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  1. clsanchez77

    20 Gallon Sarcophyton-dominant Tank

    What about picking up a used HOB skimmer and converting it to a wood-air stone. Perhaps you can find an old CPR Bak-Pak online?
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    prep for freezing weather

    Yep, I'm building a new souped up unit...in my garage, which is insulated and part of my house.
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    prep for freezing weather

    I would second that with PE tubing, this just isn't an issue. The tubing will expand as the water freezes and then will contract as the water thaws. Unless you have significant lengths of rigid piping in there, this will be just find. Having said that, I would cut the line on both ends so the...
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    Why can’t I post

    We have no affiliation with BRK. I'm moving this post to the sump since some members may find value in it.
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    Just got Unoficially engaged and hes encouraged me to get more tanks hahaha!

    only one in total...or one per tank?
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    Contractors that are Reputable

    Roofing: Used Royal Restoration out of Metairie for my roofing and am exceptionally pleased with the work. Plumbing: I have also used 504 Parish Plumbing out of Metairie (for a few years now). I still do most of my own plumbing, but I have had them do a few things that were out of my reach...
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    Ice Cap Apex Interface modules for sale

    No, the 0-10vdc port, also called a VDM port, looks like a Cat5 network jack.
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    Controller or no controller?

    Something else to consider, will your work allow your aquarium controller to be connected to the network? Mine certainly will not. Granted an exception and not a regular threat, but a fun read anyway: Hacked Aquarium Controller Used In Casino Cyber Attack! | Reef Builders | The Reef and...
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    40B build..

    I actually did purchase this once to experiment with it, sadly was disappointed. Not a quality issue from what I remembered, just too small to be useful for its purpose. I also use more liquid supplements than salts.
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    40B build..

    One tablespoon at a time, that is the only way to ensure you get the salinity at exactly 35.000000 ppt :D
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    10 gallon AIO

    Having four boys, I completely agree with attaching the stand to the wall so it cannot tip. I remember in college I had a 20g on a tall stand and my little step sister was able to rock it once to make the water splash. Just better safe than sorry. And if you want, I have an old 30 gallon tank...
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    Controller or no controller?

    I am a fan of controllers, although I have been without one for a couple of years now. My recommendation is make sure the tank can be self-sufficient should the controller for fail. But for remote monitoring to ensure everything is working properly, its hard to relinquish that luxury once you...
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    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    I'm far more contrarian in the hobby and am perfectly contempt with the ORA line and just the classics. $190 is steep, not out of line with the current times honestly. But renting an apartment in Sidney, setting up a frag tank of old classics and then renaming them to "Limited Collection...
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    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    I know, we usually have to buy two different corals to get both amenities.
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    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    See if you can find the Australian Premium Regular Master Scolymia for only $899.
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    Any thoughts on DSR reefing?

    I get 1ppm on RODI. But that is not the issue. I asked (Glenn?) on his other forum about the salt. I recall his response was they test the tap water and then supplement the elements to make up the difference between the tap water and the NSW levels. I can think of several areas where that is...
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    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    You shot yourself in the foot there. Call them Dark Crimson polyps and you can add another 0 behind the regular price.
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    Rebuilding Pirate's Reef

    I'll pay $200 for a "WWC Speckled Leather"! Oh wait, its on R2R for a buy it now, make that $300! Oh, all sold out, but you have this look alike regular colt coral frag, I will take 3 for $20. SMH
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    Any thoughts on DSR reefing?

    I see it as the same as a Triton Method or AquaForest Method....just another brand of testing, dosing and forgoing water changes. The results of their show tanks are stunning, but then so are the other brands. The one think I will give DSR is I do like the idea of being able to custom tailor a...
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    Brown hair

    Reminds of when my tank was infected with dictyota, which came off my Gulf aqua-cultured rock. It seems to me the brown algae spreads as you manually remove it. Unfortunately, there are no animals common in the hobby trade that enjoy eating brown algae, so we are limited to manual removal. To...
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