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PRinWarrenton

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  1. PRinWarrenton

    Question about setting up a refugium

    You both convinced me. Thanks.
  2. Ok, so I have a 10 gallon refugium currently. It really doesn't have separate compartments. I did have it 3rd'd off with filter media but it seemed like too much junk was getting trapped in it. So I removed the 2 filter media and put my Algae into breeding basket as a temporary band aid. Now I am ready to insert glass panels BUT i'm not sure how many for each partition, etc. ADVICE Appreciated The first Left chamber will contain the return from the tank above and the skimmer. Middle chamber just Algae Third chamber, just return pump I was thinking the first partition would be 2 pieces of glass; leftmost at the bottom so water flows over, one inch right of that another panel raised one inch (water flows under) Then another double panel for the 2/3 partition - leftmost raised one inch, rightmost flush with the bottom diagram below I = on bottom ! = raised overflow/ skimmer I ! Algae ! I return pump Thanks!
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    Proper Fish Friendly Silicone

    Thanks!
  4. PRinWarrenton

    Proper Fish Friendly Silicone

    What brand of Silicone is best to glue my sump panels/dividers in place? Can it be bought locally? Anybody have some they could sell me?
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    Collecting Rainwater to Make Saltwater

    Thanks. That's why I post my thoughts before taking any action. My tank has been really stable, less the stupid Toadstool masquerading as a rock for 10 days, so I wouldn't want to risk it. Would Radon show up on a TDS? We get letters from the water company a lot about it being in the water. Probably will test one glass - if the tds is over 3, i'm done. if = or under 3, may start drinking it. I think that will make at least one person happy LOL
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    Collecting Rainwater to Make Saltwater

    ReefUp you are getting a little aggressive with your feedback, might want to tone it down a bit. I can afford whatever I want, whenever I want. I have a RODI. I do not plan on putting it in. So you are pretty much wrong on everything.
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    Collecting Rainwater to Make Saltwater

    All good points. I'll collect a tiny bit in a glass and test with TDS meter out of curiosity. Cost would have to factor in replace rodi cartridges too.
  8. I was thinking to save on water and sewer costs I would put up a temporary tarp to collect rainwater directly from the sky (not off a roof or whatever) using a cheap $4 tarp (photo). I only need 10-20 gallons per week, if it doesn't rain i'll use the rodi. So if I collect it and test it to 0 TDS or very close to it, I should be good right? Thoughts?
  9. PRinWarrenton

    Toadstool Coral won't open

    I would say moderate to low flow? it is about 5 inches off the bottom. LED lights only Photo now posted
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    Toadstool Coral won't open

    I bought a Toadstool Coral this past weekend. Looked great in the store. It closed once bagged - not surprising. It's been 6 days - still closed. LFS guy said rub some food in paste form on it. All I have is reef chili and can't seem to get it to paste form. Once it hits the water it dissolves. Any ideas to make this thing happy? Thx
  11. PRinWarrenton

    Lid for the Tank

    I think I'm going to hold off. Wiping, light, temp, etc. more downside than upside
  12. PRinWarrenton

    Lid for the Tank

    I am considering getting a lid to put on my 55Gal. The reasons are to help prevent evaporation and jumpers. I would have like 10"x2.5" cutouts in the back corners for wires and the lights. Is this even a good idea? I'm concerned about it changing the light strength, reflections, etc. To be honest, not even sure it will help will evaporation
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    Green Star Polyp closed 4 days now

    Well after about a week they opened up about 75%. Lots of great advice - really appreciate it. If they close again I'm giving them 30 days before I panic! guess we can say - case closed
  14. PRinWarrenton

    Green Star Polyp closed 4 days now

    I have a 4 stage rodi - tds = 0
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    Green Star Polyp closed 4 days now

    Never dosed Alk. Only dosed calc once about 2 months ago. I think the water out here (public but comes from wells) is high in both. I had discuss with LFS they thought it was my brand of salt. So I changed salt brand. It's been higher since the tank started around Sept 1 and moving lower at the pace of glacier. It's a mystery to me
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