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About Oregonic

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    Disc golf, good beer, good greens, binge watching tv shows, video games, fast cars, magic the gathering, and guns.

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  1. Face to the name?

    The wife and me
  2. NW Fragfest shout out to all the vendors

    Had a great time myself, thank you everyone for the hard work you put in to make it enjoyable. Cant wait to see next years
  3. 20 Nuvo

    Where you located?
  4. NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    I would like to join the waiting list for the handheld.
  5. Picked up 2 acros, a frogspawn (im a sucker for euphyllia), a monti cap, and a space invader pectinia. Hopefully the sticks survive water is stable and i have my light in acclimation mode for 2 weeks reduced by 25% so got my fingers crossed
  6. Yes using led, ai 26hd over red sea e170. Running the brs rendition of ab+ at 80%. I do need to get in line on the par meter booking thread but based on the tests brs did top of my rock work should be above 250 the par.
  7. Any suggestions on some acros to start with?
  8. Hey everyone, going to go to frag fest tomorrow and want to pick up a few beginner acros, lokking for suggestions. I actually did try a green slimer and another blue acro about 10 months ago but they slowly died over the course of a month or 2 probably due to some swing in parameters. I now believe I have my water chemistry down and have had very stable parameters for the last 3-4 months. Currently have a few sps thriving, green and purple stylo, red monti cap, lepto, and a Hollywood stunner that grows like a weed. Salinity 1.026 refractometer checked weekly when doing water change alk 7.9-8.2 hanna checker checked every day or two cal 420-430 red sea pro checked twice a week mag 1470-1500 salifert checked weekly i know its high but has been high with last 2 batchs of aquaforest nitrates 1-4 red sea pro tested 1-2 times a week phosphates .02-.04 red sea pro 1-2 times a month
  9. New Red Sea display!

    Cant wait to see it, want to upgrade to this tank when we move in about a year.
  10. Red Sea E-170 lower sump

    Its been a while since i have updated the progress of my ATS so here it is. Think I finally have it set the way i want it. I had issues with the led strip lights, they started flickering after about a month of being installed. I ordered a second set of them and those did the same thing after about 2 weeks. Figured it was time to try something other then strip lights, so I ordered one of these guys https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX1EO3W/ref=asc_df_B01LX1EO3W5165357/?tag=hyprod-20&creative=395033&creativeASIN=B01LX1EO3W&linkCode=df0&hvadid=198107334619&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5089082488529891100&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9061081&hvtargid=pla-319250133802 and wow this thing is bright. It was so bright that i thought it may burn the algae, but i was wrong. This light grow algae like crazy. My nitrates are down around 2 ppm and i am feeding quite a bit more then i used to and my tank is looking great. 4 days growth on flood light side 4 days growth on led side nearly 2 times as much algae 4 days worth of growth Happy tank!
  11. July POTM Winner

    Great photo!
  12. ORP daily fluctuation.

    Thank you, hopefully you or someone else can help pinpoint the issue. Im not to concerned due to the swing being consistent day to day, just puzzled.
  13. The Next BIG Reefer

    Warning this hobby is very addicting. Excited to see your build.
  14. ORP daily fluctuation.

    Here is my comparison graph of PH to ORP. There was one spike in my PH when i first added my dosing pumps to the Apex due to an error in my coding and the pump ran a little to long. But other then that PH seems to only flucate about .12 per day which seems fairly normal from what i have read. The ATS is off for the 6 hours of my peak lighting and then on for 18 hours. I have also attached a photo of my light cycle. Everything in the tank looks happy except for a few acans which have never really done well for me. All water parameters seem fine Alk 8.2-8.5, cal 425, nitrates just under 10 ppm and have slowly been dropping over the last month or so since ATS has started to really take off. I did buy the apex used from someone on the forum and the probe was used. He did have it in a tupperware with tank water in it and was never out of the water for more then 5 minutes. I do have the probes located in the aio upper sump chamber of my E-170 and not in the lower sump that i added but i do not believe that would effect the reading. ORP seems consistent day to day but just seems like a large swing from what i have read online.