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Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics hardware related only) 05-27-2019, 02:24 PM
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Posted By sphelps
$200

$200
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics hardware related only) 05-19-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By sphelps
FS: Profilux 3 - Calgary

Been collecting dust for some time, figured maybe someone could use it.

Looking for $300. Will ship.

Everything works except temperature probe needs replacing. Not sure on the accuracy of the...
Forum: DIY 06-21-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By sphelps
For cast acrylic use #4, for extruded use #3....

For cast acrylic use #4, for extruded use #3. Given the thickness I would assume its cast. 40 is almost totally useless IMO, only good for filling gaps which in reality you should never have. I doubt...
Forum: Marine Fish 06-14-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,389
Posted By sphelps
Live clams from supermarket

Live clams from supermarket
Forum: Reef 05-29-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By sphelps
The valve could be moved to the influent for more...

The valve could be moved to the influent for more stable results. Also a PH controller measuring reactor ph will solve ph stability issues in the reactor if flow rate varies from time to time.
Forum: Reef 05-10-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,467
Posted By sphelps
Horizontal pipe won't add to static head...

Horizontal pipe won't add to static head pressure, it will add to total head pressure from frictional forces only. Friction is directly dependent on the velocity of the fluid so if the flow rate is...
Forum: Reef 04-28-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,588
Posted By sphelps
I feel your pain, I was in the same boat a couple...

I feel your pain, I was in the same boat a couple years back and I originally set back up but later ended up shutting down. I find it frustrating that no tank manufactures qualify their tanks with...
Forum: Reef 04-28-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,588
Posted By sphelps
Worth double checking if this is important to you...

Worth double checking if this is important to you but my understanding of what you're referring to falls under different context. For example, if your tank crashes and you loose all your livestock...
Forum: Reef 04-27-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,588
Posted By sphelps
For item 2 go through the store you purchased it...

For item 2 go through the store you purchased it from unless they specifically tell you to deal with the manufacturer directly. The tank should be under warranty so getting a replacement shouldn't be...
Forum: Buy/Sell/Trade (Aquatics hardware related only) 04-26-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 206
Posted By sphelps
LF: >= 1/4HP Chiller YYC

Looking for a 1/4HP or larger chiller in Calgary or surrounding area.
Forum: Lounge 04-25-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 771
Posted By sphelps
Cool! I was there a few months ago and thought it...

Cool! I was there a few months ago and thought it was awesome, definitely worth the visit if you're in the area. The only thing I didn't care for was the dolphin exhibit next door, a bit primitive...
Forum: Reef 03-24-2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,575
Posted By sphelps
They make LEDs for sterilization and tanning beds...

They make LEDs for sterilization and tanning beds so I'm not what your assumptions are based on. It's all fairly new technology so certainly not the most common yet but options are available if you...
Forum: Tank Journal 03-17-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 651
Views: 127,667
Posted By sphelps
Looks awesome! :thumb:

Looks awesome! :thumb:
Forum: Reef 03-03-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,467
Posted By sphelps
Run 1.5" for all three lines, 3/4 return is would...

Run 1.5" for all three lines, 3/4 return is would be silly for a tank that size, would expect a plumber to know better :wink:

You can use the head loss calc on reef central to estimate total head...
Forum: Calgary 03-01-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By sphelps
Oxy pro does a straight exchange, bring in an...

Oxy pro does a straight exchange, bring in an empty and they'll give you another bottle full. Cost a bit more but you never have to worry about inspections or re-certifying the bottles and there's no...
Forum: Tank Journal 02-06-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,749
Posted By sphelps
I see the converted paludarium in the...

I see the converted paludarium in the background.. :mrgreen: But you got too much water in it :wink:
Forum: Reef 02-01-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,803
Posted By sphelps
I tend to have the opposite thinking, I'd rather...

I tend to have the opposite thinking, I'd rather it cycle more often than stay on for long periods of time. IME these solenoids typically fail off since they are NC and when left on for long periods...
Forum: Lounge 01-27-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By sphelps
3/8" glass isn't thick, for a tank that size it...

3/8" glass isn't thick, for a tank that size it definitely requires bracing. A center brace however isn't the only option, most tanks utilize a euro style brace as shown below. If your tank has this...
Forum: Reef 01-19-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By sphelps
Cheap smart plug option ...

Cheap smart plug option
http://r.ebay.com/hxyw4u
Or multi outlet
http://r.ebay.com/4RU3pw
Forum: Reef 01-19-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,454
Posted By sphelps
Lots of home automation options available, you...

Lots of home automation options available, you could use a set of smart plugs that would allow you to setup timers from your smart phone or device. This way the time should always match between the...
Forum: Reef 01-18-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,484
Posted By sphelps
Gents, consider using the finest calcium...

Gents, consider using the finest calcium carbonate media you can for your second or final chamber. This should increase the effectiveness of that final chamber. Also to combat lower pH associated...
Forum: Lower Mainland 10-20-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,164
Posted By sphelps
Unless your tank is shallow an 8' rimless may not...

Unless your tank is shallow an 8' rimless may not be feasible anyway. I believe most builders cut off for rimless is around 6'. I've seen some exceptions to this but typically a premium was involved...
Forum: Reef 09-20-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,493
Posted By sphelps
Consider building an insulated shed on the side...

Consider building an insulated shed on the side of the house. You could then heat by connecting to your existing furnace vents or run something separate. The shed could be used as sump/fish room as...
Forum: Lounge 09-14-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,064
Posted By sphelps
Fish ...

Fish
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/EDDF2691-AB9F-43A9-993A-38F11B51AB33.jpg

Make Beer
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/F7817718-8886-4DC7-B36B-039206BD32BB.jpg
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Forum: Pictures 08-21-2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,532
Posted By sphelps
Ha! Yeap :)

Ha! Yeap :)
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