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Old 05/11/2013, 01:14 AM   #26
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Lawrence,

You were supposed to come visit this week and swap some rock....

You've got the address just give me a heads up when you want to come visit.

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Sorry Dave my QT tank was wipe out since hyposalinity don't do anything for velvet. Angels are sensitive to copper so I thought hyposalinity was the answer I was wrong


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Old 05/11/2013, 04:32 AM   #27
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I started reading your thread not knowing until you posted your first pics, that your tank was one of the ones on my list of tanks with a cam. I stopped in and checked out your tank a few times from your web cam. Glad to see you have posted your build and pics from years past to now.


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Old 05/12/2013, 01:51 AM   #28
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Awesome my friend. Simply awesome.


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Old 05/15/2013, 01:48 AM   #29
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Last Wednesday night I was fortunate enough to watch a pair of Bangai spawn. I walked away from the tank for a couple of minutes to post a question on RC of how the egg transfer occurs and come back to the thank and male was holding all the eggs.

Then on Thursday night around midnight I was chatting with a friend and we were talking fish and watching them on the webcam and we caught a pair of Royal Grammas spawning.


I saw some amazing corals come in from Austrailia today. I was patient and didn't pick anything up. But hope to get a few on Friday when they settle in. But it did motivate me to come home and clean my skimmer. I have a Deltec 702 that I have been running for about 8 years. It hasn't been cleaned in over 4 years. So I pulled it of the cabinet and tore it all down. The Eheim pumps were in great shape, the impellers were clean, no shells in the pumps. I cleared out the venturi inlets with a drillbit and then filled the skimmer with vinegar and am letting it run overnight to clean the coraline from the skimmer body.

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Old 05/15/2013, 10:15 AM   #30
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Glad you did not give up and I watch your camera once a week.


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Old 05/15/2013, 11:27 AM   #31
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What an amazing story! Hollywood could not have written it any better!

Can someone post the link to the reef cam. Thanks


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Old 05/15/2013, 11:46 AM   #32
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What a story, I was not expecting the rat! Great journey, thanks for sharing.


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Old 05/15/2013, 11:59 AM   #33
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Dotcommer & Worm,

Glad you guys are enjoying the cam. I am trying to add feed time information to the page. So people can tune in when the autofeeder goes off and really see all the fish come out.


Danfeig,

Thanks buddy. Now I just need to find the motivation to clean up all the exterior system so it has some semblance of organization. I need to build a fish room like you. But I am so lazy an spill so much water I need it to all be outside.


Nanighan,

The webcam is 74.62.193.110. Lights are on from 5pm to 1:30am PST.



Vair,

I wasn't expecting the rat either -- LOL


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Old 05/16/2013, 01:54 AM   #34
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Dave,
Inspiring story to say the least. For anyone who wants to know. Daves a great reefer and even better person. Im having a issue with my tank and losing corals to a issue thats frustrating me. So i text dave lastnight and he called me and said. Lets do a water change (this was at 10 pm, AND he lives 25 minutes away) So i said lemme make water so overnight i made water (60 gallons) So dave showed up bright and early with salt and PRIME so we can change out as much water as possible. So a BIG THANK you to my friend Dave.
By the way, This inspired me to keep going. Now lets set up that outside frag system :-)


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Old 05/16/2013, 07:37 AM   #35
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Now that is a good note to start the day with!

Good job Dave! Hope things go good Chefzilla.


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Old 05/16/2013, 10:55 AM   #36
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Chefzilla,

I only hope we are on the right track at solving your issue and things stop degrading. Always happy to help when I can.

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Old 05/16/2013, 02:49 PM   #37
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Wow Dave really nice tank, what are the dimension of your Display tank?


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Old 05/16/2013, 02:56 PM   #38
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Hugo,

Thanks for the compliments.

I'm pretty sure you've seen this tank. It was up and running when we had the last couple of frag swaps here at the house many years ago.

Tank dimensions are 96x33x29.

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Old 05/16/2013, 03:03 PM   #39
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Thanks for the compliments.

I'm pretty sure you've seen this tank. It was up and running when we had the last couple of frag swaps here at the house many years ago.

Tank dimensions are 96x33x29.

