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    BEST DIY LED fixture ever?

    Wow, so it's been a while, huh? Sorry about that! So a lot has happened personally (move) that put my project on the shelf for a while (like a year now)... But I'm getting back into it again and pulled everything out of the moving box and set it all up again. I'm going to get this guy...
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    Nano wavebox clicking

    Thanks!
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    Nano wavebox clicking

    No, I haven't ever changed anything with them as the noise never really bothered me before. Where can I purchase them? Thanks!
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    Nano wavebox clicking

    My tunze nano wavebox produces an audible "click" every time the pump turns on (can hear easily from across the room). This is something that it's always done (three years old) and hasn't ever really bothered my in my generally noisy apartment. However, I am moving everything soon and will put...
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    440 Gallon Custom Drop-Off Reef Tank

    It does look that way... Odd. I connot imagine how that would ever be a good idea.
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    BEST DIY LED fixture ever?

    LOL, my wife doesn't like it on the table... and it's still there (and accumulating mail)!! I have been absolutely smashed with work (although the end is in sight, just a couple more weeks). I haven't had a chance to work on this at all since the last update. I do see it every day and am...
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    440 Gallon Custom Drop-Off Reef Tank

    What's the piece in the last pic?
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    surge device (no bubbles) mystery....

    Something like this: http://highpurityvalves.becomfg.com/viewitems/ptfe-pneumatic-valves-2/plastic-quick-dump-valves-polypropylene-or-pvdf-? Only without the high pressure air or spring assist, so rather than "blowing" the valve open, it opens more slowly and shuts more slowly as air fills the...
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    surge device (no bubbles) mystery....

    The air would vent back out the same place it goes in, control could either be through solenoid valves, or (since I prefer non-moving and failure resistent simplicity) through a restrictor or throttle valve that bleeds off the pressure when the air pump is not on. I'll throw a drawing together...
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    BEST DIY LED fixture ever?

    Man, I wish!! I don't even think I have had a chance to work on it since my last update... I have been smashed with work and travel recently. I hope to find a few days to work on it in the near-term, but probably it will be mid-may before I can really solidly get back into it (much to the...
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    surge device (no bubbles) mystery....

    I have spent a couple days thinking about this and bouncing ideas off a buddy. Here is what I have been able to come up with: I don't think all of the pipes are necessary and are probably leftovers from experimenting. I bet you need penetrations for filling, emergency overflow and normal...
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    Our Hobby is wiping out the reefs

    LOL. Get your facts straight before posting.
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    Our Hobby is wiping out the reefs

    Of course Florida has restrictions. However, how that applies to the topic you have brought up is unclear.
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    Our Hobby is wiping out the reefs

    Due diligence: do your own. Read source data. Look at the testimonies being discussed. Look at the facts. Make up your own mind about it. The few here who seem to have done this are outnumbered by the vast majority who are coming up with fact-less and un-based opinions sitting far from...
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    JBJ ATO pump with high head and distance

    ^yep. A peristaltic pump. I love my litermeter.
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