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Zaphodent

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    Wireless Adapter for Neptune Apex

    If you have a old router, you can connect the apex to it, then connect that router to your main hub. I don’t think the usb one works, you’ll have to get an adapter that has Ethernet port. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Another palytoxin incident

    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2018/04/05/man-warns-pet-owners-after-fish-tank-releases-second-deadliest-poison-hospitalizes-10.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fmost-popular+%28Internal+-+Most+Popular+Content%29 Pulsing Xenia? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    advice on low dKH

    Salinity is 1.025 and my pH probe is good. I calibrate by refractometer and probe every six months, thanks to digital reminder apps. RSCP at 12-13 dKH, I imagine would also depend how much salt we're mixing to make a water batch. I do mine at 1.025 so 11 sounds about right? I just increased the timer for the alkalinity dosing so gonna try to monitor that. Thanks for the feedback. I'm monitoring the magnesium as well. I haven't had to dose that since my ranges seem within reference values but RSCP is so high to begin with so wondering if that is affecting my dKH. Not sure how it got that low, was surprised. I did dose calcium a bit higher to catch up at one point but wasn't monitoring dKH until I ordered more refill agent. But there is definitely a wide swing in pH. I have easy to care for SPS like birdnest and monti caps but their big enough to consume a decent about of calcium. LPS and softies also in the tank. I have a hammer the size of a human head but it seems to be doing fine.
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    advice on low dKH

    My Hanna checker shows an alkalinity of 63 ppm which comes out to 3.5 dKH. I tested it 2 days later just to make sure the trend was within the same area, 76 ppm which is a 4.2 dKH. Corals are doing fine from appearance and not sure how low my dKH has been since I've never really tested for it besides calcium. I started dosing a few months ago after moving to a monthly water change (instead of every 2 weeks, got tiring). My calcium at one point was less than 300. I have a few large corals that consume calcium. My calcium today is around 450, magnesium 1250. I dose B-ionic 2 part. To get a baseline, I tested a fresh batch of water (red sea coral pro). dKH is 11 and magnesium was 1450-1500 (using red sea mg test kit). The high magnesium is normal with red sea coral pro from what I remember. My pH is normal but does have a wide swing. Ranges between 7.8 to 8.4 from night to day, see pic attached. Any thoughts on why my dKH is low?
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    Brute trashcan smell

    Spray down with bottle of vinegar/water ? I do that with with mine once in a while Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Biopellets question.

    Biopellets can make cyano worst. I gave up on biopellets, few have success [emoji53] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Is this flatworm?

    Doesn't look like flatworms to me
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    Blue Green Chromis Fry

    Got a breeder box? I'll be the first to buy a pair when they mature enough lol
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    Bug ID

    No curve is what bothers me. It's relatively flat so probably an isopod.
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    Bug ID

    It has antennas and lots of legs. The body is somewhat clear but a broad one stripe in the middle of the body. Lots of them on sand and rock. I'll try to capture a better picture later. Thanks guys
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    Bug ID

    Got a video but it's a somewhat blurry from youtube compression upload from 12 -20 seconds was the best shot I could get I went through http://www.lionfishlair.com/hitchhiker.shtmlbut couldn't find a match
  13. Unfortunately not, had to work this weekend, maybe next year.
  14. Hello everyone, I've been in the hobby for over a year now but been reading up on things the past 3 years. I found this forum through another member when I bought a frag off craigslist. I currently have two nano reef tanks. IM nuvo 20 and nuvo 10. It's been through some up and downs but things have gotten better as I've learned new things and to be patience when I can. and now after battling some issues and learning the ropes. plan on doing more with this tank when I get things under control
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