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  1. General Reef Discussion
    I am trying to find ideas for an auto top off on a tank with NO sump. I have a Litremeter III dosing pump that can be adjusted to add any amount of water throughout a day. Only question is if the tank does not need topping off I can I stop the pump. In the past I had a Ultralife float switch...
  2. General Reef Discussion
    I am going away for a week. I have eveporation issues. Adding 1.5 gallons of water every 2 days. Any advise for auot top offs?
  3. General Reef Discussion
    I bet you were all hoping to see a PB tang or some fancy coral hmm?? .... heh, not this time. After this weekend, I had to get this ultralife float switch. Of course, while I was there getting it, I saw 2 corals that are a must have! Will be going back :)
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Has anyone ever built this? I am going to buy one of these top off kits off ebay that includes all the parts to build one for $50. The thing is, I have called like 20 places locally looking for a float switch, and all I was told is that it will never work the way it is in melevs setup...
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    Reef Fanatic Level Controller - like new in box - $75 http://www.reeftek.com/Merchant2/mer...tegory_Code=LC Ultralife Float switch - lightly used in box - $40 http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...Product=UL1111 DIY Top Off - full setup, ready to go - float switch attached to acrylic sump...
  6. General Reef Discussion
    I currently have a 72 gallon bow with 1 Hippo tang 1 yellow tang 1 volitan lion 1 marine betta and 1 snowflake eel and an assortment of astrea snails and hermit crabs. Now my question is I am going on vacation in a few weeks :banana: and I don't have anybody to come over to feed my fish while I...
  7. General Reef Discussion
    Saw this on Marine Depot (Ultralife Float Switch, link below) it says it can control a pump which I guess measn that it can be used to make an auto topoff system. Anybody have experience with this one or something like it? Any recommendations? I'm looking for something more reliable than my...
  8. General Reef Discussion
    how far apart do you guys & gals add your additives??? I was thinking of adding my alk at night why ph is at its lowest...and calcium in the morning???? does this sound the best???? my ph is usually 8.35 during the day and at night it drops to 8.24 with the fuge light on>>>when I add my alk...
  9. General Reef Discussion
    I am looking for suggestions for an auto top-off solution to maintain the water level in my tank. I need something reliable and maintenance free, as I will truly be out of town. Does anyone have any solutions they have been happy with or suggested solutions to stay away from? Thanks, Matt
  10. Tank Specs
    well as i said i would start a thread about my tank . i will add things as go along . so here it goes ! [tank specs]- perfecto glass 75 gal tank , drilled for two 1" bulkheads . [tank stand and canopy] - d.i.y. [lighting] - (4) 54 watt t-5s ( two actinic and two aquablues ) driven by a...
  11. General Reef Discussion
    hey all, I am making a DIY kalk reactor and trying to constantly dose it, however I don't want to be messing with it all the time. is there a way to hook up a pH monitor and dosing pump to automate this? I am fairly new to all the automated equipment, so suggestions, on brands and set-ups...
  12. General Reef Discussion
    Is there a way to set up the sump and return pump so if the hob overflow losses siphon the return pump loses water to avoid a flood?
  13. General Reef Discussion
    I have some money to buy things for my tank(About $200.00) but I'm not sure what order I should pursue them. I have a 150 gallon tank, stand, and canopy. In the tank I have sand. We have made a DIY wet/dry/sump with pump. I don't have bio-balls in the wet/dry. I am wanting vho lights, LR...
  14. General Reef Discussion
    What's the latest and greatest method out there. I know there has been alot written about DIY projects. This has been my biggest challenge in maintaining my reef tank. I lose an average of 1+ gal/day. I currently top off my tank with a line running from my RO/DI. However I have to do this...
  15. TCMAS
    Well I don't have the $ for a RO unit yet, but I like the idea of rigging up an auto topoff device. I was thinking of getting a 10 gallon container and purchasing an Ultralife float switch and a pump of some sorts. Does anyone have any suggestions or opinions if I am on the right track. Or...
  16. General Reef Discussion
    I got my UltraLife float switch yesterday and got it all hooked up this morning! Works great. This is going to save so much time toating water! Little by little Im getting this more simplified! Used to have to tote water twice a day and now Im on auto pilot! Im going to get one more float switch...
  17. Atlanta Reef Club
    I want to place a float switch for a high water level power pump off situation (in my skimate collection bucket) and a float switch for a low water level power pump off situation in my downstairs sump. Who makes and carries the best options?? Any suggestions? Thanks
  18. TCMAS
    In preparation for a possible out of state move, I have decided it is best to "downgrade" from a full blown SPS tank to a fish only setup. I will be selling all of my SPS corals. The tank has only been stocked for 4 months, so many are still large frag sized. Most of what I have are exotic /...
  19. General Reef Discussion
    I was reading about the Nilsen reactors. I have a few questions if you don't mind. How often do you have to recharge the reactor? And is there a problem with the kalk mix getting weaker and weaker as the fresh water is added? I am not sure how you would get a constant amount of kalk add to the...
  20. TCMAS
    Howdy, I thought you all might be able to answer a question for me. I'm starting my first marine aquarium (its an 80 gal bow front). I'm planning mostly on LR, fish and soft corals. I'm wondering if there is a cheap way to accomplish auto top off? Thanks Tom
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