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  1. Looking forward to seeing this in action! Might even convert me to a peristaltic for my CA reactor if it can be done at a reasonable price ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Welcome! Glad you decided to make the plunge and join us as you start up your "forever" build. Lots of experienced and helpful folk on her who will probably be happy to give advice as needed - quite a few down toward your part of Oregon as well. Looking forward to seeing your build.
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    $10 Early Bird tickets for Frag Fest!

    Haha! I have no doubt that is true. If my tank was sorted out I would send you in there for me!
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    $10 Early Bird tickets for Frag Fest!

    The molokopdx payment should be from "Maxicurls" not sure about the other two question marks.
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    $10 Early Bird tickets for Frag Fest!

    No kidding. The only problem would be trying to make all your choices in only 30 minutes. Heck, I can't pick one coral in that amount of time ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  6. Yeah - no kidding. That typically works out so well...
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    Kai's 50 Gallon Lagoon Update

    Looking great Kai!
  8. Hmmm. That doesn't sound good. I have been tempted by these ever since Jeff started getting them in but a little big for my system.
  9. That is fantastic! Very generous and thoughtful. I think the ongoing care/ maintenance can be one of those things that can get overlooked so really nice to see a vendor contribute beyond the startup. Thanks Rod!
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    ATS grow out contest?

    I think we have a winner by default. That is a lot of algae there Daniel!
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    WTB Legs for Ocean Revive T247 lights

    Maybe send me that tank you got out there since you are cleaning up anyway... ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Fragfest Oct 27th Raffle Prizes

    Wow - you are killing it there Jeff! Will be another great raffle this year!
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    29 bio cube w/extras

    Wow - that tank does look super clean! GLWS!
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    they are back!!!!!

    Congrats on making it through the fallow period and getting your fish back into the tank. I'm sure if felt even longer to them!
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    Bare bottom option

    I like it! Should provide some really good surface agitation as well. Definitely will be curious to see how it works out long term.
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    Please vote! Mr. Saltwater Tank to speak about...

    Why choose right?!
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    Fragfest Oct 27th Raffle Prizes

    Now that you mention it... I was just thinking about sending a note to our site admins to see if we could start putting a promo link on our main home page for this. @TheClark @Chief
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    Please vote! Mr. Saltwater Tank to speak about...

    Well then, we know how you voted! ๐Ÿค”
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    Corals for sale

    I figured that would catch someone's eye - nice looking piece. GLWS.
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    Cyano? Dinos? Or something else?

    I remember plowing through a R2R thread on Redfield Ratio and cyano/dino issues and thought this blurb was in some ways the best distillation - not saying it's correct, just that it laid out a reasonable theory as to how it relates to what we actually see in our tanks. It also would provide the explanation of why Vibrant might work as it is (in theory) introducing a bacterial mix that is particularly good at uptake of nutrients which allows it to outcompete the "nuisance" microbes/algae. It also touches on the interrelated issue of trace elements and how those can affect what might otherwise appear to be a healthy balance. What do you think Brian @pdxmonkeyboy and Taylor @Taylorhardy1 ? Would this seem to fit with your experience? I know you both have done some deep digging in the area. If we are nitrogen limited we are more likely to grow cyanobacteria. We can either reduce the phosphates available to reduce cyano growth or increase nitrogen to allow algae to out compete the cyano. If we are phosphate limited we are more likely to grow dinoflagellates. We can either reduce nitrogen to reduce the amount of dino's growing or add phosphates to allow algae to out compete them. We can use visual clues in our tank to determine if our systems are balanced. If they are balanced and we still have these issues then it is likely we are missing a trace element such as iron or manganese.
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    tapatalk slow to load

    Interesting. I haven't heard if the admins tweaked something or not. @TheClark
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    Show me your mushrooms

    Wait a second... I thought you took your frag tank down?
  23. I think the word you are looking for is "poach". ๐Ÿ˜„ Cool looking tank - GLWS!
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    PNWMAS website instability

    I am pretty much on all the time and havenโ€™t come across this recently. I did report one instance of a five hundred error a month ago or so but havenโ€™t seen it reoccure for me.