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  1. 4.5 years...

    Math is hard StevieT, obviously for you! But yeah, new tanks always make ya feel better! Though I did find two random posts from 2006 so I guess it hasn't been quite that long. Anyway, looks like all the old guys like Liquid are gone, to bad!
  2. 4.5 years...

    Wow, I can't believe that it has been 4.5 years since I have been on this site! Actually I haven't had a reef tank in at least 3 years! Not saying that I miss the money it cost me over the years but it sure was fun! Anyway, so glad to see NR is still u and running and looks alive as ever! So what happened to "Dave Espi"? lol Well, off to RC to see what's going on over there! See you all around! MacnReef
  3. new pics for Dec. of my 30 g oceanic cube

    Yeah, how about some specs...definitely a sweet tank. Mike
  4. experience with petsupplyliquidator

    I just bought another 30" fixture from them. It had a 175W 20K halide and 2-65W pc actinics. It included a fan in the fixture. Well I received the fixture on Monday (now, when I placed the order, I knew their reputation so I was VERY specific), well this is my story. I opened the package and thought, very nice until I inspected it more. I pulled out the halide bulb to put it in the fixture and the bulb was a 10K, not 20K like I asked for. Then I said, hey, where is the ballast...they didn't ship me the ballast. Then I flipped the fixture over to find my $30 legs for the fixture and guess what, they are not in the box. Also, on the top of the fixture is a nice size ding, not from the shipping company because this thing was packaged well. So I emailed and called because I was very upset. NO response. I called later that night and a lady answered, she said she was sorry and would do whatever to make me happy. I told her to have the fixture picked up and credit me and I would be happy. She said that wouldnt be a problem but I needed to speak with Colton and to call back in 30 mins. (Now I am in FL and they are in CA and I don't have free long distance). So I called back and no one answered. I called multiple times and left a lot of VM's. I emailed again with no response. The next morning, I started emailing again. No response all day. Then I sent a paypal request for my money back and they responded with an email, "Please call facility - mon-fri 9-4 pacific time for help with hood - 916 381 3551". So I called and it was their factory. I had been calling Colton, PSL and he never answered at 916-206-9348. So anyway, I called the factory and the guy was nice and said he would send me the parts they forgot to ship. But I don't want to have to take the damn fixture apart, especially to have to fix the damaged part. So I kept emailing and calling. I emailed again and wrote: "The guy from your facility just called and said that he did not ship the ballast, correct bulb and the legs. I told him to hold onto the stuff because I need to speak with you. I do NOT want this fixture. I do NOT want to have to take it apart and put it back together with the new top/side piece. I just spoke with Ashley and she said that she is going to contact you. I also told her that I would ship it back at my expense today or tomorrow. But I want a credit. Please respond to this email." Nothing...so I tried again...this was after many emails... "Okay, this is my last attempt at trying to resolve this between us. Respond to this email or I am filing a claim with my cc company and with paypal. I do not appreciate being ignored. Again, the fixture you sent me is missing parts, wrong parts were shipped and the product is damaged. Please allow me to send the unit back to the address on the box (at my cost) and refund me $359.99 for the price of the unit immediately." Then they responded with this.... "Mike, You have been trying to return the product before the unit was ever shipped to you, so We can see how you have been trying to get out of this deal for awhile and are trying every alley to get out of it. Fact is we shipped you a good product - if there are any problems with the shipment we will help. We are here for you Mike. Like said way earlier in the week we do not authorize refunds for custom fixtures but do everything to make sure you get exactly what you order. You have already called, feel free to call again - our staff knows you and is expecting your call." So I emailed back... "I have explained that it is damaged and I have sent you pictures. I will not be responsible for taking the unit apart to fix your mistake. I have called multiple times and I get no response. I pay for my long distance charges. Please respond to this email and proceed with my credit. I don't see how such a large company can try to stiff me so much. If I would have known from the beginning that you did not authorize refunds, I would have never have ordered it because I KNOW your record. Even with the name that you guys have, I trusted you. I know of other orders that are out there from other people and I will see how theirs turns out because I am sure they will have problems too. I can't believe you guys are going to do this to me and not credit me, even after I offer to pay for shipping. You are right, I did try to cancel the order before it shipped but I was told it was made and you could not stop production. I was going to sell the unit but decided to keep the unit and now I have received something that I can not use. Please respond to this email." No response, so I sent this... "Question, how much is the part I have worth? Since you didn't send me the legs, ballast and I can send you back the bulbs, can you credit me something. I will keep the 30" case with the guts, let me know. Credit me $200 and I will be happy. I will pay $159.99 for what I have." Then I got a response, which I don't have with me that said something to the effect that I was CRAZY and they would only credit me $75. Do NOT trust this company. They are pieces of **** and I hope their company folds. -Mac
  5. petsupplyliquidator blues

