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  1. Kind of like a coral MMA cage match? 🤣
  2. This is an interesting chart listing many species of corals and their difficulty in keeping them: https://www.thatpetplace.com/articles/coral-requirements-chart
  3. Just delete the = sign: If ATO_RES OPEN Then ON See my Apex Command Reference guide for the proper syntax of all Apex commands: https://www.reef2reef.com/ams/apex-programming-command-reference.771/
  4. My Trident is still doing a great job after more than 2 years in service. I recently rebooted my tank for a sump replacement and slowly brought my alk up from 7 to 9 dKH. The Trident caught a couple of bumps along the way allowing me to quickly respond.
  5. Maybe they should buy a plucky little reefing club in the Pacific NW with a resident Apex guru...🤣
  6. I agree. In working with Neptune on NSI testing over the past year, I've realized they are a pretty small company and probably in over their heads. BRS is much larger, and with their recent influx of cash from private investors, a lot of new resources can be thrown at Neptune to beef up their R&D, engineering, and manufacturing capacity.
  7. Last month BRS announced they acquired Marine Depot. Now today, they're announcing a merger with Neptune Systems. I don't know yet whether it was an acquisition or a joint venture. Waiting for more details to come out. Ryan mentioned one of the outcomes will be a more rapid release of new Apex products, including a Trident 2.0. See:
  8. I dug up our MASNA login info. It looks like we were a member in 2015 and 2018. Is this something we should renew? It's only $50 per year.
  9. Check out the Apex programming I helped set up for the guys over at VCA (makers of random flow generators and other cool products). They're setting up a 134 gallon cube tank with two COR-20 pumps in a closed loop for flow. The Apex coding ramps one COR up while ramping the other COR down for 6 hours 16 minutes for a total cycle of 12 hours 32 minutes. This will cause the cycle to shift slightly from day to day similar to natural tidal cycles. Take a look at the code in their build thread here: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/134-gallon-cube-build-random-flow-generator®-powered-mixed-reef-lots-of-pics.846184/post-9186610
  10. We always have name tags at each meeting which really helps.
  11. Membership is valid for 12 months from the day you register, so if you signed up today it would be up for renewal next July 20, 2022. Looking forward to meeting you!
  12. SuncrestReef

    PVC leaks

    I had a similar issue when I first set up my tank. The 2” fittings on my UV sterilizer had small leaks, and there was no way to cut and replace the fittings without scrapping my whole manifold. I used a shop vac to create suction inside the PVC pipes, then applied PVC cement on the outside of the leak area, and the suction drew the cement into the opening. It only took about 10 minutes and worked great.
  13. My clownfish is laying eggs for the first time in my tank. The goniopora isn’t too happy about it, but it’s cool to see the process. You can see her depositing the orange eggs from a white section below her belly.
  14. Here's another thread on the same topic with some relevant links:
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