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  1. Going to try and make this. Always like seeing what Scarlet and Alan have done
  2. https://www.hannainst.com/marine-master-waterproof-multiparameter-photometer-hi97105.html Anyone had a chance to use this? Wondering what opinions are on it.
  3. Thought I’d start this thread again. Had some ideas thrown around at the swap today that were requested. Feel free to throw your ideas here as well. Rock sculpting (cutting, drilling, chiseling)
  4. Definitely headed in the right direction. Keep current on your water changes for nutrient export and let things settle in. You’ll be back to enjoying a clean tank before you know it
  5. I like using optical sensors from ato’s to trigger a shut off for my main return pump (like Kyle suggested). I’ve never tried the float switch but it would work the same, just more mechanical.
  6. Amber and I will be there most of the day (not for setup as she works nights and likes to sleep in a little) Ryan - large Amber - medium
  7. That would be my suggestion. You’re making the correct changes, now you just need to keep those changes constant and let things correct themselves. There are options that can help move things faster (carbon dosing, chemical additives) and they work great. But you have to continually use them, and that still takes months sometimes.
  8. Not to be “that guy”, but no one has mentioned patience in this situation. Nothing good happens fast in this hobby. Your algae issues need to be solved at the base level. Adding too many nutrients (over feeding, light schedule too long, etc) and improper nutrient removal (not doing proper water changes, no skimmer, etc) need to be solved as well as making adjustments to things such as no pox, proper scrubber algae growth, and the likes. But even with all the right changes you need to stay consistent for a long enough time period that everything evens out. If you’re making changes constantly and not allowing things to settle, in my experience, you aren’t going to see many positive changes.
  9. Kyle, I’ll send you a message on this.
  10. I am trying to make it. Unfortunately I won’t be able to participate in the beluga gift exchange since it’s uncertain if I can make it.
  11. Happy Thanksgiving INDMAS!
  12. @rhwimmers said he’d be interested in taking February
  13. I’ll volunteer to keep the website (mostly) up to date.
  14. @Gonzo620 @ddeurloo Do you guys have any info to help here?
  15. Personally, I like to pull the outer layers of the chaeto and leave a baseball/softball size chunk to keep growing. It maintains water quality (removing used organics from the system) while keeping regularity with the same biological strain in your system.
  16. Susan, if you can wait a couple weeks (I’ll be out of town starting this Saturday for 10 days) I can def lend a hand. We can see if we can get a few others from the club to help as well.
  17. Hi Susan, what side of town are you on? Do you have all the equipment, or do you still need to get some things?
  18. I have used Dr Tim’s a few times with good results. I’d imagine that most of them are pretty equivalent but you might do some reading on the “bigger ones. I flunked out of med school, and that makes me a doctor in New Jersey, so take my opinion as such.
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