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  1. Wlachnit

    Monti Spongodes

    I have a few large frags. I’m in Pleasanton.
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    Maxspect JUMP Gyre Pump 4K - User experiences?

    I’m in the process of replacing some of my powerheads on my 300g which is a mix of MP40s, Neptune WAVs, and old 1st gen Maxspect Gyre. While I loved how the Gyre generated flow, the high pitched wine was somewhat unacceptable. Does anyone have experience with the newer ones? And, specifically...
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    Free Coral Frags

    Just trimmed some of my large colonies. I have free frags of the following to supporting members. I’m located in Pleasanton. Green Monti Cap Red Monti Cap Reverse Superman Monti Monti Spongodes Green w/ red polyps Monti Pics are of the colonies.
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    RODI System Not Making Water - Can’t figure it out

    My RODI system stopped making water and I can’t seem to troubleshoot it. I have 100+ psi going into the system and I have water going into the the RO canister no problem. But, I have no permeate coming out of the RO canister. So, replaced the RO membrane with a brand new RO membrane and still no...
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    Free 250w MH fixtures and ballast

    IIRC, only one ballast fires up, but not sure.
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    Frag Swap Coming for Supporting Members - Sat Nov 13

    Members, We are going to squeeze in another frag swap before the end of the year. We are still finalizing a location, but the plan is for it to be held in the So. Bay. Mark your calendar...more details to come.
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    October Board Meeting - Sunday, Oct 10th @ 1p

    Supporting Members, We will be having our next Board meeting this Sunday, Oct 10th at 1p. This will be a Zoom meeting. So, all supporting members are welcome to attend/observe. Please let me know if you are interested in attending, and I will send out a Zoom link. AGENDA TOPICS DBTC...
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    55 gal Acrylic Tank w/ Divider

    I have a 55g tank that was a fish store holding tank. It has a divider in the middle and is drilled in the back. Over the years I have used it as a QT tank and frag grow out tank. It is 5 ft long. This is for supporting members only. And not for re-sale. I'm in Pleasanton.
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    Frag Swap is Coming !!

    FRAG SWAP IS COMING !! .... Stay Tuned.... After a long dark 2020....We are excited to let everyone know that we are planning a frag swap in the back half of June. Things are now heading into a state where we can have gatherings as we enter Summer. We'll post more info as soon as we have it.
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    Tapatalk Users - BAR Forum is no longer on Tapatalk

    HEADS UP: BAR Forum has disappeared from Tapatalk as of today For a number of reasons which have been previously stated on this forum, we have decided to remove the BAR forum from Tapatalk by the beginning in April. For those of you that use Tapatalk exclusively, please give the website a try...
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    Invited Speakers for 2021

    Invited Speaker Series Following our successful speaker events last year, we are going to continue our Speaker series this year. Any further suggestions would be welcome and if you would like to champion a speaker, that would even be better! We are also funded to offer honorariums to the...
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    Board Meeting - Sunday, February 14 - 1-2.30p

    Board Meeting this coming Sunday We have scheduled this meeting for 1p and will send out a Zoom link to any supporting member that is interested in sitting in on it. Proposed Agenda Opening Remarks Old Business Events Update Treasurer Update Frag Swap Update DBTC Barcode Update LFS...
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    PIF: Seneye Web Server and Sensor

    I have a ~4y old Seneye Web Server and a sensor. I only used it for 6mo or so....mostly to monitor NH3 But it also monitors temp, pH, and PAR. I'm not sure if it is still working. Free to supporting members. I'm in Pleasanton.
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    Lowering PO4 using Lanthanum

    Since this has come up a fair bit recently including Rich's talk last Saturday, I thought I would post how I successfully lowered my PO4 using LaCl3. I setup a 2 reactor system so that I could drip LaCl3 (PhosFree) using a dilute solution of it in an IV bag through the reactors to mix and...
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    Holiday BAR Event - Saturday, Dec 19

    Charles Delbeek to speak about the Steinhart Twilight Exhibit *Steinhart Aquarium - Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed (is the complete exhibit name) Charles Delbeek has accepted our invitation to present to BAR on Sat Dec 19 on the Steinhart...
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    PIF: Sand - DC8 Neptune Power Bar - Dead Icecap 660 Ballasts

    I thought I would check in before throwing away 1) 1gal+ Caribsea sand (used) - PENDING 2) 2gal+ Black sand (used) 3) Neptune DC8 Power Bar - PENDING 4) 2 Icecap ballasts that are no longer working (perhaps someone with the right skills might be able to make one that works out of these two)...
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    David Saxby's 12,000 liter Tank

    A fairly recent video of his never ceases to amaze me. Always inspirational.
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    December BAR Event - Saturday, Dec 5

    December Event - Rich Ross Rich Ross has once again graciously volunteered to present to our group. However, this will be a virtual event this year and not the traditional potluck event. This is open to all supporting members and will take place at 1.00p on Saturday, Dec 5, over Zoom. We also...
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    BAR Forum Posting Guidelines and Code of Conduct

    BAR Forum Posting Guidelines BAR encourages the beneficial exchange of information, ideas, and opinions and we expect members to do so respectfully and thoughtfully. Try to keep your comments limited to the topic at hand. Above all, be nice. We encourage everyone to participate in and enjoy our...
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    Calling any Fire Victims That Lost Livestock

    To all Supporting Members, One of our members' friend from SoCal has generously offered to provide a FREE gift pack of corals to any of our members that lost livestock due to evacuations from the fires. The plan would to get these shipped to one location early in November so that folks don't...