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  1. Willapa

    What do you do?

    I thought you had a special thing with kids! Might have to hit you up the next time my wife is worried about the baby! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Willapa

    What do you do?

    Yea, it's fun and keeps you on your toes. The industry it always in a state of change and we're always having to adapt and get creative on how to deliver energy saving to utilities. They can't depend on lighting savings as much as they have in the past since leds are now the norm and Fed standards in lighting keep going up. But that is the ultimate goal in the end....onto the next technology. Right now it's CO2 heat pumps. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Some End of the Year pics.

    Yes, tell us a little more! Are you running a ca reactor or dosing 2 part? I don't see any fish, if not, what do you dose to get some nutrients for the coral? That's a lot of snow....where are you? Seems like a nice oasis to come back to after being out in the cold. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What do you do?

    I'm a building scientist for an energy efficiency consulting company where we design and implement EE programs for utilities in US and Canada.....think energy trust of oregon. A lot of excel and emails, but I get out in the field around the NW for QA work, building performance testing, commissioning, and training. It's fun but I miss my old job.....was a remodeler for about 15 years and specialized in trim work and cabinetry. So if I have more time I could help folks out with tank stands or if you want to know how to make your home more energy efficient and comfortable....and I promise I won't tell you to get rid of that energy hog fish tank! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Back in the game: 125 Reef (re)build!

    Very nice Sean! You have had great growth in one year. It's interesting to look back at the initial photos in the thread and fast forward to today! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Willapa

    100 micron mesh filter socks.

    I'll take 4 if any are left. Have to say washing filter socks is my least favorite part of the hobby. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Willapa

    280g Barrel of monkeys build

    You'd have spent more in tacos and beer with the other route! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Unfortunately no...we've had a trip planned to the beach. I'll shoot you a pm to figure out a time when you're around. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Ohhhh! I'll take a $5 frag of the hulk lepto, a $10 frag of the pokerstar monti, and a 1 polyp utter chaos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    New to saltwater

    You really scored! I think you need a bigger tank already! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Willapa

    Blue face angel

    Geez Bill, is that your tank or a picture from the wild? Looks amazing! Those corals must be huge. What is the one on the bottom left? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Willapa

    New 33 gallon Aquamaxx

    +1 on the link above, that helped me out. I had a hard time settling on a spectrum while trying to figure out what looked good to my eye but good for growth and color. Good to see some actual testing. I have AI 26s but they have the same diodes, just twice as many. It is definitely blue, but you can tweak it from there to dial it in to how you like it. Only a percent or two more of white makes a big change. It limits the red and green that can fuel algae growth. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Willapa

    280g Barrel of monkeys build

    Cool, I'll check him out, thanks. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Willapa

    280g Barrel of monkeys build

    Pretty cool and sounds like house surgery! Hey, the salt mixing station is pretty rad, where did you score those storage tanks? I'm tired of mixing up small batches of salt and would like to keep more on hand and automate the process a bit. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Basement/Garage Sumps and Construction

    Sorry, goofed up the quote. Anyway, for fans I'd recommend one nice fan rather than 2 stock bath fans. Those builder grade bath fans aren't meant for continuous duty, are loud, and the advertised flow rates are calculated with little to no static pressure so you won't get anything near the flow you want once you add some ducting and an elbow or two. Put in a Panasonic Whispergreen. These are the gold standard in continuous run bath fans. They are so quiet you don't even know they are on, have DC motors so only use about 15 watts, and the motor torques up to achieve the advertised flow once ducting is installed. I put this one in my basement where my tank is. You can select 50, 80, or 110 CFM or adjust it anywhere from 0-30 CFM. So you can pretty much dial it in to reach the humidity level you want. I run mine at 80 CFM and my old Portland basement stays around 55% rh. The most important thing when installing fans is your ducting. You can't use that 4" flex duct and expect any kind of flow. Use rigid metal duct and limit/eliminate any 90 degree elbows. The takeoff is 6" on this fan. https://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-FV-05-11VK1-WhisperGreen-Select-Fan/dp/B00JALSFPC Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Basement/Garage Sumps and Construction

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    Basement/Garage Sumps and Construction

    I've got a lot of experience with residential building ventilation, in particular heat recovery ventilators (HRVs). If anyone is interested in info on these or how to pick a good one, hit me up. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Used AI sol led

    You might want to try AI's service department. I had a hydra 26 acting up, sent it in for repairs (out of warranty) and they determined the control board went bad. Replacement boards are expensive and they offered me a brand new hydra 26 HD for $150. I took them up on the offer, now I wish I had all HDs! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    NEW Par Meter Booking Thread

    Can you add me on for the USB model please? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    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
  21. 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
  22. Willapa

    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
  23. Where did you find a rimless 90? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. 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
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    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.
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