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  1. albertareef

    What are you using to blast rockwork?

    I've found you can never go wrong following monkeyboy's advice... oh, wait. ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Best reef salt?

    Yeah, I think this is kind of the most critical issue as any of the salts mentioned would probably work fine but it depends on what you are trying to accomplish with your water changes. If you are counting on the water change to "rebalance" your alk/ca, then you may opt for one of the varieties that mixes up to higher levels than your tank set point (e.g. water change mix Alk at 11, tank target 8 or9) but, as monkeyboy suggests, you want to be careful of creating significant swings - which will depend on how much water you are changing out, how frequently, and consumption rate. Alternatively, if you plan to manage your alk/ca levels through some other mechanism (e.g. dosing, reactor) or you have really low consumption (all softies) you would probably pick a salt mix that more closely matches your tank setpoint. Regardless, because of the potential to create swings through water changes in a smaller tank and potential uncertainty around consumption rates in a new system I would recommend actually testing the Alk fairly regularly until you have your process dialed, whatever salt you choose. Good luck!
  3. albertareef

    Bounce bounce mushroom

    Cool but these things look less like "mushrooms" all the time ๐Ÿ˜€
  4. albertareef

    NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    Well the old one is a complete hand held setup which shows the readings on it's own display - sort of similar to a multimeter. The USB one requires downloading a small bit of driver/interface software on a laptop - it is basically the sensor attached to a wand with the USB cable. I think the necessary links are at the start of this thread if you want to check that out. There are both Windows and Mac OS versions of the downloadable software available but there are some compatibility limitations.
  5. albertareef

    NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    You got it Dodge - done!
  6. albertareef

    Hello from the addicted reefer

    Welcome Zach! Sounds like you might have your hands full with that collection of tanks and furry pets. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your setups if/when you get s chance. Maybe you will have a chance to make a meeting one of these days - we do have the occasional one up in Kelso.
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    NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    On the list. Put you down for "either" but let us know if you really need a particular one.
  8. A blast as always. Great to see so many familiar faces, and some new ones as well. Hope everyone scored some nice pieces - certainly seemed like quite a few went out the door.
  9. albertareef

    WTB Glass Tank (96x(30-36)x(24-30)) LWH

    Sounds like you have some big plans!
  10. Well - you didnโ€™t show today so I guess those beers I tossed on the floor went to waste after all. Sorry about that Holly.
  11. albertareef

    I got a new toy :)

    I think you will be happy with that switch in the long run. Enjoy!
  12. albertareef

    WTB: IM NUVO 20 or 25 Lagoon

    This sounds suspicious - making room for Sonโ€™s 250 ๐Ÿ˜
  13. Hey - whatever works for you my friend!
  14. Oh man - you never tell me anything anymore ๐Ÿ˜ช. These sales are always a blast with lots of great deals to be had. Who knows, maybe you could even lure Scott out with the proper incentive @spectra
  15. albertareef

    Battery operated air pump

    I have an inverter somewhere if you want to run one off a car battery or something.