Dave B

Yes I remember I see it before but long long time ago, I think I'm going to upgrade from 150 gallons to 350 gallons 96x36x24 lemmar no brace just a frame on top.


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Hugo,

Having an entirely open top with no bracing is really nice. I had a 3" Acrylic lip put around the top of the tank to keep the steel frame from being in contact in the water. I definitely recommend the lip. When you are working in the tank it prevents splashing the water out of the tank.

Also make sure that the frame is properly powdercoated to protect it from rusting.

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Hugo,

Having an entirely open top with no bracing is really nice. I had a 3" Acrylic lip put around the top of the tank to keep the steel frame from being in contact in the water. I definitely recommend the lip. When you are working in the tank it prevents splashing the water out of the tank.

Also make sure that the frame is properly powdercoated to protect it from rusting.

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Good point about the lip, I'm going to let know Aaron from SPS Corals about that because he's going to Made the Stail steel brace and also he's going to orden my new tank


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Old 05/17/2013, 12:05 AM   #42
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Thanks buddy. Now I just need to find the motivation to clean up all the exterior system so it has some semblance of organization. I need to build a fish room like you. But I am so lazy an spill so much water I need it to all be outside.

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A Fish Room??? Or do you and the chiquita need to soon consider a "baby room" or nursery??? You do have a girlfriend that likes to talk "fish!" Those are hard to come by!!!


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O2manyfish -- How do you like the Axis?

I just got one and it should be here today. Should I have gotten a different one? What do you recommend?


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OK, I officially feel ancient because I very distinctively remember your tank, your set up, and the entire build up process from way back then. Looking fantastic. Give you all the props in the world for having stuck with it unlike a lot of us that for one reason or another had to put things up on a shelf.


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Old 05/17/2013, 11:19 AM   #45
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O2manyfish -- How do you like the Axis?

I just got one and it should be here today. Should I have gotten a different one? What do you recommend?

The Axis is a great camera. The only gripe I have of it over the prior Canon VB-10. Is that the Canon had public access, and then you could log in as an admin and have full control of the camera. With the Axis it has somthing like 230 degrees of rotation and 160 degrees of tilt. But I have the view limited to just the tank, so peeps like my buddy Dan don't watch me and the Chiquita watching tv in the next room . With the Canon I could limit the public to view the tank, but when I logged on I could then move the camera to looking into the next couple of rooms to check on my dogs (or the chiquita).

Since most people don't leave their cameras open for public viewing it's not a consideration.

I have had a webcam up for so long, and on occasion I check the logs and it's great to see people that check on the tank from all over the world.

Other than the limited view, it's a great camera, I am sure you will be very happy with your purchase.

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OK, I officially feel ancient because I very distinctively remember your tank, your set up, and the entire build up process from way back then. Looking fantastic. Give you all the props in the world for having stuck with it unlike a lot of us that for one reason or another had to put things up on a shelf.
I remember you as well! I did put it on the shelf for a couple of years. I had to walk away from it. As the economy drop just didn't allow me to try to restock as I wanted too, and I just didn't want to look at it. So it sat with water, and algae covered glass for awhile before I was ready to give it what it needed.

From your posting, does that mean your tank is shelved or is it still up and running?

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Very inspiring write up. Very pleased you share your experience


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Ohh so you set up the global 'limit view' on the camera. I thought you had it set to public vs private also.

Hummm....

Anything else that would be better? Why did you switch out of the canon then?


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Very inspiring write up. Very pleased you share your experience

Thank you very much.


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Ohh so you set up the global 'limit view' on the camera. I thought you had it set to public vs private also.

Hummm....

Anything else that would be better? Why did you switch out of the canon then?
The Axis 214 has been around a long time, and it works. A newer model might have newer software and allow for public vs private. They haven't had a firmware update for the 214 in over 4 years I think, and it's still a current model.

Their customer service is a little lacking. I wanted to embed the user interface into a web page so I could give people a web address rather than an IP address and they couldn't help. But I managed to solve that problem on my own.

The camera itself does has some editable web pages built into it, but there doesn't seem to be a way to build a custom webcam page with just the image and the controls.

The reason I upgraded from the Canon was the Canon only had a 10x zoom, and the Axis had the IR viewing for at night.

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