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    Recommendations for ICP test?

    +1 Triton. I don't have the patience to send things out and wait a week plus for the results. Ignoring everything else that makes Triton the winner for me. Other than that they all seem to have a ton of bad reviews, and also a ton of people swearing by them, so they're all probably not that...
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    LF HOB overflows and opinions

    A day later, smoothest run of this thing so far. Hopefully figured it out. Also fwiw this thing is setup dead silent. Part of the reason is this Maggie muffler I installed that I got from when I emptied out @bondolo's garage. http://maggiemuffler.com/ Works great. Just lucked out that I...
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    LF HOB overflows and opinions

    Ooof, well this is embarrassing... I think I found my issue. I think my u-tube hasn't been locked in place. I think it sometimes moves slightly, which then leads to the bottom of the tube getting closer/further from the bottom of the in-tank overflow box. That then leads to a bit of resistance...
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    DIY Roller

    To be clear, I'm 100% not looking to sell these. The design was primarily based on someone else's on thingiverse. Once I get it working I'd be willing to help others put one together if they wanted though. I also wouldn't be willing to use a roller if I had to manually do it. I know there's a...
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    DIY Roller

    Lol, forgot the video The thing I'm tapping is me hitting the water level sensor to make it think the water is backing up.
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    DIY Roller

    Based on a set of 3d printer files online, with some modifications too simplify printing (and gain a couple style points), I put together this 3d printed fleece roller. It has auto advance based on the water level in the fleece area rising (dirty) and also a secondary sensor to prevent that from...
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    LF HOB overflows and opinions

    Thanks for the clarification. I assumed my case was safer than others, but so many people bring up the flood risk I've been very confused that maybe I'm missing something.
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    LF HOB overflows and opinions

    I do have an in tank backup float to ensure if my tank level gets too high my ATO disables, but having one for the pump is a good idea too. I have the floats available, and my pump is on a smart outlet I can control from my reef pi, so I might as well do that. Doing it also in the hob overflow...
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    LF HOB overflows and opinions

    I'm not actually concerned about flooding, but my setup might be different than yours. My tank can handle all my sump return area pumping into it, plus some, without overflowing. My sump can hold a ton of extra water, and the main limiter is actually how low I have my return line versus the...
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    LF HOB overflows and opinions

    I wish I had a way to validate this, and I think it's probable, but on the other hand I had this pump running on my reefer 170 for awhile and didn't knowingly have this issue there. On the other hand, maybe it was happening all the time and I just didn't know, because that was using a gravity...
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    LF HOB overflows and opinions

    This is 100% opening me up for well-deserved "I told you so" statements, but I picked up an eshopps single drain HOB overflow off CL ($20) and have been a bit frustrated with it. It actually runs 100% completely silent, and having tested it it seems very loss-of-siphon protected, however the...
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    Furniture PVC in stock locally ?

    In tank use or out? If out, you can easily spray paint PVC with Krylon fusion paint.
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    Dry Rock Reef - 11 months in

    Reflecting on the this, this is kind of a weird discussion to me. We literally live within an hour from the ocean. I know there's risks of certain areas having pollution, and you probably don't want to be getting your tank water constantly from the Santa Cruz boardwalk, but if the goal is...
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    I'm back!

    What'd you end up using for the roller material?
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    Help move tank - Redwood City - Friday 6pm ish - no stairs !

    I can't help Friday, but I live close and if the time slips I can help this weekend. Do you have any of the suction cups?
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    Dry Rock Reef - 11 months in

    +1, the dreaded Ulva invasion. Good fish food. So hard to control. I'd restart on the basics. Recalibrate anything you're using to test, including checking salinity and temperature. Make sure those things are staying stable. Give all your pumps and things their yearly cleanup, making sure...
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    Richie's Reefer 500

    They really are shockingly wonderful. I put a label on every outlet, another on every power cord, and I synched the outlet name up with my smart devices. A plug has a "return" tag on it, the outlet it plugs into has a "return" label, and in Kasa/Google it's labeled "return". Took a bit of setup...
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    Hobby Costs; Can they be lower?

    As a counter, my peninsula was running like 400w of heaters full bore to keep the tank stable overnight. I however let my nest drop the house target temp down to 55° at night and run 68° during the day. I'm not sure what it actually hits though. Your tank also is effectively insulated on 3...
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    For people directing outdoor air to your skimmer ... did you drill a hole in your house?

    Would the run matter in results for Ph though? I would think a long run could possibly impact airflow, but you'd see that in a lowered amount of air intake and you'd have to tune the skimmer to pull more air to offset. In the end I'd expect you'd get the same amount pulled in. Either way it'd...
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    Richie's Reefer 500

    Things are still plugging along well. By far the easiest to maintain tank I've had so far, and best growth. I'm having some bleaching on an encrusting monti colony I bought, but that may just be over-lighting adjustment. Putting a bit of netting on the top to block light in that area seems to...
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