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    Tuning Milwaukee ma957 co2 regulator on Deltec pf501...

    So I set the regulator up right off the box instructions. 10 psi on the low pressure gauge...problem is I can't get a steady bubble count...little tweaks on the needle valve and the bubble count drops steady with the low pressure gauge. What should I run the low pressure gauge at to get a...
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    Got ca & alk up...now coraline has faded...

    Any other ideas? I always track my tank progress and test results on a calender...there is a direct relationship between my coraline fading and my effort to raise my ca & alk levels. Corals are totally unaffected and my clams were introduced before and after my dosing increase with no immediate...
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    Got ca & alk up...now coraline has faded...

    I don't think the low alk is it...it's been lower and the purple was astounding. I've always run my salinity lower...all the LFS's in the area keep theirs around there. Lighting hasn't changed...everything happened as soon as I started dosing more regularly.
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    Got ca & alk up...now coraline has faded...

    I started getting some clams back into my system so I began getting more serious about my ca & alk levels. They used to be 7dkh and my ca was always around 360. Since I introduced some clams I've bumped my levels to 10-11dkh and 400-420 ca...since then my coraline has started fading. I'm unsure...
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    Best way to calibrate temperature probe & chiller temp controller...

    I'm running a JBJ Arctica chiller with the built in controller...reading 77.1 right now... I'm running a Aquacontroller Jr with temp probe...reading 78.4 right now... Got an ESU dig thermo...reading 76.5 right now... What's the best way to find out what my ACTUAL temp is so I can adjust the...
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    chaeto help

    Yes...I've run mine that way for years...
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    would a coral beauty eat my macros?

    I've got an argi in my reef and he leaves all my macro alone...only grazes algae on the glass and little brown and green growth on the rock...no macro interest...
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    Lighting mangroves 24/7...

    I've got a 65 gallon reef with a fuge only sump (27g sump w 20g fuge section). No skimmer, no carbon, just fuge. I got 3 mangroves around a month ago and I've seen great development of them so far. I do light my fuge 24/7 and have 2 - 24" T5 HO 65k bulbs lighting it. I'm happy with my mangrove...
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    Couple Mangrove questions...

    Just got 3 to place in my refugium. I've been lighting my fuge 24/7 but now assume I should go for a reverse light cycle from my tank. Am I correct in assuming the mangroves won't like 24/7 light? I'm running 1 65w 67k pc over my 20 gallon fuge...should be enough right? I can add a second if...
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    Where to get co2 cylinder filled in Bay Area...

    7.5 lb bottle...
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    Where to get co2 cylinder filled in Bay Area...

    Just looking for places in either the south bay (santa clara, san jose, sunnyvale) or the east bay (dublin, hayward, san ramon)... Thank you...
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    Heatsinks for 250w galaxy ballasts...

    Yes, I know that...but it still gets really hot. Just curious if there are any benefits...longevity or performance wise to additional cooling...
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    Heatsinks for 250w galaxy ballasts...

    I've got 2 250w galaxy ballasts & they, as we all know, produce a little heat. Has anyone done DIY headsinks for these? Is it worth it? Will it benefit me at all?
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    Question about eBay diamond hole saws...

    That's what I was looking for...thanks guys...
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