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    Water changes

    How are you going to stop the siphon from the reversible pump? Also I'm not sure there are really reversible pumps.. Though in theory a peristaltic pump should be able to go 2 directions?
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    Meshmez's 150

    I have been having to clean the OUTSIDE of my glass too, lately....
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    Battle coral Shawn Bennet Yellow tort

    im interested in this one
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    Water changes

    I think it's just a different mousetrap...
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    Water changes

    I guess my question is what are you actually saving yourself here? Starting a siphon? If you are still shutting everything off, just do it the old fashioned way. I think the thought with the sump pipe was to just pump new water in, and have the excess overflow to the drain, with everything still...
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    Water changes

    If you got it too low you could always add a turned up elbow and a pipe cut to whatever height you want. Maybe you do it low on purpose for this reason? If you get it too high you have fewer options.
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    Water changes

    I also don't trust my salinity probe... Swings with temp... But that's a different subject
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    Water changes

    Honestly, AWC scares me a bit. A drain in my sump would scare me too... If all you are doing is sucking out water and putting it back in, you should be able to get it down to like a 10 minute affair. Mine takes around 20 minutes, but im vacuuming the sandbed every time. I attach a 50' python...
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    Water changes

    Do a water change with buckets, counting the buckets. When you remove what you normally do, mark the level on the tank. Fill till full. Nextime just drain to your mark. It also helps to have a bigger container of water ready, so you don't have to be exact. Edit: ya, what @ashburn2k said. Haha
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    DI resin good again?

    Ya, I believe it's ph driven. I guess there is a way to regenerate di resin... But.... It seems like quite a bit more work than I want to go through for di resin.. http://reefkeeping.com/issues/2008-09/nftt/index.php
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    Buying and selling

    I think maybe "garage sellers" isn't the right term here, and is clouding the real question. From what I have read, I think the question is about "chop shops" Corals cultivated and grown out by fellow reefers (i believe) is what the goal is. I dont think anyone is raising concern with people...
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    Buying and selling

    I think if items are sold at fair market it's not a big issue. Though I realize "fair market" is highly subjective. While the "chop shop" model isn't great, it can serve a purpose to get the coral into the community. For instance purchasing a colony and fragging some parts to sell can make...
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    Cutting stem off frag plugs

    I like how the small plugs are easier to place and have them disappear once encrusted. I feel like disks and tiles are to big for a lot of things.
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    Cutting stem off frag plugs

    Ahh I don't know why I didn't think of a dremel! I probably wouldn't use it to frag the corals themselves, but it makes sense for the stems. Except I cant really do it in the livingroom, but I can work around that. My other thought is pre scoring the stems before mounting frags, so they easily...
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    Cutting stem off frag plugs

    Alright... Im pissed... I just broke my nicely encrusted and nearly double in size frag of PC Rainbow in half trying to cut the stem off the frag plug to put in my display... This happens the majority of the time I try to cut the plugs. :mad: Short of a Bandsaw, is there a better way? I use...
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