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  1. Luke_L

    Happy Birthday Limey

    Happy Birthday Bud!
  2. Luke_L

    water temperature

    What is your set point cliff? do you not have enough wattage for heat then?
  3. Luke_L

    water temperature

    I maintain 77.2, corals thrive, I used to use the seasonal variation that's built into Apex but in the middle of summer it would be holding my tank around 80 and I didn't like that
  4. Luke_L

    Heating my tank with my Natural gas Hot Water tank!!!

    All year round I have issues with heating my tank I keep my AC pretty cold in the summer and I have a large portion of my basement is unfinished and non-insulated
  5. Luke_L

    Heating my tank with my Natural gas Hot Water tank!!!

    No issues so far. Except when the wife is washing dishes by hand and using hot water in kitchen sink. the check valve on inlet side of hot water tank makes a very subtle noise that can only be heard in utility room.
  6. Luke_L

    Heating my tank with my Natural gas Hot Water tank!!!

    I didn't show it in the diagram just to keep the diagram simple but I pulled it from the wife's kitchen sink so now the bathroom the washing machine and the kitchen sink get instant hot water
  7. Luke_L

    Heating my tank with my Natural gas Hot Water tank!!!

    sorry, I'm not good at diagrams... I did the best I could.
  8. Luke_L

    Set up issues

    in my experience, this proves to be difficult as the water level changes in the pump section. if your ATO has a larger margin, or if you don't have an ATO, if you change your filter socks/or your roller changes to a new spot then the level will rize... etc. 2 things could be at play here...
  9. Luke_L

    Heating my tank with my Natural gas Hot Water tank!!!

    Can you let mrs. Niagarafirecorals know that I'm sorry
  10. Luke_L

    Heating my tank with my Natural gas Hot Water tank!!!

    What now I've dropped six amps on my power bars in the long-term I figure I'm going to save probably close to 40 or 50% the heat my tank
  11. Luke_L

    Heating my tank with my Natural gas Hot Water tank!!!

    One roll of pex, $40 2 check, and 2 quarter turn valves $45 Another $40 in misc adapters. I already owned the pump.
  12. Luke_L

    Diy water heater?

    Its complete! i posted it in the DIY section! https://reefescape.ca/threads/heating-my-tank-with-my-natural-gas-hot-water-tank.314/?fbclid=IwAR1qg_C3VGbmGbvYb27KrUMlX5FbrxRN0hSRaVpmjIcPb3iBhWuCE2jUyb4#post-1531
  13. Luke_L

    Heating my tank with my Natural gas Hot Water tank!!!

    Update: looking at the last 24 hours and the last hour... it looks amazingly stable.... the circ pump is coming on for 4 minutes in total throughout the hour...
  14. Luke_L

    DIY Budget ATO and Water Change Refill

    how has it been running? were you able to match evap rate? have you incorperated a fail safe?
  15. Luke_L

    Heating my tank with my Natural gas Hot Water tank!!!

    I forgot to add that I am stealing the hot water from the wifes kitchen sink this will serve two purposes it was close, but also shouldn't have to wait very long for hot water if you're at the kitchen sink or the bathroom sink or the washing machine
  16. Luke_L

    Heating my tank with my Natural gas Hot Water tank!!!

    Yes i finally had the opportunity to hook up a loop between my sump and hot water tank... and it works TOO good! im working on the programming to slow it down a bit... using the osc command i am going to slow down the heating. VERY happy with it so far.... i hate electric heaters with a PASSION...
  17. Luke_L

    Got called in to plow snow

    Of all the place is to plow snow I got to do out front of coral reef shop haha..
  18. Luke_L

    Looking to borrow a 4 ft tank for a few weeks

    Make sure you get lots of photos you know what else would be cool time-lapse video
  19. Luke_L

    Where is the King of DIY (Luigi)

    Anyone Seen The king of DIY? ( Luigi ) Havent seen him around... lol
  20. Luke_L

    APEX CONTROLLER

    Hopefully CoralReefShop sees this post... he had quite the stock when i was there.... and good prices too!
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