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    Is this epoxy reef safe?

    I've patched holes in acrylic sumps several times with just a small piece of acrylic and the acrylic glue, just put the patch on the side of the sump.
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    How to reduce power consumption

    It's amazing how fast it all adds up, I have been out of the hobby for about 4 years now and in the end my electricity bill went down over $100 a month and that was with LED and no chiller but the tank was over 140 gallons total. I'm now setting up a nano tank and I'm glad to see that there a...
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    SC 150 skimmer review pics

    He got back to me today and said that he is shipping me a replacement out. That's good customer service! Rich
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    SC 150 skimmer review pics

    So the impeller shaft on my 150 broke in half today. Anyone now where to get a replacement? I emailed the sell but have not heard back from him. Rich
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    T5 or MH or LED

    I've ran T5's, MH, and just recently switched over to a DIY LED setup from ReefLED.com, I have to same these LED's blow everything else I have used away. They put out no heat so I don't need a chiller, I can move them around, add or subtract to them, and turn up or down the amount of light with...
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    Stable PH.. How Long Can the Fresh Air Tube Be

    sorry for the double post I have no idea what happened. By the way I got a 5 gallon bucket of the soda lime from Airgas for around $75 should last for quite a while.
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    Stable PH.. How Long Can the Fresh Air Tube Be

    I had the same problem and was trying to figure out how to get an airline outside. Then I read about the Co2 scrubber and built a simply one with some clear PVC and PVC fittings and filled it with the soda lime and it worked perfect. I don't drip kalk and my ph stays above 8.2 now. Rich
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    Stable PH.. How Long Can the Fresh Air Tube Be

    I had the same problem and was trying to figure out how to get an airline outside. Then I read about the Co2 scrubber and built a simply one with some clear PVC and PVC fittings and filled it with the soda lime and it worked perfect. I don't drip kalk and my ph stays above 8.2 now. Rich
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    SC 150 skimmer review pics

    I did the mesh mod on mine, but not the same as you did. I was worried about cutting off the needles on the impeller and not having another one to fall back to. So I just added a couple of layers of mess over the needles and held them down with fishing line. I checked the air draw before and...
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    SC 150 skimmer review pics

    My skimmer finally started really kicking in on Thursday and getting some good foam. I decided to add 1 layer of the mesh kind of between the pins in the impeller to see if it would help and it took the air intake up from around 5 lpm to 7 lpm and the bubbles got a lot smaller. I've got some...
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    Can Mushrooms Survive a Cycle?

    I've had mushrooms, SPS, and misc LPS survive a cycle so yes...
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    SC 150 skimmer review pics

    I contacted the seller and he said that he is out until of the impellers until next year. Tank is new only 5 months, total volume of 120G, 5 fish. But I have been running for the 5 months with no skimmer at all. I will give it time to see what happens. Rich
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    SC 150 skimmer review pics

    Looks like its working pretty good with the mesh mod. Can you recommend a place to by another impeller for the Atman 2500? So far I have not gotten anything from this skimmer in my tank, it has failed to develop a foam head in the skimmer. It seemed like it work for the 1st couple of hours...
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    SC 150 skimmer review pics

    Ordered the SC 150 for my tank, didn't have a skimmer on there before I was saving $ to get the SRO 2000 but decided this would work as a good in between. I'm impressed with it especially for the price, I have built 3 or 4 skimmers in the past and the quality of these are great. I do think its a...
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