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  1. NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    Can you add me on for the USB model please? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hobby joys

    Do you need to do an ammonia test or does that show up on TDS? I haven't changed my di resin in a long time but my TDS meter on the unit still reads zero off the di. I even bought a little hand held TDS meter to check to make sure it was functioning correctly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Magnetic panels, that's a good idea! Why have hinged doors when you can pop the whole panel off?! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Couple of dt shots

    Steve was nice enough to meet up with me last week and really hooked me up too. That mad mikes tricolor acro is insane! Steve certainly can grow some healthy and vibrant corals. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Where did you find a rimless 90? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Me and the fam had a real good time. Great food, hosts, conversation, and raffle items! Badxgillen's commentary is also awesome! You could get a job being an NBA color commentator! I sure do miss Mike Rice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Last of the equipment grab bag of all

    Sure! Yea, can't ever have enough spare pumps or heaters. Can really bail you out of a bind.
  8. Last of the equipment grab bag of all

    Hey Frank, Trevor here. I'll take these random pieces of aquarium greatness. I could use some extra pumps and heaters from time to time. I see some dosing tube holders and a corner frag rack in there too! I'll pick up when I grab the hydras. Sound good?
  9. Tapatalk status

    I had this same issue, but googled "PNWMAS Tapatalk" and it brought up a random thread. From there it let me follow the forum that was not visible by going straight to Tapatalk. Some kind of weird bat door!
  10. Seems like this is the cats meow of regulators, but definitely could use some input if anyone has experience with it. http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/carbondoser-electronic-co2-regulator-aquarium-plant-life.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw--DLBRCNARIsAFIwR26AxYDRMJzFoqkUkTbYJOvR0eKbIIGR4xEELvTv6B1JUr5B5u219X4aAjQhEALw_wcB
  11. How about a Geo calcium reactor or a CarbonDoser electronic CO2 regulator.......?
  12. Cornbread Rainbow Infusion Zoa For Sale

    I made a visit to Steve's last month and boy was I happy when I left. His system is top notch and he's very generous with frags. You won't be disappointed! Plus, he's a great guy and very knowledgeable. I'm sure I'll be back soon!
  13. Tapatalk Issues?

    Yep, after the site went down last week, my Tapatalk wouldn't work either. Deleted the app and reloaded, now I can't find PNWMAS on there.
  14. Is dKH drop linear?

    I've been using 2 part for the last few years and only briefly got into a good groove when I switched to bicarbonate. I'm trying to dial in my new tank and decided to try ESV Bionic. During my daily testing. I was curious if Alk consumption occurs at equal rates throughout the range. I realize that coral may build their skeletons at different rates during the day than at night, but do they consume more depending on the availability in the water? For example, will they consume more at 9 than at 8? Supplement calculators are truly linear in their calculations, but curious if it is really a curve. I would assume low Alk (below 7) would cause corals to slow down calcium carbonate building. Any thoughts?
  15. Is dKH drop linear?

    Thanks everyone! This forum is great! I use Kent and this was my next variable to rule out! I'll switch to Fritz and Jeff stocks it at a good price at CC. I doubt I'll do a big water change, rather just switch with my normal water changes. So the effects will be slow. I'll report back if I have a major breakthrough. Thanks again! Trevor
  16. Is dKH drop linear?

    Nicely said Ken, that was exactly what I was getting at. I've just struggled to maintain high alkalinity and just settled for the 7-8 range. Corals seemed to be happy and growing, so just rolled with it. But I always wonder how folks keep it above 9 and thought I might have to crank up my dosing since the consumption rate was going up at higher alk levels. I keep my Mg in check and calcium balanced with the alk, but even so, levels always settle back and maintain in the 7-8 range. I once tried upping the dosing and plastered all of my equipment and rear overflow compartment of an AIO with precipitation. It was like chipping ice off your car! Don't want to repeat that! I'm getting close to hitting equilibrium with ESV Bionic in my new setup and may try to push it a bit, but will closely keep an eye on precipitation. My last tank was small and heavily stocked and the high pH of carbonate I think was pushing the precipitation. When I switched to good ole Arm and Hammer bicarbonate, the problem went away. The new tank has more stable pH and I'm dosing in small increments directly over the return nozzle, so this should do the trick. But I'm up to 60 ml/day, which seems high for a 50 gallon frag tank that is reasonably full. But if it's not precipitating out, must be getting sucked up by tank inhabitants!
  17. Is dKH drop linear?

    Good point. With that said, you may not see much difference until you reach the real extreme ends of the spectrum that most reefers wouldn't be hitting anyway. So in that sweet spot, the difference sounds like it would be negligible. Plus test kit error comes into play. I switched to a Hanna, but still lots of room for error.
  18. Open House at Holly's - $10 frags

    Sean was working his buns off bagging and tagging, big thanks and great to meet you. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Open House at Holly's - $10 frags

    We had a great time. Thanks so much for the beautiful frags, great prices, and great ambience! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Open House at Holly's - $10 frags

    Oh yea! I'll try and pop out tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. New frag system build

    Looks like a lab! Good idea in adding an exhaust fan. I have my setup in the basement and underestimated how much moisture it would pump into an already moist place, thinking about adding a fan myself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Hydra TwentySix Non- HD 70.00 each

    Pm sent Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Trigger Emerald Sump $250

    Yea, these are great sumps. I bought the ruby 36 a while back and love it. This one has additional features and a great deal! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Evaporative cooling works amazingly well on a smaller tank of your size. I don't have AC and my old tank would cool down 2-3 degrees in a half hour with just a small 3.5" computer case fan. I think folks use these to ventilate light hoods as well. I just laid the fan on top of my mesh cover blowing down and hooked it up to the Apex. Just need to make sure it doesn't start fighting your heater. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. FRAGS FS $10 and UP

    Good to hear! I'll shoot you a Pm and find a time to come meet ya. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk