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    Upscales Meeting January 2019

    I stocked up on cups and plates and silverware and such. I had oral surgery this week so I'll be there a few minutes early to drop off and say hello but probably cant stay the whole time.
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    Avast Swabbie Cleaning?

    Well, I just finished up putting my new Swabbie in the skimmer and have a burning question for the enterprising folks who have been using them. Their site says to clean the lid and cup every two weeks at most. That's great but the motor doesn't look very water proof and having to unscrew it every time doesn't sound fun. Tips? Suggestions? How do you clean yours? Also, what's up with the metal bolt/nut that holds the wiper on? That seems like it would rust very quickly.
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    Avast Swabbie Cleaning?

    This is what Justin Casp of Avast had to say: "Hi, It is very water resistant, but I don’t recommend submerging it for long periods. Spraying it down with a hose or running it under the faucet is fine." Good to know! This thing is turning out better than I initially thought. Thanks for the help everybody!
  4. Haha I don't know what this is but I like it! 💎
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    Avast Swabbie Cleaning?

    Thanks Jeremy! That's precisely what I was hoping to hear. I think at that rate there's no real reason to stress any method of cleaning. I'm excited to give my first one a try!
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    Avast Swabbie Cleaning?

    Well I've got an extension cord in place so that the actual cord of the motor is just wrapped around it and sitting there for easy removal. It's not so much the main power line I'm concerned about since mine isn't like that as I am with getting the motor assembly wet. I emailed Avast about it. I'll post the answer here when I receive it. Definitely a worthwhile purchase. It does exactly what it says and my skimmer is operating nicely already because of it.
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    Avast Swabbie Cleaning?

    I have always just washed my cup and lid out in the utility sink and the motor doesn't look like it would like that. I would like to continue doing that over wiping it off with paper towels to be honest.
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    Avast Swabbie Cleaning?

    It is but so are the Red Sea hinges holding my doors on the stand and those are rusted over without being under water.
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    ReeFi gen 2 high power LEDs

    In addition to this what is the coverage on the two different models?
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    why are people flakey?

    I missed all of the iTrader thing too but would happily see it instituted if there was enough of a problem with fish flakes going on inside the club. I agree that all we have is our word so...
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    Fish room planning

    I like it but it'd be even cooler if that tank was turned 90 degrees and in that wall labeled 'Fish Room'! Totally unsolicited opinion but it'd be easier to work on the tank from inside the room maybe.
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    why are people flakey?

    I don't deal twice with people that pull that stunt. If my time isn't valuable enough for a person to respect it then I have no time for them in the future. We all have things come up but simple courtesy would be to stay in open communication when you are meeting someone and let them know as soon as you have any delays or hangups. Your expectations are not only realistic but I think you should stick to your guns and hold people accountable. As for Craigslist... I dunno. Can't be helped. I try to stay off of there completely and always have. Once in a while I find a reason but I usually regret it.
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    Super awesome aussie acropora spathulata

    They're still coloring up. Takes a while on this one for sure but it's getting there. Mine started pink and has put it's yellows on. Waiting on the top colors now.
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    Snorkeling in Costa Rica?

    @Lexinverts has been a bunch. Perhaps he would know. Also, lucky you! Sounds like a wonderful trip and I hope you have a great time even if there isn't much reef.
  15. Like the title asks, is it terrible to have a couple hours natural light hitting the tank? I guess I need to go to Lowe's again... Correct me if I'm wrong but that seems like way too much light. What would happen if left that way? (It won't be.)
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    125 shallow SPS build. (Sneak peek)

    Your water is probably cleaner than mine. 😅
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    125 shallow SPS build. (Sneak peek)

    I like your sock battery. That H80 fuge light has been working out nicely for my macro, how is it doing for yours? Looking great!
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    ReeFi gen 2 high power LEDs

    Wow Daniel! It's been amazing to see the production of these progress. I like the silver diode plate and the external casing. I'm excited to see what they're capable of!
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    Replacement cap Avast Swabbie skimmer neck cleaner

    @TheClark I just ordered my swabbie. What does this replacement part do, exactly?
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    Manny’s 150g Waterbox

    It is! Let me know if you need a hand and I'll cruise up. I needed a few guys to come over for mine which was about the same size. I really like your 'sand' idea too!
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    Back Up Pump FTW

    I finally got around to buying a backup Jabao 10000 for mine last year. The original is at ~12 months with biannual cleanings and running strong. These pumps rule and it's nice having the peace of mind should the active one go out.
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    Spectras 100

    I thought that green brain was amazing yet strange looking. Never heard of a carpet lobo but you learn something every day in this hobby! Really amazing piece, better get your puppy eyes out Scott! 😂
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    Acan colony

    Oh my... I swear, my growing acan collection is going to be the ultimate reason I have to buy a coral saw.
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    Spectras 100

    Dang, sorry to hear that Scott. I think I recognized your big green brain in Jeff's new T-5 lit display. I like your new arch though. I'm sure you'll get it looking great again in no time.