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Willapa

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  1. 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
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Open House at Holly's - $10 frags

    Oh yea! I'll try and pop out tomorrow! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. 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
  8. Hydra TwentySix Non- HD 70.00 each

    Pm sent Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. FRAGS FS $10 and UP

    Howdy, you have anything left over? Still interested in the FF and green slimer. My tank is ready to go! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    You too and thanks for showing me your beautiful tank! Kim's tank is busting at the seams with frags. More multi family style development vs my single family:) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    Ohhhhhh, can't wait to play around with it! Back at you with a Pm. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    That works great! I'm out of town all week. The timing is perfect on this as I just got my new lights set up [emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    Oh sorry, fell off the wagon. I have an outdated MacBook so the USB one may be a nightmare plus my computer skills have much to be desired. Put me down for the handheld when it frees up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. What type of substrate are the mangroves in? Rubble rock, sand, mud? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. FRAGS FS $10 and UP

    I'm sooo close to being able to start adding things to my tank, but heading to MT for a week and need to wait til I get back. I'll hit you up then to see if you have a FF digi colony and maybe a slimer left. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Where to buy glass in the Portland/Vancouver area

    Try Culver Glass in the NW Portland industrial area. I've bought lots of glass for cabinets and table tops there. Prices are reasonable and they have a quick turnaround. They have all the glass you'd want, cut accurately, and will polish edges. They'll give you a quote right over the phone on the spot. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. UPDATED Open House at Holly's - $10 frags

    I second that, I caught a cold over the weekend and had to lay low.....hopefully she'll do it again soon! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. For some reason the reply box for posts listed under classifieds says I don't have permission. I'm a member and the members only section lets me reply. I know I shouldn't be spending any more money on this hobby, but if I see something I like, I'd sure like the chance! For example I can't reply to Holly's open house thread ☹️ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Hey, I got it to work! "Save the neck for me Clark!" I think I'll give the mobile site a try, never been a fan of Tapatalk. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Ok, thanks! But most folks use Tapatalk for basic mobile forum use or are there other options? I'll give it a try. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Oh nice! Those darn hidden computer rules! Hey, also I've uploaded a profile pic in settings but it never appears on my posts. If I click on my profile pic, it prompts me for a photo but says upload failed. I'm sure it's a problem on my end. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Ha, thanks for intervening but I already (and my wife) admit I have a problem. Isn't that the first step.....well I guess denial is. I never noticed that stage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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