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  1. Bevo5

    Freshwater peeps?

    I’ve got a 200 Malawi hap/peacock tank and a 180 with a group of wild kitumba frontosa that I’m trying to get breeding.
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    APEX - Fallback Question

    Very true - woke up this morning to a heartbeat notice because my modem went offline. Super handy to have. I don't think I could have a tank set up with an APEX. So spoiled.
  3. I was working downstairs the other morning and suddenly all of my tank lights turned off. My apex was flashing yellow - and all of the modules had lost connection. I rebooted and things seem to be OK - but quick question. I understand how "Fallback" works - but that just if the modules lose connection to the brain. What happens if the brain just completely dies? Will the power blocks (EB4,EB8) turn into regular energy bars at that point? But set with your fallback options on each outlet? So if the APEX brain completely bites the dust, but you have heaters and pumps on "FALLBACK ON' will they continue to receive power? I'm heading out of town and I don't really care if my lights go off for a bit, but I just want to make sure that if the APEX goes on the fritz at least the pumps/heaters are going to function.
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    Where to buy Python type tubing?

    Yeah Python tubing is the best - don't know why but the other stuff you can buy is so stiff. Anyway - I have a lot of this tubing and I found that the difference in price isn't really that much. You'll probably save 15 buying regular tubing vs. just buying an extension for the python....which in the long run isn't that much to worry about if it's the better tubing.
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    APEX - Fallback Question

    Hey thanks for the response. I also got some info from Neptune and it's interesting. I'm running the APEX Jr. They say that the outlets on the junior will fail if the circuit board fails. They don't go to 'FALLBACK' positions if the whole things dies. Their suggestion was to have any vital outlets running on the EB8, which will work regardless of what the brain is doing.
  6. Anybody got an extra Apex PM1 or auto feeder laying around? I need 'em. Thanks.
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    LF: Apex PM1 and Auto Feeder

    Feeder has been found!
  8. Hey everyone - I'm looking for a few more feet of aquabus cable for an Apex. I could use a 9ft cable, a 15ft cable or a 30ft cable. Hit me up with what you got! Thanks.
  9. Yeah just picked up a 25ft cord for like 8 bucks. Way better than the $30 they want for the apex brand. Thanks for help all.
  10. Whoa seriously? I thought they were something special. So any usb cable will work?? That’s great. Thanks all.
  11. Bump for lower price: $270
  12. I've been holding onto this thinking I'd start up another salt tank, but I just set up a new 180 fresh so there's no going back for me anytime soon. So - for sale: Spectrapure MaxPure 4-stage RODI. Booster Pump In-Line TDS meter All new filters in the unit. (RO filters have a few months on them) 4 Unopened filters (First stage and an unopened DI) Everything: $350. Pick up in NE Portland. I also have two unopened bags of salt I'll throw in - those Kent bags that come in a box. I'll also toss in a box of odds and ends.
  13. I'll give ti a bit more time to see if anybody needs the full unit then hit you up. Thanks. To that end - y'all shoot me an offer on it if the 350 is too high.
  14. yeesh - yeah that's a lot more than crazing! Hard to see from those first photos. I feel your pain though - I was one of the last people to get a tank from Tenecor. I set up the new 240 and about 2 weeks later had crazing along all the seams, which is pretty quick. I called Tenecor and found out they were out of business and, because I put the deposit down months before, it was past the credit card charge-back time frame. Had a local acrylic tank maker come out and look and he was basically 'get the water out of that immediately.' lol. And that's how a pet store down the street sold a 180 in about 2minutes. I love the look of acrylic though - and man, being able to life and move a 240 with just one other person is great...but scary when you start to see any edge become dynamic. Good luck with it all.
  15. What’s going on with the tank? Is that crazing suddenly new? It’s not uncommon for acrylic tanks to have a little crazing but depending on age Of tank and how suddenly it appeared I’d be more or less worried. Silver lining - you could take this chance to get rid of the ich.
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    ATO Pump Suggestion

    Need some pump suggestions... Got a 2nd tank across the room from my ATO reservoir. I need a pump that can get water across the room - about 15-20 feet and then up into the tank (48in high - no sump). I was thinking something like the pump on the Tunze ATO that uses a really small diameter tube so I can hide it easily - but will that have enough power to get it all the way to the tank? Thanks for any ideas.
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    ATO Pump Suggestion

    Wow thanks for all the great suggestions. I’m going to spend some time researching now. Another issue is it’s a 180g tank. I go through about 3 or so gallons on my 200 each day. This one will have glass tops so I imagine maybe 1 or 2 gallons a day. So have to sort out how much water these pumps can move without needing to be on 24/7.
  18. Setting up a 180 that has been sitting in my garage. It's a freshwater tank and I'm using a giant EHEIM 2262 filter. I plug it in and it's dripping out of a spot that I know just needs a new O-ring. So I unscrew it, put the new O-ring in (I've got spares) and I'm tightening it up when I remember I forgot a bracket. So I reach in to untighten the pump cover it and turn it the wrong way.....over tightening it. Aaaannnndd....that's when I broke the pump cover. $10 piece of plastic that will now take 5 days to get to me. So no new tank this weekend. Just venting.
  19. Hey all. I have this Rubbermaid full of dry reef rock. It’s been bleached and has been in the Rubbermaid for a good year now. Looking to get rid of it. $25 obo. I keep the Rubbermaid!
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    Looking for 48" fluorescent fixture

    Go get a shop light at Home Depot. Run ya about 20 bucks for 2 tubes.
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    The Sell Off - The Meat & Potatoes

    This stuff still available?
  22. I know some of you reefers also like african cichlids - so worth a shot posting these here. I'm switching my front tank to Moba and need to move my trio of Kitumba's. 1m2f - 5in on the females, male is larger. One female held for a few days about a month ago. $300. In NE Portland.
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    Apex extension chord

    I want to use my apex controller to manage a 2nd tank across the room. My plan is to run that tank off an EB8, but is there an APEX extension chord to hook it up to the home unit? I'm confused by the various options out there...would a regular UBS cable work?
  24. I converted my 200 reef into a freshwater tank and started pumping straight from the tap - experiencing a crazy amount of diatom algae which I'm attributing to silicates in the water as they bloom right after a water change. I've never had that issue before, so I'm wondering if anybody knows if Portland tapwater is just really high in silicates? I really don't want to go back to RODI for my tank as I have to do 100g water changes a week and that's just a PITA! So also wondering what an alternative silicate removing plan might be? Thanks.