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  1. 43 minutes ago, lewisriverfisherman said:

    I have always messaged him to make sure he is available, as he is out of town doing shows sometimes. 

    Ya I messaged him on facebook (right after I saw this post yesteday) but havent gotten a response so figured I would ask and see if anyone was aware, was thinking about hitting him up this weekend and take a peak at all the LPS he has (maybe some SPS too).

  2. On 11/30/2018 at 5:21 PM, Kasasah said:

    My friend has a 10 gallon tank that she wants go stock. Looking for cheap but colorful zoas, lps, softies. Whatever you have with color! Thanks

    Hey has she found what she is looking for? still looking I have a few different Softies, and Zoas I can send your way. Hit me up if interested.

  3. 1 minute ago, TheClark said:

    Great help @Blue Z Reef

    Nice work @bamburgb getting it fixed up.

    Love to see this kind of stuff happening!


    Me too I love how everyone on the forum is really helpful and there was that thread going around a while ago of what people did for a living haha, lots of experience in different areas so its one of those have a question about ANYTHING (tank related or not) Im sure someone on here knows a thing or two about it haha.

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  4. On 12/7/2018 at 2:41 PM, parvo99 said:

    I’m sure I’ll have some available then if you’re still interested. I’m thinking of setting up an anemone tank too. I have 6 in my display and it really limits space for other corals

    I was in the same boat you were in, mine kept splitting to where I was getting over run and decided to trade them into an LFS, I ended up taking a few to Brett over at paradise corals. I would hit him, Jeff or Seahorse Aquarium supply up if your looking to get them out of the tank relatively fast.

  5. On 12/28/2018 at 5:38 PM, Blue Z Reef said:


    Awesome! Glad it’s sorted for now. Also, you can always jumper around the led in a pinch to get the channel up and going again. They are cheap enough it’s good to have extras on hand.



    Anytime you need a hand I’m happy to help. Can only really help with black box leds as the nicer ones typically have a pre fabbed  pcb board that I don’t have the tools to fix unlike the Chinese style with individual diodes and easy soldier points.

    Ya I think Ill create a spot under my tank (sealed in a ziplock or something of course) just for spare Diodes, 

  6. 4 hours ago, Blue Z Reef said:

    These are the last batch I bought of royal blues




    I always order extras since it takes so long to ship.

    Thanks so much man, Im gonna be placing an order for a few to have on hand, but in the mean time I had a smaller spare LED light in the garage and was able to take 2 diodes from it and now the light is working perfectly.

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  7. 10 hours ago, Blue Z Reef said:

    It’s likely one of 3 things:


    1. (Most likely) a single led on that channel has burned out, causing a break in the circuit and the channel to go out. You can diagnose with a multimeter, the one I use will actually illuminate LEDs if they are good. Once found, use a soldiering iron and remove led and replace. Closer to 400nm and below LEDs tend to have the shortest lifespan. Blue channels tend to be effected more because of this.


    2. Driver for that channel has gone out. Replacement will be needed and may need soldiered in if it doesn’t have a simple molex plug.


    3. (Least likely) something in the controller has failed causing the channel to not switch on. I would diagnose other issues first.


    Id be more then happy to diagnose and fix if possible for you but I am an hour North...

    Thanks so much man, Went out and bought a multimeter this morning and found there are 2 LED's that are out causing the blues to be out. Do you know of a good place to buy LED Diodes?

  8. So curious as to if anyone can assist, I currently have a reefcorner 180P (programmable 180 Watt LED light) and it appears one of my blue channel is out. any ideas on how to trouble shoot and find/repair the problem?

  9. I have a CO2 tank and calcium reactor but the regulator is pretty corroded and last time I filled my tank (5 or 10lb tank I believe) it emptied in a week and I had it barely opened so I believe it has a leak somewhere in the regulator and am looking to replace it but not wanting to spend a bunch on it. Was considering buying a reg from a brewing store but didn’t know if those types would work for this.