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PodRod
I might try that. It's not cracked or anything or doesn't look warped...never leaked before. I see that they offer a o-ring replacement online but I JUST placed and got my order today from Drs. F&S. I don't want to order a $1.49 part and wait for it to come in. I might call around my LFS to see if they have this...doubtful that they do though.

 

Hey Adam,

 

I have an order ready to place- let me know if you want the part added...

 

Almost looks from the FTS he has a small rock he could give you without having to cut the neomeris.

 

l like the way you think Spanko!

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divecj5

Thanks Karen. I am going to check with Tideline at lunch today since they said that they have the replacement for it. We'll see though....I've heard that before :)

 

If not, I would definitely like to order the part...it's a whole $1.49 so I might have to add another one or two things (test kits).

 

I'll let you know.

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PodRod
Thanks Karen. I am going to check with Tideline at lunch today since they said that they have the replacement for it. We'll see though....I've heard that before :)

 

If not, I would definitely like to order the part...it's a whole $1.49 so I might have to add another one or two things (test kits).

 

I'll let you know.

 

No problem - I'll hold off until I hear back from you...

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divecj5

I will let you know as soon as I get back from lunch.

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diggman08

somebodys being a Post whore on Nano-reef this mornng :D

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divecj5

No diggity...no doubt :) It's Friday and SLOW at work B)

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diggman08

i will second that dude.. im only work half a day though...hehe

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divecj5

Alright....so maybe someone should take me out and beat me with a stick :) I just got back from the LFS and I got a rubber o-ring replacement for the reactor. Haven't tried it out so fingerscrossed . When I went in there, they were nice enough to bring out a new one to make sure that it would fit. That's when I noticed that there actually should have been a o-ring in there all along. Here I was thinking that there was just thin gasket and that this was supposed to seal it. The rubber o-ring must have gotten lost over the past year so no freaking wonder why it was leaking :slap:

 

I'll have to report whether we are leak free or not. The tank is already looking clearer from just running Seagel in a bag overnight. The Phosban should be kicking some serious tail soon...hopefully :)

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divecj5

NO MORE LEAK :haha:

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klarion
NO MORE LEAK :haha:

 

Congrats!

 

Any thoughts you can share on the seagel?

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divecj5

It's nice to have something work for once :)

 

Seagel is made by Seachem and it is a mix of their matrix carbon and phosphate remover. Just put it in a media bag, give it a rinse, and drop it in an area with decent flow. Last about 3-4 months. Here is a link to it:

 

 

It's nice to have something work for once :)

 

Seagel is made by Seachem and it is a mix of their matrix carbon and phosphate remover. Just put it in a media bag, give it a rinse, and drop it in an area with decent flow. Last about 3-4 months. Here is a link to it:

http://www.seachem.com/products/product_pages/SeaGel.html

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klarion
It's nice to have something work for once :)

 

Seagel is made by Seachem and it is a mix of their matrix carbon and phosphate remover. Just put it in a media bag, give it a rinse, and drop it in an area with decent flow. Last about 3-4 months. Here is a link to it:

 

 

It's nice to have something work for once :)

 

Seagel is made by Seachem and it is a mix of their matrix carbon and phosphate remover. Just put it in a media bag, give it a rinse, and drop it in an area with decent flow. Last about 3-4 months. Here is a link to it:

http://www.seachem.com/products/product_pages/SeaGel.html

 

I've decided to try the seagel once I run out of my current batch of media. I use two different kinds for carbon and phosphate. It's also great that they sell it by weight instead of small packages too. Thanks for the info.

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divecj5

Glad I could help Boris. I really have liked it in the past and it seems to do a great job of removing any gunk and really making the water sparkle.

 

I am getting ready to take some pics this afternoon so look for some tomorrow :)

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diggman08

make sure you take good ones :P

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divecj5

Nothing but the best for you man :D

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diggman08

dude im in the process of maybe getting some awesome stuff from BibleSue for the Pico...

