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    Pix & ID: Critters that come in your rocks: the good and the bad.

    Thanks so much. I was looking at it last pm and it did look like it had a shell. It's a little bigger than I wrote. About 1cm in length. The second one I found on my acropora back in 2012 with bite marks and even found some eggs. (My post above is rather confusing.) I'm pretty sure it's an...
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    Pix & ID: Critters that come in your rocks: the good and the bad.

    Planaria? 1-2015 about 3-4mm long, appear flat, moves like a worm, comes out at night on the glass. I had a tank crash about 3 year ago. Found flatworms on all the acropora and lost everything (SPS). 7-2012 This one looks distinctly different. Nothing but fish and a leather coral in the...
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    New tank, sump location question

    Almost 2 years later... Gave up the fight with the aefw and redbugs. Lost $100's if not $1000 in acropora. Green slimer survived only. The tank was very stable otherwise. Recently lost a larger genicanthus angel that had been with me for at least 2-3 years. Always had a lower gi problem with...
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    New tank, sump location question

    Acro's not doing well. I think I'm calling it quits with the acropora. Other SPS and the Monti's are doing very well and look fine to me. I stopped running gfo because everything was VERY pale. carbon stopped, too. then, after about 2 weeks several frags and some small colonies started slow...
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    replaced ro/di filters/resin now can't get below 2 TDS

    I rechecked things using a handheld TDS meter. The same one I use at my cousin's house. My TDS is 140 from tap. 10 after RO. for a rejection rate of 130/140= 92.8%. Not bad but not as advertised. Maybe my inline TDS meters are not well calibrated for higher tds???
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    replaced ro/di filters/resin now can't get below 2 TDS

    I set up two RO/DI at two houses about 1 mile from each other. Mine and my cousin's. His tap TDS is 144. Mine is 90. I changed the membrane at the same time with the same dow filmtec. His unit does not have the booster pump. PSI about 50. Mine has a booster pump. PSI as stated above is 75-80...
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    replaced ro/di filters/resin now can't get below 2 TDS

    On dow's website the pdf... "¢ It is recommended that systems using these elements rinse the elements for 24 hours, prior to first use, to meet NSF/ANSI 58 Standard. "¢ The first full tank of permeate must be discarded. Do not use this initial permeate for drinking water or food preparation...
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    replaced ro/di filters/resin now can't get below 2 TDS

    Thanks for the input. I'll keep running it.
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    Question with Oregon Tort Color....

    I received a frag from aquavista(i think) and can say that led lighting works pretty good as well. This coral loves light. Currently have it under t5 and it is growing ok but turning beige.
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    replaced ro/di filters/resin now can't get below 2 TDS

    What resin were they referring to? the DI resin? It seems to me the TDS of the RO is high which is even before the DI resin is encountered. The stock unit's membrane is GE's TFM-100. I specifically asked if people have had problems with the filmtec 75gpd membrane on my type of system which I...
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    replaced ro/di filters/resin now can't get below 2 TDS

    75 to 80psi i see the filmtec is rated at 50psi. Is that the problem?
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    replaced ro/di filters/resin now can't get below 2 TDS

    My unit is a puratek 100gpd deluxe 4 stage RO/DI with booster pump. It had been running for more than 2 years with the same filters, resin. 0 tds coming out of the DI. 90 at the tap, 0 after RO. Recently I was getting a lot of TDS creep after RO when the unit turned on after the autoflush...
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    New tank, sump location question

    well, I can't win. aefw bite marks on my copps bonsai. :( took it out and dipped it. not looking very good today. growth is there but very slow. shrug
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    GFO vs. Carbon Dosing

    Huh? I don't spend anything harvesting macro. Not directly anyway.
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    Thoughts on ich

    Nothing to add except I'm another that has had ich in their tank. almost 2 years now. It has appeared on a tang three or so times but is gone in a week. I do not have the interest nor do I feel it's in the best interest of the fish to pull them out and treat them for 4-6 weeks.
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