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Old 07-07-2013, 02:27 PM   #251
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I use one of those big lasers like in Goldfinger.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:23 PM   #252
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I have always used a dremel with a diamond wheel. For real thick pieces, I might cut as deep as I can with the dremel, then a screwdriver and hammer to break the rest of the rock.
Yeah I had been using my jeweler's drill & the foot pedal makes it nice to control but it gets it messy. As long as I needed to buy a Dremel or other tool I decided to invest in the band saw. Looks like it works pretty well from the videos I've seen.

And Greg, I love the laser idea. I could be Austin Fraggin Powers with that thing, baby!
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:27 PM   #253
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Got my aquasaw today & gave it a quick whirl on a couple Zoa colonies I received yesterday that were too large to cut with hand cutters. Went through the rocks they were on pretty effortlessly. Made a bit of a Zoa spray on me tho lol. Good thing for PPE & a quick shower. No pics of the pieces I cut tho I wasn't thinking before I fragged them. I will most likely try it on these Favias I got (pictured here) yesterday in the next day or two.
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:56 PM   #254
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Got my aquasaw today & gave it a quick whirl on a couple Zoa colonies I received yesterday that were too large to cut with hand cutters. Went through the rocks they were on pretty effortlessly. Made a bit of a Zoa spray on me tho lol. Good thing for PPE & a quick shower. No pics of the pieces I cut tho I wasn't thinking before I fragged them. I will most likely try it on these Favias I got (pictured here) yesterday in the next day or two.
Haha. I just spit out my soda when you mentioned ppe. So funny. Glad the saw worked well!
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:08 AM   #255
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Haha. I just spit out my soda when you mentioned ppe. So funny. Glad the saw worked well!
Safety glasses work well on spit soda too. :P
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Old 07-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #256
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Keith this is coming along so nicely glad to see everything working out!
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Keith this is coming along so nicely glad to see everything working out!
Always appreciate the comments. Thanks Tommy!
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:45 PM   #258
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Slow to update lol. This last weekend I took the plunge and got the keys to my LFS storefront. I have LOADS of stuff to do. This is not an existing LFS so I have to build everything from scratch.

One question I have for anyone who has an opinion as to what large pump would be recommended to run a whole series of tanks, like 500+ gallons. So many to choose from.

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I was always partial to Reeflo products. Great people over there. Give them a call.
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I have had really good luck with Iwaki pumps.
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