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Old 08/21/2018, 06:53 AM   #451
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If I was a kent scraper... where would I hide?

If I was a missing tool, Id probably be hiding on top of the aquarium hood. I can disappear there for weeks at a time just waiting to jump on someones head during maintenance.


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Old 08/21/2018, 07:42 AM   #452
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If I was a kent scraper... where would I hide?
I've got so many of these now that I can't figure out what to do with them all. :0)


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Old 08/23/2018, 12:00 AM   #453
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If I was a missing tool, I’d probably be hiding on top of the aquarium hood. I can disappear there for weeks at a time just waiting to jump on someone’s head during maintenance.
If I was a short kent scraper, this is exactly where I would be (and where I was). However, if I was a long kent scraper, I'd hide that much better so someone has to go armpit deep to clean the sand bed. They still haven't found me.

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I've got so many of these now that I can't figure out what to do with them all. :0)
Same here, but I only have one that is the proper length for the 600... it's very elusive.


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Old 08/23/2018, 12:22 AM   #454
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I spent some time in Europe, sorry for the AFK. Things are doing well for the most part. Here is what I have done since getting back. I need to clean some stuff up and take some pics. Words are boring...

-Fixed the stream so hopefully it isn't laggy anymore.

-Had a leaky seal on my skimmer pump, replaced it with a freshly rebuilt Barracuda. I used the high end US Seals seal kit.

-I started dosing Chloroquine Phosphate into the display again, the last round wasn't successful, I am not sure I was able to get the dose right. This time I am dosing to 40mg/gal over a 5 day period and then dosing daily for the next 25 days to try for a 60mg/gal dose. I am working on getting access to the required test equipment to measure the actual dose in the display. This is a bummer but it is what it is. I need to get this dealt with so I can work on water quality and move my sps corals over, they're about to outgrow the tank they are in... getting crazy growth.

-Found the right bags that fit my sump after months of looking. They have plastic internal rings. I bought a box of 25.

-Have improved the ATO setup in the BTA system, it is finally hands free.

-I have made a mess.

-Since adding the whole house filter that funky algae/dinos issue I was dealing with in my sunburst tank has started to dissipate.

-I got my Tesla Model 3.

-Am working on connecting the coral QT upstairs in the living room converted to a hands free ATO. This is currently the only bucket I currently carry. No more buckets schlepping .


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Old 08/24/2018, 06:48 AM   #455
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-I have made a mess.

-I got my Tesla Model 3.
Pics or it didn't happen. :0)


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Old 08/24/2018, 10:42 AM   #456
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Pics or it didn't happen. :0)

I try to avoid pictures of messes but...

Here's the 3. Amazing car! I haven't put fuel in my jeep in a month, it's sitting empty, and alone in the driveway.



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Old 08/24/2018, 01:22 PM   #457
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I try to avoid pictures of messes but...

Here's the 3. Amazing car! I haven't put fuel in my jeep in a month, it's sitting empty, and alone in the driveway.
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Fantastic car, congratulations! If you need a detailer, let me know!


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Old 08/24/2018, 02:10 PM   #458
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I second that! Fantastic car! If you need someone to put some miles on it, let me know.


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Old 08/24/2018, 02:23 PM   #459
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I'll be using Momentive RTV103. This is a strong black silicone adhesive. If you haven't ever used it before it is thick and skins over quickly so you need to work fast.




Stupid question, does this sealant smell like Vinegar like every other sealant out there?


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Old 08/24/2018, 02:52 PM   #460
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Stupid question, does this sealant smell like Vinegar like every other sealant out there?
Yes, it's an acidic acid cure process so it smells like vinegar. It's pretty strong. AFAIK all reef safe silicone will have the vinegar smell.

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Fantastic car, congratulations! If you need a detailer, let me know!
We love it! Will do

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I second that! Fantastic car! If you need someone to put some miles on it, let me know.

Thanks , if you want to run it through its paces the wife and I could swing by to hang out for a bit sometime soon, check out what crazyness you've been up to


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Old 08/24/2018, 04:18 PM   #461
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Tesla makes some great cars!! The 3 looks really good.



I have to upload the video I made of the 0-60 time in the model X. After driving the tesla, it was hard to drive anything else....


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Old 08/24/2018, 05:15 PM   #462
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Tesla makes some great cars!! The 3 looks really good.



I have to upload the video I made of the 0-60 time in the model X. After driving the tesla, it was hard to drive anything else....
Right? My wife's Subaru feels like a slug, my '13 Grand Cherokee feels like a bus, I haven't driven the Integra recently (getting head work) but it's a different kind of fast than the Tesla (it will spank the Tesla). The Tesla is a ridiculously smooth application of power and the Integra is the exact opposite. There is something about the weight distribution that makes the Tesla feel so planted even though it's a sedan. I'm in love man, if I didn't need a larger vehicle I would have punted the Jeep and gotten the P3D. All this anti Tesla stuff is nonsense, lots of money being pumped into misinformation by the shorts. They're going to lose their pants.


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Old 08/24/2018, 08:54 PM   #463
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All this anti Tesla stuff is nonsense, lots of money being pumped into misinformation by the shorts. They're going to lose their pants.
My take on that is the big manufacturers see that Tesla isn't a fly by night company, they finally see them as a threat and they're going to allocate resources to bring them down.

It's not like they don't have an opportunity to manufacturer a full electric, they just can't see past the initial expense and I'm sure there's a lot of politics involved (but lets not digress to that). Most car manufacturers are just keeping with "business as usual". The writing has been on the wall for a long time and they refused to do anything about it.

There's still a need for internal combustion engines for the foreseeable future, and they're not going down without a fight, but in my mind it's a losing battle. Hopefully other car manufacturers get on board and start investing heavily in R&D or else they're going to be left behind.

I can go on and on, but I hate that I derailed your 600g build thread... hehe, seems like there's a lull in tank builds at the moment anyway....


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