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Old 04-18-2019, 12:03 PM
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Hello R2R again, I got my Reeflo Gold Dart Pump and needle wheel impeller that I bought from Reeflo. I will be sending this impeller to my resource and we will try to make some enhancements on this design, I want to make this slightly bigger and add more needles. we will see how that goes, but there are the pictures of the impeller and pump that I am going to use on my redesigned DIY skimmer...
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:15 AM
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Hello GM MR and happy Monday!, Past weekend I had guest visiting us and I did not have any time to work on anything, I have few important items pending that I have started working since past Saturday, I have put together the skimmer yesterday and pretty much design is done, plumbing for pump, drain, air injection is in place, I have utilized white uni seals for the plumbing and then connection unions for easy disconnect, 1/2 "emergency drain is added on the bottom as well incase if I have to drain the skimmer, I have wired float switch wires for apex breakout boxes, I will be utilizing 2 float switches and 1 float valve for back up redundancy, I will be using 30 gallon blue container as ATO water holder and run the output to the sump which will connect to 1/2" float valve, I need to find cabinet which is 24" deep by 48" wide which will hold frag tank and under frag tank I will hide my ATO container and my RO system. I have drain pipe for my frag tank in place already and I will be using 1 of my manifold output to feed frag tank, I don't have any frags yet but it will be plumbed and ready for frags and light will be mounted on the tank as well. more pictures to come, here are some of the pictures of the skimmer that I have put together..
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:38 AM
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Any new updates on this build? This wasan awesome job.

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Old 05-29-2019, 11:12 AM
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yes updates please
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Old 05-29-2019, 11:39 AM
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hello guys, I have been busy taking care of the stand for my frag tank which will hide my big RO unit, DI filter as well as my ATO container and Booster pump for Ro, I have modified my skimmer which has been working better than I expected, Tank is going through cycle where I have green hair on spots and it is reducing, I have ordered v2 of impeller that I will use my reeflo pump, this needle wheel impeller is bigger and design is little different than v1, pins are thinner and pointier which will help churn water better, we will see how that works, I am done putting together my Co2 regulator, I bought all the parts from surplus and put together nice regulator, I have used parker 1/4" lab grade stainless steel solenoid which is 24v, I have my co2 tank ready to be hooked up, calcium reactor is running without co2 as of right now, I will post pictures that I have been taking for progress soon, getting close to wrapping up with plumbing and frag tank and next project will be setting my quarantine system so that I can start with live stock selection. I got my test kits as well, I have 3 different test kits that I will be using to test water parameters, as of right now I have no clue what my tank parameters are!!, I have Elos, Red Sea Pro and ExactIDip tester, I will be comparing the results and if they are in acceptable ranges and match with each other then I will be using Exact IDip for weekly water testing and other kits will be used as fallback.
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Old 05-30-2019, 05:54 AM
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What size RO unit is that? Lol

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Old 05-30-2019, 07:04 AM
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1200 GPD at 150 PSI, I know it is oversized but it saves money in long run, don't have to change the filters and DI resin as much, reading out of membrane is 003 and out of DI resin is always 000. I got deal on this unit that I could not pass..
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Old 05-30-2019, 07:32 AM
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Wow. That is a big system

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Old 05-30-2019, 09:10 AM
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it is big system, I filled up the tank in 2 days that includes shutting off system at night, water comes out like it is tap water, my total volume is more or less 1100 gallons..
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Old 05-30-2019, 09:04 PM
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Wanna lend it to me when i fill my system lol.

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