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  1. #21
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    week 3

    hi all this is week 3

    pipe is full almost looks like a filter the way is packed
    not much time to open the pipe but definitely full
    I will test the PO4 and see is anything has happened

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    opening the cheato reactor

    well finally today I had an hour to waste... ( so my wife says)
    and I switched the pump to a bigger one ,went from a 200 GPH to a 400 GPH but I dialed down
    a bit so maybe a 300 GPH..

    and a realized / discover a trick.. after the pump is off
    removing the outflow tubing which the hose barb is at the top
    of the flanges will start a backward siphon that will empty the acrylic pipe
    leaving the cheato nice and dry so removing it from the pipe had just a few drops on the floor


    here are the pics

    Coming out of the pipe





    Remember this??


    ]

    now its THIS




    this is a 2 GALLONS bucket overflowing



    unrolled on the floor is 4 1/2 feet





    and of course we have the video of the cheato coming out of the pipe
    Last edited by LUIGI; 02-05-2018 at 11:06 PM. Reason: mispelling
    IF YOU LOVE THE REEF.. SAVE IT!
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    1999-33g Fresh ,2006 planted,
    2001-2014 90g Reef
    2004-30g Saltwater ,
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    MJ MODS 1x400, wp25, RW15,Apex Pro, ATS with leds
    Lighting: 96 X 3W LED's

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    Yhata awesome. Yours is definitely better than mine.
    220 gal , Apex, 8x80 Tek light, With 160 gallon sump. Super reef octopus 3000 wit buble blaster. 4 X Jebao WP25, 2 X Vortech MP40w, jebao dosing pump(Randy Holmes Farley 2 part), 20kw generator.

  4. #24
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    Thanks Luke,
    I was surprised too when opened the pipe
    I wasn't expecting all that growth
    IF YOU LOVE THE REEF.. SAVE IT!
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    1999-33g Fresh ,2006 planted,
    2001-2014 90g Reef
    2004-30g Saltwater ,
    2014 March 16, 125G
    ,Mak4 for return,DIY sump,DIY Beckett Skimmer(AF37) driven by a Mak4,DIY Calcium reactor(PM),
    MJ MODS 1x400, wp25, RW15,Apex Pro, ATS with leds
    Lighting: 96 X 3W LED's

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    very cool. well done Luigi. Been off the forum for a while, nice to see some activity again.

  6. #26
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    thanks Andrew
    yes was a long time
    IF YOU LOVE THE REEF.. SAVE IT!
    E-MAIL ME. WEB PAGE
    1999-33g Fresh ,2006 planted,
    2001-2014 90g Reef
    2004-30g Saltwater ,
    2014 March 16, 125G
    ,Mak4 for return,DIY sump,DIY Beckett Skimmer(AF37) driven by a Mak4,DIY Calcium reactor(PM),
    MJ MODS 1x400, wp25, RW15,Apex Pro, ATS with leds
    Lighting: 96 X 3W LED's

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