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I'll let you open the box Brian.

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I'll just log into your webcam and watch you do it.
Just facetime me bud. My webcam charges $2.99/minute and I know you're saving up for an alkatronic right now.
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What is this, Ty??
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That's a Jason Fox FoxFlame acro under LEDs. Its a nice one!
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29 minutes ago, FarmerTy said:
39 minutes ago, brian.srock said:
I'll just log into your webcam and watch you do it.

Just facetime me bud. My webcam charges $2.99/minute and I know you're saving up for an alkatronic right now.

lol 

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1 hour ago, FarmerTy said:
1 hour ago, Dominican said:
What is this, Ty??
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That's a Jason Fox FoxFlame acro under LEDs. Its a nice one!

Yes, really fantastic

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Fun night of lighting repairs...

Had a ballast go out on my ATI fixture. Luckily I have a whole spare ATI fixture so I borrowed a ballast from it. Let the transplant begin!

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Here's some smoke marks on the bad ballast and the smoke left on the fixture.

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Also, my SBREEF bars have violet diodes in them. Apparently at that spectrum, acrylic can burn. There were haze marks and burns on the acrylic where each violet LED diode was. I went ahead and made the decision to drill out the acrylic cover and open the fixture to the elements. Its nice that it was sealed so nicely but my Ocean Revive units run similar diodes and are completely not sealed and have lasted for 3-4 years now so I'm not too worried these are open to the elements now.

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CC Habanero Anacropora

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Pengs Inferno Granulosa

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WWC Blue Monster

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OG Strawberry Shortcake Magna '97

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Boom Corals Red Loripes

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Cornbred Bubblegum Digi

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Nicks Purple Passion

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Cornbred Blue Tort

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RCA Baton Rouge

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Nice frags and pix.  Your color balance looks very natural.

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Nice frags and pix.  Your color balance looks very natural.
Thanks Jolt! Its been a fun journey learning how to take pictures with the DSLR.

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55 minutes ago, FarmerTy said:
2 hours ago, jolt said:
Nice frags and pix.  Your color balance looks very natural.

Thanks Jolt! Its been a fun journey learning how to take pictures with the DSLR.

Do you teach any classes? I'm pretty horrible with my mirrorless!

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Do you teach any classes? I'm pretty horrible with my mirrorless!
Wrong person to lead. I just keep flipping switches and turning dials until I luck my way into a good picture. There's like 1 good one for every 250 bad ones.

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On galaxy s6 pro mode, what does the 2nd and 3rd icon represent?

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Shutter speed and exposure, respectively.

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Thx. And thx for those frags. All are dping well except for the Bottlebrush acro.

Haven't seen any PE yet, looks like burnt tips slowly coming on. But my alk literally has been between 7.34-7.5 since I added them and I have NO3 = 6-8ppm and po3 = 1ppm.

Some things you just can't explain...

Shutter speed and exposure, respectively.
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Thx. And thx for those frags. All are dping well except for the Bottlebrush acro.

Haven't seen any PE yet, looks like burnt tips slowly coming on. But my alk literally has been between 7.34-7.5 since I added them and I have NO3 = 6-8ppm and po3 = 1ppm.

Some things you just can't explain...
It is an oddly sensitive acro, similar to the ORA chips. I feel like the more brittle skeleton that both share may be a clue to its odd sensitivity.

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Beautiful pics ty, as always your SPS look phenomenal! Very intrigued by these new alk monitors will be looking forward to seeing your reviews and thoughts when you get it set up.  Really wish that Neptune had built theirs to support the classic it’s a bummer that it only works with the new controller. 

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3 hours ago, RobR said:

Beautiful pics ty, as always your SPS look phenomenal! Very intrigued by these new alk monitors will be looking forward to seeing your reviews and thoughts when you get it set up.  Really wish that Neptune had built theirs to support the classic it’s a bummer that it only works with the new controller. 

Agreed...although I didn't have a controller before...I really wanted to get the classic. But basically this is turning into a $1400 investment for the new apex and trident. 😕

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Beautiful pics ty, as always your SPS look phenomenal! Very intrigued by these new alk monitors will be looking forward to seeing your reviews and thoughts when you get it set up.  Really wish that Neptune had built theirs to support the classic it’s a bummer that it only works with the new controller. 
Thanks Rob!

I'll definitely post updates once I get a chance to even open the box!
Agreed...although I didn't have a controller before...I really wanted to get the classic. But basically this is turning into a $1400 investment for the new apex and trident.
Agreed. To say the old controller doesn't have the computing power to run Trident is an outright lie in my opinion. We'll see how the Trident is when it finally arrives. I just see a company that forces you to upgrade as one that will also gouge you with reagant costs so I went ahead and got the Alkatronic.

Alkatronic's reagent is $110 for basically a 4-year supply of tests run every other day. Now the reagent itself lasts 3 years it appears so I'll probably just have it test everyday anyways since my reagent will be expired beyond that timeframe.

I might do an unboxing video if I have time so people can see what they'll get and also do a setup video. I'll minimize my face time on the video as to not scare people away and keep the cheesy music to a minimum.
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I'm sure a real world unboxing/installation video would be welcomed by many who are considering a unit.

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If you cant get the box open you can send it to me. I will open it and then send it back so you can do the un-boxing video.

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If you cant get the box open you can send it to me. I will open it and then send it back so you can do the un-boxing video.
It does have two pieces of tape I'm not sure what to do really with...
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My alkatronic unboxing video. I was able to do it without getting any papercuts or muscle strains.

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