    I just bought a 30" fixture from them. It had a 175W 20K halide and 2-65W pc actinics. It included a fan in the fixture. Well I received the fixture on Monday (now, when I placed the order, I knew their reputation so I was VERY specific), well this is my story. I opened the package and thought, very nice until I inspected it more. I pulled out the halide bulb to put it in the fixture and the bulb was a 10K, not 20K like I asked for. Then I said, hey, where is the ballast...they didn't ship me the ballast. Then I flipped the fixture over to find my $30 legs for the fixture and guess what, they are not in the box. Also, on the top of the fixture is a nice size ding, not from the shipping company because this thing was packaged well. So I emailed and called because I was very upset. NO response. I called later that night and a lady answered, she said she was sorry and would do whatever to make me happy. I told her to have the fixture picked up and credit me and I would be happy. She said that wouldnt be a problem but I needed to speak with Colton and to call back in 30 mins. (Now I am in FL and they are in CA and I don't have free long distance). So I called back and no one answered. I called multiple times and left a lot of VM's. I emailed again with no response. The next morning, I started emailing again. No response all day. Then I sent a paypal request for my money back and they responded with an email, "Please call facility - mon-fri 9-4 pacific time for help with hood - 916 381 3551". So I called and it was their factory. I had been calling Colton, PSL and he never answered at 916-206-9348. So anyway, I called the factory and the guy was nice and said he would send me the parts they forgot to ship. But I don't want to have to take the damn fixture apart, especially to have to fix the damaged part. So I kept emailing and calling. I emailed again and wrote: "The guy from your facility just called and said that he did not ship the ballast, correct bulb and the legs. I told him to hold onto the stuff because I need to speak with you. I do NOT want this fixture. I do NOT want to have to take it apart and put it back together with the new top/side piece. I just spoke with Ashley and she said that she is going to contact you. I also told her that I would ship it back at my expense today or tomorrow. But I want a credit. Please respond to this email." Nothing...so I tried again...this was after many emails... "Okay, this is my last attempt at trying to resolve this between us. Respond to this email or I am filing a claim with my cc company and with paypal. I do not appreciate being ignored. Again, the fixture you sent me is missing parts, wrong parts were shipped and the product is damaged. Please allow me to send the unit back to the address on the box (at my cost) and refund me $359.99 for the price of the unit immediately." Then they responded with this.... "Mike, You have been trying to return the product before the unit was ever shipped to you, so We can see how you have been trying to get out of this deal for awhile and are trying every alley to get out of it. Fact is we shipped you a good product - if there are any problems with the shipment we will help. We are here for you Mike. Like said way earlier in the week we do not authorize refunds for custom fixtures but do everything to make sure you get exactly what you order. You have already called, feel free to call again - our staff knows you and is expecting your call." So I emailed back... "I have explained that it is damaged and I have sent you pictures. I will not be responsible for taking the unit apart to fix your mistake. I have called multiple times and I get no response. I pay for my long distance charges. Please respond to this email and proceed with my credit. I don't see how such a large company can try to stiff me so much. If I would have known from the beginning that you did not authorize refunds, I would have never have ordered it because I KNOW your record. Even with the name that you guys have, I trusted you. I know of other orders that are out there from other people and I will see how theirs turns out because I am sure they will have problems too. I can't believe you guys are going to do this to me and not credit me, even after I offer to pay for shipping. You are right, I did try to cancel the order before it shipped but I was told it was made and you could not stop production. I was going to sell the unit but decided to keep the unit and now I have received something that I can not use. Please respond to this email." No response, so I sent this... "Question, how much is the part I have worth? Since you didn't send me the legs, ballast and I can send you back the bulbs, can you credit me something. I will keep the 30" case with the guts, let me know. Credit me $200 and I will be happy. I will pay $159.99 for what I have." Then I got a response, which I don't have with me that said something to the effect that I was CRAZY and they would only credit me $75. Do NOT trust this company. They are pieces of **** and I hope their company folds. -Mac
  6. 20L MH lighting

