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    Changes?????

    Is that an ATO tank built into the front of the sump? Don
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    Changes?????

    It's all for the better. Well except for having to see Mikes ugly mug. :)
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    Hello!

    I think a discussion on shipping live goods is a great topic. But we don't need to bash any specific vendors. If you have some helpful information that might be useful that's great. I can think of two locals that I've had products shipped to my house both within miles of each other that used...
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    Fixing Acrylic

    Any clear solvent based glue will work for this sort of thing even CA / Super glue. Weldon is not really a glue its a solvent and the thick versions are a solvent with a filler. As long as its strong enough to melt acrylic it will work for non structural. Carb and choke cleaner will bond acrylic...
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    New Ocean Motion type product

    Looks like a more high tech version of the OM. Don
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    thick dark purple algae problem!

    Chemiclean will drop your o2 levels real quick. Cyano is easy to stave off without the use of chemicals. Don
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    how to introduce a clam without getting harass by others

    You should not need to do anything special. The clam will protect its mantle from fish on its own. Just make sure you search for a healthy clam, local is always better. Fish will pick on clams that are already on their way out. On the good side fish will develop relationships with healthy clams...
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    how to introduce a clam without getting harass by others

    Clams can be difficult thats for sure. Some of you will remember this old guy. He is still yard art in my wife's flower bed.:)
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    been a few years.

    I think they were about to move you to the deceased list. :) How big are you going to go this time around. Don
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    OBD Signature Protein Skimmer Owners Forum

    Thats how its supposed to happen. Have you ever noticed that when you stick your hands in the tank skimmer production slows. Your skimmer does not have a good biofilm. The surface tension changes from day to night. So basicly at night when your skimmer is overflowing that is when its working...
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    OBD Signature Protein Skimmer Owners Forum

    Take it out drain and wipe the inside clean with vinegar. Fresh new acrylic can disrupt the ability to build a nice biofilm and make a skimmer act weird. Don
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    Carbon Source

    AquaMedic SP 1500 Dosing Pump - AquaCave.com and a black drip line sprinkler valve at lowes are the best combination for any slow flow reactor. Gas getting trapped will be a thing of the past. Don
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    Carbon Source

    Well thats an easy fix. First your valve is the wrong valve you need a needle valve. Next your feed pump is not the best option. BUT if you want to try needle valve with the aqua lifter put the aqua lifter on the output side of the reactor sucking instead of pushing. The best option is an...
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    Carbon Source

    ORP is oxidation reduction potential. Its really very simple to run Ozone (O3). First you need an ozone generator, O3 is fed into your skimmers air intake. Next you need an ORP controller. The probe reads the tanks OPR reading and turns the O3 generator on and off at your desired orp settings...
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    Carbon Source

    Totally different. If you feed your bacteria with carbon and send it trough an ozone reactor (skimmer) the o3 is going to kill it. BUT you can run o3 on a system that you are dosing because the bacteria that we are feeding are never going to make their way to the o3 anyway. Don
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