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  1. Sounds like rushing water to me. I think all the auto flush deal is a solenoid on a timer. The flush before and after using the RODI is to clean out the membrane. Supposed to make it last longer. Hope this helps, Pete
  2. If you want a piece I have a lot. I am in Gresham
  3. Just out of curiosity, is this the same thing? I got it awhile back, with no I.D. have seen a number of things that look similar. If it is mad mike and you want a frag I’ll definitely cut you one. This thing grows like crazy in my tank!
  4. Hi, I have to disagree with some of the information on here. Small equipment certainly can be serviced. It often requires that taps are brazed onto the system. The problem with small equipment is that often the service cost can be nearly as much as a new unit. The main thing that would limit your chillers capacity is having a dirty condenser. Many people think that using a brush is enough since it removes the outer dirt, but I found that blowing the condenser out with pressure of really any kind gets the junk from the inside out. You can usually tell if the condenser is plugged by sticking you
  5. I have treated my entire system with phosphate RX a bunch of times. I have never had anything in my tank respond badly. However, I do it in steps! Everything slow in reefing! Just saying I don’t think you need to just treat the sump.
  6. First of all thanks for the replys. My tank total water volume is about 100 gallons. Suncrest reef, I noticed something very similar to what you stated about alkalinity consumption During the photo period. I dose way more during the day then at night. Unfortunately, I have not employed a apex system yet. Would like to in the future. I’m sure that this is a way more accurate way to control additives. For now, I’m stuck with the old manual test and adjust. Albertareef, I am interested to see how the microbial balance effects the nutritional balance of our systems. Thanx again, Pete
  7. Hi reefing community, My tank is about a year and a half old now. In that time I have learned a lot and spent a lot of money! Something I have struggled with, is long term stability. I can keep the big three(alkalinity, calcium, magnesium) really steady for 3 to 6 months. But, inadvertently something gets messed up. I test alkalinity every other day and calcium, magnesium, phosphate and nitrate weekly. Adjustments are made periodically to keep things even as possible. Water changes are done every other week to the tume of about 10%. I’ve put in a lot of effort to keep my alkalinity steady. I
  8. Hi, about a year and a half ago, I replaced a bunch of the LEDs in my mars aqua. I tried to match the LED layout of the SB reef lights. I noticed the other day that many of the UV spectrum diodes have blackened the lense. I also noticed that sbreef lights claims they use a different lense for their UV diodes that is supposed to last longer. Anyone have much experience with the board retro fit kits? I am also considering just getting an entirely new lights. I think the ones I have are likely 5+ years old. Not sure how long the drivers are good for. Just noticed YouTube has a bunch of negative r
  9. I just built mine out of egg crate. Cheap and easy
  10. Thanx Brian, I’ll throw some new rocks in there too
  11. Might go get a rabbit fish, wanted one anyways. Hate to not QC him, though
  12. Hi had a question for the group. I have had a single yellow eye Kole tang in my 120 display tank for about six months. He has been the only tang in there and has been a model citizen. Yesterday, I added a yellow tang and a hippo tang to the display tank. I fully expected there to be some chasing, nipping and maybe some tail swipe action. However, this guy has been taking it to another level! He backs the yellow tang into a corner and just proceeds to beat the snot out of him! The yellow tang is a little smaller then the Kole tang but not much. The hippo tang found some rocks to hide in and see
  13. Wow, that trident system is pretty cool! Love that graph. I think I will have to increase dosings during photo period, instead of distributing it evenly throughout the whole day.
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