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albertareef

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  1. Wow - tank looks fantastic Brian! Lots of happy colonies in there. Impressive that they all came from frags. How long have they been in the tank?
  2. Nice save John πŸ‘ I don’t want to be on the outlet side of the line when you fire up that compressor. Maybe you could get @pdxmonkeyboy to hold it for you.
  3. Welcome Merkey! Always glad to have more participants from north of the river - glad you found us. We are actually having our next meeting in WA (granted farther south) but maybe you can make a field trip. If you take a look at the member map feature, you might find some other folk closer by as well. I did move this to the "Introduce Yourself" thread as it seemed more appropriate.
  4. Should be a great meeting and worth the trip just to see Roy's setup. Hoping we see a lot of our Northern contingent at this one (are you listening Jeremy?) @TheClark
  5. Congrats on getting the OK for the big tank. Unfortunately, I don't have my old stand anymore or it would have worked πŸ™
  6. You just had to give Brian ideas didn't you. Sigh. I guess we can just pretend that is a name for the latest hot zoa...
  7. Which one is this? Hippo? They are pretty adept at making themselves very flat for sure!
  8. Thanks for taking this on Jay - I am sure it is a giant pain but it will be great to have this sorted and provide better clarity to all the members and the officers/BOD as well. Let us know if there is something we can help with on this side.
  9. This is fertile ground for commentary but no... As Manny mentioned, the fact that you do not see "supporting member" under your profile pic suggests that your membership has lapsed but you may want to wait until Chief confirms that he is done with his corrections. Suncrest's suggestion would be another way to try and verify if your last payment was more than a year ago (assuming you paid through the site). As for the zoanthid part - those headings are driven by post count if I'm not mistake - hence Kim (Emerald) has the "Top Poster" moniker. Can't recall if I have ever seen a list of those names/post count assignments though.
  10. Looks like you would be since you indicated either as OK (handheld preferred). It kind of skipped around a bit. Just a bit of procedural detail. We originally were trying to return these to whomever was running point on the program @lewisriverfisherman or one of the other officers/BOD so that they could verify the condition of the unit and arrange for the deposit return. This helped protect everyone in case a unit got damaged there wouldn't be any ambiguity. That said, the logistics have gotten a bit crazy - especially with two units - so not sure this protocol has held up. So... Paul @Trailermann, if you do pick this up from H2Ocooled either directly or via drop off, please verify functionality ASAP so that there are no misunderstandings. Thank you! Sean
  11. I'm happy to adopt any orphans πŸ˜€ Definitely first world coral problems...
  12. Bummer - I really like the look of the lemon peel but not enough to feed him coral πŸ˜€
  13. Some nice deals there! Would have picked up that Geo if I was faster πŸ˜€
  14. Hard to go wrong with that deal! Someone on here must need a cube...
  15. Interesting to see how popular these still are. I used them for many years without any trouble so definitely proved reliable for me.
  16. Nice (virtual) collection of lobos there! They are all really attractive.
  17. Ok - that is interesting. I had the impression that was controlling the C02 inlet as opposed to the effluent rate. Definitely a different beast if they are metering the CO2 by virtue of the float valve. Will need to dig into this at some point to better understand what they are doing. Thanks for the info!
  18. Interesting. A bit hard to tell from the limited info they provide but looks like the hardware is basically a solenoid controller on the CO2 line that is adjusting the "on" and "off" time to achieve pH changes in the chamber combined with some sort of (peristaltic?) control (set rate?) on the effluent. Guessing it also has some sort of limiter on the Co2 pressure to get the overall delivery rate reasonable (if not achieved via a traditional regulator). If I am reading this correctly you could basically reproduce this with a standard regulator with solenoid, a peristaltic pump, and a bit of plug coding on your Apex (to set CO2 on/off times). Curious if anyone does have experience with these as I don't necessarily see their inherent advantage other than keeping everything in "one box" so to speak. Not clear that there is any sort of feedback control on the system either (i.e. isn't adjusting to hold any particular set point). Also, if one did want to add the advantages of pH monitoring/control they would need other components to do so. I do see how reactors can be frustrating given that you can potentially exercise multiple points of control which all interact with one another - hence making it frustrating for someone trying to get it dialed in - but once you understand the relationships of CO2/pH/flow to effective alk it's pretty straightforward. That said, accurate effluent flow control is hard to to achieve without either a decent peristaltic pump or going to high flow rate/high pH combinations. Guessing there is maybe something else going on with this that isn't apparent at first glance? Definitely has a price premium attached to it!
  19. Hi David - do you have any idea what the PAR is like in those two locations? Lots of growth on that PC rainbow and the color definitely looks improved on the WD.
  20. Yeah - no kidding. Wish Jeremy was closer to me so I could hit him up for some projects 😁
  21. Good advice Andrew @Higher Thinking Based on those videos, I would say you could ratchet that down quite a bit more but see how it goes.
  22. If you look at the members map there is a option to show the location of the LFS which might help. Agree on CnC and Seahorse. If you happen to be out Hillsboro then Paradise is well worth a visit.
  23. albertareef

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    Hey Salty - might help to throw up some dimensions on this guy. Looks pretty clean!
  24. Very cool to see the impact of the setting changes - thanks for sharing! On a side note, you might want to keep an eye on your Alk levels with the new program - looks like the overall effect will be to keep the avg. pH much closer to your desired set point than it was before so could impact your tank parameters.
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