ... and getting that fuge to keep kicking butt and get tank sparkling
  3. added the doors tonight. WOW. what a lot of work. we hand made the doors. the stand and the cabinet. custom!!!! I am thrilled
  4. back up to 31 today. 0.1. so I did receive the rowaphos I ordered today so that is in the high flow area of sump in a bagie for now and fuge is online for 12 hours tonight. shawn had his chaeto lit 12 hours too so it should be good. i hope it gets the levels down.
  5. shawn gave me chaeto. and I have it in the tank along with the new fuge light. ( H160). and then I am good on my level. I did the third 50% water change. so my metals should be way down too. and I sent off another ICP test to start the dos i hope. likley. this week. but by the weekend for certain.
  6. i am now.. and I was actually able to tell alexa to log todays results. and they are 13. thank good ness. 0.04 now.... I had no idea the test kits wasnt testing what I thought it was and feel so dumb I have only had the apex online for a few days. working on getting the trident and then the Dos online.
  7. 0I was under the impression 46 ppb on the hanna checker was good. that was 0.046 ppm. BUT THAT is phosphorus not phosphates. OMG. I am at like 0.14. no wonder I have some unhappy LPS today.... SO i added 1/2 cup of GFO, and tmr I get the chaeto from shawn. MAN I feel dumb again!!!! Dawn
  8. Well. she is JUST about done. a little more. and then to tidy the cables and set it all up in fusion
  9. YEAH>>>. wellll. NOPE> not a good idea. because yup. ~~~~. metal rusts~. while you are waiting to get the super cool acryllic top made. I ordered an ICP test and tin and aluminum, iron etc is high. FLIP over the metal reptile screen I was using ( due to major jumping fishies). and CRAP>>>> so now I get a 50% water change and then I will do several more 20% water changes. LORD>>>. I am stupid. Dawn
  10. Thank you very much, I actually using A couple different scopes, and They vary in length from Over thousand to just 250 mm, I was starting out with a camera That was modified but I quickly moved to a mono camera And I have several ZWO brand cams and I also have 1 QHY that I love. I do have a color camera But the mono work so much better because of the light pollution.My phone numbers 317-430-1010 You are welcome to call me and we can talk geek anytime you wantAnd you're also welcome to come by and I can help you or you can just watch us image one night or whatever... ITS expensive just fyi LOL Dawn
  11. I saw those. I went looking after I saw your design —- boy —I like yours. But —I chose to do the holes above so the flat plugs would not work well with the reverse of the cord. I do like your layout though. And they were only 1 foot long. I wanted 2 foot for more room. Since I was inset 8 inches.
  12. getting started. even got some Orange covers for the cords and will be labelling them for ease on reverse side. the back side will be a challenge for cable management for certain.
  13. Thank you guys.... I have all the pieces to the puzzle finally so I will be putting it all together this weekend!!! Tmr night !!! and Saturday I hope.
  14. Looking forward to having him do a custom lid for me, and dosing container holder. THANK YOU Dawn
  15. its really coming along.~~~~getting closer. HOLY SCHMOLY... now to let the marine spar on top dry and then add a second coat. and apply the goodies to the front. and the LED's. SO hopeful it will all work out
  16. SO for now atleast I plan to use modified voss dosing bottles. ( painted orange of course and then the lettering removed and maybe even custom printed the CORE & triton stuff or atleast a label LOL> I need a container of sorts to hold them. I only have about 13 inches so the one thats already made wont work as I have to lift them too high to get them out. althought it is nice. basically these bottles will be sitting on the floor fo the cabinet and when i move the cabinet out for maintenance etc. I dont want them to topple. so a clamp or something. even and OPEN guide and then I can secure with a. strap?
  17. still have to trim the top bottom and sides. apply the LED; apply the orange hole covers. Apply the 6 shelves in the back to hold onto the power bricks etc. and then marine spar and apply the apex stuff. SO excited!!
  18. Got the painting done. WOW. what a PAIN~~~. the top will be a solid piece and trimmed with some LED's hiding in it.~~ and marine spar applied. and applied to the bottom too.
  19. oohhh. I would love to see the top. where did you find it. I went looking today and wasnt successful for ONE piece. 32 x17 ideally..
  20. AWESOME. I was wondering what I was gonna do for the back. was thinking cloth or velcro. I LIKE ... no LOVE this idea. gonna steal youre awesomeness..... THANK YOU!!! I did decide the TOP will be a slate or tile top.. I will add a back but think I will leave the "way bottom open where I will keep the additives. I dunno. I guess i dont need to leave it open if the magnets pop off. will these work??? https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BZ1B3NR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 there are 8 of them and they are not 12 buck each? Im fine paying 12 each if i need those too???
  21. phew.... what a job...got the cabinet together and only needed to make one small trim. I do plan to have a different top and use marine spar on it and on the bottom on the BACK inside. ( plan to house the liquids there); I made a few shelves for the back ( with holes for cords) and some little side shelves for power bricks. Needs touched up with painting. and then trim and staining for the outside of it. stain will Match the stand. the trim does too. ~~then leds. The front is 6.5" recessed.~ and the back is about 9 inches recessed.
  22. I love the shots. I am trying to post only low res pictures to my build so I can have a record. this is awesome
  23. yours looks awesome!!!! magnets? can you explain and yes Ill post a few.. so far I have the top and bottom cut and the bottom painted. along with the back panel ( drilled and the pass throughs cut. This setup is basically an adaptation of reeferGil. I have wheels I will try if it works. or slides/. ~. the plan is 2 EB832 acros the top, the head and then the etsy IO box I have below the left eb832 and then the modules below the right one. bottom corner on th left will be 2 DOS and across the bottom is cut out for MP10 controller heaters and inkbird. very hopeful this will look as good as I hope. LOL>..
  24. Center console is laid out and drilled and painted grey. I think it will be awesome and I future proofed it my drilling out future modules expected. And my second DOS. The base is painted orange and I have trim. I am adding the led and will feed them off the 24v inlet on the eb832. I also have 2 alarms like I mentioned and I read someone takes it another step by firing off the led red or orange too. And I plan to add the led strips already to the back to change back ground I will add this strip to the underside and if it is red I’ll see it immediately and know something is wrong. .
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