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10 minutes ago, Muttley000 said:

Nice, where did you find one at?  I've been on marine depots list since they released it but my number never comes up I guess.

BRS got in a large quantity Friday. So did most online stores. BRS does not do a wait list anymore. First come first serve kind of thing and they usually post on Facebook just prior.  Saltwater aquarium will release 200 of them Wednesday at midnight 

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And the bubble king is down for a week. I should have serviced and cleaned the pump prior since I picked this up second hand. The motor stopped working on my today and pulses now. Ordered a new motor block that I’m hoping arrives by the end of the week. 
 

The tank started clearing up over the past 10 days or so but I’m getting another dino bloom and hard green coralline growth on the rocks. I’ll be able to measure phosphates with a Hanna checker I ordered for now the tank is still in the ugly stage

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New goods this week. Hoping to grab a few new frags as well. Many pictures to come 

-second qt tank

-Hanna copper/low range phosphate checker 

-royal gramma & gem tang 

-new red dragon pump to get the skimmer running again 

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28 minutes ago, Joe said:

Looks good from the top. Lol. 

He’s a nice one. He was on LA divers den. Paid a little more than other places but peace of mind of having the 14day on him makes it worth it. Plus id rather see the fish before buying it. 

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The tank also got its own 2000 watt generator last night as well as APC backups. 330watt ups will be used for the WiFi router to keep thinks going so the apex won’t lose connection. The 900 watt ups will keep the tank running at 100% for 30 minutes or so. Enough time for the apex to alert me of a power loss at the wall and to get home to connect the generator.

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Always been one of my dream fish to own. But back then this was an entire paycheck so out of the question. I’ll have some updated pictures of the main tank this weekend. Getting it filled up with some frags and plan to stock up even more at the CORA show. 

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APC backups work just has planned. Did a test run and killed the power. The apex alerted me of the apex losing power at the wall and turned off non-critical equipment. With this I can run the tank for approximately 60 minutes on a full battery. Plenty of time to get home and connect the generator. I do plan on running the vortechs on their own battery backups. BRSTV just did a video the other week showing that they can keep the pumps running for days. 

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The best way to avoid problems is to prepare for as many problems as you can. This is an easy way to avoid loss. One of my fears is to loose power when I’m far from home. 

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5 hours ago, Joe said:

The best way to avoid problems is to prepare for as many problems as you can. This is an easy way to avoid loss. One of my fears is to loose power when I’m far from home. 

Yeah I haven’t crossed that bridge yet but I’ll have to get a tank sitter on standby just in case. Ideally the next house will have a generator with a switch panel. 

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2 hours ago, AndrewSPS said:

Yeah I haven’t crossed that bridge yet but I’ll have to get a tank sitter on standby just in case. Ideally the next house will have a generator with a switch panel. 

If I’m going away for more than a night I always have someone here. Just never know when something is happening and needs attention. 

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I would just rather be prepared in case something happens. Oh course I’d rather not dump money into something I may not ever need but I’ll be thankful one day. 
 

Kessil did come out with a swivel mount for the 360x. So i will order another light this week and 3 of the mounts. This way I can angle the outside lights inward to prevent the light from spilling outside the tank. 

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Since all I hear about is ESV salt in Facebook groups I decided to take the venture and see what’s the fuss is all about. BRS had 10% off so I ordered 300 gallons to give a try. 
 

Gem tang is doing amazing. Fish went through their first tank transfer today with 0.5ppm Copper. Will make their way into the display tank by the end of the year. 

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Fish are doing great. Both eating like pigs. Their food is being soaked in selcon to aid in vitamin intake. 
 

week projects include:

-adding second ddr/dos for magnesium and acropower

-hooking up a PMK for par readings

-adding a 3rd kessil light to the display

-tank transfer on the quarantine tank. Sunday/Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday 


went a little crazy with some Black Friday sales online but I’m pretty much set now to get the tank filled up. Picked up some nice frags off Andy S. (Walt Disney / JF vino month) 

 

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