pdxmonkeyboy

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  1. I have a spare chiller that we don't need at work so I figured I would see if anyone needs a chiller. It is 1/2 horse..or maybe 3/4 but I can say it is the most efficient chiller I have ever used and I have used almost all of them. It will drop a 240 gallon IBC tote full of water in a 90 degree warehouse 20 degrees overnight. There are made by a guy in Florida and sold under the trade name Penguin chillers. 1" inlet and outlet. Titanium coils, digital programmable thermostat. $250 for members. They are $450 new. Cheers Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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  3. Thanks ! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. Where are you located? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  5. Mitered corners like that are inherently very weak. But the biggest issue which has already been mentioned is no system to deal with sheer forces. Or said another way "racking" of the frame. I would take the stand and use a pair of long bar clamps to get it square again and then glue and screw 1/2 plywood to the sides. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. I'm curious to know as well, my litter box gets full of these things!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  7. The biggest thing with rimless.. you make an absolute mess when you clean the glass. Water is always sloshing out Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  8. Lol, yeah, fish bring new meaning to the word captive. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. So, I was staring at my crashed tank and wondering which corals were going to rise from the ashes when my cat came down and hopped in my lap. I told him, you are a much better pet than a tank full of expensive calcium sticks. So.. If anyone ever wondered "should I get a cat or a saltwater aquarium".. things you should consider. 1. My cat was $100. The accessories required to maintain said cat cost $15 (two bowls and a liter box). Ok.. well I have a $400 super automatic litter box but that is not required. 2. My cat is grey with green eyes. If it's dry out.. he is grey. If it's humid.. it's grey. Hungry? Still grey. Busted into the food storage bin and eats till He pukes... grey witg green eyes. He is always the same pretty kitty no matter what I do or not do. 3. He brings me stuff. He delivered a dead mouse to the porch last fall and about a month ago he dragged a live rat into the basement. You may laugh.. but what did your zoa ever kill and place at your feet? 4. I never have to test the condition of my cats water. Nor do I have to mix, heat, and condition it. I asked him "straight out of the tap?" He replied "yeah, or the toilet, makes no difference to me" 5. My cat is soft. Nothing in your aquarium is soft, not even the sand. 6. And finally.. Cats snuggle. They are warm and fuzzy and when they love you they purrr. You can't snuggle with an acro. Yes.. I have been drinking lol Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. Anything with Imadaclorpid and no other active ingredients will work. Imadaclorpid is super nasty toxic to invertebrates. You will see creepy crawly things jump off and perish when you dip. Rinse them WELL after the dip. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  11. I'm a HUGE fan of buying a bottle of straight ammonia and adding it to start the cycle. If you never saw ammonia then your tank is most definitely not cycled. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. I got this one. Agreed that it makes testing way easier and a whole lot faster! https://www.sunplay.com/taylor-speed-stir-magnetic-stirrer-9265 Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  13. I have a 5lb that I'm not using. You can use it until I need it back. That could be in 6 months.. or never. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  14. I only started the guessing game because, like many people, when it started happening I started googling. Which is useful of course but it is also dangerous because we tend to latch on to a solution or decision that sounds good to us. Everyone does it, it's called confirmation bias. If your testing your water and the result seems off... you test it again. But if you test it and the results are what you anticipated or wanted them to be, who tests again just to be sure? So I was sure it was lack of nutrients, it all made sense and i could connect the dots. Terry was the first person to state blankly that it was not nutrients. We brain stormed.. I had new filter socks from china...maybe a voltage leak. Then I said, you know what, I thought I smelled cat pee in the basement... maybe the cat peed on my pile.of filter socks!!! It was ammonia!!!! Between 1 and 3 ppm!! I immediately dosed prime and it only took about 30 seconds to determine what happened. My color changing DI cartridge was about 40% exhausted. For those that don't know when you run chloraminated water through carbon filters it breaks the chlorine ammonia bond of chloramine. The carbon absorbs the chlorine but the DI resin is what absorbs the ammonia. I was dosing my tank WITH AMMONIA. Slowly through the top.off water and then I really hit them with water changes. And why do I have algae when I have undetectable phos and nitrates?.. AMMONIA, it's the preferred food of algae and most plans really. Well, there you have it. So if you make rodi from city water, it may be a good practice to use a simple ammonia test strip to ensure your cartridge is working properly. Thanks to everyone for the help!! Now the waiting game begins. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  15. Lol I knew it started with a T lol. I feel like a douche now. At any rate, do you think anyone will figure it out? It's not like totally off the wall. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk