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SuncrestReef

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  1. Yes, the feeder numbers are correct. It will feed at 12:00pm and 6:00pm, one rotation each time. Let me know if you need help with coordinating the other devices to turn off prior to feeding. There are a number of ways that can be done, including the technique described in my Apex Feed Cycles tutorial: https://www.reef2reef.com/ams/neptune-apex-programming-tutorials-part-7-feed-cycles.715/
  2. If you want details on my mixing station, I documented a complete plumbing parts list here: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/suncrestreefs-red-sea-reefer-xl-425-build.358990/post-6173194
  3. I have my system set up for auto water changes from my mixing station in my garage, about 30 feet from my display tank in my living room. I ran 1/4" tubing and a long AquaBus cable through the wall between my tank and my mixing station, and have the Apex controlling a DOS in my garage to do daily water changes. Let me know if you want specific details on this setup.
  4. Whoever buys this, be sure to read my tutorial on Apex Feed Cycles for examples of how to automate and coordinate turning off pumps, powerheads, or other devices with scheduled unattended feedings: https://www.reef2reef.com/ams/neptune-apex-programming-tutorials-part-7-feed-cycles.715/ And I'm always happy to answer any Apex questions you may have. I use my AFS any time I go out of town. It's super handy.
  5. Reminds me of that scene in Jaws where Hooper is examining the sunken boat with a flashlight...😬
  6. Questions: 1. Do you have a Display Module? If so, are you able to turn on and off any outputs from the Display? 2. Are you able to access the Classic Dashboard from a computer or your phone? http://apex.local 3. What is the LED status light on your EnergyBar displaying?
  7. I did a side-by-side review of both of these filters. I prefer the IceCap version. See: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/smartphone-camera-filter-comparison.634162/
  8. I ended up siphoning out as much brown jelly as possible, pruning off all the damaged corals, then doing several water changes over a couple week period. It took about a month before I saw no new damage.
  9. It's funny, I get random requests for Apex help from people all over the US, UK, Spain, Sweden, Russia, Singapore, and others. And now, check out this plug directly from Terence and Paul on today's #LetsTalkReef video: I'm famous!!!
  10. The video started out at 80x magnification, then I switched to 200x around the 30 second mark, and finally 800x around 1:30 into the video.
  11. @Bicyclebill If you want to bring me a tissue sample, I can look at it under my microscope to see if there's any ciliates like those associated with brown jelly syndrome. Here's a video of those ciliates under my microscope from when my tank suffered from BJS. All of those brown spheres inside their bodies are the zoothanthellae they stole from the corals.
  12. Just curious, what are your water parameters, and have you had any recent swings?
  13. To me, the canopy temperature probe is probably your best option. This would prevent the fan from running when the lights are on but not yet hot enough, like during a sunrise or sunset ramp period.
  14. I’ve already been searching in all my usual places and haven’t found any examples of If Output Radion. Your best bet for a definitive answer is to open a ticket with Neptune Support: https://www.neptunesystems.com/support/contact-support/
  15. If the output name is accurate (as shown in the list of Outputs) then I'm guessing "If Output" not a supported function for Radions. Other options (you didn't like my PAR idea???) include a temperature probe inside the canopy (they can be used outside of water) or power consumption of the Radion power bricks (but that would waste valuable EB832 outputs).
  16. I'm not certain, and since I no longer have a WXM or Radions I cannot test it. I know with the DOS using the graphical scheduler, when the output is set to AUTO the DOS will always report as being "ON" in programming even when it is not actively pumping. I'm not sure if that same situation would apply to a Radion's graphical schedule. It would be easy enough to test: [Fan] Fallback OFF Set ON If Output Radion1 = OFF Then OFF If this doesn't work, then put your PAR meter to work: 🤓 [Fan] Fallback OFF Set ON If PAR < 50 Then OFF Or the most boring wa
  17. Yes, I thought that was an excellent example of using a combination of Defer, Min Time, and virtual outputs. And now you're famous!!!
  18. I was just sending out the generic warning to anyone reading this thread.
  19. Remember to avoid vinegar when cleaning any pumps to avoid corroding the embedded magnets: https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/beware-of-vinegar-the-pump-killer.643396/
  20. FYI: I will be joining Derrick Picker for his Reef Automation live feed on YouTube this Saturday at 9:00am Pacific time to discuss Apex programming. Tune in if you have a chance:
  21. You got it! I'll PM to coordinate picking it up.
  22. A friend gave me this 1,000 piece puzzle of a coral-themed painting for my birthday. I've never been much of a puzzle fan, but I'll admit it was actually a fun way to pass the time during these COVID lockdown days. Now that I've completed the puzzle, I thought I'd donate it (disassembled, ready to put back together) to the first person who responds to this thread. You'll need to pick it up from me in Beaverton, so only respond if you're in the area.
  23. I wonder if this Dremel kit would work? https://www.homedepot.com/p/Dremel-Moto-Saw-6-Amp-Corded-Scroll-Saw-and-Electric-Coping-Saw-for-Plastic-Laminates-and-Metal-MS20-01/203899883
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