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    DIY Pod Condos

    To clarify, I received an emailed C&D request from the owner of SBReef, not an official letter from an attorney. The other threats were on FB, which I have screen shots of. Thanks for the tips all, I appreciate it.
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    DIY Pod Condos

    At the time of this writing, the term "Pod Hotel" has a pending trademark application by SB Reef lights: https://www.trademarks411.com/marks/87700079-pod-hotel. Additionally, I’ve been told by the filer that “Pod Condo”. Or anything similar will infringe on that Trademark. Additionally, SB...
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    Stupid Question.. Prime in my washing machine...

    Prime should be fine in the washing machine. If it saves you time, go for it.
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    DIY OVERFLOW (Weir style) - KEEPING THE BALANCE - Calling all owners

    Several local people have put these in, I strongly reconnend against them. One I visited did a fill/flush cycle every 30s, 24/7. Was driving the owners nuts. Was able to talk them in to drilling and using a Heriberto setup. They are extremely happy with how quiet it now is. While you have it...
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    180 gallon build: Modular control system, 3D printed equipment, open-source

    Yep, using PETG underwater. I have had issues with getting things water tight. I have been coating my brine shrimp hatcheries with a layer of epoxy, thinned with alcohol.
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    Feeding Stations

    I bought about six different mesh sizes from eBay. Many of them were only a dollar or two. But I have not figured out the best size yet. My guess is 500u or larger. 250 is way too small.
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    New OceanRevive Arctic T247 Initial review (pic heavy)

    I adjusted the thumbscrews to put a bit of a pull-in tension on the end pieces, so no, they are solid. I can slide them forward/back to clean, or just pull out the glass lids. I was considering using double-sided tape if they had problems with sliding off. With the lids, I can't really hook the...
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    180 gallon build: Modular control system, 3D printed equipment, open-source

    PETG is fine, and doesn't have the fumes during printing that ABS does. I've printed 10+ spools of PETG so far. It is a bit of a pain to get dialed in, tougher than PLA, and I recommend an enclosure for repeatability.
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    New OceanRevive Arctic T247 Initial review (pic heavy)

    Thread revival. Got my two lights yesterday, for a 72G bowfront. Am happy with them so far, but didn't like the mounting brackets much. They would not work with my glass tops I'm currently using, so I made some new ones. Middle bracket: End brackets (2): They just sit on top now. I like to...
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    Acrylic fabrication questions? I can help!

    Missed that part, the tank is 1/2". (Edited earlier post to make it clear.)
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    Feeding Stations

    I've since tested it, and the "fine tulle" is not fine enough, the brine shrimp just swam right out. I ordered some micro mesh which came in yesterday, and I'll give that a try soon, then report back which size worked best. Several people have said nylons works well too, but I wanted a more...
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    Acrylic fabrication questions? I can help!

    I have a 48"x24"x20h sump out of 3/8", with 3" euro bracing and a center brace. I also had a 48"x24"x24h tank (1/2"), also with 3" bracing and a center brace. Both lasted more than 10 years, and I'm still using the sump, 13 years later. No need to go to 3/4 for a 48" long tank that is 20" high...
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    My Neptune Apex web interface compatible DIY reef controller

    So Alexia compatible smart plugs are down to $15 each, and are fully app and cloud enabled: https://www.amazon.com/Plug-Work-Alexa-Function-certification/dp/B075WPMB27 I've got four of them running now, and have only had one failure in several months. (Outlet was on, but pushing the button on...
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    Acrylic fabrication questions? I can help!

    Great advice, but I'd suggest that this is not the place to learn how to mix acrylic solvent. Buy a pint or two of #4, and use it. A couple of rollers and some saw horses can really help with 96" panels. Get setup with an infeed and an outfeed table to the router, and use fingers to keep the...
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