Recently I got a LifeReef Calcium Reactor. It is the LCR2, standing 20" tall with a 5lb CO2 cylinder. I got it used with a bad pump, so I replaced it with another Mag 7 I had in the garage. To avoid any leaks, I put silicone around the impellar coverplate, and let it cure 3 days. Finally tonight I turned it on after filling it up with freshly mixed saltwater, but the pump burned up and a puff of smoke came out.
Moonlights have been installed over my 55g reef.
Recently, I cleaned out my Aqua C Ev-200 protein skimmer thoroughly. Once I hooked it up, I capped the little drain line on the collection cup so that I could remove the long piece of hose that was never being used anyway. For over a week, the collection cup filled with light green fluid, much more than I've ever had before. I blamed it on the great cleaning job :) and waited for it to break in again. The collection cup has 3 holes in the lid, so it could vent easily, right?
My 10,000K XM bulbs arrived today, so I swapped them out with the one year old 10,000K Ushios. I got them for a good price, and now I just hope they have the right coloration so the tank looks good again.
All the powerheads were cleaned today. Next project is all the return pumps.
I added some cooling fans to the 55g's canopy finally. Since the water temperature has been reaching 83F and we aren't even in summer yet, I knew it was time to get this done. Over the weekend, I modified the woodwork and reflector to allow for the cooling fans.
These are 24v fans, with a powersupply that can run up to four at a time.
While cleaning the 55g's glass today, I rearranged a few corals and rockwork to make things look better. It also makes it easier to clean the glass because I was able to sqeeze out a little more space between the reef and the front pane.
So which do you want first? :(
Yesterday, I did a 10g water change on the 29g. That's basically a 33% swap.
I cleaned the MaxiJet 1200 to my Remora skimmer on the 29g today. It was so encrusted with coralline that it was almost impossible to pull off the front section where the impellar is located. While I was cleaning, I went ahead and cleaned out the injector in the skimmer itself, and found a snail in the bubble reaction chamber. I gave him a lift to the refugium ;)