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  1. This guy is working on it
  2. I am going to make this, looks incredible! https://www.instructables.com/id/Open-Source-Peristaltic-Pump/
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    WTB: ReefKeeper PC4 or PB4

    Ah yes, the Archon! I totally hear ya... ReefPI is looking decent, I like the open source design. Maybe an up and comer? This is a great looking enclosure for it: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3024281 If by some chance Bill doesn't find his, I might have a couple somewhere in the hoarded collection.
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    WTB: ReefKeeper PC4 or PB4

    What's the name of the new reefkeeper software you are running Jeff? Still running it? Curious how it is faring these days...
  5. Thanks! Getting there.
  6. Ya, good point. I will use it live here and find out! Fun to try stuff for sure...
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    Skimmer cleaning

    Totally worth it, nice job! Curious if your skimmer will need a small break in period or not after a good cleaning. I don't think mine ever did, but its been a while since I gave it this good of treatment!
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    Skimmer cleaning

    Vinegar and hot water?
  9. And here is what 140 mls/min look like, I am thinking pretty low RPM...
  10. Tygon LFL tubing, larger diameter. Lower RPM due to larger tubing Metal rollers (bearings) for long pump head life Most shockingly... Prototyping with no surface to compress against. Tubing is not squeezed/rubbed against a printed part, only contacts the bearings. I haven't seen many like this, so cautiously optimistic...
  11. Progress! Pumping for 48 hours on a variant quite similar to this one at 140 mls/min. Super pleased with it so far. Put allot of effort into having the longest possible tubing life, some cool stuff happening!
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    Calcium reactor feed pump

    Here is the easy button, ready to go! https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/replacement-pump-head-for-fx-stp-kamoer-1.html Outta stock but I am sure they will get more...
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    Calcium reactor feed pump

    Hmmm.... Grab your calipers and see what they shipped? I will do some looking too...
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    Calcium reactor feed pump

    I am sure with Kamoer you have a ton of good options! I see that they recommend Pharmed, probably a safe bet.
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    Calcium reactor feed pump

    SWEET! I shoulda done this, messing around way to much with the DIY option Love the quick tubing change design and the spring loaded tension. What tubing did you go with? I heard tygon LFL has the longer life. The only downside of these things, and there are few, is when that tubing eventually wears out. Super cool, congrats!
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    December Picture of the Month - Hand Drawing

    Wow another one from scratch @milesmiles902?
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    Aptasia Eating Berghia Nudibranch Group Buy

    Closing this thread! Just a heads up. SaltyUnderground has them 60% off and free shipping over 75 in case you missed out.
  18. Looking for people willing to go in on a berghia group buy. Shipping is 48 bucks, so going in as a group we can save allot. They are on sale right now, with shipping costs shared we can get a bunch for the $$ Must be able to meet me in Woodland for pickup. Please PM if interested
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    Aptasia Eating Berghia Nudibranch Group Buy

    @madmike your inbox is full, tried to pm. Can you clear it out?
  20. Here is the working prototype.
  21. Tonight's changes were a flange I guess on rotor, to keep the tubing in place. The dang thing works! Allot of next steps but seeing a light at the end of the tunnel here...
  22. Thanks! It's working! Going to make one change to the housing to keep the rollers engaged a few more degrees in the rotation. My goal is around 100 mls/min, but with the pump turning slow. Idea is, that the tubing should last longer for the same amount of mls pumped. Theory is moving slow is less wear on the tubing. It is looking very good! Still gotta design a new case for the electronics, but this is a huge step forward.
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    Aptasia Eating Berghia Nudibranch Group Buy

    Just a cleanse. How these guys grow enough aptasia to feed these things is beyond me. One nudibranch can eat ALLOT of aptasia!
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    Aptasia Eating Berghia Nudibranch Group Buy

    We are up to 3 of us! Anyone else?
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    Aptasia Eating Berghia Nudibranch Group Buy

    Great info on berghias here: https://saltyunderground.com/category/berghia-nudibranch-the-natural-choice-for-aiptasia-control
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