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  1. ifirefight

    NEW Apex Neptune

    Pre-ordered the New Apex....Don't tell the wife...:rolleyes: I was holding off,but I pulled the trigger... Have the reef keeper lite right now, Going for the upgrade..Expensive,but this hobby aint for sissies..Will update once I have it in my hands.
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    Best UV Sterilizer?

    My ancient turbo twist died... Apparently the new coralifes are junk...Any suggestion for a 150? Ive heard Aqua and TMC Vecton are good...any suggestions appreciated.
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    Hydor Gen 3

    Anybody running these? Looking for some input. I have had numerous powerheads from them, been pleased overall with them..currently running 4 Evos on my 150. Thinking of trying these out but have read mixed reviews...
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    ifirefights 150 reef

    I recently had a leak in my 130....long story short, was able to save most everything... Upgraded to a 150... Not as nice as my 130 was at one time,but I am getting there...I have a few old threads on here if you want to search it for the old tank..had this (well not this exact tank) system...
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    External chiller controller/Ranco

    I have a JBJ Arctica chiller that I want to use with a Ranco control unit...but the JBJ has a built in temp sensor to switch chiller on and off... How do I connect the Ranco to the chiller? Im guessing I need to open it up and disable the temp probe inside the chiller or is there another/ better...
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    Anybody got one??? Discuss. Just ordered 2 online for xmas presents... I hope it lives up to the hype....
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    Silicone repair again..

    My corner 45 gallon QT tank sprung a leak last night...very small pissing from a seam... I went and got aquarium safe DAP silicone from Home Depot.. Im going to scrape off as much silicone as I can from ALL seams and re do with this type of silicone... Any suggestions appreciated... I looked at...
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    ifirefights 130 reef 6 1/2 years and going strong...

    Hi guys and gals, I have not been on the message boards for a while..but I am still going strong. Some of the old timers will remember me,and I would like to say Hi to the "new folks". Figured I would post an updated photo of the set up. Have crazy growth on all my corals,unfortunately I lost my...
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    ATO failed....almost

    I have an ATO system on my 130. Well, this morning I woke up,opened one of the doors on the stand so I can flip the sump light on...and notice the 40 gallon sump is ALMOST overflowing...literally 1/2 inch from going over... quick diagnosis,only culprit can be the ATO. Luckilly I have redundency...
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    Ranco controller

    I have a older prime 1/4 hp chiller with Ranco controller..problem is,when the power goes reverts back to the factory setting of a 6 degree temp swing. I have mine set for 2 degrees... Does anybody have a newer Ranco controller,and if you do...does it keep the settings if the power goes...
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    Pinched mantle? Yes or No?

    Well it has been over a month since I first noticed my large squamossa not fully extending. I believe he has pinched other clams were fine until a few days both the maxima and croeca seem to have are a few this pinched mantle or something else??? Thanks
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    Algae Scrubber..who actually HAS one.

    Thinking of maybe doing one for my 130. I want to know who actually has one ( on these boards ) and do you feel it is worth the effort. And please dont tell me to read all 24 pages of the santamonica post.....I tried,it gave me a headache. Ive been around here for awhile,and want to see if any...
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    ifirefights ocean water collecting video

    most of you "oldtimers" are aware that I use NSW (ocean water) in my aquariums. I have been since day 1. I recently got a new video camera and have actually figured out how to use it and post videos. I decided to make a video of the collection process and post it here for anybody that is...
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    RO container = High TDS reading

    I was doing my water change today..I decided to check my 44 gallons of RO/DI I use for top off water. I was getting a reading of 003,so I figure,well I better order some new filters. Then just for s4its and giggles,I turned on the RO/Di unit and let some water run into a clean glass...reading...
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    Pinched Mantle

    My beloved Squamosa clam that is at least 6 years old looks like he is succoming to the disease. I have had him for over 3 years,and the proir owner had it about the same amount. He is 13 inches with mantle extended. Friday, I noticed him not extending,did some research,everything pointed to...
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    ifirefights 130 REEF VIDEO !!!!

    Alright heres my attempt to share my aquarium via video... remember,Im not very computer this is the best I could do... I hope you enjoy it. Dont hesitate to ask questions.. The first link is of the tank,corals and fish. The second is a "behind the scenes" look at the equipment and...
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    video taking 1hr to load???

    I got a new video camera..trying to load a 3 minute video to you tube so I can post it here... It is counting down,seems like it has an hour to go..does that seem right??? Also ,after I load it,is there a way to MUTE the sound so it doesnt play sound when people watch it?
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    aquapod mod help

    My daughters aqua pod needs an upgrade...I have searched and searched for modifications and have came across many...,however most were posted a while ago and all the pictures have expired.(its easier for me to follow,if I see pics). Anyway, I am interested in the mj900 or mj1200 mod,(I think...
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    Algae on plastic/pvc only.... how come??

    Im not really sure why,but the small amount of algae that I get in my 130 gallon really likes the pvc/plastic things in the aquarium, i.e..powerheads,my overflow etc.. Same in my Daughters 30 nano. I get bubble algae on the powerheads and back wall. Very rarely anyplace else. Just was wondering...
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    SWC replacement pump??

    I have a Octopus recirc needlewheel 200 purchaced in July 2007. I think its time to replace the pump and NW. Does anybody know what Sicce pump will fit,or do I need to use the original OTP pump like the one that came with it? Also I see they are selling a "flexible" NW it worth...