By Tyler E
So i have this 50 gal mixed reef really low bio load very low end coral..me and ron talked awhile back and upgrading that being said do they have an external overflow for euro bracing actual rim is 3/4 of an inch the "hole" is 1.5" am i waisting time or do i need to get me a reefer 350
I'm looking to sell my whole system and everything that comes with it. I'm listing it with a super low ball price in hopes that someone will come and snatch it up hassle free.
The only thing I am willing to part out at this moment is my Marine Beta. He's a special guy and I would like to find him a good home. I've had him for a minimum of three years. He eats out of your hand and is often out during the day, even though they are nocturnal. He's a very social fish, which is abnormal for them, and often comes to the glass when someone approaches the tank. He's extremely beautiful and likely 4-5" long. The blue and yellow coloring is very vibrant. He has cohabitated with shrimp and crabs before. Although, I think he eventually ate them. It's hard to tell. I'm asking $80 for him.
What comes with the system.
Tank: 93 gaL starfire cube with overflow and no scratches. Dimensions are LxWxH=30x30x25 inches (not exactly a cube but close enough). The tank was made is 2013 and is in exceptional shape. The stand is 29.5 inches tall with two openings and a carbon fiber looking skin over the frame. Will come with all the featured coral and fish. Listed in full below. Circulation for the tank used an Ecotech mp 40 wQd with wireless quietdrive driver purchased 2/25/2015. I clean the propeller once a month in vinegar. System is very well cared for.
Sump/Refugium+ Skimmer: underneath there is an Eshopps R-200 sump. This sump is exceptionally quiet. You can barely hear water flowing through it. There is are fittings built in for an automatic top off. Here is a link to the sumps specifications: http://www.eshopps.com/products/filters/refugium/r200/
Ones of the compartments houses the Reef Octopus Classic 152-s purchased 11/1/2015 from marine depot. https://www.marinedepot.com/Reef_Octopus_Classic_152_S_Protein_Skimmer_In_Sump_Protein_Skimmers_for_Aquariums_Reefs-Reef_Octopus-CV25195-FIPSIS-vi.html
Comes with titanium Finex 300W heater with guard and Finex temperature controller purchased august 2016 (comes with a backup brand new finext titanium heater)
Lighting: Radion Gen2 it's a xr30w with wide angle lenses (I may still have the box that this came in). I still have the regular lenses that came with it. Comes with one power supply to operate it and comes with an extra power supply. Serviced and repaired by Ecotech after a failure, hence having two. The lead time was too long for the repair so I purchased another PS. Comes with a custom hanging rod that has been bent and attaches to the backside of the tank frame. Pretty classy.
Sand sifting starfish (probably two in there. It's hard to tell)
Mating black & orange oscellaris
Bonded blue spotted watchman goby and pistol shrimp
Pacific Blue Tang (has some facial scarring) 3-4"
Large Marine Beta 4-5" (optional, read description above)
3 large bubble tip anemones. The two larger ones are around 10" in diameter during the day. The smaller of the 3 is 6-7".
Deep acro colony, split up after the coral fell off the rock
2 frogspawn colonies. One the size of a pommelo 6" diameter the other is a cluster
2 large detached heads of frogspawn
Another smaller colony probably 3" diameter
Another small colony probably 1.5-2" diameter
Orange montipora colony
Purple and neone yellow green acro
Deep purple something acro, struggling
Blastomussa colony pink & light blue
Large devils hand mushroom
Random small acro-pink color
Purple gorgonias in 3-4 locations
Multi colored-purple, light plue, and some pink when in full color favia coral 2.5" long probably 0.5-0.75 wide
Pink and baby blue favia 3" diametere. half of the colony is present. It was recently stung and is in recovery
large light blue green lobophyllia with minimum 5 heads
2 heads of colored lobophyllia--vibrant version of colored lobophyllia here https://secure.liveaquaria.com/product/437/brain-coral-lobophyllia?pcatid=437&c=597+321+437
there are mushroom corals all over the place. The rock work has hydrophorna on it and will require some cleanup if you want to eradicate it
struggling red and green man of war colony (I believe that's the name), almost dead
-I believe I have all of the boxes for the more expensive equipment
Any remaining salt I have
4-5 filter socks
wifi to hard connector used for a controller
Hammerhead magnetic cleaner
(probably) an extra pump
Chemical test kit
putty for attaching corals
finex 300w titanium heater
backup pump for the system, it's brand new and in the box
seaside aquarics 8" aquarium viewer
I have a whole chest of stuff and part of a cupboard of items that I will throw in
I have been going nuts trying to adjust my bubble count with the Milwaukee MA 957 CO2 regulator. I set the needle valve for a nice even bubble flow, and then later, I have to open it up more for the same flow. This went on several weeks as I tried to adjust the effluent flow, the primary and secondary CO2 pressure gauges, and whatever else I could fiddle with, hoping to get a steady bubble flow. Finally I saw mention of a clogged needle valve and found this instruction:
MA957 Clogged Needle Valve Repair Procedure
Over time dirty CO2 gas flowing through the regulator will start to deposit dust and dirt in the small gas line located inside the needle valve. When these deposits become large enough the gas flow becomes restricted and eventually will stop. When you add more gas pressure, forcing the gas pass the inline restriction, the flow will start back but as the backpressure subsides the gas flow and bubble count will also diminish and will again eventually stop. This yo-yo effect causes the operator to apply even more pressure from the large black main regulator knob (Macro adjustment) until the backpressure is so high that the solenoid will not close, even when power to the solenoid is turned off. This high backpressure in the solenoid piston chamber will allow gas to continue to flow through the regulator dropping the pH to 5.5 causing a catastrophic effect on all biological life in a tank. Field repair procedure - Turn the tank off and take the regulator off the tank. Take the bubble counter off the regulator needle valve. Open the needle valve all the way open by turning the knob counter-clockwise until it stops. Use a 1/16” drill and go through the top hole of the needle valve and drill through the base of that hole until you feel the drill pass through into the main chamber. Drill time is only about 2 seconds at full drill speed. Turn the regulator over and tap the needle valve on a table to knock out the drill filings. Remount the regulator. Note: If 1/16” drill is not available then go to next size which is a 5/64” drill bit.
Eureka, I found the problem. So I drilled out the valve and reassembled. ......Started out fine, but after a short honeymoon, it again slowly shut off the flow of gas. So either I did the procedure wrong, or something else is wrong.
OK, next solution -- install the highly touted CarbonDoser. Should solve my problems, right? Not!!! The used unit I bought for $250 did not work. No gas flow. So I put it into a box and sent it into AquariumPlant.com for repair. Back to manual daily two part dosing. Crapola, solving our country's immigration challenge would be easier than this. FYI, I already know the answer to that problem.