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  1. I use lanthium chloride for pools, it's way cheaper than phosphate RX. I have it mixed to auto dose a few times a night to keep my tank's phosphates down. Been running it for several years without issue. My drips near the input of one of my skimmers
  2. Abyzz, runs a long time without need cleaning, 10-year warranty. Strong pump!
  3. In case anyone here gets their supplies from Foster and Smith, better find a new supplier. This is from a local station RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) Drs. Foster and Smith in Rhinelander is closing in February and 289 people will lose their jobs. Parent company Petco announced Wednesday that it will permanently close all operations in Rhinelander, except for its 'Live Aquaria' business. Drs. Foster and Smith is America's largest catalog and online seller of pet supplies. Petco cited a need to streamline its operation and better focus on its core business and customer. Drs. Foster and Smith will close on Feb. 12. The last days of employment for the 289 employees will vary over the next 60 to 120 days. Petco aquired Drs. Foster and Smith in Feb. 2015. 55 jobs were eliminated in Jan. 2018 when Petco decided to move front office operations from Rhinelander to the corporation's national support center in San Diego, CA. 17 more pharmacist jobs were eliminated in Aug. 2018 when Petco relocated its pharmacy operations. Full statement from Petco: "Petco today announced that we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close the Drs. Foster and Smith (DFS) business based in Rhinelander, Wis., on February 12, 2019. Taking into account the needs of modern pet parents, shifting consumer preferences and the ongoing evolution of the Petco brand, we believe this will enable us to streamline operations and better focus on our core business and customer. This change affects 289 employees, with their last days of employment varying over the next 60 to 120 days - all have been notified and will be provided severance and transition support. This decision has not been an easy one, nor has it been made lightly, and we appreciate that it has a very real effect on both individuals and the broader community in Rhinelander. In an effort to help, we’re committed to working with local officials to provide ample outplacement programming for those impacted starting in February. We greatly appreciate all of our partners for their dedicated service and contributions to Drs. Foster and Smith and to Petco." https://www.wsaw.com/content/news/Rhinelander-pet-supply-company-to-close-289-jobs-lost-504119131.html?fbclid=IwAR0NsMeZlwoDhjU2UWXrW2w4HTF8EsMByOC7qeWwC0tWCmsYoV8dStatyoU
  4. I saw they had some legal issues a few years ago but saw reviews from just a few weeks ago saying they are the best. Fake reviews I would guess.
  5. My family and I went to the Toledo Zoo over the weekend and I thought why not drive an extra 55 minutes north to see this store that everyone raves about. I guess I missed something because I am not sure why people think its the best around. They did have tons of fish and live rock ($11 a pound rock). I guess the coral was in a back area that an employee had to take you to see. I could not find anyone to help me or even acknowledge I was there so I missed the main coral area. The place was very run down and looked like a fire hazard. All of us felt let down and sad we drove another hour north just for this. The only neat thing to us was the Zebra Shark and even it made us sad from being is a small tank. It just kept swimming in circles in one half the tank.
  6. Update time: I removed the Random Flow Generators and add the penductors back, the RFGs just did not do well with my configuration. Changed my return pump to an Abyzz A200 I added 2 5' siporax reactors after losing most of my sps I sent my water out to be tested and found out my Nitrates was over 200 and I had a lot of Tin in my water. After several water changes, I think my Nitrates are good. My test kit was still good but I got 2 different ones to see if they match. I really do not have an LFS to have my water checked and verified at. I also am running some Seachem Cuprisorb to remove the tin. Trying to figure out what it came from. I added some fish because a friend is moving and he needed a good home for them. I added a 1 Unicorn Tang 1 False Personifer Anglefish 1 Bennett’s Butterflyfish, Chaetodon bennetti 1 Bluespot Butterflyfish, Chaetodon plebeius 1 Moorish idol I also added a Razor Tang in February, it is an awesome fish. The Blue Spine Unicorn Tang ended up being a Vlamingi Tang, Live Aquaria ending up giving me all my money back since it was not what I ordered. Even after the 2 months, it took me to figure it out. Is a few weeks I am going to add a few new SPS corals to see if they can survive.
  7. Both pumps are running great without issues. I really can not say anything bad about either. The Abyzz did have an issue in the beginning but they seemed to have fixed it and hopefully, any new ones will have the issue. You can not beat the 10-year warranty of the Abyzz. Last week during the July 4th sales I did get another pump to replace my return. I had been wanting to replace my return for a while and I was just waiting to see how these pumps did over time to make my choice on a new return. My return is now an Abyzz A200, reasons for picking it are: its a smaller pump which works better for the location I had to put it, the warranty is too good to pass up, I do like the controller a little better than the Red Dragon's controller, and lastly it was in stock during the sale it;s still out of stock at most places). The sale let me save over $400 on the pump. I had to enlarge the hole on my sump to get a bigger bulkhead in it to allow for the 2" input on the Abyzz. I did make the plumbing so I can easily swap out the Abyzz for the old pump is something ever does happen.
  8. Been a while so time for an update. Here is a video of the fish. The corals are still regrowing. Several corals show growth, some show death. Not really sure why they are dying off. The fish are going great and getting bigger. https://youtu.be/cuNzA4ZOMUk
  9. Most knockoffs have reported causing issues with peoples tanks. They leach different things
  10. I removed my Marinepure Blocks and my Brightwell Bricks. They started to fall apart. I have been using just Siporax instead. It works better and has been around longer.
  11. Getting ready to build another one so I can use up all my siporax
  12. My fish never went any more crazy for this than any other food I put in the tank.
  13. The Siporax is just part of my filter system. Been using it a long time but it always got dirty fast. This reactor will hopefully let it stay cleaner. I am still working on what to do with the rest. My nitrates have been low so I guess the Siporax is working.
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