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    I don’t doubt that’s true, but we are definitely putting 1-2ppm of chloramine, measured, at a minimum into the distribution service that makes it all the way to the tap. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    If things are doing well, don’t change them too much ! A source of your nitrates might by your RODI water. If you’re on city of Austin water, chloramine is used as a disinfectant. Depending on how effective your carbon/RO membrane/DI setup is, you could be passing through some ammonia (chloramine breakdown produce), which would then be converted to nitrate. Test your RO water every once in a blue moon and see if anything is coming into your tank from that route. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    You can have high TDS water with low or no nutrients. You can also have high nutrient eater with low or no TDS. they can be correlated but not necessarily so. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Rimless 180g "2nd child"

    Honestly I think its pretty unlikely that something not in the tank like this hook would a) have a measurable impact and b) be detrimental. Like I said in my last post, there are some scientists who I know who are well regarded in their fields (i.e., running a marine chemistry lab at a major R1 university) who voiced strong concerns over the methods being used here and their fitness for use. That doesn't even get into the interpretation part, which is challenging too. I personally would not use my money on ICP testing as anything other than a curiousity. However, you see the dark side of this in that you now feel the need to act and you better believe these labs follow up with magical potions to fix whatever ails you. I'm just not a believer. I would spend that money on a really good tank controller, monitor temp/sal/alk via controller if you can swing it and just be patient.
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    Rimless 180g "2nd child"

    Before you drive yourself crazy, please consider the fact that this analysis may not be accurate or precise. This is why i don't like these broad spectrum analyses, because they're so hard to interpret and triton in particular has not been particularly forthcoming with their methodology in spite of calls for transparency by experts in marine aqueous chemistry. Before you go making tons of changes, find another lab next time and send a duplicate sample to them as you send it to triton. This will help confirm/deny something funky is actually going on.
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    What does your will say about your tanks ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    well I don’t need this mh, and eventually I’m gonna need frags. Seems like a pretty open and close deal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Will trade for frags Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    you need a 3rd lumenbright? I know a guy...
  10. Cleaning out the garage. 65g poly tank - $120 55g tank with stand, heater, gravel, thermometer - $75 36g bowfront - $25 8 60" ATI T5 reflectors (some dmg, see photos) $40 250w radium metal halide setup (lumatek ballast, 3 2k radium bulbs of various age, mounting kit, this thing is bright AF) - $125
  11. It was a few days ago. Not today. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  12. Not sure if this is relevant to your issues but: NOTICE: Yesterday, at approximately 19:45 PST we had a hardware failure to a key Apex Fusion server located with AWS. Our normal operating procedure for such an event went into effect and Apex Fusion was back to normal operation for all customers in less than 25 minutes. During this outage, a percentage of Apex Classic customers (ApexClassic, Apex Gold, Apex Lite, and Apex Jr) were affected in that upon not receiving proper communication from this server, they reached a never-before-seen unstable state, and then subsequently rebooted as a recovery method. We have reports that some rebooted several times. We are currently investigating this issue in an attempt to recreate it in our lab, and if we can do that, put in place a software fix to prevent it from happening in the future. Second generation Apex owners (the “2016” model) were not affected in this way because they maintain connection and communicate to Apex Fusion in a slightly different manner. They simply lost connection with the Apex Fusion servers for that time while we were performing the recovery. By 20:15 PST our server was back online and all Apex should have been back to normal operation. If your Apex remains disconnected from Apex Fusion, please contact our support team here:https://www.neptunesystems.com/support/contact-support/ No data was lost and no programming or configuration on your Apex was changed due to this downtime event. Your Apex should be operating normally at this time. We apologize for this service interruption.
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    Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

    what about that router prevents iota?
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    FarmerTy's 215 gallon - No Water Changes SPS Tank

    here's one. http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2691875