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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  11. 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?
  13. 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.
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    Glad to hear you are taking the board's advice. Many times people hate the idea of going fallow and just try to muscle through it. The problem is that ich's lifecycle makes it seem like the issue resolves itself. I didn't go fallow once because the ich subsided. Then, I added a couple new fish (after QT) and the ich exploded back. Lesson learned though - the only safe way to ensure no ich is to QT everything, which can be unrealistic. But QT'ing fish with prazi/cupramine is generally the best way to make sure nothing nasty gets in the tank. If I had the means, though, I'd QT every rock and piece of coral I put in the tank since spores can live for a very long time.
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    This sounds negative but it’s just the reality. If you have a fish only tank then it’s easy. If you have a reef, it’s not easy. There is no way to cure a reef tank of ich except to go fallow for 75 days. Nothing thAt actually works is reef safe. Now. Someone will post directly after this saying they did xyz. Or put garlic in. Or tried some product. And maybe the ich subsided because the fish got a bit more tolerant. But the ich will be in the tank living in the gills and waiting. It will not be gone. I spent six months searching for something. I spoke to experts on multiple sites. I tried multiple products. I bought a $500 uv. It didn’t matter. The ich always came back. The only way to cure a reef tank is to go fallow. Take the fish out and treat them in a different tank. Ich is super easy to cure. So annoyingly easy. Just not in a reef If you invent a reef safe cure you’ll be a millionaire. So get to it!
  16. I've got six or seven pretty good sized styro boxes with the cardboard shells and lids. I'm near Grant Park in Portland - anybody want them? Free.
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    How to raise nitrates...a tad

    It's very common. My nitrate issue came on from going fallow after ich got into the tank. Just no fish producing waste so things bottomed out. Stump remover definitely worked though. I just had a hard time keep everything going.
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    How to raise nitrates...a tad

    A very common method uses stectracide stump remover....which works, but there's a lot of debate about what else you're adding to the tank so be do research. I used stump remover and got my nitrates up from near zero to about 5ppm over the course of a week or so. Then it became a complete nightmare to manage as I didn't have the time or expertise to adequately monitor a 200g tank dosing stump remover. End results was not good. BUT - it did raise nitrates.
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    Styrofoam boxes for shipping

    I still got those 6 bigger ones...probably 24x20 (I'm not real sure). Cooler size. Let me know.
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    Styrofoam boxes for shipping

    I’ve got five or six you can have. I’m in Ne Portland. Shoot me a text: 512-731-7609.
  21. I'm just curious what y'all think a fair price would be for three Radion X30's (Generation 3). I have the hanging rail kits as well. Debating whether or not to sell them and I'm just sure it's worth it....figured I'd see what y'all think.
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    Price Check: Radion X30's - Gen 3

    I'm not sure. I want something I can hang so it still looks slick. It's an 80x24in tank so I'm not really sure how much light I'd need for coverage. In the past I've gone as simple as fluorescents with 50/50 bulbs and the fish pop. If I could kick a brown diatom algae bloom I'd leave my lights on a lot more - but the brown just wont go away.
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    Price Check: Radion X30's - Gen 3

    Thanks all - they're not pros. Just standard. So 250-300 eh? They look pretty awesome hanging above the tank. After factoring in the cost of replacement lights I might just keep em....
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    Looking for apex Wi-Fi base unit

    I have that same netgear bridge. (Knock on wood) hasn't lost connection in the 6 months since I set it up. I used to have an older Netgear bridge - it was the slim black one. I'd lose connection 10-20 times a day. But that one linked it great. Then...but a 100ft ethernet cord to do updates. I got one on amazon for like $15. I run it out when I need to update, then throw it in the closet for the rest of the time.