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  1. Willapa

    Sudden pH drop

    Update here: got a new pH probe in yesterday and things are back in check. Just got another neptune probe.....figured if it lasted 4 years, might as well try another one. Picked up a new temp probe while I was at it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Willapa

    Is this Bryopsis?

    I just love watching algae melt away! The H2O2 eventually turns the coralline white, but it comes right back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Willapa

    Is this Bryopsis?

    Yep, definitely bryopsis. I've had issues with it until the magical fluconozole treatment was discovered. But.....I have it return after treating with fluconozole but not for months. BRS sales it now and is much cheaper. I run the treatment for a long time and follow all the rules laid out in the R2R thread, but comes back anyway. I would definitely try the H2O2 treatment mentioned above first if it's only on that frag. I dip in 1:4 H2O2 to tank water. Use the 3% peroxide that you get over the counter. I dip for 4 minutes and rinse in fresh salt water. This usually takes care of it. Haven't killed anything yet! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Willapa

    Where to buy Python type tubing?

    https://www.bloomgardensupply.com Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Willapa

    Where to buy Python type tubing?

    Cool, thanks man! I'm sure I could pick up some other things too! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Willapa

    Where to buy Python type tubing?

    Oh gotcha. Just small, frequent changes. I'll check it out, thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Willapa

    Where to buy Python type tubing?

    You use that Apex dosing pump for the water changes? How does that work, does it feed fresh saltwater as it empties the tank? Do you have to change more than you normally would since the freshwater is getting diluted with tank water as it's running? Yea, I would love to kiss buckets goodbye! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Willapa

    Where to buy Python type tubing?

    Thanks! I'll try those ideas. Part of me is leaning towards running a few permanent pex lines between the water station and tank. One for fresh saltwater, one for top off, and another hooked to my manifold for emptying tank water. Sure would eliminate dragging buckets around. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I need about 30' of 1/2" ID tubing to run from my water change station to my tank. The standard vinyl tubing is kinda stiff and wanted something like what the python water change tubes are made out of. It's really supple and rolls up nice without any memory. I don't think it's silicone. The silicone tubing is nice but super $. Any ideas? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Willapa

    Sudden pH drop

    Yea, all corals are happy as ever, so ordering a probe soon. I definitely see some lowering with a bunch of people in the house raising the CO2, but never that far. Thanks though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Willapa

    Sudden pH drop

    Hmm, I didn't know about this. Good to know. It's not exactly cool in my house these days, so solution was probably 74 and tank water 78. I'll float the solution for a bit when I calibrate my new probe. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Willapa

    Sudden pH drop

    Well I gave it a shot. I cleaned it and it calibrated fine but drifted out of calibration in a hour or so by over a point. Guess I'll toss it. BRS has some replacements for reasonable prices. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Willapa

    WTB. 50-75 Ethernet cable

    You can buy a crimper tool and plug ends at Lowes for probably $15 and make cables all day long. That's how I did mine. Tricky part is finding a diagram and getting the wire sequence right. Not too bad though and you can run the wire like you're running romex and just crimp at the end. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Willapa

    Sudden pH drop

    I monitor it in case my alk doser gets stuck for some reason and have Apex cut it off if pH spikes. Is that all that 90s? When it's been rock solid over 8 for months and then tanks to 7, it causes concern. I checked tank again with an old pH test kit and it was normal for my tank despite what probe now says. Bad probe is definitely the problem. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Willapa

    Sudden pH drop

    About 4 years, guess it was overdue. I should probably just replace my temp probe at the same time. It could cause major issues if it went hay wire. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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