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General Discussion : 2 refractometers with different readings

Recent Message Board Posts - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:55
Author: Reefboy4life
Subject: 2 refractometers with different readings
Posted: July 19 2017 at 1:55pm

I have always hated my refractometer
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Tank Threads : Mitch's 400+ gallon build

Recent Message Board Posts - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:09
Author: backwards32
Subject: Mitch's 400+ gallon build
Posted: July 19 2017 at 1:09pm

someday I will teach you. And ill show you my amazing stand on the ceiling trick
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Tank Threads : Mitch's 400+ gallon build

Recent Message Board Posts - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 07:07
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: Mitch's 400+ gallon build
Posted: July 19 2017 at 1:07pm

How do you keep the water from spilling out of your tank like that?
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Tank Threads : Mitch's 400+ gallon build

Recent Message Board Posts - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:59
Author: backwards32
Subject: Mitch's 400+ gallon build
Posted: July 19 2017 at 12:59pm

wow my pictures are all sorts of directions. sorry
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Tank Threads : Mitch's 400+ gallon build

Recent Message Board Posts - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:58
Author: backwards32
Subject: Mitch's 400+ gallon build
Posted: July 19 2017 at 12:58pm

Ok this is an exciting update!   the tank actually has some water in it. In fact it is now full of water. I played around with the aquascapping for a few weeks just trying to find something I liked.



here is the tank as its filling up and almost full



I have had a little trouble with my pump. when i plugged it in it is just pulsating a shooting water in spurts. not sure what is going on there. I might have to open it up and see whats going on. but it sure does move a lot of water.

And I always have to throw in a little update on my house renovations. we got new countertops on friday



and the garage addition is really coming along well.



If anyone has any thoughts on this pump problem let me know.
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General Discussion : 2 refractometers with different readings

Recent Message Board Posts - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:38
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: 2 refractometers with different readings
Posted: July 19 2017 at 12:38pm

Yes that is a great way to raise it. Slowly raise it for sure. Do not dump salt straight into the tank or sump to try and correct it. LOL

You can also do water changes and remove less water than you add. Your sump level might be slightl high for a day or so but as the evap happens the salinity will slowly rise.


Edited by Krazie4Acans - 5 hours 21 minutes ago at 12:39pm
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General Help : help with tiger shark pump

Recent Message Board Posts - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 06:02
Author: backwards32
Subject: help with tiger shark pump
Posted: July 19 2017 at 12:02pm

so I bought a used tigershark pump a while back and just now got it set up. when I bought it we plugged it in to make sure and everything was fine. but now that I got it set up it pulsates and wont stay on consistently. any thoughts?
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General Discussion : 2 refractometers with different readings

Recent Message Board Posts - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 04:13
Author: Zack801
Subject: 2 refractometers with different readings
Posted: July 19 2017 at 10:13am

Sweet yeah I ended up ordering some last night on amazon and I'm holding off on my water change so I can re check the tanks and now the new water. Say it is that low 1.022 is it better to stop fresh water ato and maybe just top off with 1.025 and checking until the levels come back up?
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General Discussion : 2 refractometers with different readings

Recent Message Board Posts - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 04:10
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: 2 refractometers with different readings
Posted: July 19 2017 at 10:10am

I got some at Aquatic Dreams but I'm not sure if there are any of the Salt Lake stores that stock it. If the stores don't have it Amazon has it and if you are a prime member you can have it by Friday.

I know there are people that zero theirs and it works but knowing that these devices are only accurate to +- 3% at best I want them to be the most accurate in the range I will be measuring. Due to that I have always used the calibration solution for mine.
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Ft: hydra26hd w/mount

Recent Message Board Posts - Wed, 07/19/2017 - 01:08
Author: Zack801
Subject: Ft: hydra26hd w/mount
Posted: July 19 2017 at 7:08am

Light is maybe 6 months old. Looking for an apex jr plus cash or other accessories. Or will trade for apex classic. Text is best 801-647-9578 thanks
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS/FT 4' DIY led / T5 light

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:31
Author: Devaji108
Subject: FS/FT 4' DIY led / T5 light
Posted: July 18 2017 at 9:31pm

I'll see if I can find some pics of it up and running for you guys,

feel free to txt
307-699-7608
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : FS/FT 4' DIY led / T5 light

