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 on: November 08, 2018, 06:31:59 pm 
Started by eel-byte - Last post by mpedersen
Ha, sorry Josh, I just saw this response. Still have it?

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 on: October 12, 2018, 12:10:25 pm 
Started by eel-byte - Last post by eel-byte
Josh, I'll take the Remora when we can arrange it!

It would have to be next week. What day and time would work for you?

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 on: October 12, 2018, 01:21:09 am 
Started by mpedersen - Last post by mpedersen
So this is crazy, but I couldn't find any past thread noting donations that Boomer had made to the zoo reef project. Well, that ends now. He brought a sweet bag full of tools to help restock the workbench in the fishroom!  All sorts of awesome stuff that I'm sure will come in super handy. No way to put a specific monetary value on it, but there it is. Boom. Thanks Boomer!

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 on: October 12, 2018, 12:59:59 am 
Started by mpedersen - Last post by mpedersen
10-11-18 - purchased the plumbing needed for next month's pump install. Someone remind me to bring PVC cement and Teflon Tap. Cost me $8.30.

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 on: October 12, 2018, 12:59:00 am 
Started by mpedersen - Last post by mpedersen
The last time the zoo "sold some frags" from the frag tank, they received all the cash. Tonight, I purchased 2 frags from the zoo, and per LSMAC's standard "frag pricing" policy ($10 each, 2 for $15, 3 for $20, 4 for $25...on up to 10 for $50); I've placed $15 into the Club's salsa jar...

New Club Balance = $137.00

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 on: October 12, 2018, 12:54:28 am 
Started by eel-byte - Last post by mpedersen
Josh, I'll take the Remora when we can arrange it!

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 on: October 12, 2018, 12:44:09 am 
Started by mpedersen - Last post by mpedersen
We have a good meeting coming up. Following the October meeting, we have two solid projects on the docket:

1. turn off the system, clean the refugium
2. install the replacement pump on the mixing station (someone remind me to bring the plumbing, along with Teflon tape and PVC cement)

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 on: October 12, 2018, 12:42:58 am 
Started by mpedersen - Last post by mpedersen
Tonight's meeting went well, and some interesting problems were uncovered. Apparently the RO/DI system is in need of maintenance. 48 hours prior, the pressure gauge had started leaking; it turns out that it is fully broken (after removing it and returning it and restoring water, it actually partially filled with water). So this needs to be replaced, or a cap needs to be installed on the line where it resides.

The second interesting thing pertaining to the RO/DI system is that the DI resin is not only exhausted (despite most still showing the original coloration), but it was in fact leaching things back into the water (the water out of the RO was around 2-4 ppm TDS, but once passing through the DI, it was at 11 ppm!). So, we bypassed the DI unit for the time being, drained the water in the holding tank, and the staff will have to refill. We've come to the conclusion that the DI resin AND both RO cartridges should be replaced at this time.

James C and Sarah C were back after a 3 month absence, as was Boomer - always happy to see folks show up. Ben was there talking about his 2019 expo plans...could be very exciting for Duluth!

Problematic algae seems to be roaring back, and thinking things through, one of the things that was changed in the past few months was switching to the powdered calcium and alkalinity supplements Reef Calcium and Reef Builders from Seachem. Boomer noted that one of these contains some organics, and that could be a source of fuel for the algae. I also think the RO/DI could be playing a role as well. So...we discussed switching the Zoo's calcium and alkalinity supplementation to simply dosing Kalkwasser, which has the added side benefit of removing phosphate.  There could be more at play here...but we need to get things wrangled.

All the recent fish put into QT didn't make it, which is a bit of a concern. The last remaining filefish was thin, so it came home with me to see if I can nurse it back.

James helped me plan out the pump installation for the saltwater mixing; I obtained the parts needed after the meeting at Mendard's, so next month's tasks will include setting up the replacement pump on the mixing station!

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 on: October 04, 2018, 03:25:19 pm 
Started by eel-byte - Last post by eel-byte
Aqua C Remora, needs pump $25




300w Ehiem Heater used $10



Pico led light, blue only or blue/white $10


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 on: October 02, 2018, 02:31:12 am 
Started by mpedersen - Last post by mpedersen
Details posted here on Craigslist - https://duluth.craigslist.org/for/d/freegallon-aquarium-stand/6710638602.html

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