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    Help with Aquamaxx AF-1

    So I finally installed my AF-1 filter roller last night. Went to bed happy. This morning I go to check on it and discover it has rolled out the entire roll overnight. After watching it closely, what is happening is that it gets just a very little detritus in it and that is enough to raise the...
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    Help with Aquamaxx AF-1

    So I finally installed my AF-1 filter roller last night. Went to bed happy. This morning I go to check on it and discover it has rolled out the entire roll overnight. After watching it closely, what is happening is that it gets just a very little detritus in it and that is enough to raise the...
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    Any idea what would cause this?

    Our house was hit by hurricane Michael and we lost power. I have a battery powered air pump that I immediately hooked up. Later got a generator and got all pumps and skimmer working with some lights. All my other tangs are fine but my vlamingi started acting real skiddish as soon as we lost...
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    Help with vlamingi tang

    Thanks for the replies. I have a 500 gal tank. The only inhabitants are this fish, a yellow tang, purple tang and sailfin tang. All the tangs are only about 4 inches in size. Like I said, he had it when I got him. I thought it would clear up once I got him and fed him well, etc but it has pretty...
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    Help with vlamingi tang

    OK. So I rescued this vlamingi tang from the local fish store about a year ago. At that time he had some open places on his head. In the year I have had him I have treated him 3 times with Metroplex but it hasn't done anything. The fish has always been happy and acts healthy ever since I have...
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    Critique my new algae scrubber setup

    Thanks for the replies. The first thing I did was take 2 zip ties to tie to the bracket clamp that holds us in place. It had me scared to death just looking at it dangling over the water. LOL. I did put Saran wrap over the screen as well. I'll try removing the lens. The concentration of the...
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    Critique my new algae scrubber setup

    OK. So I finally got everything set up. I purchased a 54 watt led grow light from Amazon and that is what I'm using. My main concern is that the light is very concentrated in the middle of the screen. I moved it about 6 inches from the screen to try and widen the coverage but it did very little...
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    Question on flow rate for algae scrubber

    OK. So I've decided to build a vertical flow scrubber and am going to feed it with one of my drain lines. Because of my space I have to work with, I am going to need to use a screen that is pretty wide but not very tall. I found some 13 inch mesh screen and want to use that. It's going to be...
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    What magnet to use for a 1 inch acrylic ?

    Do NOT buy the Tunze magnet. It is junk. I have one that is 2 years old and the inside casing started bulging and now the scrubber pad is all uneven and it doesn't clean well at all. Called Tunze and they offered to sell me one for the wholesale price of $187. LOL. No thanks! With that being...
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    FS: 8" Vlamingi Tang

    Still available? I have a 500 gallon with his name on it. LOL. PM me if you still have him for sale and will ship to Fla.
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    Can someone tell me where to find this piece of equipment?

    U are awesome sir! I consider myself pretty google savvy but I can't tell you how long I looked for these stupid things. Thanks again!
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    Can someone tell me where to find this piece of equipment?

    So I have a MRC dual beckett skimmer that I've had for a while. The 2 needle valves on it apparently have metal screws that hold the top wheel on and they have started to rust. I have scoured the internet looking for where to buy replacement ones but I cannot for the life of me find plastic ones...
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    Question on collapsible rain water barrel

    So I have a 500 gal tank and like to do large water changes and do it less often. I currently use a bunch of the 20 gal Rubbermaid totes. I would love to get something that will take up less space in the dining room in order to keep the missus happy. LOL. I found this on Amazon...
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