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Higher Thinking

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  1. Desperately need some help

    Just watch a couple videos on it. It's really quite simple. Order the bits offline for dirt cheap. I think I might have what you're looking for, but I'm in Scappoose. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  2. Frag Swap for March Meeting???

    Pm sent newreefer.
  3. Looking for larger rimless tank

    Dimensions? Price? Just always curious how the customs come out. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  4. I've always used calibration fluid from BRS. Costs about 5 bucks. I've probably used the first bottle for over two years. Bought another just because I was curious after all that time. It was spot on with the previous bottle. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. Alkalinity and calcium

    So maybe I'm not understanding the problem correctly, but if you're Alk and calcium are high, all you have to do is take the reactor offline (just turn off CO2) and let you levels drop naturally. That'd be my recommendation. You are only a couple kh above acceptable levels. Also, as stated earlier, you cannot use a calcium reactor to raise one metric without raising the other. They will always raise and lower in conjunction with one another. Specifically, calcium is consumed at 20 ppm for each 2.8 kh of alkalinity. When you melt down coral skeletons that is the ratio that they will release. So raising your calcium even 20 parts will have a dramatic effect on alkalinity. Also, the idea that you can restrict the effluent to lower the pH, thereby increasing soluble calc and alk, is true. However, I don't know if it will increase the parameters output because you have also restricted how much effluent is actually entering your tank. Does that make sense? If you want to adjust the level of soluble calc and alk, I would adjust the CO2 output. Let your levels fall naturally and if you still want calcium a bit higher than where it currently sits in proportion with Alk, use some DIY calcium supplement. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. I NEED A SUMP !!!

    So jelly.... Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. I NEED A SUMP !!!

    And just what tank is this?? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. Looking For Green Slimer, Staghorn Acros

    I have blue tipped slimer and a few others. If you move outside the stag horn field I could certainly help you out with even more acros and millis. I'm in Scappoose. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. WTB- Red Sea Reefer 250 or 350

    You got too much time on your hands, my friend 🤣🤣 Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. Blowing bubbles in Hawaii

    Which camera are you using? The underwater photos are amazing! Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  11. Nitrates!

    Did you ever test your source water? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. It's a pretty limited use, just three commands that I know of. You can have Alexa put your pumps in feed mode, turn your lights off (can't seem to turn them on when they're not scheduled to be on), and return your lights to current schedule. Pretty nifty. Hoping they expand on commands. I'd like to be able to voice command to turn the lights to a given Kelvin value. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. Freshwater peeps?

    Check out plantedtank.net. I haven't been on there in a couple years, but it was always it informative. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. What are your other hobbies?

    MMA, Jiu Jitsu, and snowboarding. Hoping my body doesn't break down before my spirit. [emoji16][emoji16] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  15. Freshwater peeps?

    I definitely wouldn't say they have to be difficult. It's all about how much you want to do. Just like nearly everyone can have a softy tank with little to no maintenance, so too can people have basic planted tanks. If you want to go super intense with it, then yes, you can introduce a whole lot of maintenance. Not so much cleaning and equipment maintenance, but you'll have to keep the plants trimmed and keep them in their respective places. Check out some work with the Dutch Method, or look up the work of Amano if you want to see how far you can take it. Or you can throw some low light plants in a tank, slap a light on there, and call it a day. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk