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Old 10-10-2016, 4:17 PM   #41
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Looks like photoshop blur tool?
I took the black vinyl off the back of the tank. Replaced it with frosted window film. Painted the wall behind white. Then have a LED strip pointed up from behind illuminating the back wall.

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Old 10-14-2016, 8:08 AM   #42
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Could you give me a link to the film you used?

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Old 10-14-2016, 8:32 AM   #43
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Could you give me a link to the film you used?
Dont have a link but if you go to Home Depot you can find it. It was frosted windows film and was over by the carpet section.

Really important. Make sure it does NOT have adhesive.

Hope that helps.

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Old 10-14-2016, 10:39 AM   #44
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What did you use to adhere it? dish soap, vegetable oil? I really love this look and want to copy you.

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Old 10-14-2016, 10:53 AM   #45
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What did you use to adhere it? dish soap, vegetable oil? I really love this look and want to copy you.
Just follow the directions on the package. It is water with a bit of soap.

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Old 10-18-2016, 2:43 PM   #46
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Received my cover today. Love it. No worries about prized fish ending up on the floor.


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Old 10-18-2016, 3:06 PM   #47
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Very nice! where did you get it from?

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Old 10-18-2016, 3:30 PM   #48
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Very nice! where did you get it from?
Thanks It is from Artfully Acrylic.

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Old 10-27-2016, 11:37 AM   #49
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Im having issues with the pH measurment with my new Apex. I have calibrated it 4 times now over the last two months. It reads between 7.5 to 7.6 depending on the time of day. I have another calibrated ph monitor (pinpoint). It reads higher (7.7 to 7.8). Both monitors read the calibration fluids (7 and 10) quite close like within (0.02 or 0.03 when flipping between them)

Ive taken samples to the LFS and they measured it at 8.05 with one monitor and 8.09 with another. So Im left wondering what is my pH? I have zero faith in any of the readings. Any suggestions on what to do so I can trust my Apex pH readings?

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Old 10-27-2016, 12:38 PM   #50
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Sound like u need a ph test kit or u can bring your probes to another reefer to compare

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Old 10-27-2016, 1:26 PM   #51
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Stunning!

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Old 11-22-2016, 4:28 PM   #52
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So ended up buying another pH probe on Black Friday sale and will swap out the Apex probe. Will be interesting to see the readings. Should come in next week.

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Old 11-22-2016, 5:22 PM   #53
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Nice & clean looking setup! Looking forward to seeing it transform with life ...

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Old 02-05-2017, 6:30 PM   #54
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Spent a few hours today rewiring the cabinet. It wasn't done very well the first time and was dangerous. I had issues with the power adapters melting the adhesive velcro and falling on top of other wires.

Made sure that I have drip loops everywhere. Power strips are up top. Everything is strapped down and not going anywhere. All equipment can be removed without ripping everything out easily using velcro.



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Love it. Especially the plumbing. Would love to come by and steal all your plumbing ideas.

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I'm calling Red Sea to lodge a complaint....My XL 525 is not this sexy! Looks like I have some work to do. SWEEEET setup! Artfully Acrylic are proud of their covers. After receiving mine, I see why. They are worth every penny!
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Old 02-09-2017, 11:48 PM   #57
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I've seen this setup in person and the pictures don't even do it justice. The whole setup is stunning.

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Thank you all. It wil be much better once it gets some life!

First new tank mate since October. First fish to go through the Tank Transfer Method of QT. Time to go get 3 more fish.






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First new tank mate since October. First fish to go through the Tank Transfer Method of QT. Time to go get 3 more fish.

That TTM setup looks nice! I wish I had the space to do something like that.

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I really struggled getting things going and after talking to a few people and reading a ton I have things turning around. I nearly killed all the coral i bought last fall. I reset up the 20 gallon as my coral QT and set aside the 10 gallon.

Here is before and after. The time between the photos is only 15 days. Knowledge is key and taking the correct actions sooner than later is critical. Ill probably lose most if not all my sps by delaying and trying to make changes slowly. Other corals are rebounding and showing positive signs after just days. Most of these were completed closed up and looked dead for the last two months.





After really being bummed out the last several weeks because of dead fish in QT and dying corals I am now looking forward to seeing my tanks in the morning. Still have a long way to go.

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