    DO NOT ORDER FROM PSL! I just bought a 30" fixture from them. It had a 175W 20K halide and 2-65W pc actinics. It included a fan in the fixture. Well I received the fixture on Monday (now, when I placed the order, I knew their reputation so I was VERY specific), well this is my story. I opened the package and thought, very nice until I inspected it more. I pulled out the halide bulb to put it in the fixture and the bulb was a 10K, not 20K like I asked for. Then I said, hey, where is the ballast...they didn't ship me the ballast. Then I flipped the fixture over to find my $30 legs for the fixture and guess what, they are not in the box. Also, on the top of the fixture is a nice size ding, not from the shipping company because this thing was packaged well. So I emailed and called because I was very upset. NO response. I called later that night and a lady answered, she said she was sorry and would do whatever to make me happy. I told her to have the fixture picked up and credit me and I would be happy. She said that wouldnt be a problem but I needed to speak with Colton and to call back in 30 mins. (Now I am in FL and they are in CA and I don't have free long distance). So I called back and no one answered. I called multiple times and left a lot of VM's. I emailed again with no response. The next morning, I started emailing again. No response all day. Then I sent a paypal request for my money back and they responded with an email, "Please call facility - mon-fri 9-4 pacific time for help with hood - 916 381 3551". So I called and it was their factory. I had been calling Colton, PSL and he never answered at 916-206-9348. So anyway, I called the factory and the guy was nice and said he would send me the parts they forgot to ship. But I don't want to have to take the damn fixture apart, especially to have to fix the damaged part. So I kept emailing and calling. I emailed again and wrote: "The guy from your facility just called and said that he did not ship the ballast, correct bulb and the legs. I told him to hold onto the stuff because I need to speak with you. I do NOT want this fixture. I do NOT want to have to take it apart and put it back together with the new top/side piece. I just spoke with Ashley and she said that she is going to contact you. I also told her that I would ship it back at my expense today or tomorrow. But I want a credit. Please respond to this email." Nothing...so I tried again...this was after many emails... "Okay, this is my last attempt at trying to resolve this between us. Respond to this email or I am filing a claim with my cc company and with paypal. I do not appreciate being ignored. Again, the fixture you sent me is missing parts, wrong parts were shipped and the product is damaged. Please allow me to send the unit back to the address on the box (at my cost) and refund me $359.99 for the price of the unit immediately." Then they responded with this.... "Mike, You have been trying to return the product before the unit was ever shipped to you, so We can see how you have been trying to get out of this deal for awhile and are trying every alley to get out of it. Fact is we shipped you a good product - if there are any problems with the shipment we will help. We are here for you Mike. Like said way earlier in the week we do not authorize refunds for custom fixtures but do everything to make sure you get exactly what you order. You have already called, feel free to call again - our staff knows you and is expecting your call." So I emailed back... "I have explained that it is damaged and I have sent you pictures. I will not be responsible for taking the unit apart to fix your mistake. I have called multiple times and I get no response. I pay for my long distance charges. Please respond to this email and proceed with my credit. I don't see how such a large company can try to stiff me so much. If I would have known from the beginning that you did not authorize refunds, I would have never have ordered it because I KNOW your record. Even with the name that you guys have, I trusted you. I know of other orders that are out there from other people and I will see how theirs turns out because I am sure they will have problems too. I can't believe you guys are going to do this to me and not credit me, even after I offer to pay for shipping. You are right, I did try to cancel the order before it shipped but I was told it was made and you could not stop production. I was going to sell the unit but decided to keep the unit and now I have received something that I can not use. Please respond to this email." No response, so I sent this... "Question, how much is the part I have worth? Since you didn't send me the legs, ballast and I can send you back the bulbs, can you credit me something. I will keep the 30" case with the guts, let me know. Credit me $200 and I will be happy. I will pay $159.99 for what I have." Then I got a response, which I don't have with me that said something to the effect that I was CRAZY and they would only credit me $75. Do NOT trust this company. They are pieces of **** and I hope their company folds. -Mac
  7. Diary of my 29....

