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    Posted: July 05 2009 at 5:29pm
After much Delay. We present BOB's Awesome System.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Best quality in the valley! He is one sexy bald guy, even with out a finger!(MAC)
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Very Cool Bob! I love your tank. So, can I ask questions here?

-Your trigger? And Angel? Love them, but are they reef safe? I want to get a sargassum trigger, and potentially an emperor angel, but have heard so much about them not being reef safe. What is your experience?

-I haven't really ever read much about plenums. What is the purpose of the PVC fittings under the eggcrate? How does the plenum system work?
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Till Bob can come on and answer himself, here is the link to his build of this system. Grab a bowl of popcorn and a sharp pencil for notes and begin reading.
 
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Congratulations Bob!
 
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Bob, oh Bob, you around? I wanna find out about those fish and their reef "safe"-ness.
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Hey guys- Smile

 
I have been on vacation out in Minnesota the past 10 days Clap
 
Just got back last night
 
Anyway, DB, I haven't had any "reef safe" type problems with the Trigger at all... I even still have all my Peppermint Shrimp and Fire Shrimp... I'm not 100% sure about the Saragassum but I think you would be OK with one in a reef setup...
 
The Queen I ended up giving away (johnhill has it now) in part because it wasn't 100% reef safe... it would eat zoas and candycanes; although it pretty much left everything else alone. It did not bother any of the "bubble" LPS (like Hammer, Frogspawn, Brains and Bubble corals) and ignored all the SPS... didn't bother any soft corals or leathers either.
 
I'd probably give a small Emperor a try. Just remember that they can get big though.
 
As far as the plenum goes, the PVC elbows are used to raise the screen "platform" off the bottom of the tank, to provide a "void space" underneath. It is within that void space that the denitrifying bacteria colonize and where the actual nitrate conversion takes place.
 
Pretty much the same principle as a DSB without the potential "crash" issues that can be a problem with a DSB.
 
 
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Downhill biker-
-Your trigger? And Angel? Love them, but are they reef safe? I want to get a sargassum trigger, and potentially an emperor angel, but have heard so much about them not being reef safe. What is your experience?
I had an emperor for almost a year and a half before I decided to sell him. The only issue I had was my candy cane coral. He would nip at them to the point of skeletal tissue only. No big, fat, juicy candy cane (untill I sold him) Such a pretty fish. Sad to see him go.
I have had a Bluechin Trigger for some time with no problems at all. Your main concern with a sargassum would probably be ornamental shrimp.
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If you haven't seen bobs tank you should check it out.  It is amazing.

Here is what a customer said while on hold Oh my gosh! Did you open the door? I told you not to open the door. Dre is in here completely naked and he's got freak'n Macaroni and Cheese in his hands.
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