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divecj5

Awesome man. I know that her and Weetie have some great stuff. I might be setting up a pico later this summer. Just gotta start scraping some funds together. I haven't run this by my wife but I'm sure she won't care :) We'll see though...still got some plans for my BC.

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Weetabix7

Awww, you guys are sweet. :wub:

BibleSue really does have some good stuff, much more than me ATM!

I'm getting ready to do a MAJOR overhaul on all of my tanks tho, and I expect to have some stuff to sell at the end of it.

So dive, are you saying that Seagel stuff works better than a skimmer????

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klarion
Awww, you guys are sweet. :wub:

BibleSue really does have some good stuff, much more than me ATM!

I'm getting ready to do a MAJOR overhaul on all of my tanks tho, and I expect to have some stuff to sell at the end of it.

So dive, are you saying that Seagel stuff works better than a skimmer????

 

I hope you were saying that it works really well with the skimmer :D

I like skimming....

I like zoas too.....

 

well, enough about me....where are those pictures :) ?

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divecj5

First to answer Weetie and Boris.....I would definitely say that Seagel does not replace what a skimmer can remove. I think a lot of how effective really depends on the size of the tank. Even with my phosban reactor and seagel in the tank, my skimmer still pulls out some nice gunk. I would say that for really small tanks, maybe 10 gallons or less, where a skimmer really isn't an option, Chemi-pure/Purigen/Seagel would really probably suffice more than a skimmer. For my tank, I just use as many options as I can :)

 

Now for the pictures....there are quite a few so let me warn you first.

 

Top-down Shots

 

Right side - Looking down on Orange Monti Cap, Orange Digitata, Superman Monti, Zoas, Octospawn, and Purple Polyped Monti

 

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Left side - Looking down on Baby Blue Polyp Monti Cap and Green Pocillipora. Check out how the cap overgrown where i epoxied it back together :)

 

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Middle - Gold Maxima Clam and various zoas

 

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Full Frontal Zoas

 

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Rics

 

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Stonies

 

Superman Monti that I almost killed from moving around so much. It's been in this spot for a month now and is starting to grow again. It was basically just a few millimeters left before it started recovering.

 

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Orange Encrusting Monti - Continues to spread down onto rock

 

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Purple Polyed w/yellow base Monti

 

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Green Pocillipora

 

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Caps

 

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Lastly, the Acro frag that PodRod gave me. It was kind of a deeper blue/brown when I got it from her. I placed it on a frag mag after letting it settle in and now I move it higher and higher in the tank. It is hard to see in these but it is starting to get some really nice blue/green coloration and the polyps are turning bright yellow and it is starting to put out buds for new branches. Kind of hard to capture in pictures :(

 

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That's all folks (in Elmer Fudd voice)

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airman_verde04
Awesome man. I know that her and Weetie have some great stuff. I might be setting up a pico later this summer. Just gotta start scraping some funds together. I haven't run this by my wife but I'm sure she won't care :) We'll see though...still got some plans for my BC.

 

no way! me too, I have a 3g eclipse I'm going to set up at work if I get an office.. you'll have to keep me posted, we can maybe split a bag of Live sand, since the smaller bag was more than enough for my 10g.. I'm actually going to get about a pound or so of decorative rock and start working on a awsome to scale rock scaping ( I want a really nice arch suspended in the middle, so I'll be doing some glue'n) so when I'm ready to start the tank, i'll only have to get like 2 pounds of LR for the base to set the rock on top.

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klarion

Huge photo update........nice. It's amazing how much those sps have grown. Congrats.

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PodRod

Wow - you've had some amazing growth as well! Those caps are starting to round out nicely and take on their true form - I love them! All looks good - and I still want some of those strange green things!!!!!!!!!

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TUDIZZLE

crazy growth on those SPS and some really nice photos.

 

looks like that Green Pocillipora is growing down but not up?

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airman_verde04

Hey Adam (and Karen since I'm sure you will see this too) incase you guys looking for my post through the pages, I moved it to the members aquariums!!

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