    Yeah it was cool, but short lived. Mike
  8. Diary of my 29....

    Well this journey is over. I am not setting up a 29 after all, I ended up getting a 54 corner tank. Mike
  9. Hey, I am the long standing member here, so I will carry the 20L torch... Just kidding of course. But I am setting up a 20L, unless of course I can get a 29 by tomorrow. I have the stand, fixture which includes 1-175W 20K and 2-65wpc actinics, 10g sump with a EuroReef RS5-2 and a Mag9.5 with SCWD. I would like to use this tank as a reference. I can still remember reading about this tank with the thread started, it is an amazing tank. I would much rather to have a 29 than a 20L just because of the height...seems like a 20L would fill to quickly. Dunno, well see. Mike
  10. Diary of my 29....

    My 29 crakced across the back after almost two weeks.:*( Mike
  11. Diary of my 29....

    No go on the VHO. Oh well, pcs are good and work for me. I guess the light will be shipping soone from CA, so I am hoping in a week I will have the light. As of last night my salinity was 30ppt and slowly rising to 32. I went ahead and put some rock in that a friend gave me and I work up this morning and my skimmer went nuts last night! The cup was full of foul smelling water that was crystal clear. At least I know its working. I readjusted the skimmer to run dry and hopefully when I get home tonight there will be some skimmate in the skimmer. I had an issue with micro bubbles, even after all of the baffles in my sump. But have realized that was my skimmer breaking in. This morning it was a little better, less bubbles. Tank is very quiet compared to my 180 and the water is running very cold, like 73-74 but I put a heater on it yesterday to hold it at 79. Hopefully once I get my lights on the aquarium, it will stay about 78-79. Anyway, I will post some pictures later. Mike
  12. Diary of my 29....

    Tank now has water, sand and about 20ppt salt. I will finish salting it tonight. But the pumps are running and it is looking pretty sweet. I just emailed the company about my lighting and asked if they could do VHO's instead of PC's, we'll see. If not, oh well, but if so, cool. Mike
  13. Look Who's Back!!!

    Thanx! Like an idiot I was carrying the tank in (on the stand) and I tripped and fell into the drain lines and busted the bottom of the OF box!:x Thankfully I just finished fixing it, so I only lost 1 day. Well I am off to bed. Gotta go to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure tomorrow. But tomorrow will be the last leak test on the box. Mike
  14. Diary of my 29....

    Hey impur...(btw whats your name...lol) Well I got the box fixed tonight, only took a few minutes but she back to where she was! So now I have to wait for the silicone to dry then a quick leak test. Then move to location and get my auto top off set up. Then time for water, sand and rock. But no fish or corals for a week or so. Need to get my lights first. Mike
  15. Diary of my 29....

    Well I just ordered my light. It is a custom 30" fixture with 1-175W halide and 2-65W pc's. I will probably run a 14K 175w with two actinic pc's. Man, I can't wait for it to get here. Mike
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