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Plumbing 101

Posted 05/23/2015 at 10:38 AM by Sk8r

1. be very clear when talking pipe or hose whether you are talking about inside diameter or outside diameter. They use both measures.
2. don't sweat leaks in any join that's meant to be underwater.
3. use teflon plumbers tape on any screwon joint. Wrap the tape in the same direction as you screw on.
4. pipe connects to pipe with a slip on or a screw on type connector. Slip-ons are NOT fastened if always underwater. This includes your downflow. If slip-ons are used outside of...
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Seneye retailers wanted for USA

Posted 03/10/2015 at 04:47 PM by AQD_ottawa (Aqua Digital Blog for all things we distribute)


[SIZE="3"][CENTER][B]If your store would like to carry Seneye please email [email][email protected][/email] for details.[/B]

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Cold Weather And Heaters

Posted 02/22/2015 at 11:03 AM by Despairodyne

My basement fish room is in the low 50's on very cold days (we have lots of them) so the problem is sizing the heater. I have a 75W Neotherm for my Nuvo 16 Roulette. Since worst case is 30 degree delta between ambient and tank, its 14 degree difference capacity is not enough. Buying a second one is an option but not on I prefer. I have a Ranco controller for the tank but it won't help if the smoking goo issue happens. And, the Neotherms are kind of expensive.

I have a ViaAqua...
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M80 Ballast melts plug

Posted 02/18/2015 at 12:04 PM by saltydog1

[QUOTE=saltydog1;23516526]Hi everyone. Last week I smelled something burning. Come to find out, the plug from my Aquamedic Reeflex Cube 250 was melted where it plugs into my fixture plug. It tripped the GFCI. Thank God I was home. I'm kind of afraid to repair it. I don't know if I can trust it anymore. The plugs were outside the cabinet. No salt creep. Anyone have any idea if it has something to do with the ballast drawing too much current? Any comments or advice will be greatly appreciated.[/QU...
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Heat: how early to set it, how to manage it.

Posted 02/07/2015 at 11:14 PM by Sk8r

Setting your 'heat budget,' ie heat range in tank...
IMHO, of all the things you can do to REALLY hasten cycling, this is one. Get your tank to a steady 79 degrees, with a rise and fall of as little as you can---1 degree would be good.

To do this in a way that will be useful in future, set it with everything running as it will run when there are fish/corals. This means your lights on timer, 12 hours of blues/actinics/moonlights, 8 hours of daylight---in my tank, this means...
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