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:30
Author: Devaji108
Subject: FS/FT 4' DIY led / T5 light
Posted: July 18 2017 at 9:30pm

Hey folks I have a  nice 4' DIY led reef light up for grabs. it's on aluminum C Chanel  with space to add reto fit  T5s 

the plan was to do a T5 LEd combo..but things change. comes with 4 mean well drivers all wired up 2 channels with dimmer for each channel  WW/CW on 1  and B/RB on the other  all cree LEDs and a acrylic splash guard.

would make a supper sweet T5/led combo for some one with a 4-5' tank all mine are only 3 feet.

let me know if you want more info.
I am thinking $250  + shipping to you.    

open to trades. looking for 36" leds or coral.
 
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General Discussion : 2 refractometers with different readings

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:17
Author: Zack801
Subject: 2 refractometers with different readings
Posted: July 18 2017 at 9:17pm

So as soon as I read your reply and responded I started reading more into it. I guess there is actually calibration fluid that I can use.... are there any places locally I could buy this or just online? I also came across a diy solution by Randy Holmes Farley if anyone has tried that?I've had tanks successfully up and running without issues for near a year at this point so I wonder how off the salinity really could be? I honestly thought I just had to zero it out with rodi water and that was it... I guess I learn something new everyday

Edited by Zack801 - 15 hours 39 minutes ago at 9:21pm
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General Discussion : 2 refractometers with different readings

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:09
Author: Zack801
Subject: 2 refractometers with different readings
Posted: July 18 2017 at 9:09pm

Maybe calibrating is the wrong term? I insured it was zeroed (in case this was causing any higher/lower readings) is this not correct? Is there some sort of calibration fluid people use the "calibrate" these?
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General Discussion : 2 refractometers with different readings

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 15:06
Author: Krazie4Acans
Subject: 2 refractometers with different readings
Posted: July 18 2017 at 9:06pm

Why would you calibrate them at 0 when you want them accurate at the salinity if your tank? Wouldn't it make more sense to calibrate them with the correct fluid of 1.025 like the manufacturer recommends?  Then they are accurate at the value you are going to achieve and not at a value that we all hope to never see when testing our tanks.
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General Discussion : 2 refractometers with different readings

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 14:40
Author: Zack801
Subject: 2 refractometers with different readings
Posted: July 18 2017 at 8:40pm

I have two almost identical refractometers at home both are ATC. Out of curiosity I tried one that had been sitting a while and my tank measured 1.022. I had a brief moment of panic since any water I mix is 1.025-.026. I tried my other meter and it was closer to 1.025 possibly a little under. I recalibrated both using rodi water and zeroed them out with the screw. Retested the tanks with similar results. Does anyone have any ideas? I'd love to trust the meter that I reading higher because it really makes the most sense but I'd like any other thoughts or suggestions as well
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Nice dry rock

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:44
Author: rmw2g
Subject: Nice dry rock
Posted: July 18 2017 at 6:44pm

Will trade for corals
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Rotifers

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:18
Author: sh2007
Subject: LF Rotifers
Posted: July 18 2017 at 6:18pm

Thank You all, were hoping to find someone in davis area, but will make atrip to fish4u this weekend
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : Full reef 90ish gallons for sale cheap

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 11:36
Author: kdcdds
Subject: Full reef 90ish gallons for sale cheap
Posted: July 18 2017 at 5:36pm

I have a full reef setup, 90-100 gallons. I have tbe following: trigger system dump
Tons of
Pumps
Auto top off
A lot of corals
4 fish-- imperator juvenile, tang, 2 clown fish
All are thriving
Too much live rock to count
Anemones, corals, etc
All Alive and doing well
Never had a coral death
Tank needs glass cleaned but nothing else
I keep this tank in a guest house behind my house, and my elderly
Father has had to move into it, so come buy it from me
Cheap cheap cheap
Prob 2500+ invested

Kelly
801-634-0950
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Aquarium Related Classifieds : LF Rotifers

Recent Message Board Posts - Tue, 07/18/2017 - 09:09
Author: 1stupidpunk
Subject: LF Rotifers
Posted: July 18 2017 at 3:09pm

Theres was somebody in kaysville/fruit hieghts area selling them on ksl for dirt cheap a while back.. might want to search there as well.
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