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    Starcki Damsel

    yes, i got one for about 2 years now from LA and it eats just about anything. Very active fish.
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    DAS EX-1 owners, tips to get it more quiet?

    sweet, thanks mojo! i guess it's been awhile...;)
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    DAS EX-1 owners, tips to get it more quiet?

    Hi All, I spent this afternoon cleaning out my DAS EX-1 skimmer pump with vinegar. After replacing the O-ring (there had been a small leak) and reassembling the pump, I noticed the pump is functioning a bit noisier than it used to (but bubbles are great!). Maybe I'm just oversensitive after...
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    Potters Angel

    i've tried two without much luck (they would not eat for two weeks), then i got lucky on the third. it lived for almost two years and was my favorite fish in the tank, but then last week it disappeared all of a sudden (there were no obvious signs of declining health). so it's been a down-week...
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    Apex Firmware Update problem - Socket operation error

    yes, i followed the instructions in the user guide very carefully for the direct connection from PC to Apex, and get this very error. the strange thing is i used this laptop successfully to update previous versions of the software via direct connection, but it's been awhile since i last did it...
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    Apex Firmware Update problem - Socket operation error

    it gets to attempt 1 only, and then provides the socket error. I am connecting direct from laptop to apex via ethernet cable. i tried to ping that .171 address and nothing came up... thanks for all the suggestions, i will be out of town for a few days and will keep trying when i get back. i...
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    Apex Firmware Update problem - Socket operation error

    thanks guys for the suggestions. when i run the updater, orange light stays steady, no flashing and no green i am logged on as administrator and it still fails. It detects the 192.168.1.50 IP, then says apex in bootloader mode, then attempt 1, then the .171 socket error
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    Apex Firmware Update problem - Socket operation error

    The address of the controller is 192.168.1.50 (static). Yeah that why the .171 address is so weird and was hoping it would be diagnostic of something...
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    Apex Firmware Update problem - Socket operation error

    yes, i've kept them separate. 192.168.1.50 in the IP address, port 80 separate in the port field. It goes all the way to the Apex in bootloading mode, then gives the socket operation error.
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    Apex Firmware Update problem - Socket operation error

    i'm still having issues... with the PC i'm using direct connect to the Apex via a ethernet cable and still get the error i posted originally, i've tried safe mode w/networking as well with no luck, but then it says ARP entry failed. I've followed the instructions as outlined in the...
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    Apex Firmware Update problem - Socket operation error

    Thanks Kenargo. I read the post below that recommends safe mode with networking, tried that and got the same error... The PC is connected directly to the Apex. I will maybe try doing it from a Mac later. Thanks.
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    Apex Firmware Update problem - Socket operation error

    Hi All, I'm trying to update to the latest 4.04BC10 firmware from 4.01BA09.... and borrowed a friend's laptop (i'm a mac user and not familiar with PCs). When I run the updater I get an error saying operation failed, and "A socket operation was attempted to an unreachable host...
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    Skimmer Q&A Thread

    hey mojo, i've got a 90 gallon SPS dominant with fairly heavy bioload and thinking about upgrading skimmers, but haven't been keeping up with the latest, greatest models out there. i'm currently running a DAS EX 1 and hoping for something better. Which external skimmer model might you...
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    more than one kind of blenny in same tank?

    mthomp is this based on your own personal experience? i'll keep this in mind for future reference, thanks.
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    more than one kind of blenny in same tank?

    my params are all in check. gist of it is that some hair algae got in and has scattered and is gradually accumulating in some nooks and crannies that are difficult to reach. the algae is essentially mopping up the excess nutrients along with my skimmer, cheato, etc. c'est la vie. sounds like...
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