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I was getting tired of not being able to access my tank easily... I had to remove the canopy, I was tired of it..

Now I should be able to clean reflectors too... lol
 

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ugh.... calcium reactor maintainence.... i never look forward to it... i find it messy, and salt water gets every where...

empty the reactor...
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sort out the mag from the Arm....
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refill.... and purge.... and now ill be chasing numbers for a couple weeks trying to fine tune it again....
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2 part dosing, the way to go. if you forget about the cost of course, gulp
 

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2 part dosing, the way to go. if you forget about the cost of course, gulp
once it is tuned.... it is set and forget for 6 months.... lol
i tried 2 part before... but that was before i tested regularly... (now a days i test religiousely every sunday morning...) 2 part would probably work better for me now.... lol
 

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So... after a year and a half if running my diy strips for supplement, I've replaced about 5 leds, tonight being one of those times, but thats alright, takes 10 minutes...
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actually contemplating switching drivers.... i have 4 of the origonal mean well eln-60-48d drivers sitting in the basement, one day when i am bored i will switch to the other drivers... then i can set the profiles up in apex and ramp up in morning and ramp down at night.... i also have the 5 watt resistor blocks!
 

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8 year old Turbo Snail...
Bought this turbo from Ocean Abyss... 8 years ago...
I'm scared he will knock the whole frag rack off cuzz he is so heavy.. I added a mag float to help... lol
 

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That's definitely a biggie. I never replaced my turbos when they died, great for algae but quite disruptive to corals. I stick with astreas now. And Ocean Abyss, I remember stopping by their garage store on my way home from work in Hamilton....
 

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Very nice,
Hey Luke, I should do the same with mine but I don't think it's 2" but I did buy from oceanabyss when he was out of his garage 😁
 

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So... frag tank is running just going to switch lighting from fuge to frag... and get egg crate, make room in the display!
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So... I git tired of fighting ph. (And my wife is super sensitive to co2. ) she gets headackes within .5 hrs of closing up the house.
In screenshot below... you can see daily peeks of ph.
The first four is with windows open.
Then at the black indicator is where I closed the windows then you can see its low until I open the windows again.

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I finally installed an HRV. We gonna se how it goes.

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Nice have been thinking to do the same, but for our house I don't think it's necessary, it would be an
( I need 😁)
Keep us posted
 

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I thought about one of these myself a few years back, decided to install 2 heavy duty bathroom fans instead to vent my fish room. Seems to be working fine but it probably explains the heavy draft I feel around the door and my exterior way electrical outlets. Air needs to come in somewhere I guess.
 

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Today i recieved an error from my KHG, it ran out of reagent. i mixed a new batch, and re calibrated.... and delete the log file from the last reagent....
i love this unit.... i just got 3 months out of the last reagent.
keeping it at 4 hours test interval.(maximum setting) and keeping my alkalinity at 8 ish... (less reagent required for lower alk)
so it is realistically costing me $10 per month in reagent.... that isn't bad!
 
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