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Old 11-03-2012, 11:26 PM   #851
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Drilling tempered is possible there's just a rite way to do it. Diamond hole saw of course, lots of water to cool it as it cuts, and go real slow. A friend of mine did it.
I don't believe this to be true. I could very well be wrong but I'm almost positive once its tempered there is absolutely no drilling possible.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:04 PM   #852
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Current update, things are as close to being on auto pilot as possible. Working a ton. It's been like this for awhile, which made water changes a biweekly event. Things in the tank don't really seem to mind. I discovered the reason my overflow failed, the aqualifter burnt out. I switched the 2 aqualifters, from my ATO onto the overflow. Overflow back up and running and discovered the ato wasn't...well...ato'ing. So I disconnected the ato and doing topoffs before I go to work and when I get home. Still about a gallon a day for my system atm.
In terms of my coral that didn't handle the power outage well, the jury is still out...the blue bottle brush still has no color, but haven't been home to look for polyp extention. My treasured orange monti is also still quite bleached with algae on the white now... unknown if there is any life left in it. On a positive note, the new starburst acro I picked up from Aquacare has all of its polyps out. I'm very excited about this. It is still brown in color, but it has been through alot with 2 day shipping and a 5 hour blackout.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:57 PM   #853
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I'm thinking about picking up a calcium, alk, and phosphate hanna test kits and see exactly how my tank is doing. I don't test alk and my other tests are api...so they aren't usable at all.
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Ehh I'd skip on the phosphate one unless your really interested. But the Alk and calc are good, I use salifert for them.
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If anything I'd say just get the phosphate one since its the only one you actually need to get the accurate readings that you have to have lol. The alk and calcium would be more luxury but the phos Hanna is a must if your testing for it.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:05 PM   #856
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If anything I'd say just get the phosphate one since its the only one you actually need to get the accurate readings that you have to have lol. The alk and calcium would be more luxury but the phos Hanna is a must if your testing for it.
Hahaha sorry I agree with you. I forgot that Hannah's were the colorometer ones. But alk and calcium need to be tested before phosphate. Just not with such a fancy kit.
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Pff, fancy kit...all 3 have been ordered! I still think something just isn't right in my tank... Started a thread regarding LEDs, coral color, and lower light coral like my meteor shower and with that info will be tossing real test kits ontop of that.
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Pff, fancy kit...all 3 have been ordered! I still think something just isn't right in my tank... Started a thread regarding LEDs, coral color, and lower light coral like my meteor shower and with that info will be tossing real test kits ontop of that.
Haha nice!! Hope you find the issue!
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Got my hanna tests, new aqualifter, and some more glue in the mail today. Will fiddle with it all before work tomorrow. Since I got all my Xmas shopping done today...I treated myself. Have 3 more pom poms, a blood shrimp, red bone grass, flame angel, and a purple rimmed plate coral coming my way.

So, arrow crab will be going into the 36 with these new additions. I'd been wanting a blood shrimp for awhile but they were never available. Bone grass into my fuge which I will be restarting. And the flame angel will be into the 36 as well. That'll set things up to be done for quite some time.
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Sheesh, that's a lot. Purple rimmed plate?!! Those things aren't cheap.
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