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  1. I thought i would throw this out there for you 2016 apex users who have an 832 energy bar. This code is buried in the advanced section of the manual and unless you are specifically mindful of setting up an amp or watt draw alert you are missing out of an excellent safety net. The 832 will send you alerts if something is drawing too much or too little current. Also, having one of these alerts is the ONLY WAY that apex will notify you if the breaker on your 832 flips. My 832 breaker flipped which meant NOTHING was running. But.. the lights were still on and the appropriate relays were opened and closed so fusion and heartbeat thought everything was cool and the gang. These alerts are not set up in the individual sensor or plug code sections. This section is meant to tell the plugs how to act and respond. The current monitoring is under the INPUTS section. Soo.. Log in to fusion, and click on your apex. Now click on the lines in the top right corner. Now click on the apex home button top left (has a house next to it). Scroll down and under configuration you will see inputs. Click on inputs. Click on the plug you want to monitor. Click advanced. Set high and low thresholds and then upload the changes. Done I have a high and low on my return pump.. (something stuck in the pump will cause the watts to increase). And i have alerts on mu skimmer, just for the sake of having an extra alert. If you set a high alert for your heater... good idea as they break, make sure there is no low alert. Otherwise everytime the heater shuts off you will get an alert. People probably already know this stuff but hopefully this will help someone. Cheers Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Neptune Apex... I HATE you

    Lol. It can seem oveewhwleming at times. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. Nice photo what did you use? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Chaeto/Macro share

    Ditto.. i live near cuttlefish area. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Sometimes you forget to check Alk for two weeks

    I don't understand.. dosing 2 part is essentially the same thing as a calcium reactor... just less moving parts and things to break. They both do the same thing..add cal and alk to the aquarium (well, a reactor should also dose some trace elements as well). Just like a reactor, you should be able to slowly dial in the rate to match your tanks needs. I was talking to Jeff a couple weeks back and he was telling me he switched one of the store systems to a doser and "his alk has never been more stable". Are you not using a dosing pump?
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    Coral Giveaway!

    don't share the love
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    Potassium Nitrate Dosing?

    My suggestion would be right in line with the others. When my phos gets a little high.. like .04 i turn my gfo on (faster than normal alage film on the glass is a clue to test). When it gets to around .02 i turn it off. If you have a big ball of chaeto then i would harvest half of it, thereby reducing nitrate export. But to answer your question, spectracide is pure enough and here is a dosing calculator. http://www.theplantedtank.co.uk/calculator.htm Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Problems with tapatalk?

    Anyone else having issues? I cant login. It just keeps asking me to login?
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    CNC TFT AUCTION ! #2 Rainbow Acan

    I was riding my motorcycle and my alarm went off.. [language filter]?... oh its the "acan auction alarm". Pull over, win acan, complete my ride to crown point with big smile. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    CNC TFT AUCTION ! #2 Rainbow Acan

    We can type up a visitation. I will come see my tierra del fuego and you can come see this acan Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    CNC TFT AUCTION ! #2 Rainbow Acan

    $30 monkey strikes again Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Dosing 2 part

    I have not found that mag levels will srew with the pthers except when they are really low.. like say 1200. At that point your dumping alk in and it wont raise. Other helpful advice, test alk at the same time of day because ph affects the results. You can get away with 1 dkh a day but .5 is better if you have sticks.
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    Problems with tapatalk?

    Working now Kudos on the dark art of programming skills. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    CNC TFT AUCTION ! #2 Rainbow Acan

    $20 Sorry sean.
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    Dosing 2 part

    if you dose 10ml less cal then alk then the cal will slowly rise on its own. once you get the calcium where you want it, then dose the same cal and alk. remember though, when you set them the same you will effectively be putting in slightly less alk because you are adding more cal than you were.
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    What SPS questions do you have?

    Here is an EXCELLENT article on lighting.. natural vs artificial and it also brings up the notion of Daily Light Integral or DLI. This is basically the sum total of light energy received throughout the day. So I have X par from my T5.. and X par from my MH.. So you multiply the hours for each and then add them together and see how they compare. You can have a longer light cycle if it is not as intense. https://www.advancedaquarist.com/2013/12/lighting more on DLI here... From exhaustive (eg... compulsive) reading of R2R threads, many successful sps guys there try to use the DLI method. https://www.advancedaquarist.com/2009/5/aafeature Does this mean I can't have margaritas?
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    May meeting Frag Swap

    i have some frog spawn.. 3-4 heads and a huge orange rock flower nem. i will post pics if there is interest. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    May Meeting Save the Date!!

    did we settle on a time for the meeting? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    What SPS questions do you have?

    i have a question.. Is it possible to become a reliable resource without wearing a tank top?? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Can rapid growth cause color fade?

    I am not sure as the RSP nitrate test only goes to like 8 or 10. I would say over 10 at this point, i noticed some of my sps starting to take on a brownish tint so that is when i decided to try some things. My phos is coming up at 0 and .01 with the milwaukie meter which is scary but my frag tank is growing algae like a boss, so i know there is phos in there. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Can rapid growth cause color fade?

    I picked up a blonde naso, powder brown, hippo and my favorite fish of all time... an achilies I had some funky algae a couple months ago, had some semi-uncured live rock leaching phosphates. After the phosphates settled down I did two doses of vibrant and i swear it was like magic. There is a really long thread about vibrant on r2r. I will report back if it drops my nitrates effectively. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    What SPS questions do you have?

    Here is a good question: how do you convince yourself that spending $300 on frags at a time is a good idea? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    What SPS questions do you have?

    nitrates. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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    Can rapid growth cause color fade?

    i am in the opposite boat right now, my nitrates have been steadily climbing over the last month or two. Which makes sense because i added four large fish at once. I just added a dose of vibrant aquarium cleaner which is pretty potent denitryfying bacteria so we will see what happens. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  25. powder brown still available? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
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