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About FLSharkvictim

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  • Birthday 11/11/1973

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    Redinton Beach, FL
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    Marine Aquarist, Enjoy Reef Keeping SPS Dominate type tanks and Diving Reefs & Shipwrecks All Over The World

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  1. Many thanks!!! I have an update!! My Synergy CL-44 SUMP came in! Good news and bad news!!! Before I get into it, I just want to show you how gorgeous Synergy's work on sumps are and my 10-gallon matching ATO Container. The craftsmanship is out of this world w/ Superior quality! WOW. I could not have been happier after a 6 week build. You're not going to believe this, I had an unexpected emergency from FedEx with my sump which blows my mind since how well Synergy packaged up my sump. #FedEx really dropped the ball on my $1200.00 sump and ATO Container. Now, FedEx is a proud owner of a brand new cracked sump. lol I could not believe, I truly could NOT especially with all of the stickers that were all over the box! As soon as I found the stress cracks, I contacted Rick over at Synergy & immediately Rick called me and told him the quick story and then I sent him all of the pictures of the packaging and the box and where you can see where someone from FedEx dropped it. #Synergy stepped right up so I WANTED to share this b.c these are the kind of stories that you don't hear a lot about. After telling Synergy what all took place, Rick over at Synergy apologized and said every now and then this happens unfortunately which is totally understandable. After sending all the information to Rick over at Synergy, he said they will put mine front and have his team start on mine immediately. This time is only going to take 2 or 3 weeks for them to build it since when i ORDERED mine when Synergy had a few sumps they needed to make before mine so that is why it original took 6 wks. The normal delivery is 3-4 weeks. TALK ABOUT A COMPANY THAT STANDS BEHIND THERE PRODUCTS! Synergy immediate took care of the problem and now my new CL-44 Sump back in production.. Now, that's the kind of companies I like doing business with. Here are some pictures of the stress cracks due to shipping and handling..just my luck...lol YIKES oUCH More Update to come, FLSharkvictim
  2. I lowered my price now to $299.99 plus freight for a brand new still sealed in the original factory box GHL dosing pump.
  3. Care to share some pictures since I just bought 2 brand new MP40QWD's!
  4. I have up for sale a brand new Avast Marine ATO KIT up for sale. It comes with a 4 slot magnet, a Float Switch. It's brand new and never has been used since I wanted to go all apex so I have changed my mind. I paid $167.00 plus shipping a few months ago and I have it up for sale for $125.00 -plus shipping.
  5. Does anybody know where I can find my signature so I CAN ADD a link? SCA 150 build thread ** FLSharkvictim / Custom Rimless SCA 150 Build ***
  6. Hello Reefers, I am somewhat new to this forum, since I have jump ship from Reef central! Anyways, I just tore down my old 120 mixed reef since I am making room for my new Customer Rimless SCA 150 build. It took me over 2 yrs to design this system and the display and all of the gear I choose to run it. It's finally time to move on the next part of this journey! Just a little back ground on me, I was born and raised in FL all of my life and grown up around the water all of my life since we only lived about 5 minutes from the beach. I am an Advanced Diver who has over 250 dives logged since I become certified in 1991. Ones I started diving ship wrecks & reefs down in the FL KEYS and around the world, I was instantly hooked and wanted an saltwater fish tank. We are talking around the early 90s, is when I had my first saltwater tank and every since then I haven't looked back. Here some photos of my tank I just took down that has been thriving for over 14 yrs. Please feel Free to flow along on my SCA 150 build thread below: ** FLSharkvictim / Custom Rimless SCA 150 Build *** My 120 Mixed Reed @ 7yrs: Mixed reef @ 9YRS OLD: Frog & Octospawn Lps CORALS This Ultra Blue claim I got at #RAP in Orlando in 2017 which its something I wanted to keep and add into my new tank so my buddy has it at his LFS. Here is a shot of the new custom sump I had made at the time and how I plumbed it.
