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  1. I've spent less on reefing than I have on vet bills for my dog. Don't get me started on the cost of surgery after he swallowed the end of a $4 Nylabone and it lodged in his small intestine. 😔
  2. I’m always a night owl... Here’s the exact specs of the Apex Aux 12v adapter: Here's a link to the official product at BRS: https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/12v-power-supply-neptune-systems.html
  3. Can you clarify? The Apex and the AFS are typically powered through an AquaBus cable plugged into any EnergyBar which supplies the needed 12v for each module. Are you instead talking about the optional 12v Auxiliary power adapter for the Apex? This is normally used in addition to the EnergyBar power to allow the Apex to detect a power failure when used in conjunction with a UPS backup battery. While the AFS has a power plug, it is simply a Neptune-branded device made by another company, and there is no Neptune documentation that mentions this power port or how to use it.
  4. I'm out. The photo I posted on June 30 showed a bit of algae growing on the top of my frag, and after returning home from the weekend holiday, I saw a lot of tissue loss. Today I found the frag completely dead. Something is going on with my tank, but I'm not sure yet what's wrong. I lost a lot of my WWC Yellow Tips last month, and now this frag. Parameters all look fine, including an ICP test I ran a couple weeks ago. I'm keeping a close eye on everything for any signs of new problems.
  5. Glad you found us here! Looking forward to seeing your build progress. Since you're already following my build thread on Reef2Reef, feel free to ask any questions about my XL 425 setup.
  6. Maybe you should try an Aiptasia bumper sticker. Somebody needs to come up with a line of reefing-related demotivational posters. 🤣
  7. I was out in my driveway today filling a couple of empty Red Sea salt buckets with water from the garden hose to water some of my trees in my yard when a pickup truck drove by and then stopped and backed up, and this random stranger yelled out, "what size reef tank do you have?". It turns out he lives just down the street from me and has been reefing for 20 years and has a Reefer XL 750. We exchanged email addresses and will likely trade frags and I might help him with some Apex issues. I love the reefing community. Small world! 🙂
  8. My wife & I rented a great VRBO house on the south jetty in Newport, just down the street from the Newport Aquarium. Beautiful weather, great views, and very relaxing. The house is decorated with all sorts of ocean related items, and I really like this clam lamp on the bedroom night stand: Happy 4th of July to all of you!
  9. The only new growth I see on my frag is unfortunately some algae. It just started a couple days ago, and I am having more algae elsewhere in my tank over the past several weeks. I probably need to work harder on lowering nutrients.
  10. @Gil&Fin Holly is prepared for ANY growout competition! #SharpieGate, PNWMAS Edition.
  11. I’ve been able to find RPM cans at New Seasons and the small fruit store on TV Hwy at SW 185th.
  12. I'm glad Boneyard finally released their RPM IPA in cans. 🍺
  13. If you think mine is sexy, take a look at what @obrien.david.j did with backlighting the same 75g containers:
  14. My 75 gallon Norwesco tanks are 23" diameter. I got them at Green Concepts in Gresham. They advertise on Craigslist: https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/grd/d/emergency-waterfood-and-medical-supply/7136468975.html Congrats on the new tank!
  15. Do you think the high temps killed your bacteria so you'll need to cycle the tank again?
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