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Reefer82 last won the day on December 14 2019

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    Cars, drag racing, fresh and saltwater aquaria, hiking, kayaking, gaming
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    100g Rimless

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  1. We'll be there. Not sure what I'll bring for food. It'll be tasty though!
  2. I ordered a batch of them for myself and a few members a couple years ago from someone on reefcentral. They worked amazing, wiped out well over 100 aiptasia from my tank. I think I did 12 in my 100, took several weeks but they got every single one I could see. Not cheap... i think we paid somewhere around $10 a piece and ordered a couple hundred dollars worth to get that price w free shipping. They have to be overnighted from what I was told.
  3. Thanks for having us! Craig and Connie definitely take the win for best food at a meet! Great tank that is coming along quite nicely in the coral dept and the most impressive part was the fact it was virtually silent. That's tough one one of that size. What's you're secret?
  4. Will try to make it, at least for a bit. It's been a little crazy the past year and just we just welcomed our daughter Kara to the family this weekend and a nice break outside in the sun on that deck just might do the trick! I'm off for a couple weeks, if weather cooperates I'll try and smoke something tasty.
  5. Posting this for another member that can't sign in... He has a pair of DC12000's that after a storm the night before last are just dead. The controller appears to power up and will let you select speeds but the pumps are unresponsive. Does anyone have one of these that he could possibly bring his pump/controller over to try and see what exactly has failed? He has a 240 that is on life support for now and trying to figure out what has happened because they both went out at the same time and have the same issue which seems odd given the controllers appear to be functional. He is in Brownsburg, not sure where he would be able to travel too but if anyone has one and can spare a little time for him to come by shoot me a PM please. Thanks!
  6. Finnex titanium is the only one I've never had an issue with. Previously I liked the Neotherm but after having one melt and burn under water I'm over them. That smell took days to completely leave the house and about 40g of water and 2lbs of carbon later I had stress inhabitants for weeks.
  7. I have both power supplies that you need if you haven't found any yet. I used to have some 6105's and have a prime hd on my 20. If you wanted to swing by one evening to test just shoot me a text.
  8. Being this is practically behind work I'll do my best, I may be a bit late but I'll be there at some point.
  9. Should be there for this one. Even if I'm stuck working it's close enough I can get away for awhile.
  10. Going to try and make this one. Working till 3, I hope...
  11. My ph has always been relatively low, hasn't really been an issue though as it's consistent and stable. I don't really keep any sps though so my experience may not compare too much. Are you experiencing any calcium precipitation? Sometimes the PH supplements can cause problems, that coupled with reasonably high alkalinity could explain the issue as a fair amount of mag can go with it. Just a thought. It seems like it would be something tank related given two different salts are giving you basically the same results. I've never really had to chase mag myself, if it's low it's generally because I've been lazy with regards to dosing but again I don't have a large collection of sps to suck it and calcium up. Have you tried another test kit or had another member test to rule out a bad kit?
  12. I've been using led for a few years and really like it. I feel like my old Tek T5 fixture had slightly better overall color but like you Luke, find the efficiency and adjustability of led outweigh the difference. I have a few reefbreeder's fixtures over the tanks. Basically 0 issues in about 3 years. The 2 24" photons don't stay exactly sync'd as far as time goes but it takes about 15 seconds to correct when it becomes an issue. I'm sure that's much better with the V2's and the new controller. My lighting costs are easily less than half of what they used to be and gets cheaper every year I don't have to buy bulbs. Being able to run the entire tank on that tiny harbor freight generator I got from you is also a huge plus for peace of mind. I don't really do much in terms of sps, not like you anyway but everything in the tank grows without an issue.
  13. I used a modded Salinity bucket. Drilled 2 holes in the lid and put rubber grommets in to feed the tubing and wires from my Tunze 3155 through and with the ratcheting lid it's sealed, less worry of kids ever putting something in and it stays clean. They hold close to 7 gallons. I think I have about $2 in that thing. I have one under my 100g and my 20g frag tank. Frag tank top off only needs filled like once every 2 weeks. Big tank about a week. The only negative about a huge ato is if something malfunctions you can end up with a bit of a flood or worse hyposalinity if it's really big. I always check the back up float on mine when I fill the ato container. It should never overflow with exception if I just fill it and I were to lose power immediately I'd end up with about a gallon on the floor.
  14. I was at Wal-Mart earlier and back by automotive is a new in box Coleman Powermate wx5400 generator on clearance. $349 down from $500 if anyone is in the market. It's 6750 surge watts, 5400 rated, 7gal tank, has 30amp and 2 sets of 120v outlets. Not much info in the link but there you go. It says unavailable for order online but it was there 15 minutes ago sitting right next to the tool boxes. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Powermate-Wx5400-Portable-Generator/45013830 I'd have picked this sucker up but I'm saving for a 10kw dual fuel model. Even Harbor freight can't come close to this price.
  15. The problem with smart things is there's no logic to it. It does what it's defined to do, nothing more. Sure you can see a room temp or manually check in on a temp with a camera and thermometer but what can you do? Turn a heater off is about it unless you want to buy $150 worth of outlet modules to control every single piece of equipment. Better off buying a used apex Jr or something at that point. It could then intervene on your behalf. If you're away you may not have cell service or may miss the notification all together. And I just read through Splix's last post finally. Lol. You get the picture though
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