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    Look at these

    Probably $10K on ebay by now. Crazy shoe collectors.
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    Waterbox 80.4 frag build thread

    The wet/dry partition can be as simple as a sheet of plastic from a drop cloth. --- An aquarium controller is not a must-have at all, but it is really nice. It makes life easier in some ways, but they come with their own set of problems. They also make some other components cheaper, since the...
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    New member, building a coldwater marine aquarium

    Welcome. Sounds like a fun project! Yes, powerheads will be no fun with 1". I have trouble enough with 3/4". Tunze does sell an extra large magnet.
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    Rygh's 250 gallon - Rev 3

    Good point. Amazon sells IO 200G mix for $50, which is only $0.25 per gallon.
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    Rygh's 250 gallon - Rev 3

    I think a PMUP for water exchange would be risky because of mismatched flow, even with a flow sensor. It really needs to be carefully matched or salinity drifts over time. Interestingly, two PMUPs is $80, and it was only $75 to get the DOS fixed. (I am sure different problems are different...
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    Rygh's 250 gallon - Rev 3

    Hmm, maybe I will stick with IO. I can always store it in a bug garbage bag or something.
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    Rygh's 250 gallon - Rev 3

    I have has an occasional dirty IO bag also, yes, but rare. Brown residue on mixing barrel. My problem - my mixing barrel is about 55G, and I really like to use the whole bag/bucket at once. No measuring, and eliminates the issue with components sometimes settling out. Interesting about...
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    Rygh's 250 gallon - Rev 3

    I may need to switch salt. :mad: I have used standard Instant Ocean for MANY years. I supplement it with Magnesium, but otherwise it works great. And they have a cheap 200G box, that has nice separate 50G bags. But they changed the bags. The plastic is now more cellophane like. It seems...
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    Rygh's 250 gallon - Rev 3

    So for peristaltic pump, just ended up fixing the Neptune DOS. Their out of warranty price was quite reasonable. Way cheaper than a new pump.
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    Bfirecat's Red Sea 525XL

    Dang, major sympathies. It was looking so good also. But it does happen. A lot of us have had major issues at times.
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    Financial reports FY 2019

    Q3-2019 enclosed. Note that we had not paid for website in over a year, so that all ended up in Q3 payments.
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    Website upgrade 2019

    Access should have been fixed a while ago.
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    Bubble tip aptasia?

    Yes, looks like Majanos. Very hard to eliminate. I ended up rebooting my tank to rid the infestation. Key things: Kill them with usual aptasia-x or other chemicals manually as best you can. Try to keep them below "critical mass" or they explode in number. Feed less. Definitely no flake food...
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    Website upgrade 2019

    Should be fixed.