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Origami

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  1. Justin (ctenophore) ot John (Copps) might also have advice on thickness. They both have really deep tanks. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  2. Ha, keep in mind that thick glass starts to look tinted. And low iron glass with low tint is softer and more prone to scratches. Thick acrylic may actually be a better choice. And that's coming from somebody who ditched his acrylic tank years ago for the same reasons you mentioned. It's worth looking into what the pros think. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  3. Jakarta? Very cool. I've never been. Welcome back, though. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  4. Origami

    CRASH

    WHAAAAT? You're saying that you don't QT your worms? Egad.
  5. Thanks for starting it, too. I use Autocad's Fusion 360 (which is free to use for non-commercial individuals, e.g. Hobbyists).
  6. And, for what it's worth, the bracket design that I use for my DC6000-based skimmer pump controllers is now also shared here.
  7. I just published my Apex bracket to Thingiverse here.
  8. Thanks, Milton! Nice to have somebody do the homework to put these things in one place like that.
  9. If your pH probe will calibrate and hold calibration for an extended period of time, it can continue to be used. However, if it won't calibrate and won't hold calibration (that is, if you're finding yourself calibrating it more than tolerable), then it's time to get another. A three year old probe is pretty old, but I've had some last that long. I've also had some that won't last a year.
  10. Thingiverse is a place where designs are shared. However, I've not seen a lot of Reef stuff there. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  11. If I want accuracy, I'll recalibrate probes every 2 or 3 months. If a relative measurement is OK (to detect trends), they can go longer. At some point, they no longer hold calibration and should be replaced.
  12. BRK is a long haul for you, but John often has them on the shelf. I don't know about our your way, though. Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
  13. Thanks, Forrest. Now, optimally, you need to turn either the laptop or the glasses both with the glass between and not. When it's just air between the screen and the sunglasses, the screen should go dark as you turn the glasses. With tempered glass in between, the screen never goes dark because the light coming off of the screen is turned by various angles as it passes through the tempered glass.
  14. An update... every little bit helps. If you don't already have a designated charity of choice with Amazon, it's easy to set one up. WAMAS is just one of the options. I chose it because of my personal connection to the community. However, there are many, many very worthy organizations that you can support. Check it out!
  15. Last one is good. I like the break in the middle: It supports better front-to-back flow than the line-down-the-middle look.
  16. I hope that everything works out well, Eric.
  17. ULNS + high end of alk = burnt SPS tips. Lowering the alk may have helped the tip issue also. Are you targeting a particular nitrate:phosphate ratio?
  18. I feed heavily for a week or ten days before a trip. Fish can go a week or more just grazing through the tank. Don't make any changes to your setup for a week before as they're bound to break while you're gone. A webcam is a good idea. Having a friend and a WAMAS member backup on hand to stop in and to check is also good if one can get into the house. Also, if the friend has Facetime or Skype, they can walk you through the issue remotely if there's an issue.
  19. Wavy streaks or stripes pattern = tempered glass. Any chance you can get a picture for future inquiries? Are all panels on your tank tempered? It sounds kind of like they mixed and matched panels given whatever supply of glass they had on hand. That may be an exaggeration, but worth a check I guess.
  20. Three minutes until I start the patch process.
  21. I'm going to apply a minor software update at 10:00 AM (Eastern). It should not take long. During that time, the site may be unavailable. If you're posting when the update starts, you may lose anything not saved already. Thanks for your patience.
  22. There's stuff online. However, many laptop displays are polarized. So, if you look at them through polarized sunglasses and turn the glasses, you'll see the screen fade to black at some angle and be visible at a perpendicular angle. Tempered glass will twist light differently at different points. So, when you put such a screen behind a panel of tempered glass, you'll see swirls and streaks. And, if you were to rotatte the glasses, the pattern would change. Regular glass behaves the same as no-glass. That is, the screen will go black at some angle and will be brightest 90 degrees from that.
  23. That's a cool crab, Paul. The sponge makes it look a bit like an old stuffed animal.
  24. Good luck with the rescheduled surgery, Tricia. Wishing you a speedy recovery and positive outcome.
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