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  1. mrk13p

    50 Clean up Crew

    I’d do about 20 snails. Variety between trochus, astrea, nessarius.... about 8-10 red legged hermits, couple emerald crabs. Maybe an urchin..... that should be a good start
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    50.3 WaterBox build

    Looking good!
  3. I know they have vivid at all things aquarium but a bit of a drive for you
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    Prospective new tank build

    I think everyone’s cares chris! We need these waterbox reviews lol. I never seen one in person yet.
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    Prospective new tank build

    Long time no see Dr tavan! Sounds like big plans. Off the top of my head you might want to consider refugium dimensions on sumps for red seas if your gonna run triton. You need that 10% fuge. Unless swapping out sumps. I know the new waterbox ones have an adjustable panel or something. Also, why not just run a Neptune dos vs ghl since your running apex controller already? I know you would need to buy 2 dos’ but programming gonna be easier with the apex in the long run. Flow might be a prob with peninsula. Those new nero’s Look nice but i don’t know if it’ll get water to the other side of the tank. I think I’d just run that gyre instead. Or have it in addition. Anyways, that’s all I can think of from initially reading your list. Keep us updated!
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    Looking for woodworking help

    Ooooh gonna be tough with no center already. Hopefully someone with the right jig/ bit can help you.
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    Looking for woodworking help

    I used to build enclosures back in the day. When you say “upper hole” what do you mean? A port ?
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    Looking for woodworking help

    I have a router or jigsaw if you wanna borrow. if you never used a router before might be safer to use the jigsaw but wont be as clean. but your not gonna see the hole anyways
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    any fishermen here

    Tell me about it lol. I do stocked trout when I need to catch something and feel good about it 😬
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    any fishermen here

    Going to be jetty fishing for the first time at barview jetty this weekend. Im usually just fishing steelhead and trout so my gears too light. im looking if someone can be kind enough to lend me a rod i can use before i invest in one. Just to be sure i actually like the dangerous rocks lol. I can trade for a nice frag also. im guessing something in the 9' range. medium/ heavy.... A salmon rod could prolly even work with 25-30 lb test. Spinning reel preferred as i suck at baitcasters lol. Thanks in advance! Someones gonna want a free frag right?! Located in Tigard.
  11. The housing itself..... pics of impeller also. New on bottom, old on top..... note the vent holes on the gen 2.
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    any fishermen here

    Thanks! I went out about 30 times by myself on the clack and sandy and Only got 1. Used a ML rod with 15 lb braid to a 8lb fluorocarbon leader. Got em with a single bead 😬. Only about 30” and 15lbs. After that accomplishment I now stick to rockfish/ lingcod on a boat 😝. I respect the guys with the patience for steelheading.
  13. Is it the gen 2 vectra with the upgraded housing? You can tell if housing is black
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    any fishermen here

    Thanks for the advice! I’m relatively new here but fish on and off all my life. I’ve only had luck here with spinning reels for steelhead. I do use baitcasters saltwater fishing but usually with heavy tackle. Caught a ton of rockfish and some nice sized lingcod on baitcasters. I feel with the finicky steelhead here, I get better luck with spinning reels and super light tackle . Steelhead is what I most fish for. I would greatly appreciate any advice from you for steelhead fishing with baitcasters in the PNW!! I never fished for bass also
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    any fishermen here

    Thanks though! That would’ve been perfect
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    Free file fish.

    I just bought one yesterday too 😩😩
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    Shout out to Mrk13p

    Np ! Was a pleasure watching your beautiful tanks!
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    Spectrapure RODI

    Someone just posted they were searching for one. Look on the WTT/ buy page
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    ATO Stayed on last night

    which ato?
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    Meeting on August 25th!

    Hannah/ Milwaukee digital refractometers are super helpful!
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    Wtb: reefkeeper lite

    DA just went outta business. But if you don’t mind no customer support/ updates or probe replacements.....
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    Meeting on August 25th!

    Tell me about it, was out at cannon beach yesterday and it was 64 degrees! And still 90 when I got home to Tigard at 8:00 smh....
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    Tank cooling

    I just got back from a 4 day trip. The portable AC was set on timer for 8hrs/day with a fan running 24hrs. The tank temp was still 86 degrees when I got home but everything looked fine.
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    Tank turnover......baffled

    Redesigned impeller housing is black with vent holes. Old is white no vent holes
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    Tank turnover......baffled

    Pump into a 50 gal container or whatever you have and confirm the flow rate of the pump. L1s notorious for impeller housing probs. Hopefully you have the redesigned one.