R2R CONTEST and GIVEAWAY WINNERS CIRCLE Thread!!!!!

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I just won a Noopsyche K7 II LED. I can't wait to get it and get some pictures up!
Got it today! Hardest part of setting it up was finding the instructions for the stand. They're on the bottom of the box. So far, I like the light, but the stand is not my favorite... I have a fairly narrow tank and I can't get the light far enough back on the stand to be over the tank where I need it. Luckily the stand I have for the light that's on there right now is very similar but adjustable backwards. I should be able to use that one.

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Got it today! Hardest part of setting it up was finding the instructions for the stand. They're on the bottom of the box. So far, I like the light, but the stand is not my favorite... I have a fairly narrow tank and I can't get the light far enough back on the stand to be over the tank where I need it. Luckily the stand I have for the light that's on there right now is very similar but adjustable backwards. I should be able to use that one.

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I got it set up! It's on a 5 gallon AIO. Whites 0, blues at 35, UV at 25, and red/green at 5. I turned the whites on to 1% and the blue completely disappeared, so I just turned it back to 0. And yes, I seem to have a toxic paly problem. They we're originally a brown button polyp, but they seem to have color morphed into a nuclear paly. Also, since my tank is narrow, I had to mount it backwards, but it works!
 

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I won one of the January Supporter raffles and went with the Octo Aquatics "Shu" acclimation box.

I contacted Matt and asked if I could upgrade from "The O'Reilly" to the larger size ("The Schillinger") and make some changes (of course paying for the cost difference). He responded very quickly and said that wouldn't be a problem. After a couple emails back and forth where he helped by answering my questions, I placed the order.

I expected to have to wait a while (based on the notice he has on the site), but it was surprisingly quick. I made my upgrade payment on February 16th and I received the "The Schillinger" Shu Acclimation box today.

The options I went with were:

- The Schillinger (14" x 6" x 6")
- Tank thickness up to 3/4"
- Bottom: Clear
- Two dividers
- Slots in the front
- Euro-braced tank (hinges get put on opposite side)

The acclimation box came wrapped in bubble-wrap and included some instructions, a business card, and an Octo Aquatics sticker.

Thanks to Matt @ Octo Aquatics (@cromag27), @[email protected], and Reef2Reef!


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Hey everyone. I won the Hanna contest last month and I received my package today. It includes the reef pro kit with calcium, alkalinity, and ULR phosphate plus a salinity tester with lots of extra cal solution. The prize also included the a really handy pH meter and the low range nitrate test.

I am really excited about this. There is a ton of great testers here. I will post a little later on each one. I am really excited to try the salinity tester first because its going to make life so much easier than trying to read the little lines on the refractometer I have. I will use the pH meter right away to. My first fish come out of quarantine in a couple of weeks so the timing is perfect.

Not related to the prize but I have been using a Hanna copper meter for my quarantine and it is awesome too. Its so fast and easy. You feel really confident in the number compared to the color comparator tests.

Thanks @Hanna Instruments for this great prize. I am so excited to dive in with each one.


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Hey everyone. I won the Hanna contest last month and I received my package today. It includes the reef pro kit with calcium, alkalinity, and ULR phosphate plus a salinity tester with lots of extra cal solution. The prize also included the a really handy pH meter and the low range nitrate test.

I am really excited about this. There is a ton of great testers here. I will post a little later on each one. I am really excited to try the salinity tester first because its going to make life so much easier than trying to read the little lines on the refractometer I have. I will use the pH meter right away to. My first fish come out of quarantine in a couple of weeks so the timing is perfect.

Not related to the prize but I have been using a Hanna copper meter for my quarantine and it is awesome too. Its so fast and easy. You feel really confident in the number compared to the color comparator tests.

Thanks @Hanna Instruments for this great prize. I am so excited to dive in with each one.


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Congrats! An awesome win.
 

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Hey everyone. I won the Hanna contest last month and I received my package today. It includes the reef pro kit with calcium, alkalinity, and ULR phosphate plus a salinity tester with lots of extra cal solution. The prize also included the a really handy pH meter and the low range nitrate test.

I am really excited about this. There is a ton of great testers here. I will post a little later on each one. I am really excited to try the salinity tester first because its going to make life so much easier than trying to read the little lines on the refractometer I have. I will use the pH meter right away to. My first fish come out of quarantine in a couple of weeks so the timing is perfect.

Not related to the prize but I have been using a Hanna copper meter for my quarantine and it is awesome too. Its so fast and easy. You feel really confident in the number compared to the color comparator tests.

Thanks @Hanna Instruments for this great prize. I am so excited to dive in with each one.


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Please let me know if these are easier than the API amd Salifert... I still don’t get the salifert
 

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