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Meetings and Events : April Meeting - Marine and Freshwater Macro Algae

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 15:15
Author: A Reef Oasis
Subject: April Meeting - Marine and Freshwater Macro Algae
Posted: March 24 2017 at 9:15pm

I'll be there! Scott always has a great presentation.
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General Help : TDI

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:47
Author: Lyscer
Subject: TDI
Posted: March 24 2017 at 8:47pm

You could go up to the 75GPD but you would have to replace the flow restrictor if you did that. So I would probably stick with the 50GPD if you have been happy with it.
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Show Off / POTM (Picture of the Month) : POTM FINAL FEBRUARY TIE BREAKER

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:20
Author: twolow4law1
Subject: POTM FINAL FEBRUARY TIE BREAKER
Posted: March 24 2017 at 8:20pm

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General Help : Corrugated plastic?

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:56
Author: Scottyb
Subject: Corrugated plastic?
Posted: March 24 2017 at 7:56pm

Thanks, that's exactly what I was thinking of using it for!
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General Help : Corrugated plastic?

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 13:53
Author: Adam Blundell
Subject: Corrugated plastic?
Posted: March 24 2017 at 7:53pm

It's super rigid and durable. But difficult to keep clean, always builds up detritus. It's actually used under sand bed to prevent the rocks from hitting the bottom glass.

Adam
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General Help : TDI

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:24
Author: hydro phoenix
Subject: TDI
Posted: March 24 2017 at 6:24pm

Should I get a bigger membrane? They offer a 75 membrane.
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Tank Threads : 180 Gallon In Wall Tank

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 10:44
Author: shaggydoo
Subject: 180 Gallon In Wall Tank
Posted: March 24 2017 at 4:44pm

I'm excited to see the finished product. Looks like a well thought out design.
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General Help : TDI

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:50
Author: Lyscer
Subject: TDI
Posted: March 24 2017 at 2:50pm

First I apologize for the long post :).
Just based on those numbers, it seems like there is a problem with your membrane, and that there is floaty white stuff)
Based on your post above that your have the mighty mite from airwater ice (50gpd with a minimum rejection rate of 96%)
Membrane Rejection RateTap TDS: 108 (X)RO TDS: 32 (Y)
(X-Y) = 108-32 = 76(X-Y) / X = 76/108 = 70.37% rejection rate
So 70.37% is what your membrane is currently rejecting, so in Filmtecs specs it should be replaced since it is below the 96% minimum.
As far as output goes, the "Acceptable" ratio of production to waste is somewhere between 1part production to 5 parts waste (1/5) and (1/3).
I can already tell that something is off with your membrane because my 90GPD unit produces about 2 3/4 cups of waste in 1 minute and since your unit does 40GPD less yet your waste is 5x mine. Your waste should theoretically be less.
Just for the sake of completeness lets figure out what your max production output should be so that we can figure out what your waste output should be.
Membrane Production CalculationExpected GPD = Rated GPD * WaterPressureCorrection * TemperatureCorrection
Since your Water Pressure is unknown we will use the average (55psi) and since your Temperature is unknown we will use my average water temperature (61F) :).
TemperatureCorrection(61) = 0.754WaterPressureCorrection(55) = 55 / 61 = .902Expected GPD = 50GPD * .902 * .754 = 34GPD is probably pretty close to the most you should get from your unit per day. Since the most waste you should get is 5 times the production 5 * 34 = 170Gallons of waste or 170/1440(minutes in a day) = .118(Gallons per minute)
16 cups of water per gallon .. so .118gallons per minute = 1.888 cups of waste water per minute (MAX at a 5/1 ratio with a 50GPD unit)...
TLDR; I think your membrane is bad and you should replace that before adding more resin canisters
There may be some mistakes in the math above, but based on your waste output alone, I would still think the membrane is bad.
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Tank Threads : 180 Gallon In Wall Tank

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:44
Author: Scottyb
Subject: 180 Gallon In Wall Tank
Posted: March 24 2017 at 2:44pm

Dang, that's going to be nice! Wish I could have that big of a fish room, lol.looks like a good layout to me
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General Help : Corrugated plastic?

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:42
Author: Scottyb
Subject: Corrugated plastic?
Posted: March 24 2017 at 2:42pm

Getting ready to aquascape my tank, and was thinking of putting egg crate under the rock. I saw some corrugated plastic, looks Judy like card board but plastic. Any one ever use anything like this for under their rockwork, or do you think it could cause problems down the road?
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Free Awesome designer Clownfish pair

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:25
Author: A Reef Oasis
Subject: Free Awesome designer Clownfish pair
Posted: March 24 2017 at 2:25pm

still time to get your name in the drawing
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS/FT: Frag tank setup

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:24
Author: Zack801
Subject: FS/FT: Frag tank setup
Posted: March 24 2017 at 12:24pm

36Lx24"W x 12"H. Price is completely negotiable I just don't want it sitting around unused
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS/FT: Frag tank setup

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 06:22
Author: Cuong
Subject: FS/FT: Frag tank setup
Posted: March 24 2017 at 12:22pm

What are the dimension and price?
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General Help : TDI

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 05:32
Author: hydro phoenix
Subject: TDI
Posted: March 24 2017 at 11:32am

1.freezing cold2. 1083. no idea4. 32
5. 10 1/2 cups6. 2/3 cup (and I see floaties)
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS/FT: Frag tank setup

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:46
Author: Zack801
Subject: FS/FT: Frag tank setup
Posted: March 24 2017 at 10:46am

Bump! Someone's gotta want a frag set up :)
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General Discussion : Looking for pico tank

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 04:15
Author: Nicole Prettyman
Subject: Looking for pico tank
Posted: March 24 2017 at 10:15am

Looking for a pico tank 4 gallons or less, and with a light.  Let me know if you have one for sale 
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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : Huge Coral Shipment! On Sale 20% OFF!

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:57
Author: Aquatic Evolution
Subject: Huge Coral Shipment! On Sale 20% OFF!
Posted: March 24 2017 at 9:57am



Huge Coral Shipment!

ON SALE!

20% OFF!

Friday and Saturday only! 

Not valid with any other discount of offer

Here are just a few...











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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Wow!

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:56
Author: Aquatic Evolution
Subject: Wow!
Posted: March 24 2017 at 9:56am


Huge Coral Shipment!

ON SALE!

20% OFF!

Friday and Saturday only! 

Not valid with any other discount of offer

Here are just a few...











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Aquarium Related Classifieds : 72 Bowfront Setup for sale

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:53
Author: John550
Subject: 72 Bowfront Setup for sale
Posted: March 24 2017 at 9:53am

I have this 72 gallon setup for sale after I upgraded to a RSM.  Comes with overflow, 20 gallon sump, sump light, cadlights PLS skimmer, 48" Aquaticlife 6 bulb 2 channel T5 light with LED moons, nice return pump, 2 circulation pumps, and plumbing. All for $200 firm. I live in East Murray.

John 801-580-5646


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LFS/Commercial/E-Commerce Posts : Drop-Off Tank #5 - Pump Install + Pick our Skimmer

Recent Message Board Posts - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 03:50
Author: MarineDepot
Subject: Drop-Off Tank #5 - Pump Install + Pick our Skimmer
Posted: March 24 2017 at 9:50am



Drop-Off Tank Build - Episode 5: Pump Install + Which Skimmer Should We Use?


We are setting up a drop-off aquarium and want YOU to help us build it!

Vote for the protein skimmer we’ll install in Episode 6!

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