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obrien.david.j

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  1. I second these comments. Trident is a game changer for me. In fairness, I COULD test chemicals at least once a day... And I acknowledge I DONT. I just accept I don't fixate that much on it.
  2. Now that I've gotten the Apex programming down, I was able to throttle back the speeds - and the sand is back in the right places.
  3. Looks beautiful! And that's a nice looking stand. What's the white layer you put between the stand and the tank?
  4. I've seen that error at least four time in the past two days. (although yesterday afternoon, I didn't hit it at all) This morning, I've gotten this error about 8 times, within an hour.
  5. Success (using new virtual outlets)! A. Yes, the OSC command is working overall. The original OSC ... Then ON worked fine. (at 100% of sand moving MP strength). I confirm the oscillation with a flashlight. B. New Virtual Outlet + Profile programming works! MPvOSC_front: OSC 000:00/005:00/007:00 Then ON MPvOSC_back: OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then ON MP60_Front & MP40_Front: Fallback OFF Set OFF If Output MPvOSC_front = ON Then MP-Front-Pr If FeedB 000 Then OFF MP60_Back & MP40_Back: Fallback OFF Set OFF If Output MPvOSC_back
  6. Tried one more thing; Switched to profile usage on MP*40*s. Up to this point, everything was on MP60's, leaving MP40's untouched. What if it was an issue with specific model of MP... NOPE. Still stumped, starting to think I need a new way to create Clockwise/Anti-Clockwise flow pattern - without using the OSC command. Maybe it's time to brute force it. Maybe a lot of "If Time 08:00 to 17:59 Then ON" statements. ... Going to write a script to create THAT many. And put them into a virtual outlet, so they're not repeated on four different MP's. Thoughts?
  7. Explored a few options. Changed the profile from constant, to pulse. In case it mattered. Nope. Added 2nd profile, at constant 20% on MP60_back. In case it mattered. Nope. (restored constant, on original profile) Strip programming to JUST the OSC command line - nothing more. Nope. MP60_Front: OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then MP-Constant MP60_Back: OSC 000:00/005:00/007:00 Then MP-Constan2 Checked if I'm running latest AOS version. Yes. Power Cycle the Apex.... Nope. Okay, I'm still stumped. But haven't given up.
  8. before a reboot, or a forced firmware upgrade - I'm going to try other options... (when I figure them out)
  9. Humored... No Luck. Fallback OFF tdata 00:00:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 tdata 00:05:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then MP-Constant If FeedB 000 Then OFF Fallback OFF tdata 00:00:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 tdata 00:05:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 OSC 000:00/005:00/007:00 Then MP-Constant If FeedB 000 Then OFF
  10. Full programming below. And you have the screen capture of the Profile programming above. P60_Front Fallback OFF tdata 00:00:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 tdata 23:59:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then MP-Constant If FeedB 000 Then OFF MP60_Back Fallback OFF tdata 00:00:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 tdata 23:59:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 OSC 000:00/005:00/007:00 Then MP-Constant If FeedB 000 Then OFF
  11. Next Challenge, Profile isn't doing what I expect. Both pumps are on, not alternating. P60_Front OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then MP-Constant MP60_Back OSC 000:00/005:00/007:00 Then MP-Constant MP-Constant (profile) Why are both of them on at once?
  12. Sure Does. This was successful. Fallback OFF Set 40 If FeedB 000 Then OFF
  13. The rock I got was clean and fresh. No bad smell, nothing dyeing off from it. Went straight into the main tank.
  14. Thanks for the insight. And this is my "new"/gray WXM. As opposed to my "old"/black WXM. Any chance Forcing a FW update would wipe out the existing connections to my 10 MP's? If I can switch to Profile based speed control, I may just live with this limitation - rather than risk having to re-connect all the MPs. I'll let you know what I do.
  15. So THATs how I explain the look to guests. Hmm, hmm...
  16. Good Morning Aquarium! First round aqua scaping installed last night First fish moved back into tank (ugly cardinal, we have a long history together, >15yr old fish) Clockwise/AntiClockwise MP60/MP40 programming setup at 100%, and run all night. Whoops. Moved a lot of sand. (remember this tank is now connected to existing sump, dual frag tanks, with all the old tank rock/livestock/etc. So biology exists on "the other side of the wall") Last night, Rocks installed and Flow enabled This morning Sand Movement
  17. "ON" = 100% sure does blow the sand around a lot! I let it run all night and too picts in the morning (see main build thread). But now I'm stuck. % isn't working. And haven't tried Profile yet. OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then ON works OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then 40 //Error: line 4 - Expected ON, OFF, PFx, or intensity // OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then 40 OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then 40% //Error: line 4 - Expected ON, OFF, PFx, or intensity // OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then 40% Neptune forum page on using Intensity for Vortech's suggests I'm u
  18. First programming is set. Will let run for a while before going to next/fancy step. Notice I'm running MP60s at 40% and MP40s at 100%. Holding back a touch for now. MP60_Front Fallback OFF tdata 00:00:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 tdata 23:59:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then ON If FeedB 000 Then OFF MP40_Front Fallback OFF tdata 00:00:00,0,0,100,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 tdata 23:59:00,0,0,100,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 OSC 007:00/005:00/000:00 Then ON If FeedB 000 Then OFF MP60_Back Fallback OFF tdata 00:00:00,0,0,40,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
  19. Ahh, that's going to be the winner. Uni-Directional flows, that include variation in them. This will enable longer than 5mins per direction, and still have good variation. Nice Mix!
  20. I love groupings of fish, and seriously thought about a school of clowns type of tank. I'm currently leaning towards a harem of blue star leopord wrasses. Jeff showed a nice video of them in yesterdays post.
  21. That simple! No special Pulse mode programming/etc? I think that's where I got hung up. Thanks
  22. Today's Update: Problems getting MP60's configured and connected to Apex are solved. Two MP60s and two MP40s installed in tank, and programing challenge posted in attached thread. First pass rockwork planned, and left end in the tank right side islands needed minor rock gluing. Super glue done, e-marcos cement completed last night. Going into tank tonight Current tank view: End view. MP60s above, MP40s below Rockwork plans. Front View, and End View (Don't get any funny ideas of breaking
  23. Looking for group inputs and thoughts, and likely some @SuncrestReef programming help. Tank's up, configured with two pairs of MP60+MP40 on "short" end of the tank. MP60 is high in water column, to create the Big Push of water, MP40 low in water column to keep flow going low - without blowing all the sand out. Tank is 36" front to back. Rock work lives in the middle only, with healthy gap to the glass on all four sides. I'm a huge fan of water flow. Past tanks were setup with closed loop pumps, rotators and lots of turbulence. But, could never setup uni-directional flow, and ch
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