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  1. Tank trade??

    48x24x12 acrylic... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  2. $155 DIY apogee PAR meter!!!

    emailed apoge. no joy on creating your own usb connection. oh well. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. $155 DIY apogee PAR meter!!!

    so i read on the apoge website that the underwater correction for the 102 sensor is to multiply by 1.08. That is all their handheld sensor does to correct for underwater readings is ad 8% more par. Interestingly though, their high end par meter requires a 31% correction! I need to find out if their software will do a time weighted average for an individual location. That way i can tell when to lower the halides after the rapid 15% par decline in the first 3 months. Sanjay did a really great test of halide spectrum and intensity loss over time. He uses bulbs for over 3 years!! At any rate, after 5 minutes with the new meter i know i have to raise my lights just a tad. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. $155 DIY apogee PAR meter!!!

    actually.. that is a great idea... i still have male USB ends from when i made my apex interconnect cables. I just dont know if i want my laptop near my saltwater tank. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  5. $155 DIY apogee PAR meter!!!

    Here is the link... https://www.rapidled.com/apogee-sq-120-quantum-sensor/ Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. Hi Again

    my buddy has a sweet all in one with nice LED lights. He is thinking about upgrading Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  7. yes. it is very very very important. wash it twice! all you need is one spec of 600 grit left on the surface and then you start sanding away with 1k grit. and sanding and sanding and sanding... then MUTHA' TRUCKER! there is one deep groove in a squigly line. It can be done in a single long night. I use a bosh clamp.on sander?? not the velcro discs.. the sander where you clip on the sandpaper. That way you can use the finer grits that are not available in discs. After 1k i use water and dawn while sanding. (400 of its REALLY beat up)>600>1000>1500> light amount of 2000. then heavy and light scratch removal cream on harbor freight buffer. one last bit of advice. if you have a deep scratch, dony just bury the sander into it, you have to feather it out and sand a bigger patch down than just the scratch. If not, it will create a divot that will create a visual anomaly (kind of like a magnifying glass). Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  8. Tank trade??

    give AGE a shout as well. My new starphire 72x36x24 is gorgeous. I honestly do not know how they silicone so perfect... and it has a PVC bottom. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. Tank trade??

    you know you want a bigger tank now... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. Fluval Cycle Works!

    i have used tims with pretty good success. On my new tank i had some uncured live rock (or should i say dying rock) and my ammonia shot up to .75 ppm. i added prodibio biodigest and overnight, zero ammonia. it comes in glass vials filled with nitrogen gass which creates an oxygen free environment which is important if the bacteria is to be kept in stasis. bacteria in stasis can stay viable for thousands of years so when someone who doesnt really understand advanced biology says "how can living bacteria stay alive in a bottle without food".. just back away slowly. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  11. Chaeto Reactors compared to Algae Scrubbers

    just an observation: but its a funny thing in this hobby that as soon as you put something in any kind of vessel it becomes "a reactor" You have carbon in your system? "yeah, i have a carbon reactor". You growing chaeto? no, i have a chaeto reactor though. I looked at both and to me, a ball of chaeto is just easier, cleaner, and about 10x cheaper. It doesn't require any seperate pump, plumbing or additional hardware to work except a light. Maintenance consists of grabbing a chunk of chaeto and throwing it in the compost. If you don't have the space or fuge design for it that is a different story. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  12. Hitchhiker pests?

    What would an AEFW display tank really look like? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  13. I have done it. man oh man is it some work. buy a lot of sand paper and just as clark said. start around 600 or so. The most important thing is to COMPLETLY wash the tank when you switch grits of sand paper. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  14. FS: Cheap and High End Frags! 😎

    would love to get some magicians and fire and ice zoas!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  15. Chaeto Reactors compared to Algae Scrubbers

    I think I am going to cry foul a little. #1. hair algae does not have "translucent filaments". #2. hair algae grows MUCH more dense than chaeto ever will. My big rub is this... you have not presented any data to back up the thinly veiled claim that algae scrubbers are more effective than chaeto balls. You cannot show evidence on ONE SIDE of the argument to prove a point. Yeah ok, light diminishes the deeper one goes in a chaeto ball. Does it not diminish as it passes through a matt of hair algae? Would a rolling ball of chaeto have more phosynthetically active surface area than a mat of alage? Given the physical structure of both species, which can effectively have more photosynthetically active space? You can have a HUGE ball of rolling chaeto, not so much the case with hair algae. But alas, the algae is much denser.. thereby having the ability to process more light. I'm not saying hair alage can be a more effective filter. Maybe it can..unfortunately, you have not really shed any more light on which is more effective. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  16. Free zoas

    are those green pallys also free Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  17. Greg's Red Sea Peninsula 650 Build Thread

    obviously 1/4 line varies, but as we speak, my home depot 1/4 polyethalene? hose is pushing 90psi into my RO/DI. i dont think you need any kind of pressure reducer. alberta... i think your remote rez would be childs play. fish a 1/4" line and low voltage wire down the wall into the basement. float switch and water line .. done. (well, and an additional float switch and small $10 12volt relay to act as a safety. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  18. So excited. Just put my first batch of fish in QT for the new tank. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  19. 100 micron mesh filter socks.

    Brand new 4"x14" mesh filter socks with plastic ring. These are the stronger and more durable monofilament mesh. Filters about the same as a 200 micron fabric sock but they are soooooooo much easier to clean.. Flip, rinse, put back in. $4 a piece cheers Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  20. 100 micron mesh filter socks.

    Going going gone. R3 picked up the remaining socks so it seems that the willamette valley reefers are no longer going to be washing their socks in the laundry. willipa, have you tried the socks yet? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  21. Greg's Red Sea Peninsula 650 Build Thread

    Ok, this is the pump that I have. NIB. It has a 35psi switch (meaning it shuts off at 35 psi) Which is nice as if you are using it with a float switch it (should..i don't know how much pressure a float switch can hold) shut off when your res is full. Based on physics, a pump with 35 psi can lift water about 80 feet. (one PSI lifts water 2.31 feet). $120 new on amazon. I'll sell for $80. https://www.amazon.com/Flojet-04305500A-Water-System-Pumps/dp/B002MY2IUW
  22. First batch of new fish for new tank :)

    Just buy a new tank and I will help you with shoring up the floor, plumbing basement sump, etc. I can not tell you how nice it is having the sump, skimmer and pumps in a location that you can just spill water and then just shrug. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  23. First batch of new fish for new tank :)

    i suppose i will let you in on a little secret.. plastic plants are the new SPS.... Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  24. Greg's Red Sea Peninsula 650 Build Thread

    we were using a similar pump to push water up about 15 feet and 120' down the warehouse. i am quite certain it would work. My partner bought it then we didnt need it. I will see what model it is. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  25. Greg's Red Sea Peninsula 650 Build Thread

    8' of head? that can't possibly be correct as it has a 100psi shut off. maybe 8' of siphon? you are definately going to need to push the water to the tank, not pull it. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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