Great Lakes Aquarium 125 rimless $1,200.00
25lbs dry rock $100.00
30lbs misc live rock $200.00
25lbs fiji live rock $250.00
100lbs manado live rock $600.00
Precision Marine R36+ refugium w/ RL225 protein skimmer $799.00
Precision marine kalreactor KR620 $269.00
Neptune Systems AquaController $500.00
JBJ T3-800 True Temp Heating System $180.00
JBJ Oceanstream powerhead X2 + Duo wavemaker kit $100.00
JBJ Oceanstream powerhead $43.00
Iwaki MD70RLT Water Pump $350.00
190 lbs caribean direct live sand $350.00
Maxspect Mazzara Lighting system $1,700.00
Acan 104AC-12B $700.00
Coralife turbo-twist 6x UV
100 gallon a day RO $200.00
Misc parts $300.00
It has taken a while to get up and running but its finally done. Partially because of a newborn and great lakes aquariums took 2 months to make the tank. The tank is GLA 125 Wide with Starphire glass on the two sides and the front. They built me a custom overflow that comes out the back rather than the bottom. I also had them use black silicone, which they did an awesome job on. I need some help setting up my kalkreactor if anybody has any advice to offer me. Right now I am just dripping it in with a valve but it either fills the refugium up to quickly or doesn't keep my pH where I want it. I am also having an issue with my drain. I put a valve inline to slow the decent of the water since its falling 10 feet but it seems to fill my filter socks up and it spills over the top of them. The refugium is setup for a dual drain. I added a T and split the line into both drains however it does the same thing for both sock filters. I have played with the valve and I am at my threshold where if I close the valve anymore my pump will return the water faster than the overflow can drain. Any help would be appreciated. I am a total noob to saltwater tanks in general so if you see something that seems weird let me know I like to learn.
This is my lighting chart for how I currently have it configured.
I was having an issue keeping my pH up on a 35 gal in my office so I bought this C02 monitor to confirm my suspicion that the house wasn't getting adequate ventilation. Sure enough it was near 1500 ppm C02 and when I opened a window near the tank my pH went up drastically. Well this tank is near a sliding glass door that doesn't seal very good so the C02 is very low.