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Old 11-28-2006, 2:25 PM   #21
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Awesome list I was wondering where to get a big tank for my ro water

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Old 11-28-2006, 2:41 PM   #22
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what he said! I am keeping my RO in a 35 Gal Big Brute and pumping it out with a sump pump when needed.. What are you guys doing to store yours? I know some of you have BIG tanks in the garage or basement but I want an idea on the cheap and local

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Old 11-29-2006, 2:03 AM   #23
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AES Aquatic Eco Systems has storage tanks like the one he posted.

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Old 12-04-2006, 2:31 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Darren24
Be very cautious about ordering online with Savko. On reef central there is a long post in the vendor experiences section. Someone hacked their site and stole many folks credit card numbers and have gone wild. I have ordered from Savko (Black PVC) a few times but luckily I placed my orders over the phone.
Raising his hand in shame! They ordered a portable DVD and some other stuff. Got it taken care of but what a pain it was. Phone only for me with them!

A couple more super useful things available at the grocery store:

Turkey baster, So many uses!!
Dawn Power Dish Brush. This thing rocks and is safe for acrylic. I use it to clean the skimmer - http://www.homemadesimple.com/sites/...sh_brush.shtml

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Old 12-04-2006, 8:04 PM   #25
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CO2 Bottles and Refills in Georgia

CO2 bottles and refills available from Holox:

Georgia Locations


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Old 12-04-2006, 8:08 PM   #26
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I vote to sticky this thread.

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Old 12-05-2006, 10:18 AM   #27
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As an alternative to a float valve, I put a garden hose timer inline before the input to my RO filter. Lowes and Home Depot sell them. Since I have a 35g rubbermaid with a 75gpd RO filter and only a 25g tank, I can dial the timer to 2 hours and fill the rubbermaid a bit more than 1/3 full. Before that, I had to rely on remembering to shut off the filter which resulted in more than a few wet garages found in the morning.

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Old 12-05-2006, 12:22 PM   #28
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CO2 Sources

Some other sources/options for CO2

Full Cylinders:

Home Brewing Supplies
535 Indian Trl Rd NW
Lilburn, GA 30047
(770) 638-8383

Cylinder Refills:

Beverage Control
5060 N Royal Atlanta Dr.
Tucker, GA 30084
(770) 939-9637


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CO2 bottles and refills available from Holox:

Georgia Locations


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Old 01-28-2007, 3:56 PM   #29
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Cheap Digital timer

I thought I'd share a cheap solution to a digital timer.

Coralife sells this digital timer with alternating day and night outlets for $28.

However, one can buy this digital timer from Target for $10. The only difference is this one does not have the night-time programmed outlets.

Both have 4 outlets that are always on.
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Old 01-29-2007, 9:56 AM   #30
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Here are the handy things I have found that aren't on the list:

Bracketron for holding the RKII: http://www.bracketron.com/xmain/phv200.php

Vantec Case Fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811999614

Fan Controller
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813999504

Fan Grill
http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...ARE_FANS_.html

12V AC/DC adapter to power fans
http://www.allelectronics.com/cgi-bi...NSFORMER_.html

Hole saw set for cutting 4" fan holes
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=94665

Inexpensive high quality ballasts
http://www.ballastwise.com/

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Old 02-02-2007, 6:49 PM   #31
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Sedra Impellers (Euroreef and ASM skimmers):

www.customaquatic.com

It was $29.99 + $6.65 shipping. Way less than the $49.99 + $8 shipping Euroreef wanted.

They also had other brand skimmer parts. Ordered on 1/29 and got it on 2/2.

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Old 02-06-2007, 8:10 PM   #32
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Little bit more expensive than the place listed above for Sedra impellors and shafts, but they carried mine in stock and they ship super fast.

http://www.saltycritter.com/pumps/sedra-pumps.htm

also Enkamat for making wire mesh impellors

http://www.aquaticeco.com/index.cfm/...etail/iid/4323

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Old 02-09-2007, 9:46 AM   #33
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I was able to get a used IV of salene solution (sans needle) from a local Vet. This is an excellent tool for dosing kalk. I used it to make this

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Old 02-11-2007, 12:28 PM   #34
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Try this website for really cheap and super easy DIY LED Moonlights. You dont really need to DIY it. You buy the LEDs in the fixture already done, all you have to do is connect two wires to the power plug adapter.
Ohh did I mention that everything is really cheap?
http://autolumination.com/fixtures.htm

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Old 03-29-2007, 8:39 AM   #35
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This stuff should be in the Wiki.

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Old 05-18-2007, 11:07 PM   #36
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Just ran across this:

http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=BX0X06BR

Sealed magnets for a good price.

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Old 05-19-2007, 10:40 AM   #37
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Speaking of magnets, you can get ceramic magnets at Lowes for incredibly cheap. It's in the nails and screws section.

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Old 05-19-2007, 11:12 AM   #38
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I don't think you would want an unsealed magnet in your tank. Cermaic magnets are usually made out of strontium carbonate and iron oxide. The later gives me great pause in an aquairum. The magnets I listed above are sealed in a rubber casing.

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Old 05-19-2007, 11:23 AM   #39
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As far as I know (stress on that ), it's the same type of magnet inside most water pumps.

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Old 05-19-2007, 8:24 PM   #40
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Most water pump magnets are sealed inside a plastic casing at least the part that is on the prop. I haven't pulled a pump completely apart yet, but I would be suprised if they left a magnet exposed to salt water as it would likely corrode and leech iron into the water. Maybe there is some form of a magnet that doesn't have this problem, but I wouldn't recommend sticking a magnet in the tank unless I knew exactly what its compisition is. Most magnet mounts are encased in plastic or acrylic.

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