  7. I would like to quickly talk about the Protein Skimmer I choose to run my SCA 150 w/ a 40-gallon Synergy Sump! I have been at this a long time if you have read this thread and I have been through my share of skimmers in my time but the #ReefOcto REGAL Protein skimmer caught my eye especially since they took on a 3rd part pump called. I was trying to decide to go with either a Reef Octo Space saver or a Regal 150 INT Protein Skimmer and I went with the Regal 150 INT since I have plenty of room on my CL-44 synergy sump. I have plenty of room to run the skimmer pump on the outside of the skimmer vs inside of the skimmer. I just feel it's so much easier to do any maintenance on your VarioS DC pump... Anyways, here are some specs and pictures. BRS Recommended for tanks up to: Heavy Bioload (Most Common) - 100 Gallons Medium Bioload - 150 Gallons Light Bioload - 210 gallons Reef Octopus In Sump 10" Protein Skimmer from Reef Octopus - with a controllable VarioS DC pumps to process more or less water, depending on your setup. Footprint - 11.4" x 7.5″ Height - 22.6″ Recommended Water Height: 6"-8" Regal 150 INT Protein Skimmer
  8. Good question! First, my CL- 44 will not have a refuge since I will be running a protein skimmer and a Turbo Algae scrubber. As far as the Panels, I am going to buy 2 of them! 1 for all of my new Apex gear and modules and the other panel will have all of my Ecotech Marine Vortechs and Vectra controllers, Reef Octo Controller and 2 Tunze Turbelle Nanostream 6055 controllers installed on the front of the panel. Plus, I am planning on hiding all of my power strips in the back, so everything will look nice and tight. Now the question why I sold all of my GHL gear, I had a family emergency and needed to come up with some quick cash, so I sold it in 30 minutes on ebay. I can tell you one thing, who ever was the buyer got one hell of a deal since I had a ton of extras that I tossed in. Anyways, back on my feet and decided that I wanted to go back to all Apex - No more then that... Thank you for following the thread ...Cant wait to see this sump!!! I talked to Rick from Synergy last weekend and he said that my Sump should be ready at the end of the month for the final stage of quality control. Mine will look like the one in the back. Pix of a CL-34 AND A CL-44
  9. 1 fixture down and 1 to go! I decided to go with a pair of the new #Orphek Atlantik Compact V4 (Gen 2) LED fixtures which has 42 LEDs that range from 380nm to 850nm that include full progressive dimming from 0-100%. Plus, I bought a pair of there #Orphek Mounting legs. Ones I get my other Fixture on Friday I will post more pictures of these incredible lights. Stay Connected w/ me here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FLSharkvictim
  10. **** BRAND NEW NEVER USED SEALED GHL MaxiSA DOSER (BLACK) for $350.00 ***** It's perfect for continuously larger water changes or for dosing your Alk and Calcium. No problem. Our brushless stepper motors are built and ready to withstand larger volume water changes. As with other peristaltic pumps which require a cool-down period, the Doser Maxi’s stepper motors can be run continuously for longer periods without needing a cooling period. For example, you can transport water for a water change at one time without needing a cooling period. Pumps are suitable for moving approximately 16,000 Liters (4,226 gal) of water. Features: Brushless Stepper Motors Backwards compatible Standalone and Slave versions If you have any questions or concerns, please let me know I have the original receipt upon request! It was just sent to me from GHL Direct. choose files... Click to choose files
  11. Let's get into my Aquarium controller and how I am going to be mounting everything. I know a lot of people were asking me how I am going to run all of my controllers etc. I am currently working on 1 of my 2 custom electrical panels that I bought from @MarineDepot. I will be installing my ApexEL modules and my @AVAST Marine breakout box and all of my Apex gear and for my other electrical panel will be for all of my Ecotech Marine controllers, Tunze Controllers, Reef Octo Controller and hide all of my power supplies behind the 2nd panel so everything will be hidden as far as cords.
  12. Anyone attending this year's RAP in Otwn? Here is some more info: https://www.facebook.com/raporlando/
  13. Here is a list of most of my Equipment that I will be running my new SCA 150. SCA Rimless 150 that was Custom DrilledSynergy Reef System CL-44 SUMP w/ out a Refuge Synergy Matching 10 gallon ATO Reservoir Synergy 20'' External Overflow Box w/ 3 1.5inch drains Buds Turbo Aquatics L-2 Turbo Scrubber (On order) Reef Octo Regal Protein Skimmer 150 EXT 2 - Orphek Atlantik Compact V4 (Gen 2) LED fixtures ReefBrite LED strip Aqua-tech UV ultraviolet Sterilizer 25(w) BRS Dual Reactor to run GFO & Carbon BRS Peristaltic Pump 1.1 ML Per Min Reef Brite Strip Led Light 50/50 - 48'' Dr Tim's One & Only Saltwater Live Nitrfying Bacteria Avast Marine AUTO TOP OFF System Avast Marine Diaphragm Pump Avast Marine 4 multi Purpose Magnet Mount Avast KALK Stirrer ( K-1 MODEL) 2 TUNZE Turbelle Nanostreams 6055's EcoTech Marine Vectra L-1 for the a main Return pumpEcotech Marine Vectra M-1 for the manifoldEcoTech Marine mp40QWD powerhead (4500gph)EcoTech Marine MP40QWD powerhead (4500gph)EcoTech Marine - ReeflinkEcoTech Marine Battery Back UpEcoTech Marine Battery BoosterAll Sch 80 Fittings --Cepex Ball Valves ---Spears Gate Valves---Red 1.5inch PVC / Blue 3/4'' PVC pipe and 1'' RED PVC
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