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  1. So finally found a little time to start fabricating a DIY roller mat. I am pushing around 3,000 gph through my sump so nothing is commercially available for that size.. plus they are stoopid expensive for what they are. Using left over acrylic and plastic mesh that I cut out of rectangular commercial kitchen collenders. I have a 12 volt window motor and a float switch to install.
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  2. He better phone a friend
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  3. Not a huge update, but it’s almost ready to go. I found some tiny gate valves that allowed me to fine tune the flow. It runs silently now. I added some sand in the display, and live rock in the sump. Jeff has been nice enough to let me have the corals growing in on rocks at the shop, so I sold be able to bring those home this weekend. Now I just need to build the ato, finish the top, and paint the door.
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  4. Just dropping in to say F bristleworms. I feel more compassion towards yellowjackets.
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  5. Probably something like this... That is my exact tank.
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  6. 3 tickets towards the Hanna Alkalinity checker and 3 towards the MP40 please. Thanks all and good luck to me and me only!
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  7. This is my latest project. I’ve had the idea in my head for years, but just finally started actually building it. The display part is made from a black plastic planter, and the sump is a cheap 5 gallon tank. Since the footprint is so small, I didn’t want to drill multiple holes for the plumbing. I used a 1.5” pvc for a stand pipe, then drilled holes big enough to glue 2, 1/2” cpvc elbows inside. This way, I have a full siphon drain, and the return, hidden in one pipe. Plus, the top of the stand pipe works as the emergency backup drain. The stand is an old file cabinet that I mod
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  8. Don’t worry. Even though there’s a solid chance you did contaminate your tank with aiptasia, I am in the process of breeding some berghia nudibranches. Already have significant batches of eggs. If I can scale it a bit more I think I can supply the local community with a cheap source of berghia.
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  9. Considering the material safety data sheet of Arm and Hammer baking soda says 100% sodium bicarbonate and the only possible impurity in the sodium bicarbonate synthesis process is sodium chloride, I highly recommend in this one case that you just stick to Arm and Hammer. Anything else is likely just repackaged Arm and Hammer. Snd even in all of the chemical reactions that I can think of that sodium bicarbonate is used for, I can’t really think of many that are sensitive to extremely low sodium chloride impurities, hence even the lab grade sodium bicarbonate will with most probably not be much
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  10. Awesome! If you try it out, please post back. I am a big open source fan, love to see this kind of stuff happening! Figured at the very least, run one to control the topoff stations...
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  11. That's a great description for that pattern, so 80s
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  12. Getting ready to draw nitrate bottle 1, stirring better than I ever would... They use teflon coated stirring magnets, and the stirrer moves with the syringe just under the bottle. Allot of nice thoughtful design in this thing...
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  13. Yeah, I mean.. it's no columbian bang-bang, but it'll work.
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  14. Yeah man. I need the good sh*t: Pure. Uncut. Northslope prime. No exceptions. ...Or Fritz. Sounds like Fritz will do nicely.
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  15. This is how I'm using the inkbird's on my setup. I let them manage the temp (so yeah, 1 deg swings, bleh), and the APEX handles out of norm conditions. ie, turns off inkbird if temp gets too high and alarms if temp gets too low or turns off the inkbird if it gets drastically lower (probe fell out/probe error). I'm actually mocking up a PID controller for temperature control at the moment. With the super simple titanium heating elements (no circuitry, just a coil of wires) it should allow me to reliably keep within 0.05 of a degree in my tank. I just need to source a more reliabl
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  16. Its okay, I have a couple of them for random stuff. My only gripe with the aquarium is the smallest hysteresis between on/off is 1degF. So, your tank will constantly swing 1 degree up and down. The BRS version of this (which is slightly more money) is 0.3degF, which is significantly better.
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  17. Looks great! Love that hairy skull, what a creative use of a torch 😂
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  18. Funny thread, though, and great images! /props
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  19. Saw this on the facebook group. FWIW, good numbers vs ICP. Lots of caveats of course, but encouraging to see!
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  20. Are you a hand model? When I touch bristle worms I leave spikes in them.
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  21. No i don't plan on a cover but I might depends on the evaporation rate. My sand should be here tomorrow so I can get it in there and the rock scapped. I'll get some more pictures up tonight already have the lights and power heads in and wired up just not clean looking yet waiting on a couple things should be pretty by Monday. Sent from my SM-N970U using Tapatalk
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  22. That's why I use gloves : https://www.uline.com/Product/Detail/S-21080-M/Chemical-Resistant-Gloves/Showa-Atlas-772-Chemical-Resistant-Nitrile-Gloves-Medium especially when grabbing/moving any rock, at first it was kinda weird using them... but now that I've gotten use to them it's great, I can just grab most anything and not worry.. chaeto balls.. no worries, spikey LR.. good to go . And my hands stay dry only problem I've run into is that they do need a cleaning since there can be long periods of time wearing them
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  23. With great power, comes great responsibility.
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  24. Voting is open through Sunday night. Winners will be announced Monday morning, 9/14/20.
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  25. Well at least there was ONE interesting post on the forum...
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