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  1. PizzaOven

    Recommendations for ICP test?

    Thanks guys, I'll give these a try... I will try to source them through a LFS. I'll be at High Tide for the Corals and Cocktails talk so maybe I can pick one up then.
  2. PizzaOven

    Recommendations for ICP test?

    I have no experience with ICP. I'm looking at Triton, ATI and Reef Labs... Any recommendations? I'm looking to do this 1-2 times per year, so cost isn't a huge concern.
  3. PizzaOven

    Dying gsp? Too much calcium?

    Are you using Reef Complete in conjunction with the carbonate additive (Reef Carbonate)? If you are dosing balanced parts of both to maintain Alkalinity, and find your Ca climbs to maintain a stable Alk, perhaps your Mg is low as @Coral reefer suggested. It looks like Reef Complete also...
  4. PizzaOven

    J's 50gal cube mixed reef

    I had a feeling you were following Chris Meckley's method for pH control... I have no doubts that it works for him and his coral farm. Curious to see how it works out for you!
  5. PizzaOven

    DIY Roller

    Really cool! Especially for the price of materials. I need to get a 3D printer, which one are you using?
  6. PizzaOven

    DBTC: Bird of Paradise Seriatopora

    Sure, happy to give you one.
  7. PizzaOven

    J's 50gal cube mixed reef

    7.5L of saturated Kalk per day… wow! Does your evap rate allow for that much? How much did that raise your Alk?
  8. PizzaOven

    For people directing outdoor air to your skimmer ... did you drill a hole in your house?

    Here is a link to the paper. From my interpretation (and I could be wrong), it does seem like they are referencing DO in the water, not the coral tissue. And to be clear, I do not have a horse in this race! Only looking for thoughtful discussion with the experienced keepers on this forum like...
  9. PizzaOven

    Niners and Dallas game

    Yeah the eagles are a scary opponent. Much more than any team on the AFC side, imo. Should be another good game...
  10. PizzaOven

    Niners and Dallas game

    Mmmm chili looks bomb. Stoked for the 9ers win!
  11. PizzaOven

    For people directing outdoor air to your skimmer ... did you drill a hole in your house?

    I think I see your point here, in a skimmer based system, excess DO in the water column will equilibrate with the air being pumped in, hence why we shouldn't see hyperoxic conditions?
  12. PizzaOven

    For people directing outdoor air to your skimmer ... did you drill a hole in your house?

    What's interesting is that a reference from this paper claims: "coral reef waters during daytime is always accompanied by hyperoxia" They measure DO between 27% (1.67 mg/L) to 241% (14.19 mg/L) over a full day-night cycle on the coral reef. Of course, our aquariums are not direct analogs...
  13. PizzaOven

    For people directing outdoor air to your skimmer ... did you drill a hole in your house?

    This is exactly the kind of thing I'm wondering about. I suspect photosynthesis is the primary producer of DO in our aquariums, and fish do consume some DO. Perhaps a fish-heavy system lightly stocked with corals and other photosynthetic organisms will have more 'normal' DO levels yielding a...
  14. PizzaOven

    Looking for larger coral

    I've got some bird of paradise seriatopora (on DBTC) that grows really quickly under the right conditions. Happy to give you a frag if you'd like.
  15. PizzaOven

    J's 50gal cube mixed reef

    How high is your nitrate? I just see the timer countdown on the hanna checker :)
  16. PizzaOven

    For people directing outdoor air to your skimmer ... did you drill a hole in your house?

    @Matt_Wandell, I recently posted a thread about pH/DO and coral calcification rates (link). The authors of this study found that in addition to pH, DO plays a major role in calcification (measured in lab grown A. Millepora). While raising pH increased calcification rates under normoxia...
  17. PizzaOven

    Andrew's Red Sea Reefer 250

    Today I noticed some sponges in the cryptic zones of my sump: I think these are pretty neat, and a sign that my tank is maturing. Almost at the 1 year mark... Did some maintenance on my algae turf scrubber. This is an air driven unit from Santa Monica: I probably could go longer before...
  18. PizzaOven

    Bowl of Pho-RSR350

    Stunner of a tank, I'll have to come visit your restaurant sometime...
  19. PizzaOven

    DBTC: Bird of Paradise Seriatopora

    I just added Bird of Paradise Seriatopora to DBTC. Easy SPS. Pickup in San Jose. Standard rules + must have a tank journal. There are 3 frag(s) available right now. This thread was automatically created by BARcode
  20. PizzaOven

    IM EXT 200 Peninsula Aquarium w∕ APS Stand - White

    Dude, tank is way too small for that stock. Give it back to the LFS or get a larger tank. Joking aside, tank looks great. Glad you got it in place.
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