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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    Thanks John.
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    Cleaned up the light wiring. I Was gonna make some enclosures to hide the wiring and power blocks but my first attempt although exactly as I designed didn’t look so good in reality lol. I think it looks fine for now. Now I have to go to granite shop and get a top made for the stand and then some...
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    Everything is looking much happier. I haven’t run a sock or any mechanical filtration besides a skimmer for a while and I was feeding a lot so my nitrate and phosphate climbed up a bit and algae got a little out of control but I’ve cut feeding and the tank is a lot cleaner. The numbers have...
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    I have to finish up the enclosure for the lighting. One of my eb832’s is up there. I’ll show how I wired it up thru the emergency drain line. It’s pretty cool and only leaks a little bit….haha
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    I need another pb832. When I get it I’ll finish adding the other fmm and systems. I got some more plans for the sump and automation. I abhor maintenance lol.
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    Some more plumbing and sump setup. I finalized the u’ve sterilizer position and plumbing tonight. Having a terrible bacterial bloom. Water goes foggy within 4 or 5 hours of turning off uv sterilizer. in one of the pictures you can see all of my 1/4” lines into the sump. It will need to be...
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    I thought about buying a couple apex return pumps. Makes the wiring a lot easier but I decided to be “cheap” and use trusted jebao equipment. 10 years and only 1 failure people. I purchased 2 5000lph jebao pumps. I wanted redundancy and the ability to run a manifold. I also didn’t want big...
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    I was limited in space so I decided to make my own skimmer neck cleaner. It’s switched by the apex so it cleans the neck once a day. I’m going to add some more features to the skimmer. I’m going to plumb a 1/4 water line and solenoid into the collection cup to rinse the cup once a day and have...
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    After much debate I went with trigger platinum 39 sump. I kicked around some dream box ideas and some other semi custom sumps with drop in fleece roller but I really didn’t want to 1:spend that kind of money; 2:use a Clarisea or other drop in fleece roller.
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    I'll have some pics upcoming. I'm working on the sump. I reused my old sump to get up and running and because I ran out of money basically. I'm building the new one now and hope to have it completed next week. I changed my lighting out. I don't know if I posted that or not. I'm adding apex leak...
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    https://imgur.com/gallery/rbUEFxz
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    New skimmer came in yesterday. Bubble magus curve 9 elite. Got my dosing pump installed. Carbon dosing is back up. I've always used vodka. I'm gonna try vinegar this time. I go to the grocery store way more than I go to the liquor store.
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    https://imgur.com/gallery/Zxnu2sy the eel on the prowl
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    mounted the existing coral last night. i think the positions are ok. ill see how they do. ammonia is still elevated but half what it was. nitrates havent come up yet. will observe...the eel hadnt been eating, i was wondering about it if it was just an acclimation issue. well he ate half of our...
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    Matt's 210 rebuild

    i think the tank is cycling. ammonia is very high. like making me very nervous high. i didnt use enough of the old water i dont think. i added some prime to it and some microbacter to it. another thing that may have gotten me was 2 of the larger surface area rocks in the center cluster were from...
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