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    Randy's Red Sea Reefer 250

    Hmmm....maybe my memory is not serving me correctly then. This was one of the first pieces I got years ago when I set up the reefer and before I started writing the names of things I got.
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    Randy's Red Sea Reefer 250

    Some more pictures from the Reefer 250. RR Pink Floyd WWC Helios Montipora Setosa Oregon Tort GARF Bonsai - old school! PC Rainbow - gets really red and loses that mustard yellow base with high par
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    Help tuning skimmer

    You try different water level heights in the sump?
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    Help tuning skimmer

    the algae could be one of the problems. It could be assisting in the bubbles popping before they can “climb” up the neck to the collection cup. That’s why you have to skim wet to get anything into the cup. Might want to work to block that light out. does the same thing happen after you clean...
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    Sand Carpet Anemone?

    What is funny is, I'm almost 99% positive those are all mariculture pieces coming in from indo. Shipping wild is non-existent (and illegal), so everyone has access to the same Indo coral from the few farms that are cleared to ship at the moment as far as I understand. like this piece at ASD I...
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    Neptune Apex -- worth it?

    I built the skimmate locker myself and it does have a float switch, but I was able to turn it off before it dumped 5 gallons of tank water before the float switch triggered. Controllers are tools and having multiple technologies (controllers and mechanical) to provide redundancies is obviously...
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    Neptune Apex -- worth it?

    Not limited to, but here's a list. - calcium reactor not meeting demands and alk dropping (Trident installed), remotely dose using 2-part that hooked up - salinity dropping, look at sensors or camera and see ATO going nuts, turn off ATO - I have a skimmate locker and I noticed salinity was...
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    Randy's Red Sea Reefer 250

    Whoa...over a year and no posts. Talk about slacking. The Cliff Notes version of the update: Reefer 250 is still running steady. I added a 6x3x1' frag/growout tank in my garage. Worse problems I've had over the year: Masterflex died on calcium reactor and alk dropped enough to piss off and kill...
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    Rust?

    Technically (sorta) different. Rowaphos is Ferric Hydroxide and dry GFO is Ferric Oxide (or Ferric Oxide Hydroxide). When GFO hits water it will form Ferric Hydroxide. I’m guessing the difference is the crystalline structure that is formed. GFO crystalline structure will be randomly formed when...
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    What did you get at the CFM?

    We do that already. Members donate frags/fish for an auction at the end of the swap.
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    Apex Trident Pros and Cons

    I haven't tried just resetting it, but knowing me, I'd do that then forget to change it until I get an out of range testing result. And there's that borderline result where you have to question the result because you were just a teeny bit shy of enough reagent. Can try that, but you'd either...
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    Apex Trident Pros and Cons

    Testing exists to help keep things stable and minimize crashes. In an ideal world, when dosing two part in equal amounts, there really shouldn't be an issue under normal circumstances when you maintain everything well and nothing breaks. But that's just it, testing frequently (more than once...
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    Website upgrade 2019

    Doesn't it save it on the server? Drafts that are started on mobile or desktop are automatically saved after certain time intervals and appear next time you load that thread. It's just the manual option fore to click on that's missing.
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    Website upgrade 2019

    Is there any particular reason the save/delete icon is missing from the tool bar when on a mobile browser?
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    UV question

    Flow rate will matter as you’ll need to make sure you’re having enough tank turnover to be useful as well as the correct dwell time to sterilize whatever you are trying to get rid of (algae, Dino’s, parasites, etc.). Also, if you’re going to run UV, I’d suggest running it 24 hours. No need to...
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